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  • CP light creates chiral nanostructures all news
    Belle Dumé
    21 Nov 2014 | 3:35 am
    Circularly polarized light can produce right- or left-handed twisted nanoribbons.
  • Upconversion: When two wrongs make a right all news
    Anna Demming
    21 Nov 2014 | 3:17 am
    Upconversion anti-Stokes processes allows emitted photons with higher energy than the energy of the incident photons, which may greatly benefit photovoltaic and photocatalysis technologies.
  • Microsoft testing new Security Robot

    Next Big Future
    23 Nov 2014 | 8:59 am
    Knightscope, a startup based in Mountain View, California, has been busy designing, building, and testing a security robot, known as the K5, since 2013. Seven have been built so far, and the company plans to deploy four before the end of the year at an as-yet-unnamed technology company in the area. The robots are designed to detect anomalous behavior, such as someone walking through a building at night, and report back to a remote security center.A quartet of five-foot-tall, 300-pound shiny white robots patrolled in front of Building 1 on Microsoft’s Silicon Valley campus. Looking like a…
  • Graphene/nanotube hybrid benefits flexible solar cells

    Nanotechnology News
    22 Nov 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Rice University scientists create a graphene/nanotube cathode that may make cheap, flexible dye-sensitized solar cells more practical.
  • Streamlining thin film processing for electrodes, display screens

    Nanotechnology News -- ScienceDaily
    21 Nov 2014 | 8:18 am
    Energy storage devices and computer screens may seem worlds apart, but they’re not. When an electrical engineering professor teamed up with and computer scientists to make a less expensive supercapacitor for storing renewable energy, they developed a new plasma technology that will streamline the production of display screens.
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    Nanotechnology News

  • Incentives needed to keep students in the sciences

    23 Nov 2014 | 10:09 pm
    His specialty is nanoparticles and nanotechnology with focus on surfaces properties of nanomaterials. He has special interests synthesizing, characterizing and testing the catalytic activity of nanomaterials prepared using wet chemistry methods with focus on colloidal templates and sol/gel processes.
  • Expected that nanotechnology will be more widely adopted in the...

    23 Nov 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Nanoscale component arrays and improved understanding With advancements in reliable, cost-effective means of assembling nanoscale component arrays and improved understanding of systems behavior at the nanoscale, effective nanomanufacturing of integrated systems, encompassing devices at the nano, micro or macro scale, can be achieved. Nanomanufacturing will provide the latest products and services new or emerging as well as traditional industries, including automotive, aerospace, electronics, energy/power, chemicals, robotics and health care.
  • Indian scientists use nanoparticle-treated seeds to raise yields

    23 Nov 2014 | 2:41 am
    Kolkata, Nov 23 - In a dramatic breakthrough, Indian scientists have found that synthetically engineered nanoparticles comprising iron and sulfur and modelled on the natural ones that sustain life at the bottom of oceans can boost crop yields and be the future of sustainable and eco-friendly agriculture. Nanoparticles are thousands of times smaller than the width of a human hair.
  • Fluorescent nanoprobe could become a universal, noninvasive method to identify and monitor tumors

    21 Nov 2014 | 6:10 pm
    Researchers have developed a hybrid metal-polymer nanoparticle that lights up in the acidic environment surrounding tumor cells. Nonspecific probes that can identify any kind of tumor are extremely useful for monitoring the location and spread of cancer and the effects of treatment, as well as aiding initial diagnosis.
  • Nanoparticle RSV Vaccine Wins - Fast Track' Designation

    21 Nov 2014 | 2:00 pm
    The FDA has granted "fast track" status to a respiratory syncytial virus F-protein nanoparticle vaccine candidate for the protection of infants via maternal immunization. Maternal immunization represents a strategy to protect newborn infants through the transfer of maternal antibodies via active transport mechanisms in the placenta, thereby providing the infant with the benefit of the mother's full repertoire of antibodies at the time of birth.
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  • Micrometer-scale structures built from DNA bricks

    Jim Lewis
    19 Nov 2014 | 5:33 pm
    Researchers have achieved 32 different-shaped crystal structures using the DNA-brick self-assembly method. Credit: Harvard's Wyss Institute The saga of using DNA bricks to build complex 3D nanostructures continues to evolve. A hat tip to ScienceDirect for reprinting this news release from Harvard’s Wyss Institute “Crystallizing the DNA nanotechnology dream“: DNA has garnered attention for its potential as a programmable material platform that could spawn entire new and revolutionary nanodevices in computer science, microscopy, biology, and more. Researchers have been working…
  • Notes for 400 hours of Richard Feynman's Hughes Lectures

    Jim Lewis
    12 Nov 2014 | 2:55 pm John Neer writes to announce that he has made available “to the public for non-commercial use” an extensive collection of notes for lectures that Richard Feynman delivered to employees of Hughes Aircraft Company from 1966 through 1971, for two hours on Monday evenings, 9 to 10 months per year. No attempt was made to record or capture Feynman’s board work for these lectures. Mr. Neer, accomplishing what would seem to have been a Herculean task, took notes as extensively as possible during Feynman’s two-hour lectures, and then spent four…
  • Using DNA nanotechnology to cast arbitrarily shaped nanoparticles

    Jim Lewis
    11 Nov 2014 | 3:59 pm
    By creating molds from stiff DNA, researchers were able to cast gold 'seeds' into complex metal nanoparticles. From left to right, this 3D polygonal particle was formed by designing a DNA mold, planting a gold seed, then chemically forcing the seed to expand until complete formation. Credit: Harvard's Wyss Institute The great advantage of DNA nanotechnology is that the unique molecular recognition code of DNA bases provides a way to build complex structures with atomically precise addressability. At least as long ago as 2003 DNA nanotechnology pioneer Nadrian C. Seeman proposed using DNA…
  • Grant program to support nanotechnology and other infrastructure

    Jim Lewis
    25 Oct 2014 | 1:50 pm
    GENI is a fast, open, next-generation network for exploring future internets at a national scale. Credit: Nicolle Rager Fuller, National Science Foundation Gayle Pergamit writes with news of a US National Science Foundation initiative that “addresses one of the big problems that we talked about at the [Foresight Directed/Programmable Matter for Energy Workshop]: not having enough processor power. This will be a huge boost to getting true nanotech done.” The new initiative builds upon a June 2012 Executive Order to make broadband construction faster and cheaper. From the NSF press…
  • Light-driven molecular flapping emits white light

    Jim Lewis
    10 Oct 2014 | 5:47 pm
    A phosphorescent molecular butterfly that can generate dual (white) emission upon photoexcitation (credit: M. Han et al./Angewandte Chemie) Speaking of improving energy supply and usage through improved precision in the control of matter, Kurzweil Accelerating Intelligence News reports a butterfly-shaped molecule that changes molecular structure upon photoexcitation, shortening the distance between two platinum atoms, producing both red and greenish-blue emission, resulting in white light production. From “‘Butterfly’ molecule could lead to new sensors, photoenergy…
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    Nano News Net

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    17 Nov 2014 | 3:43 am
  • garcinia getting big endorsements

    17 Sep 2014 | 1:40 pm
    There are some people out there who are wondering about Garcinia Cambogia and what it has to offer. The great thing about this product, or what has been said about it is that it can reduce a person’s weight almost effortlessly. There has even been a public endorsement from the big names like Dr. Oz who supports the show. This is a product that has been said to have amazing weight loss properties. The Results This is a product that has been so successful that some people have even noted that they have received the results of losing between five to nine pounds in just a week. Surely there…
  • What You Should Know About Using Garcinia Cambogia Extract

    23 Aug 2014 | 4:10 pm
    Garcinia Cambogia is a type of plant that can be found in Africa and southeast Asia. It has been around for quite some time, but in recent years it has gained quite a reputation for its uses as a miracle weight loss supplement. Garcinia Cambogia Extract has been endorsed by celebrities like Dr. Oz, Britney Spears, and Oprah, fueling the consumer craze for this product. The reason that this product is so effective as a weight loss aid is that garcinia cambogia actually works in two different ways at the same time. Firstly, it lessens your appetite, allowing you to feel full while eating less.
  • Goji Extract Do You Are It Daily

    12 Jun 2014 | 3:18 am
    It is well known that Goji berries have anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory structures. Milk thistle supplements are used in liver cleansing the part of detoxing your body. Here is an explained the best milk thistle supplements inside the marketplace. You can buy any people supplements in cyberspace or neighborhood health food store. Another benefit this kind of extract has is it may dr oz weight loss garcinia help to alter the body’s temperature, which means it will be good idea to give this to a person who was sick and suffering after a fever and/or chills. Furthermore, it contains an…
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    TINC's Posts - The International NanoScience Community

  • NanoCooperation 2015 - Request and offer experimental techniques; Plan together new nanoprojects

    23 Nov 2014 | 12:14 pm
    NanoCooperation 2015 - Projects area NanoCooperation 2015 - Request experimental techniques NanoCooperation 2015 - Offer experimental techniques EU H2020 partner search area - NMP 2015 Look for new partners - face-book of 7936 nanotech researchers
  • Nanotech Japan match-making mission 2015

    22 Nov 2014 | 9:00 am
    The EU-Japan Centre is currently launching a call for applications for the Nanotech Japan match-making mission in Tokyo from 26 to 30 January 2015. Combined with the “nano tech 2015 - International Nanotechnology Exhibition and Conference”, this mission will be composed of market-specific business seminars, group company visits to Japanese Clusters / companies and BtoB meetings (in the Expo premises). Information about costs: The EU-Japan Centre covers tuition fee, “nano tech 2015” registration / exhibition (booth arrangement, access to matchmaking platform and partnering area,…
  • EU H2020 partner search area - NMP 2015

    22 Nov 2014 | 5:29 am
    Find your project partners with Nanopaprika: NMP-02-2015 Integration of novel nano materials into existing production lines NMP-06-2015 Novel nanomatrices and nanocapsules NMP-03-2015 Manufacturing and control of nanoporous materials NMP-07-2015 Additive manufacturing for tabletop nanofactories NMP-29-2015 Increasing the capacity to perform nano-safety assessment NMP-24-2015 Low-energy solutions for drinking water production NMP-23-2015 Novel materials by design for substituting critical materials NMP-15-2015 Materials innovations for optimisation of cooling in power plants NMP-11-2015…
  • Development of advanced AFM characterization methods for photovoltaics

    22 Nov 2014 | 12:56 am
    Nowadays, improvements in performance of third generation solar cells are strongly dependent on developing advanced characterization tools capable of mapping the photophysical properties of photovoltaic materials at the nanometer scale. For that purpose, within the Nano characterisation platform (PFNC), we develop several advanced approach based on the Atomic force microscopy (AFM) and its electrical modes, such as Kelvin Probe Force Microscopy (KPFM) and contact current imaging. PFNC owns two state of the art ultra-high vacuum (UHV) AFMs. The first is located in LETI/DTSI/SCMC, and the…
  • Research Fellow, Characterisation & Processing of Advanced Materials - Dublin, Ireland

    22 Nov 2014 | 12:54 am
    This project will use a multidisciplinary approach, whereby novel nanomaterials, existing knowledge on nano-scale processing and established expertise in device fabrication and testing will be brought together to focus on creating more efficient technologies for energy storage. The work will involve processing of nanomaterials on large scale equipment in the Department, followed by detailed electrochemical and impedance spectroscopy, and structural characterisation using a suite of techniques including scanning and transmission electron microscopy. Background to the Post Professor Nicolosi…
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    EDF Health

  • Whither TSCA reform post-election?

    Richard Denison
    18 Nov 2014 | 10:46 am
    By Richard DenisonRichard Denison, Ph.D. is a Lead Senior Scientist [This post is adapted from comments I gave at a recent Friday Forum hosted by the American Bar Association’s Pesticides, Chemical Regulation and Right-to-Know Committee.] Elections change some things and don’t change others.  That is certainly true about what happened on Nov 4. The best election recap I’ve heard came from a hairdresser I overhead when getting my hair cut last week.  She said:  “Democrats win, I have to work; Republicans win, I have to work.” I doubt anyone would try to argue that the election…
  • EDF’s recommendations for IRIS conflicts-of-interest disclosures, and the strong precedents for them

    Richard Denison
    11 Nov 2014 | 6:47 am
    By Richard DenisonRichard Denison, Ph.D. is a Lead Senior Scientist.  Lindsay McCormick is a Research Analyst Our last blog post was quite lengthy and some readers may not have gotten to the recommendations we provided to EPA’s Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS) governing disclosures of conflicts of interest.  In that post, we also cited the numerous strong precedents for requiring such disclosures. So we’re reposting here our recommendations and discussion of precedents.   Needed disclosures To address these problems of spotty or nonexistent disclosures, EDF recommends that…
  • Time to come clean: IRIS needs to require stakeholders attending its meetings to disclose their conflicts of interest

    Richard Denison
    7 Nov 2014 | 11:13 am
    By Richard DenisonRichard Denison, Ph.D. is a Lead Senior Scientist.  Lindsay McCormick is a Research Analyst EPA’s Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS) has been implementing a number of changes in the last couple of years, in response to criticism and concerns coming at it from all sides.  As stated on its website:  “These enhancements will improve productivity and scientific quality in IRIS assessments and help EPA meet the goal of producing IRIS assessments in a timely and transparent manner.”  IRIS has noted that increasing “stakeholder engagement is an essential part…
  • Will 2015 be the year of full product ingredient disclosure?

    Richard Denison
    28 Oct 2014 | 6:46 am
    By Richard DenisonRichard Denison, Ph.D. is a Lead Senior Scientist. Michelle Harvey, Jennifer McPartland and Boma Brown-West contributed to this post. [UPDATE 10/28/14:  This post has been updated to reflect information we learned since posting it, regarding additional companies' disclosure initiatives.] We are nowhere near New Year’s Day, but based on recent corporate resolutions, 2015 is shaping up to be the year for ingredient transparency in products!  And that’s good news for those of us who want to know what we may be exposing ourselves and our families to when we use everyday…
  • Building scientific bridges to support EPA’s new chemical testing programs

    Jennifer McPartland
    24 Oct 2014 | 9:50 am
    By Jennifer McPartlandJennifer McPartland, Ph.D., is a Health Scientist. Readers of this blog are acutely aware of the dearth of data available for tens of thousands of chemicals in U.S. commerce today.  This state of ignorance reflects legal and resource constraints as well as the “challenge” of continuously integrating advancements in our scientific understanding of human health and disease into the way we assess chemical toxicity. Fortunately, federal efforts to develop new chemical testing approaches, such as the high-throughput screening programs ToxCast and Tox21, offer a great…
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    Soft Machines

  • Responsible innovation and irresponsible stagnation

    Richard Jones
    16 Nov 2014 | 12:05 pm
    This long blogpost is based on a lecture I gave at UCL a couple of weeks ago, for which you can download the overheads here. It’s a bit of a rough cut but I wanted to write it down while it was fresh in my mind. People talk about innovation now in two, contradictory, ways. The prevailing view is that innovation is accelerating. In everyday life, the speed with which our electronic gadgets become outdated seems to provide supporting evidence for this view, which, taken to the extreme, leads to the view of Kurzweil and his followers that we are approaching a technological singularity.
  • What the UK government should do about science and innovation

    Richard Jones
    12 Nov 2014 | 3:59 am
    I have a new post up at the Sheffield Political Economy Research Institute’s blog – Rebuilding the UK’s innovation economy. It’s a more tightly edited version of my earlier post on Soft Machines with the same title.
  • Lecture on responsible innovation and the irresponsibility of not innovating

    Richard Jones
    4 Nov 2014 | 6:55 am
    Last night I gave a lecture at UCL to launch their new centre for Responsible Research and Innovation. My title was “Can innovation ever be responsible? Is it ever irresponsible not to innovate?”, and in it I attempted to put the current vogue within science policy for the idea of Responsible Research and Innovation within a broader context. If I get a moment I’ll write up the lecture as a (long) blogpost but in the meantime, here is a PDF of my slides.
  • Your mind will not be uploaded

    Richard Jones
    14 Sep 2014 | 2:12 am
    The recent movie “Transcendence” will not be troubling the sci-fi canon of classics, if the reviews are anything to go by. But its central plot device – “uploading” a human consciousness to a computer – remains both a central aspiration of transhumanists, and a source of queasy fascination to the rest of us. The idea is that someone’s mind is simply a computer programme, that in the future could be run on a much more powerful computer than a brain, just as one might run an old arcade game on a modern PC in emulation mode. “Mind uploading” has a…
  • Transhumanism has never been modern

    Richard Jones
    24 Aug 2014 | 1:08 pm
    Transhumanists are surely futurists, if they are nothing else. Excited by the latest developments in nanotechnology, robotics and computer science, they fearlessly look ahead, projecting consequences from technology that are more transformative, more far-reaching, than the pedestrian imaginations of the mainstream. And yet, their ideas, their motivations, do not come from nowhere. They have deep roots, perhaps surprising roots, and following those intellectual trails can give us some important insights into the nature of transhumanism now. From antecedents in the views of the early 20th…
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    Next Big Future

  • Microsoft testing new Security Robot

    23 Nov 2014 | 8:59 am
    Knightscope, a startup based in Mountain View, California, has been busy designing, building, and testing a security robot, known as the K5, since 2013. Seven have been built so far, and the company plans to deploy four before the end of the year at an as-yet-unnamed technology company in the area. The robots are designed to detect anomalous behavior, such as someone walking through a building at night, and report back to a remote security center.A quartet of five-foot-tall, 300-pound shiny white robots patrolled in front of Building 1 on Microsoft’s Silicon Valley campus. Looking like a…
  • China creates new city planning categories and could shift growth to cities with 5 million or less population

    22 Nov 2014 | 1:53 pm
    China urban planning has created a new megacity category that could make it harder for residents to move to the mainland's biggest cities if it comes with tougher population controls.Six cities would fall into the megacity category - Shanghai, Beijing, Chongqing , Guangzhou, Tianjin and Shenzhen (10 million plus people). The "very large" cities with populations of between five million and 10 million people have 16 cities fall in this group."Large cities" will refer to those centres with a population of between 1 million and 5 million."mid-sized cities" will…
  • Underwater ocean floor factory connected to a floating seastead base via a 4000 meter spiral tower

    22 Nov 2014 | 12:18 pm
    Shimizu corporation is a top 5 construction contracting company in Japan.They have built terminal 3 of Singapore's airport and the The Tokyo Bay Aqua-Line aka Trans-Tokyo Bay Highway. Aqualine is a bridge–tunnel combination across Tokyo Bay in Japan. It connects the city of Kawasaki in Kanagawa Prefecture with the city of Kisarazu in Chiba Prefecture, and forms part of National Route 409. With an overall length of 14 km, it includes a 4.4 km bridge and 9.6 km tunnel underneath the bay—the fourth-longest underwater tunnel in the world.The Ocean Spiral would provide accommodation for…
  • Where are profits from iPhone and iPad sales going ? Some of it is going into the Apple Mothership HQ.

    22 Nov 2014 | 7:55 am
    Here are pictures and video of Construction progress of Apple's Mothership campus HQ in Cupertino.Apple new donut or spaceship headquarters are partway through constructionin Cupertino, California. Construction is to be completed in 2016.According to Apple's project schedule, the roadwork will be completed by the end of 2014, while earthwork and the planting of trees will continue until mid-2015. Full demolition is expected to end during the first quarter of 2015, while building construction is expected to last until the end of 2016.Apple's completed campus will feature the iconic…
  • Construction started on 100 story icicle skyscraper in China

    22 Nov 2014 | 7:41 am
    Architectural firm Smith and Gill has begun construction of a 468-metre-high crystalline skyscraper in Chengdu, China. The Greenland Tower Chengdu was designed by Adrian Smith and Gordon Gill and is set to become the tallest building in southwestern China.According to the architects, the faceted-glass form of the office and hotel tower was “inspired by the unique ice mountain topography around Chengdu.”At night, inset LED lighting will highlight the edges designed to create the impression of a shimmering glacier. “Like the mountain ridges reflecting the light of the sky and the valleys…
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    Boston Business News - Local Boston News | Boston Business Journal

  • Google: Bostonians searching for My Little Pony, maple bacon chips this holiday season

    David Harris
    23 Nov 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Google (Nasdaq: GOOG) said Monday that Bostonians like searching the web for tablets and e-readers, L.L. Bean boots, Longchamp bags and My Little Pony. The Menlo Park, Calif.-based tech giant said it analyzed Google search trends and polled shoppers using its own survey tools. According to the company, these are the top trending gifts in Boston this year: 1. Tablets and e-­readers 2. L.L. Bean boots ­ 3. Longchamp bags 4. My Little Pony 5. Waltham watches The company, which launched its…
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston turns former Mattapan library into new teen center

    Mary Moore
    21 Nov 2014 | 3:43 pm
    The Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston has turned the old Mattapan Library into a center for teenagers, a $2.6 million project that will serve as many as 250 teens a year. Early this year, after a public process, the City of Boston sold the old Mattapan branch of the Boston Public Library – located at 10 Hazelton St. – to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston for $100. The city had closed the Hazelton Street library in 2009 and replaced it with a $16.7 million library elsewhere in Mattapan the same year. Renovations…
  • Man behind Harvard admissions policies lawsuit details reasons for filing

    Mary Moore
    21 Nov 2014 | 11:57 am
    Harvard University was hit with a federal lawsuit this week, alleging that its admissions policies discriminate based on race and ethnicity, particularly against Asian-Americans. Filed in U.S. District Court for Massachusetts by the Students for Fair Admissions, the lawsuit compares Harvard's treatment of Asian-American applicants today to the way it considered Jewish applicants years ago. And it suggests ways Harvard could go about creating racial and ethnic balance in its student population, including…
  • On the move: Recent hires in Mass. tech at CarGurus, Wanderu, True Fit and more

    David Harris
    21 Nov 2014 | 11:31 am
    The following is a summary of recent hiring news in the Mass. tech world. CarGurus, a Cambridge-based auto shopping website, said Sam Zales has joined the company as president of international and dealer operations. Zales will oversee international expansion and worldwide dealer sales, reporting to CarGurus CEO Langley Steinert. Prior to joining CarGurus, Zales was CEO of ClickSquared, a marketing software company that was acquired by Zeta Interactive in January. He has also led fast-growth Boston-based…
  • Merrimack Pharmaceuticals to begin application for approval of pancreatic cancer drug

    Don Seiffert
    21 Nov 2014 | 11:26 am
    Merrimack Pharmaceuticals plans to start submitting parts of its application for approval of its promising drug to treat pancreatic cancer before the end of the year after that drug earned fast-track designation from U.S. regulators. The news this week out of the Cambridge biotech helped spur a 9 percent share-price hike over the course of the week to $9.12 as of 2 p.m., just shy of the company's recent high last month. That stock surge was thanks in part to a $100 million license deal for the drug…
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