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Lab-on-a-Chip Offers Promise for TB and Asthma Patients

July 31, 2015 | by Penn State | News | Comments

A device to mix liquids using ultrasonics is the first and most difficult component in a miniaturized system for low-cost analysis of sputum from patients with pulmonary diseases such as tuberculosis and asthma.

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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.

Notes from Day Two of SEMICON West

July 31, 2015 11:52 am | by MaryBeth DiDonna, Editor | Blogs | Comments

Day Two of SEMICON West opened with a press conference detailing the future of the semiconductor industry.


Water Filtration Gets Boost from Self-assembling Membranes

July 31, 2015 10:49 am | by Penn State | News | Comments

A synthetic membrane that self assembles and is easily produced may lead to better gas separation, water purification, drug delivery, and DNA recognition, according to an international team of researchers.



July 31, 2015 12:00 am | by Terra Universal, Inc. | Terra Universal, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Terra Universal’s electropolished Stainless Steel CleanSeam+ Pass-Through has a unitized internal design that is suitable for the most critical operations, including biopharmaceutical processes which often require an ISO 4 rating.


Beware, Public Urinators – Nanotech Wall Pees Back

July 30, 2015 11:56 am | by MaryBeth DiDonna, Editor | Blogs | Comments

Public walls coated with a special liquid-repelling nanotech paint are making a splash.


NASA Spacecraft May Have Found Pluto's Underground Ocean

July 30, 2015 10:15 am | by Cassie Martin, Oceans at MIT | News | Comments

Ice flows and water ice mountains spied by NASA spacecraft support the idea that an interior ocean may be driving geologic activity on Pluto.


Graphene Folds into World's Possibly Smallest Machines

July 30, 2015 9:54 am | by Anne Ju, Cornell University | News | Comments

The art of kirigami involves cutting paper into intricate designs, like snowflakes. Cornell University physicists are kirigami artists, too, but their paper is only an atom thick, and could become some of the smallest machines the world has ever known.


Cell Therapy Cleanroom

July 30, 2015 12:00 am | by G-CON Manufacturing, Inc. | G-CON Manufacturing, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The miniPOD Cell Therapy Cleanroom from G-CON Manufacturing, Inc. comprises a unidirectional material and personal flow design and can be sanitized by vaporized hydrogen peroxide if environmental count excursions occur.


Dust Collector Diagnostic System

July 30, 2015 12:00 am | by Camfil Air Pollution Control | Product Releases | Comments

Camfil Air Pollution Control offers its GoldLink web-based system for fast, accurate and comprehensive dust collection diagnostics.

Notes from Day One of SEMICON West

July 29, 2015 10:49 am | by MaryBeth DiDonna, Editor | Blogs | Comments

Highlights from the annual SEMICON West conference.


Army Utilizes Nanotech Materials for Food Packaging

July 29, 2015 10:14 am | by Jane Benson, NSRDEC Public Affairs | News | Comments

U.S. Army scientists are investigating high-barrier, non-foil materials, which have the potential to be lighter in weight, less expensive, and more environmentally friendly than foil-based packaging.


Meet the Next Semiconductor

July 29, 2015 9:45 am | by Rob Matheson, MIT News Office | News | Comments

Gallium nitride electronics could drastically cut energy usage in data centers and consumer devices.


University Demonstrates World's First Semiconductor White Laser

July 29, 2015 9:32 am | by Sharon Keeler, Arizona State University | News | Comments

More luminous and energy efficient than LEDs, white lasers look to be the future in lighting and light-based wireless communication.


Computer Model Shows Nanoscale Beginnings of Life

July 29, 2015 9:25 am | by Alasdair Wilkins, Brookhaven National Laboratory | News | Comments

Researchers have developed a theoretical model to explain the origins of self-replicating molecules.



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