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July 2015

The Future With Nanoionics

July 28, 2015

Future devices may run on ions flowing in nano-sized channels. An ion-conducting nano-channel viewed under an atomic force microscope (left) and scanning electron microscope (right) Living systems [more...]

Magnetic Field Sensor Unearthed in Worms

July 28, 2015

Caenorhabditis elegans. (Image Credit: Amy Pasquinelli, courtesy of NIH’s National Institute of General Medical Sciences) Researchers identified a sensor that detects the Earth’s magnetic field [more...]

Single-Cell Proteomics Is in the Chips

July 28, 2015

At Northeastern University, researchers are developing ScanDrop, a lab-on-a-chip biosensor approach that utilizes a well-mixed microfluidic device and a microsphere-based assay capable of performing [more...]

Microlasers Track Cells from the Inside

July 28, 2015

Artist rendering of a group of cells that have absorbed microlasers. The spectral composition of the laser light from each cell is different, which provides a barcode-type tag and enables reliable [more...]

IBM Chip Features Cross The 10 nm Barrier

July 12, 2015

Michael Liehr (left) of SUNY Polytechnic Institute’s Colleges of Nanoscale Science and Engineering and Bala Haran (right) of IBM Research inspect a wafer comprised of 7 nm node test chips in a [more...]

Nanowire Yarns Supercharge Wearables

July 8, 2015

Yarn made of niobium nanowires, seen here in a scanning electron microscope image (background), can be used to make very efficient supercapacitors, MIT researchers have found. Adding a coating of a [more...]

Chemists Design A Quantum-dot Spectrometer

July 5, 2015

The Quantum Dot (QD) spectrometer device is printing QD filters — a key fabrication step. Other spectrometer approaches have complicated systems in order to create the optical structures needed. [more...]
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