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Apr 8, 2016

High-Resolution, SWAXS Characterisation of Nanostructures and Nanomaterials with the SAXSpace

Posted by in categories: food, nanotechnology, particle physics

Nanostructured samples and materials can be efficiently and reliable characterized using Anton Paar’s SAXSpace small- and wide-angle X-ray scattering (SWAXS) system. Users can obtain the size, shape, and size distribution of nano-sized samples and particle domains with the help of the SAXSpace. The device is ideally suited for the analysis of colloidal, biological (Bio-SAXS), and isotropic samples.

The SWAXS system also has a wide selection of accurate and versatile sample stages to meet each SAXS application. Easy handling and automatic alignment facilitate smooth operation. With the unique combination of robust design, short measurement time, and high system uptime, the device not only provides superior WAXS or SAXS results but also ensures high sample throughput. These capabilities make SAXSpace ideally suited to explore nanostructure in various materials, including surfactants, pharmaceuticals, proteins, foods, polymers, and nanoparticles.

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Apr 8, 2016

Nanoimprint lithography and nanodefect management for semiconductor fabrication

Posted by in category: nanotechnology

Today aparently is the reporting day for nano.

Nanoimprint technology combined with defect management could significantly reduce the cost of lithography for fabricating semiconductor devices.

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Apr 8, 2016

Trends in Nanomedicine — Technology Benchmarking & Innovator Analysis

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, health, life extension, nanotechnology

Nanomedicine has been something that many in tech expected to be a critical part of the healthcare landscape for over a decade. I am glad to see how quickly the technology is being adopted as part of bio-medical research and treatments for various diseases, etc.

NEW YORK, April 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Nano-based science paving the precision medicine era.

The continued development of new treatments associated with the demographic trends and public health considerations is remarkable. Nanotechnology has been identified as one most relevant key enabling technologies of the last ten years, significantly impacting on many different biomedical developments in a broad spectrum of applications therapeutics, diagnostics, theranostics, medical imaging, regenerative medicine, life sciences research and biosciences, among many others. In fact, nanomedicine is present in all therapeutic areas, exhibiting a perceptible and extensive impact in the treatment and diagnosis of some most concerned diseases.

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Apr 8, 2016

‘Chatbots’ are coming; next stop Facebook

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

I expect to see more and more online consumers having their own “Personalized” bots that mimics them online. Granted at the moment we see the more generic versions of a personal assistant, etc. However, I do believe the next major push will be providing the consumers the flexibility of personalizing their bots that mimics them in their communication styles, interaction style, interests, personalities, etc.

SAN FRANCISCO — Will there be a bot for that?

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Apr 8, 2016

The new Library of Alexandria builds up its supercomputing powers

Posted by in category: supercomputing

Good trivia.

Julius Caesar set out to destroy the original Library of Alexandria: if only he could see the new resources the researchers have access to now.

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Apr 8, 2016

UV-C LEDs and lasers: low-voltage light sources for killing germs

Posted by in category: biotech/medical

Aluminum gallium nitride UV-C LED devices fabricated with novel epitaxial techniques show improved efficiency and have longer operating lifetimes.

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Apr 8, 2016

Quantum dots enhance light-to-current conversion in layered metal dichalcogenide semiconductors

Posted by in categories: computing, electronics, quantum physics, solar power, sustainability

Improving light-sensing devices with Q-Dots.

Harnessing the power of the sun and creating light-harvesting or light-sensing devices requires a material that both absorbs light efficiently and converts the energy to highly mobile electrical current. Finding the ideal mix of properties in a single material is a challenge, so scientists have been experimenting with ways to combine different materials to create “hybrids” with enhanced features.

In two just-published papers, scientists from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Brookhaven National Laboratory, Stony Brook University, and the University of Nebraska describe one such approach that combines the excellent light-harvesting properties of quantum dots with the tunable electrical conductivity of a layered tin disulfide semiconductor. The hybrid material exhibited enhanced light-harvesting properties through the absorption of light by the quantum dots and their energy transfer to tin disulfide, both in laboratory tests and when incorporated into electronic devices. The research paves the way for using these materials in optoelectronic applications such as energy-harvesting photovoltaics, light sensors, and light emitting diodes (LEDs).

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Apr 8, 2016

WebTorrent Desktop Streams Torrents Beautifully

Posted by in categories: entertainment, internet, media & arts

WebTorrent is best described as a BitTorrent client for the web. It allows people to share files directly from their browser, without having to configure or install any additional software. Now WebTorrent Desktop has arrived, offering a lightweight yet feature-rich streaming and castable experience on Windows, Linux and Mac.

wtd-logoEvery day millions of Internet users fire up a desktop-based BitTorrent client to download and share everything from movies, TV shows and music, to the latest Linux distros.

Sharing of multimedia content is mostly achieved by use of a desktop client such as uTorrent, Vuze, qBitTorrent or Transmission, but thanks to Stanford University graduate Feross Aboukhadijeh, there is another way.

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Apr 8, 2016

Video: Humans Could Engineer Themselves for Long-Term Space Travel

Posted by in categories: bioengineering, biological, genetics, space

Humans may need to genetically engineer themselves to withstand the harsh and unpredictable environments encountered during long-term space travel, one researcher says.

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Apr 8, 2016

SCHAFT Unveils Awesome New Bipedal Robot at Japan Conference

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

Out of nowhere, at a conference in Japan today, SCHAFT demoed a new bipedal robot designed to “help society”.

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