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  • Boron "Buckyballs" Discovered
    Boron “Buckyball” Discovered
    Researchers have finally proven that boron cage structures similar to the nanotechnology standby, the carbon buckyball, do exist. This is the first time this kind of structure has been seen, not just speculated about.The researchers responsible...
  • Lehigh University hosts nanotechnology event
    Lehigh University hosts nanotechnology event
    Since 2005, an event for businesses that use nanotechnology is hosted by either Drexel University in Philadelphia, or Lehigh University in Bethlehem. The event alternates between the two universities, and this year's seminar was held at the...
  • Nano Wires
    Researcher uses electron beam to create nanowires
    On April 28, it was announced that Junhao Lin, a Vanderbilt University Ph.D. student and visiting scientist at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), has managed to create metallic wires that are only three atoms wide. This is three orders of...
  • 30 second smartphone charger on the horizon
    30 second smartphone charger on the horizon
    Sick of your smartphone dying in the middle of the day? Even sicker of waiting an hour or longer for it to charge? Israeli startup StoreDot is banking on it, and its reveal of its groundbreaking smartphone battery charger at the Think Next...
  • Revolution Spoiler:  Life is normal? Life with electricity
    'Revolution' spoiler: Aaron struggles with nanotechnology and alternate universe
    Wednesday night is the midweek blast for America’s TV watching. Grabbing the pizza and soda for dinner, the fans of Revolution are getting ready to see what happens next in the "Dreamcatcher" episode about nanotechnology. One of...
  • Nanotechnology holds much promise for cancer treatment
    Nanotechnology holds much promise for cancer treatment
    Nanotechnology holds much promise for the diagnosis and treatment of many diseases. One hot button topic of this research is focused on cancer because it is the second leading cause of death in the US. This research is not only ongoing at the...
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    A new efficient vaccination method uses nanoparticles
    Scientists have developed a new vaccination methodthat may improve vaccination efficacy. The results of this study were reported in the journalNature Nanotechnology on Dec. 1, 2013. Unlike traditional inactivated vaccines where the inactivation...
  • UCLA nanotechnology researchers develop new pancreatic cancer treatment
    UCLA nanotechnology researchers develop new pancreatic cancer treatment
    Pancreatic cancer is the fourth most common cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States. It is a particularly deadly form of cancer because it often is not diagnosed until at an advanced stage—most people diagnosed with the disease...
  • Professor Chad Mirkin.
    Invention: Printing cheap nanotech for medical applications
    Chad A. Mirkin, director of the Northwestern University International Institute for Nanotechnology, the George B. Rathmann Professor of Chemistry in the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, professor of medicine, chemical and biological...
  • Stretchable nanoparticle conductors show promise for medical applications
    Stretchable nanoparticle conductors show promise for medical applications
    On July 17, the scientific journal Nature published research by a team at the University of Michigan led by Nicholas Kotov that describes the first material to use nanospheres to achieve intrinsic stretchable conductivity.“It looks like...
  • Still frame from UFO film recorded by George Adamski
    ET telepathy in 'Paths to Contact: True Stories from the Contact Underground'
    On Friday, May 10, 2013, computer scientist Jeff Becker revealed esoteric dimensions of his personal contact with ETs in an exclusive interview broadcast live over YouTube. The editor of “Paths to Contact: True Stories from the Contact...
  • Nanotechnology changing lives
    New Capital Region economy taking shape off I-90
    A Capitol Region woman who takes aspirin for frequent headaches asked her doctor one day, "Where does the aspirin go?" The doctor replied that the aspirin goes everwhere in the body--including the stomach.And that's not a...
  • Golden nanoparticles:  A promising potential treatment for some lymphomas
    Golden nanoparticles: A promising potential treatment for some lymphomas
    A recent landmark study by Northwestern University researchers on starving cancer cells to death with golden nanoparticles may lead to new treatment alternatives for lymphoma patients.Regular readers of this column know that blood cancer research...
  • UCLA researchers discover method to trap cancer cells in the bloodstream
    UCLA researchers discover method to trap cancer cells in the bloodstream
    UCLA researchers continue to make advances in the field of nanotechnology. Their latest breakthrough is an improved method for capturing and analyzing cancer cells that break away from patients’ tumors and circulate in the blood. The...
  • UCLA micro-supercapacitor
    New fast, flexible carbon-based supercapacitors may revolutionize electronics
    A new easy, low-cost method for making microscale carbon-based supercapacitors capable of charging a cellphone in 30 seconds was revealed in a research paper published recently in Nature Communications.Supercapacitors are similar to batteries, in...