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Nanotech-enabled Moisturizer Heals Diabetic Skin Wounds

April 24, 2015 | by Megan Fellman, Northwestern University | News | Comments

Spherical nucleic acids silence the gene that interferes with wound healing.

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Controlled Environments

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.

Nanoscale Silver Clusters Have Unique Fluorescent Properties

April 24, 2015 10:11 am | by Julie Cohen, UC Santa Barbara | News | Comments

Researchers cradle silver nanoclusters inside synthetic DNA to create a programmed, tunable fluorescent array.


High Speed Doors

April 24, 2015 12:00 am | by NERGECO | Product Releases | Comments

Specially created for the clean industries, the Star 5 Labo range of flexible automatic doors incorporates the new Nergeco Intelligent Screen in its frames made from multi-composite materials. Nergeco's intelligent screen increases insulation and reduces energy, repair and servicing bills.


Class 100 Cleanroom Oven

April 24, 2015 12:00 am | by The Grieve Corp. | The Grieve Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

No. 1023 is a 550ºF, electrically-heated, Class 100 cleanroom cabinet oven from Grieve, currently used for curing small rubber pieces in rotating drums at the customer’s facility.


Energy Storage Improved by 3D-printed Graphene Aerogels

April 23, 2015 12:00 am | by Anne M Stark, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory | News | Comments

A new type of graphene aerogel will make for better energy storage, sensors, nanoelectronics, catalysis, and separations.


Pseudoparticles Travel through Photoactive Material

April 23, 2015 12:00 am | News | Comments

​Researchers have unveiled an important step in the conversion of light into storable energy: they studied the formation of so-called polarons in zinc oxide. The pseudoparticles travel through the photoactive material until they are converted into electrical or chemical energy at an interface.


Nondestructive 3-D Imaging of Biological Cells with Sound

April 23, 2015 12:00 am | News | Comments

Researchers report the first known full 3-D scan of a single biological cell via picosecond ultrasound, an acoustic imaging technique.


Nanoparticle Drug Reverses Rats’ Parkinson’s-like Symptoms

April 23, 2015 12:00 am | News | Comments

Scientists are reporting a novel approach that reversed Parkinson's-like symptoms in rats. Their results could one day lead to a new therapy for human patients.


Blue Bell Contamination Dates Back Years

April 23, 2015 12:00 am | News | Comments

Listeria illness onset dates range from January 2010 through January 2015. 


Nanobubble Mystery Solved After 20 Years

April 22, 2015 12:00 am | News | Comments

Researchers explain that the constant angle of curvature is the reason that nanobubbles are stable.


Tabletop Detector Can “See” Single Electrons

April 22, 2015 12:00 am | by Jennifer Chu, MIT News Office | News | Comments

The magnet-based setup may help detect the elusive mass of neutrinos.


Using Lasers to Print Silicon on Paper

April 22, 2015 12:00 am | by John Arnst, American Institute of Physics | News | Comments

A new fabrication technique may allow the gold standard for transistors to outcompete its recent ultra-thin substitutes.


Better Battery Imaging is a Renewable Energy Breakthrough

April 22, 2015 12:00 am | by Mark E. Griffin, Wisconsin Energy Institute | News | Comments

In a move that could improve the energy storage of everything from portable electronics to electric microgrids, researchers have developed a novel X-ray imaging technique to visualize and study the electrochemical reactions in lithium-ion rechargeable batteries containing a new type of material, iron fluoride.


Design Mimics Nature’s Camouflage

April 21, 2015 12:00 am | by Scott Schrage, University of Nebraska-Lincoln | News | Comments

The same qualities that define the cuttlefish – a sea dweller that uses its powers of dynamic camouflage to survive and communicate – also apply to a new engineering feat that behaves much like nature’s master of disguise.



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