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Nanotechnology, Health, Smart Clothing

Nature, Nanotechnology Fuse in Electric Yarn That Detects Blood

A carbon nanotube-coated "smart yarn" that conducts electricity could be woven into soft fabrics that detect blood and monitor health, engineers at the University of Michigan have demonstrated.

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Furniture, Upholstery, Fire Prevention, Fire Retardants, Nanotechnology

Carbon Nanofibers Cut Flammability of Upholstered Furniture

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Carbon, the active ingredient in charcoal, is normally not considered a fire retardant, but researchers at NIST have determined that adding a small amount of carbon nanofibers to the polyurethane foams used in some upholstered furniture can reduce flammability by about 35 percent when compared to foam infused with conventional fire retardants.

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Virus Esdma, Biotechnology, Nanotechnology

Dressed to Kill: From Virus to Vaccine

Researchers at NIST and the University of Queensland have demonstrated that they can count, size and gauge the quality of virus-like particle-based vaccines much more quickly and accurately than previously possible. Their findings could reduce the time it takes to produce a vaccine from months to weeks, allowing a much more agile and effective response to potential outbreaks.

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Nanotechnology, Semiconductors, Physics, Materials, nano, Electromagnetics

New Hybrid Nanostructures Detect Nanoscale Magnetism

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Researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have created a new process for growing a single multi-walled carbon nanotube that is embedded with cobalt nanostructures. Using this new hybrid material, the team determined that the electrical conductance of MWCNTs is sensitive enough to detect and be affected by trace amounts of magnetic activity. It is believed to be the first instance of demonstrating the detection of magnetic fields of such small magnets using an individual carbon nanotube.

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nano, Religion In U.S. Dictates A Wary View

For Nano, Religion in U.S. Dictates a Wary View

When it comes to the world of the very, very small "” nanotechnology "” Americans have a big problem: Nano and its capacity to alter the fundamentals of nature, it seems, are failing the moral litmus test of religion.

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Nanotechnology, GW, George Washington University

Institute for Nanotechnology Established at The George Washington University

The GW Institute of Nanotechnology will draw on the expertise of the University's faculty members in mechanical, aerospace, electrical, computer, civil, and environmental engineering; physics, chemistry; and biochemistry.

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Obama, Nanotechnology

'Nanobamas' Fuse Art, Science, Technology and Politics

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A University of Michigan professor has created 3-D portraits of the president-elect that are smaller than a grain of salt. He calls them "nanobamas."

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Nanosoccer, Nanotechnology, Competition, Robocup

Let the Games Begin! Nanosoccer at 2009 RoboCup in Austria

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The World Cup may be two years away but soccer aficionados can get an early start at satisfying their yen for global competition when NIST and the RoboCup Federation host the second-ever international nanosoccer contest next summer.

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Nanotechnology, Optical Tweezers

"˜Femtomolar Optical Tweezers' May Enable Sensitive Blood Tests

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NIST has licensed a patented 'optical tweezers' technique for detecting and measuring very small concentrations of a biological substance, such as a virus on a surface.

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Ion Source, Motis, trap, Semiconductors, Nanotechnology

Cold Atoms Could Replace Hot Gallium in Focused Ion Beams

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Scientists at NIST have developed a radical new method of focusing a stream of ions into a point as small as one nanometer, a versatile ion source that is expected to have broad application in nanotechnology both for carving smaller features on semiconductors than now are possible and for nondestructive imaging of nanoscale structures with finer resolution than currently possible with electron microscopes.







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