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(DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory) Scientists have used advanced microscopy to carve out nanoscale designs on the surface of a new class of ionic polymer materials for the first time.
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(DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory) Berkeley Lab researchers used an electric field to reverse the magnetization direction in a multiferroic spintronic device at room temperature, a demonstration that points a new way towards spintronics and smaller, faster and cheaper ways of storing and processing data.
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Stanford engineers have build 3D "high-rise" chips that could leapfrog the performance of the single-story logic and memory chips on today's circuit cards, which are subject to frequent traffic jams between logic and memory. The Stanford approach would attempt to end these jams by building layers of logic atop layers of memory to create a
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Stanford University has invited leading thinkers from several institutions to begin a 100-year effort to study and anticipate how the effects of artificial intelligence on every aspect of how people work, live, and play. This effort, called the One Hundred Year Study on Artificial Intelligence (AI100) is the brainchild of computer scientist and Stanford alumnus
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(Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute) Erkki Ruoslahti and Kristiina Vuori have been named NAI Fellows -- a professional distinction accorded to academic inventors who have demonstrated a prolific spirit of innovation.
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(Rice University) In one of the most comprehensive studies of its kind, Rice University scientists tracked uptake and accumulation of quantum dot nanoparticles from water to plant roots, plant leaves and leaf-eating caterpillars. The research is available online in Environmental Science & Technology.
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(University of Oklahoma) Two University of Oklahoma professors -- Daniel E. Resasco and Paul H. Weigel -- have been named fellows of the National Academy of Inventors, a professional distinction awarded to academic inventors who have demonstrated a prolific spirit of innovation in creating or facilitating outstanding inventions that have made a tangible impact on quality of life, economic development and the welfare of society.
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(University of Missouri-Columbia) Nanomedicine is the medical application of nanotechnology, or the use of microscopic structures to image and treat disease. Current problems in nanomedicine include understanding the potentially toxic impact these nanostructures have on the body and the environment. Kattesh Katti, a researcher at the University of Missouri, is developing nano-scale molecules, including gold nanoparticles and other 'green' technolo... More
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(Northeastern University) Nadine Aubry, University Distinguished Professor and dean of the College of Engineering, has been named a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors. A member of the National Academy of Engineering, Aubry is a globally recognized leader in the field of mechanical engineering, particularly fluid mechanics.
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(University of Texas at Arlington) Daniel W. Armstrong and Richard Timmons, professors in the UT Arlington College of Science, have been elected Fellows of the National Academy of Inventors. Together, they hold more than 30 patents.
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(INRS) Professors Roberto Morandotti and Federico Rosei of the INRS Énergie Matériaux Télécommunications Research Centre have been elected Fellows of the American Physical Society. The prestigious recognition from their peers acknowledges both professors' outstanding contributions in physics.
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(Eindhoven University of Technology) In the same way as we now connect computers in networks through optical signals, it could also be possible to connect future quantum computers in a 'quantum internet'. The optical signals would then consist of individual light particles or photons. One prerequisite for a working quantum internet is control of the shape of these photons. Researchers at Eindhoven University of Technology and the FOM foundation ha... More
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(Stanford School of Engineering) Today circuit cards are like cities in which logic chips compute and memory chips store data. When the computer gets busy, the wires connecting logic and memory get jammed. The Stanford approach would build layers of logic atop layers of memory to create tightly interconnected high-rise chips. Many thousands of nanoscale electronic 'elevators' would move data between the layers faster, using less electricity, than ... More
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(University of Massachusetts at Amherst) Traditional genomic, proteomic and other screening methods currently used to characterize drug mechanisms are time-consuming and require special equipment, but now researchers led by chemist Vincent Rotello at the University of Massachusetts Amherst offer a multi-channel sensor method using gold nanoparticles that can accurately profile various anti-cancer drugs and their mechanisms in minutes.
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(FECYT - Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology) Researchers in Spain have discovered that if lead atoms are intercalated on a graphene sheet, a powerful magnetic field is generated by the interaction of the electrons' spin with their orbital movement. This property could have implications in spintronics, an emerging technology promoted by the European Union to create advanced computational systems.
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(Dartmouth College) Dartmouth researchers have found a solution using visible light to reduce waste produced in chemically activated molecular switches, opening the way for industrial applications of nanotechnology ranging from anti-cancer drug delivery to LCD displays and molecular motors.
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A new technique to magnetically deliver drug-carrying nanorods to deep targets in the body using fast-pulsed magnetic fields could transform the way deep-tissue tumors and other diseases are treated, say researchers at the University of Maryland (UMD) and Bethesda-based Weinberg Medical Physics LLC (WMP). Instead of surgery or systemically administered treatments (such as chemotherapy), the use of magnetic
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GCHQ, the British counterpart of the NSA, announced Friday a free Android (iOS planned) educational app called Cryptoy, which "enables users to understand basic encryption techniques, learn about their history, and then have a go at creating their own encoded messages. "These can then be shared with friends via social media or more traditional means
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Engineers at UC Berkeley have designed a wearable organic (carbon-based) oximeter (for  blood-oxygen levels) device that could ultimately be thin, cheap, and flexible enough to be slapped on like a Band-Aid. “There are various pulse oximeters already on the market that measure pulse rate and blood-oxygen saturation levels, but those devices use rigid conventional electronics,
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Here's an idea: recycle that old grade-B movie Blu-ray disc to improve your future solar collector. Well, sort of. It turns out the Blu-ray data storage pattern when used with a solar collector increases light absorption by 21.8 percent, according to new research from Northwestern University, thanks to Blu-ray discs' quasi-random pattern and high data
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(Stanford University) Stanford's Precourt Institute, Precourt Energy Efficiency Center and TomKat Center have awarded eight seed grants to Stanford faculty for early-stage energy research.
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Korean researchers have developed a stretchable “electronic skin” closely modeled on human skin. The technology could have applications in prosthetic limbs, robotics, wearable electronics, remote surgery, and biomedical devices. Current electronic skins are flexible, film-like devices designed to detect stress (pressure), read brain activity, monitor heart rate, or perform other functions. The new technology can
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The simple act of saving something, such as a file on a computer, may improve our memory for the information we encounter next, according to new research published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. The research suggests that the act of saving helps to free up cognitive resources that can be used to remember new
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(University of Missouri-Columbia) With decades of study and a deep understanding of the field, Jerry Atwood, a researcher at the University of Missouri, is a prolific chemist who has guided the study of molecules and how they interact in the physical world. His discoveries have led to new ways of developing drugs more efficiently and better fuel storage capabilities. Atwood is considered a founding father in the field of supramolecular chemistry, ... More
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(University of Missouri-Columbia) Nanotechnology is the study and engineering of matter and microscopic structures. Henry C. 'Hank' Foley, a researcher and administrator at the University of Missouri, is a pioneer in the study of nanoporous carbon, or tiny membranes and systems that allow energy sources to pass through or become stored in these structures. His analysis and scholarship in nanosystems and how they are composed continues to inform re... More
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