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  • Nanotechnology - Global Strategic Business Report 2014

    NANOTECHNOLOGY - Yahoo News Search Results
    29 Oct 2014 | 5:10 am
    DUBLIN, Oct. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets   has announced the addition of the "Nanotechnology - Global Strategic Business Report" report to their offering. This report analyzes ...
  • Lord of the microrings

    Nanowerk Nanotechnology Research News
    30 Oct 2014 | 11:11 am
    Researchers report significant breakthrough in microring laser cavities.
  • Microrockets fueled by water neutralize chemical and biological warfare agents

    Nanotechnology Now Recent News
    31 Oct 2014 | 5:28 am
    With fears growing over chemical and biological weapons falling into the wrong hands, scientists are developing microrockets to fight back against these dangerous agents, should the need arise. In the...
  • Preliminary Data Abstract from BIND-014 Phase 2 Study in Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

    AZoNano.com - Nanotechnology News Feed
    31 Oct 2014 | 3:01 am
    BIND Therapeutics, Inc., a clinical-stage nanomedicine platform company developing targeted and programmable therapeutics called AccurinsTM, announced the online availability of an abstract providing...
  • Tiny carbon nanotube pores make big impact

    Nanotechnology News -- ScienceDaily
    29 Oct 2014 | 11:56 am
    Scientists have created a new kind of ion channel based on short carbon nanotubes, which can be inserted into synthetic bilayers and live cell membranes to form tiny pores that transport water, protons, small ions and DNA. These carbon nanotube "porins" have significant implications for future health care and bioengineering applications.
 
 
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  • Tiny carbon nanotube pores make big impact

    29 Oct 2014 | 11:56 am
    Scientists have created a new kind of ion channel based on short carbon nanotubes, which can be inserted into synthetic bilayers and live cell membranes to form tiny pores that transport water, protons, small ions and DNA. These carbon nanotube "porins" have significant implications for future health care and bioengineering applications.
  • Nanosafety research: The quest for the gold standard

    29 Oct 2014 | 9:45 am
    Toxicologists have evaluated several thousand studies on the risks associated with nanoparticles and discovered no end of shortcomings: poorly prepared experiments and results that don't carry any clout. Scientists are now developing new standards for such experiments within an international network.
  • Microrockets fueled by water neutralize chemical and biological warfare agents

    29 Oct 2014 | 9:45 am
    With fears growing over chemical and biological weapons falling into the wrong hands, scientists are developing microrockets to fight back against these dangerous agents, should the need arise. They have developed new spherical micromotors that rapidly neutralize chemical and biological agents and use water as fuel.
  • New solar power material converts 90 percent of captured light into heat

    29 Oct 2014 | 6:54 am
    A multidisciplinary engineering team developed a new nanoparticle-based material for concentrating solar power plants designed to absorb and convert to heat more than 90 percent of the sunlight it captures. The new material can also withstand temperatures greater than 700 degrees Celsius and survive many years outdoors in spite of exposure to air and humidity.
  • Upgrading infrastructure could reduce flood damage

    29 Oct 2014 | 6:54 am
    The severe flooding that devastated a wide swath of Colorado last year might have been less destructive if the bridges, roads and other infrastructure had been upgraded or modernized, according to a new study.
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  • Reddit launches crowdfunding platform Redditmade

    30 Oct 2014 | 3:50 pm
    Reddit launched a crowdfunding tool Wednesday that gives users of the popular online forum a tailor-made alternative to Kickstarter and Indiegogo.
  • Google execs discuss regulation, innovation and bobble-heads

    30 Oct 2014 | 3:40 pm
    Eric Schmidt and Jonathan Rosenberg help run Google, one of the world's best-known, most successful - and most controversial - companies. They've just published a new book, "How Google Works," a guide to managing what they call "smart creatives," the technically proficient, innovation-savvy workers whom companies in every industry are trying to recruit and retain.
  • Developing the battery of the future

    30 Oct 2014 | 3:20 pm
    The search for the next generation of batteries has led researchers at the Canadian Light Source synchrotron to try new methods and materials that could lead to the development of safer, cheaper, more powerful, and longer-lasting power sources, to be used in almost everything, from vehicles to phones.
  • Gamers' funding fuels meteoric rise of 'Star Citizen'

    30 Oct 2014 | 3:10 pm
    Chris Roberts' brain spun out a grand vision: a rich, immersive galaxy; exquisite spaceships traversing between infinite star systems with thousands of computer gamers manning the cockpits, racing, dogfighting and defending humanity.
  • FCC chief proposes opening the pay-TV industry to tech firms

    30 Oct 2014 | 3:10 pm
    Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler wants to open the pay-TV industry to technology companies.
 
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    Nanotechnology News

  • Novavax to Host Conference Call to Discuss Third Quarter 2014 Financial Results on November 5, 2014

    31 Oct 2014 | 12:39 am
    GAITHERSBURG, Md., Oct. 30, 2014 -- Novavax, Inc. , a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery, development and commercialization of recombinant nanoparticle vaccines and adjuvants, today announced that it will report its financial results for the third quarter of 2014 on Wednesday, November 5, 2014, after market close. In addition, management will host a conference call, to discuss the quarterly financial results and provide an update on corporate activities.
  • In vivo and in vitro evaluation of octyl methoxycinnamate liposomes.

    30 Oct 2014 | 12:31 pm
    Solar radiation causes damage to human skin, and photoprotection is the main way to prevent these harmful effects. The development of sunscreen formulations containing nanosystems is of great interest in the pharmaceutical and cosmetic industries because of the many potential benefits.
  • Anarchic Autism Genetics Gain a Touch of Clarity

    30 Oct 2014 | 8:33 am
    Gary Stix, a senior editor, commissions, writes, and edits features, news articles and Web blogs for SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN. His area of coverage is neuroscience.
  • BIND Therapeutics to Present at November Healthcare Conferences

    30 Oct 2014 | 4:45 am
    BIND Therapeutics, Inc. , a clinical-stage nanomedicine platform company developing targeted and programmable therapeutics called AccurinsTM, announced today that Scott Minick, BIND's President and CEO, is scheduled to present at the following healthcare conferences during November 2014: Stifel Nicolaus Weisel Healthcare Conference 2014 in New York on Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at 8:35 a.m. EST. Interested parties may access a live webcast of the presentation by visiting the BIND Therapeutics website at www.bindtherapeutics.com .
  • Gold origami exerts strange power over light

    30 Oct 2014 | 1:09 am
    SHEETS of gold one nano-particle thick have been folded into tiny origami. Dubbed plasmene, the material has some of the weirdest optical properties around.
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  • 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…
  • Foresight Directed/Programmable Matter for Energy Workshop

    Jim Lewis
    10 Oct 2014 | 2:01 pm
    Foresight has had a long-term interest in the directed evolution of nanoscale science and technology toward productive nanosystems and atomically precise manufacturing (see, for example, the 2007 Technology Roadmap for Productive Nanosystems and the 2013 conference Illuminating Atomic Precision). Foresight has also had a parallel interest in integrating incremental advances in nanotechnology to meet pressing human needs (see, for example, the Foresight Nanotechnology Challenges and the 2014 conference The Integration Conference). Bringing together these parallel interests, a recent…
  • A Breakthrough in 3D Imaging by EM Alone

    Stephanie C
    8 Oct 2014 | 9:40 am
    Credit: Azubel-fig The need for improved imaging and characterization on the nanoscale was emphasized in the 2007 Roadmap and again at the 2013 Foresight Conference on Atomic Precision. We noted last year a new advancement in atomic-scale resolution of 10-nm platinum particles, requiring multiple imaging techniques in combination, and recently the marked improvement in optical imaging for characterization of biological machinery at 1-nm. Now researchers at Stanford University successfully used high-resolution electron microscopy alone to characterize 1-nm gold nanoparticles (containing 68…
  • Tailoring the shapes of organic molecules by assembly-line synthesis

    Jim Lewis
    3 Oct 2014 | 4:18 pm
    The image shows a hypothetical molecular assembly line where reagents are effectively added to a growing carbon chain with extraordinary high fidelity and precision. By controlling the precise orientation of the building blocks added to the carbon chain, the conformation of the molecule can be controlled so that it adopts a helical (shown) or linear shape. Credit: Amber Webster, www.amberlwebster.com To develop a productive nanosystem for molecular manufacturing/atomically precise manufacturing it would be very useful to have a nanoscale assembly line. A month ago we posted here about a proof…
 
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    Nanotechnology News

  • RF heating of magnetic nanoparticles improves the thawing of cryopreserved biomaterials

    31 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    Successful techniques for cryopreserving bulk biomaterials and organ systems would transform current approaches to transplantation and regenerative medicine. However, while vitrified cryopreservation holds great promise, practical application has been limited to smaller systems (cells and thin tissues) due to diffusive heat and mass transfer limitations, which are typically manifested as devitrification and cracking failures during thaw. Here we leverage a clinically proven technology platform, in magnetically heated nanoparticles, to overcome this major hurdle limiting further advancement in…
  • Imaging electric charge propagating along microbial nanowires

    30 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    UMass Amherst physicists working with Derek Lovley and colleagues report in the current issue of Nature Nanotechnology that they've used a new imaging technique, electrostatic force microscopy, to resolve the biological debate with evidence from physics, showing that electric charges do indeed propagate along microbial nanowires just as they do in carbon nanotubes, a highly conductive man-made material.
  • Crystallizing the DNA nanotechnology dream

    30 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    For the last 20 years, scientists have tried to design large DNA crystals with precisely prescribed depth and complex features -- a design quest just fulfilled by a team at Harvard's Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering. The team built 32 DNA crystals with precisely-defined depth and an assortment of sophisticated three-dimensional features, an advance reported in Nature Chemistry.
  • Special microscope captures defects in nanotubes

    29 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    University of Oregon chemists have devised a way to see the internal structures of electronic waves trapped in carbon nanotubes by external electrostatic charges.
  • Nanoparticle technology triples the production of biogas

    28 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    Researchers of the Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, a Severo Ochoa Centre of Excellence, and the Universitat Aut�noma de Barcelona have developed the new Biog�sPlus, a technology which allows increasing the production of biogas by 200 percent with a controlled introduction of iron oxide nanoparticles to the process of organic waste treatment.
 
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  • PhD studentship available - University of Sussex

    TINC
    29 Oct 2014 | 8:50 am
    A PhD studentship in The Surface Chemistry of Complex Organic Molecules in Space is available from September 2015 in the research group of Professor Wendy Brown at the University of Sussex. The studentship is for 3.5 years (full fee waiver, stipend RCUK rate). Only full time students will be accepted. The funding is available to UK and EU students only. This project will use a range of surface science techniques, including reflection absorption infrared spectroscopy (RAIRS) and temperature programmed desorption (TPD), to investigate molecular formation and reaction (thermal and electron and…
  • Postdoctoral position in “Colliodal nanocrystal devices”

    TINC
    27 Oct 2014 | 10:55 am
    Fondazione Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia - IIT - was founded with the objective of promoting Italy’s technological development and further education in science and technology. In this sense, IIT is committed to achieving its scientific program, which sees its major inspirational principle in the integration between basic scientific research and the development of technical applications. Research covers scientific areas of high innovative content, representing the most advanced frontiers of modern technology with wide application opportunities in various fields: from medicine to industry,…
  • Mechanistic understanding of soil functions by submicron scale analyses with NanoSIMS - Germany

    TINC
    27 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    We offer a 3-year PhD-position at the Chair of Soil Science of the Technische Universitaet Muenchen within a DFG-funded project. The group of Prof. Ingrid Koegel-Knabner is located at Freising-Weihenstephan, nearby Munich in southern Bavaria. The announced position includes a salary according to TV-L E13 (65%), corresponding to the German TV-L system (Tarifvertrag fÞr den Oeffentlichen Dienst der Laender). The anticipated starting date is January or February 2015. Description: Soils are highly heterogeneous structures in which organic and inorganic as well as living and non-living building…
  • Call for Papers! - BioNanoMed 2015 - Nanotechnolgoy enables Personalized Medicine (8-10 April 2015, Graz /Austria)

    TINC
    27 Oct 2014 | 6:55 am
    Dear Madam, dear Sir! We are pleased to announce the 6th International Congress BioNanoMed 2015 – Nanotechnology Enables Personalized  Medicine which will be held on 8– 10 April 2015 at the Medical University of Graz/Austria. CALL FOR PAPERS! In addition to prominent invited speakers a limited number of talks and poster presentations can be accepted. You are cordially invited to submit your short abstract! SCIENTIFIC PROGRAM Topics A- Nanomaterials for Biomedical Applications & Regenerative Medicine B - Nanotechnology for Detection, Diagnostics, Therapeutics &…
  • Open PhD and Postdoc positions in Experimental Quantum Nanoelectronics

    TINC
    26 Oct 2014 | 8:03 am
    Join our dynamic team, Quantum Computing and Devices (QCD), to make a difference in physics. Our new laboratory is based in Micronova, the national center for nano- and microtechnology, which has thousands of square meters of cleanroom space with the modern equipment in our use. The millikelvin dilution refrigerators at QCD Labs together with the vicinity of Low Temperature Laboratory makes our innovative group an ideal working environment for creating and implementing breakthrough ideas. In the past five years, we have published more than 60 physics articles in high-level journals including…
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    EDF Health

  • 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…
  • More than skin-deep: Have we underestimated the role of dermal exposures to BPA?

    Lindsay McCormick
    23 Oct 2014 | 10:44 am
    By Lindsay McCormickLindsay McCormick is a Research Analyst.  Richard Denison, Ph.D. is a Lead Senior Scientist Bisphenol A (BPA) is an endocrine-disrupting chemical, and has been associated with health effects such as premature puberty and developmental neurotoxicity.  Massive quantities of BPA – about 10 billion pounds and rising – are produced each year, making it one of the highest volume chemicals in commerce.  For that reason alone, it may not be surprising that scientists find BPA in the urine of nearly all people they test.  It has generally been thought that exposure to BPA…
  • What’s the path forward on TSCA reform?

    Richard Denison
    15 Oct 2014 | 8:56 am
    By Richard DenisonRichard Denison, Ph.D. is a Lead Senior Scientist. Links to blog posts in this series:  Part 1     Part 2     Part 3 With two proposals to reform the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) now, more or less, on the streets, and with some time to contemplate what course reform efforts might follow, it is important to consider what it will take to actually pass legislation into law. Regardless of what happens in the elections this November, the only viable path forward I see is a strongly bipartisan one. The negotiations over the Chemical Safety Improvement Act (CSIA)…
  • A hint of movement in the Super Slo-Mo that is nanoregulation at EPA under TSCA

    Richard Denison
    8 Oct 2014 | 2:18 pm
    By Richard DenisonRichard Denison, Ph.D. is a Lead Senior Scientist. Nearly 4 years ago, EPA sent to the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a pair of draft proposed rules that would require reporting of certain information by makers of nanomaterials.  The proposed rules under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) seemed by all measures to have fallen into a black nano-hole.  But earlier this week, a smidgen of movement was discernible on the EPA regulatory tracker entry for this long-dormant activity.  What appears to have happened is that EPA has withdrawn the original…
 
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    Next Big Future

  • Uranium from seawater using metal organic frameworks

    30 Oct 2014 | 10:43 pm
    Metal–organic frameworks (MOFs) are many times lighter than proteins, while still capable of achieving similar local structure. A protein that absorbs one uranium atom extracts less than one-tenth of one percent of its final mass. A MOF cage offers similar three-dimensional connectivity as the protein, but weighs around 100 times less and may have multiple binding sites. MOFs absorbed slightly more than 20 percent of their mass in uranium. The 2013 research won an award.Enzymes and proteins can have an unusual affinity for specific molecules. The researchers suspected that they could use…
  • Small, safer pressurized water thorium nuclear reactor design

    30 Oct 2014 | 5:20 pm
    A team at the University of Cambridge and Georgia Institute of Technology are exploring whether the element thorium could help to meet the new design's fuel needs. As well as being three to four times more abundant than uranium, thorium could potentially produce electricity more fuel efficiently and therefore more cheaply.The aim of the overall project, initiated by the US Department of Energy, is to design a power plant whose size would be reduced and safety enhanced by breaking with convention and integrating the main heat exchangers inside the secure pressure vessel where the nuclear…
  • Roger Shawyer still believes Emdrive will Scale to hundreds of Newtons per kilowatt

    30 Oct 2014 | 5:13 pm
    Roger Shawyer made a presentation of the controversial EMdrive. At the IAC 2014 conference in Toronto, Roger Shawyer stated that 8 sets of test data have now verified EmDrive theory. These data sets resulted from thrust measurements on 7 different thrusters, by 4 independent organisations, in 3 different countries.The NASA experiments did not show power scaling with higher Q. Shawyer is combining the data from several different organizations. The NASA work needs to be replicated multiple times.More work and testing is needed to validate any mathematical model. The phenomena needs more proof…
  • Network of defibrillator drones could boost heart attack survival from 8% to 80%

    30 Oct 2014 | 4:04 pm
    Graduate student Alec Momont of TU Delft has designed an unmanned, autonomously navigating mini aeroplane that can quickly deliver a defibrillator to where it is needed. A network of such drones could significantly increase the chance of survival following a cardiac arrest: from 8% to 80%.When the emergency services receive a cardiac arrest call, this unmanned, autonomously navigating aeroplane can quickly deliver a defibrillator to the emergency scene. Via a livestream video and audio connection, the drone can also provide direct feedback to the emergency services and the persons on site can…
  • China fielding its submarines with nuclear missiles

    30 Oct 2014 | 3:48 pm
    China is expected to pass a military milestone this year when it sets a different type of sub to sea—a “boomer,” carrying fully armed nuclear missiles for the first time—says the U.S. Office of Naval Intelligence, or ONI.Chinese already has nuclear-powered submarines and hunter killer submarines.China has fulfilled its four-decade quest to join the elite club of countries with nuclear subs that can ply the high seas. China’s boomer patrols will make it one of only three countries—alongside the U.S. and Russia—that can launch atomic weapons from sea, air and land.Read more »
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  • The country's two biggest retirement services firms are now run by Boston CEOs

    Jon Chesto
    30 Oct 2014 | 8:23 pm
    The two biggest retirement services providers in the country are now overseen by Boston-based CEOs. You've heard of the first one before. But probably not the second. Yes, of course, Boston-based Fidelity is still No. 1 when it comes to 401(k) plans and the like. But there's a new No. 2 — and it has a new name. Great-West Financial, the U.S. division of Canada's Great-West Lifeco Inc., became the second largest retirement services provider in the U.S. last month following its acquisition of the…
  • Here's why Apple supplier GT Advanced declared bankruptcy

    David Harris
    30 Oct 2014 | 8:02 pm
    Details have emerged this week about what actually led to the bankruptcy of New Hampshire-based GT Advanced Technologies, an Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL) supplier that has operations in Salem. Apple has wanted to keep the details of GT's relationship secret, but the documents shed light on a promising business deal between a potential supplier and a tech giant that went bad quickly. In the end GT says the deal ended up costing it $900 million in total. Earlier this month, the company said it would close…
  • Here are the top 10 tech stories for October

    David Harris
    30 Oct 2014 | 1:16 pm
    Below are the top 10 most-viewed tech stories for the month of October, featuring tech companies that could go public, startups at Harvard's Launch Lab and Elon Musk. 1. 10 Boston-area tech companies that could go public soon 2. Meet the 14 startups at Harvard's Launch Lab 3. In honor of Ada Lovelace Day: 10 Boston-area women who have revolutionized science, tech 4. Elon Musk on why it's important to build a city on Mars, extend life beyond Earth 5. MIT-developed bracelet Wristify wants to be…
  • Menino's legacy: Boston business and nonprofit leaders recall mayor's vision, passion for city he loved (BBJ photo gallery)

    Business Journal Staff
    30 Oct 2014 | 11:22 am
    The death of Thomas Menino has elicited an outpouring of condolences and tributes from local business leaders, many of whom dealt directly with the former mayor in reshaping the city's economy. Menino's passing was announced Thursday, nearly a week after it was disclosed that he had ceased treatment for an advanced and undisclosed form of cancer that had spread to his vital organs. He was the city's mayor for 20 years before handing the keys to City Hall to newly elected Mayor Martin Walsh earlier…
  • The state's biotech community mourns the passing of former Boston Mayor Tom Menino

    Don Seiffert
    30 Oct 2014 | 10:47 am
    Of the dozens of remembrances of former Boston Mayor Tom Menino which poured out today following his death, one came from the head of the city's largest biotech firm, which coincidentally moved there this year. Vertex Pharmaceuticals officially celebrated the opening of its new headquarters on Fan Pier in February, a site the 25-year-old biotech was lured to from Cambridge by Menino in discussions dating back to at least 200 8. Today, Vertex CEO Jeff Leiden said he remembers "a true leader whose…
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