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Clean Ants Provide Clues for Nanotech, Contamination Control

July 28, 2015 | by University of Cambridge | News | Comments

Using unique mechanical experiments and close-up video, researchers have shown how ants use microscopic “combs” and “brushes” to keep their antennae clean, which could have applications for developing cleaners for nanotechnology.

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SPIE Photomask Technology 2015

September 29, 2015 12:00 am | Events

The SPIE Photomask Technology Symposium, organized by SPIE and BACUS, the International Technical Group of SPIE, provides the world’s largest forum to discuss the latest mask technologies and how they can meet the needs of the rapidly moving semiconductor industry. It will be held Sept. 29-Oct. 1, 2015.

EOS/ESD Annual Symposium

September 27, 2015 12:00 am | Events

The EOS/ESD Annual Symposium will be held from Sept. 27-Oct. 2, 2015 in Reno, Nev. Founded in 1982, the ESD Association is a professional voluntary association dedicated to advancing the theory and practice of electrostatic discharge (ESD) avoidance.

Four of America’s First Leaders at Jamestown Colony IDed

July 28, 2015 1:06 pm | by Seth Augenstein, Science Writer, Advantage Business Media | News | Comments

The skeletons of four men were found buried near the altar of the original church at the long-abandoned English colony of Jamestown. Now a team of Smithsonian scientists say they have pieced together the tantalizing clues of four of America’s first leaders — and identified them through a years-long investigation.


Blower Coil

July 28, 2015 12:00 am | by Titus HVAC | Product Releases | Comments

Titus HVAC has upgraded and expanded its blower coil product line to better serve customers with a low-cost, efficient method of cooling and heating any space. Along with their ability to be easily maneuvered and fit in small spaces, these compact air handlers come in both horizontal and vertical alignments to be either floor- or ceiling-mounted.

Self-assembling DNA Structures Form Nanoscale 3D Printouts

July 27, 2015 10:35 am | by Karolinska Institutet | News | Comments

The new technique makes it possible to synthesize 3D DNA origami structures that are also able to tolerate the low salt concentrations inside the body, which opens the way for completely new biological applications of DNA nanotechnology.


Flat-pack Construction Trumpets the Future of Wearable Technology

July 27, 2015 10:28 am | by Grant Reynolds, University of Wollongong | News | Comments

The flat-pack construction of a powerful new superconductor paves the way for wearable and miniature electronics.


“Stick-slip” Coating Benefits Lab-on-a-chip Devices

July 27, 2015 9:43 am | by Georgia Tech | News | Comments

Coating the inside of glass microtubes with a polymer hydrogel material dramatically alters the way capillary forces draw water into the tiny structures. The discovery could provide a new way to control microfluidic systems, including popular lab-on-a-chip devices.


Portable Laboratory Glove Box

July 27, 2015 12:00 am | by Terra Universal, Inc. | Terra Universal, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Terra Universal announces the addition of a portable glove box to their economic ValuLine products. The compact, two-port design is ideal for everyday use in a space-conscious laboratory or cleanroom.


Automatic Film Splicer

July 27, 2015 12:00 am | by Butler Automatic | Product Releases | Comments

Butler Automatic's SP1 Series Automatic Film Splicer is suitable for medical device packaging applications.


Scalable Arrays of "Building Blocks" Create Ultrathin Electronics

July 24, 2015 12:00 am | by Dawn Levy, Oak Ridge National Laboratory | News | Comments

A disruptive new technology looms that uses 2D crystals, just 1 nanometer thick, to enable ultrathin electronics. 


Novel Nanopaper Platforms are Low-Cost, Easy to Use

July 24, 2015 12:00 am | by ICN2 | News | Comments

An international team has developed new sensing platforms based on bacterial cellulose nanopaper. These novel platforms are simple, low-cost, and easy to produce and present outstanding properties that make them ideal for optical (bio)sensing applications.


Finalists Announced for the 2015 R&D 100 Awards

July 23, 2015 3:06 pm | News | Comments

Gala Event to Be Held November 13, 2015 at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas


E-commerce Website

July 23, 2015 12:51 pm | by Qosina Corp. | Qosina Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

Qosina has launched of its e-commerce website, making it easier to purchase thousands of medical device components from stock inventory.

Vertical Flow Bench

July 23, 2015 12:36 pm | by Hutchins & Hutchins Inc. | Hutchins & Hutchins Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Hutchins & Hutchins Inc. distributes Cleanroom International’s E Series Vertical Flow Clean Benches. 


Wet Bench

July 23, 2015 12:23 pm | by Leatherwood Plastics | Leatherwood Plastics | Product Releases | Comments

The Two Process Wet Bench from Leatherwood Plastics features a sloped sump area with drain, hinged clear PVC eye shield, and rear side exhaust connection with adjustable slot openings to maintain a fume controlled work area.



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