Nano Bugle

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Possibilities of Nanotechnology in Cancer


Video frames otained from the ‘Video Journey Into Nanotechnology’

Video frames otained from the ‘Video Journey Into Nanotechnology’

This time we show you a video, entitled ‘Video Journey Into Nanotechnology’, from the National Cancer Institute that shows the potential of nanotechnology in cancer treatment, moreover it approach us to the operational dimensions of the nanoscale.


May 28, 2009 Posted by | Educational & Teaching Resources | , | Leave a comment

Controlling Rays of Light in the Nanoscale


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A group of CIC nanoGUNE’s scientists have developed a method for controlling light rays in the nanometer range.

In essence, the work has led to a new method capable of operating with light at the nanoscale, which can lead to a multitude of possibilities in applications with highly sensitive biosensor. 

The project has involved several universities and institutions, including the Donostia International Physics Center, Centro de Física de Materirales del CSIC and The Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry.

May 27, 2009 Posted by | Nano News | , | Leave a comment

Nanophotonics for High Performance Sectors


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Image obtained from ESA web site

The company from Valencia DAS Photonics participates in the conduct of the world’s largest telescope, called ALMA (Atacama Large Millimeter/Submillimiter Array). The technology developed by DAS will distribute between the antennas a reference signal very stable at high frequencies in the millimetre band calls. 

Moreover, this spin-off from the Centro  de Tecnología Nanofotónica de la Universidad Politécnica de Valencia will also incorporate a system of connections optoelectronic in Alphasat telecommunications satellite that the European Space Agency (ESA) launched in 2012. The objective is to verify that the system maintains performance and reliability demonstrated in ground tests.

May 27, 2009 Posted by | Nano News | , , | Leave a comment

Nanoelectric Activity of the Cell Membrane

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Researchers from the line Bioelectric Characterization of the nanoscale from IBEC (Institut de biornginyeria de Catalunya) and the Polytechnic of Milan have developed a technique to know precisely and in detail how the cell membrane responds to the alternating electric field at the nanoscale, i.e., their dielectric properties. 

The study, published in the journal Nano Letters, allows new possibilities in the study of nanobioelectric phenomena in biological membranes.

May 21, 2009 Posted by | Nanobiology | , | Leave a comment

Nanomaterials to Improve the Tools Subject to Wear

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A group of researchers at the Instituto de Ciencia de los Materiales, Universidad de Valencia, in collaboration with the Universidad Politécnica de Valencia and Universidad Jaume I have patented a method for preparing nanostructured metal carbides. 

By this new method they can produce at industrial scale very hard and resistant nanomaterials used in machinery and tools subject to high wear such as saws, drills and drilling heads.

May 18, 2009 Posted by | Nano News | , , | Leave a comment

Ceramic Nano-powders


Image obtained from Nanum web site

Image obtained from Nanum web site

A spin-off of the Material Laboratory of Federal University of Minas Gerais, called Nanum, researches, develops and manufactures ceramic nano-powders.  

The products offered by this Brazilian company are aluminum oxide in alpha crystalline phase, powder of nanoparticle aluminum oxide, nanoparticle aluminum hydroxide and industrially synthesized by the wet, dry monodispersed nanoparticles of zinc oxide and polishing paste.

May 14, 2009 Posted by | Nano News | , | Leave a comment

Micro-fluidics for Electronic Components


The company microLIQUID, which origin was as a spin-off from the center of technological research Ikerlan-IK4, has specialized in the manufacturing of micro fluidic structures in both prototypes and in series production. 

The firm offers standard micro fluidic chips and encapsulated. Its offering range extends from the most simple to complex micro fluidic chips Lab on a chip.

May 13, 2009 Posted by | Nano News | , | 1 Comment

3D Animations in the Service of Nanotechnology


Video frame obtained from 3dmx web site

Video frame obtained from 3dmx web site

Under the signature 3dmx, a team of Mexicans offers of 3D animations in scientific and technological areas. This group specializes in entertainment technology, biotechnology, nanotechnology and medicine.

On its website you can find a 3D animation showing how a nanofiber that is used in the manufacture of textiles and protects against viruses and bacteria.

May 12, 2009 Posted by | Nano News | | 1 Comment

Neoker selected by the committee WBT’09


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The World’s Best Technologies 2009 committee has announced its selection of companies with most innovative technologies. The spin-off of the Instituto de Cerámica de la Universidad de Santiago, Neoker, S.L., is on the companies selected by developing a process for the manufacture of single crystals of alumina fibbers. 

The selected companies will have the opportunity to be publicized and explain their products or services to investors and representatives of multinational companies.

May 8, 2009 Posted by | Nano News | , , | Leave a comment

Nanopackages to preserve food

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The Instituto Tecnológico del Sector Agroalimentario (AINIA) develops a project to apply nanotechnology to the production of cheaper packaging and lengthen the life of the food they contain. 

Researchers have shown that incorporation of the plastic nanoclays increases the barrier effect and lengthen the useful lifetime of the content.  

Currently the project is in pilot phase and has been the quadrupling of the initial barrier packaging material under study.

May 7, 2009 Posted by | Nanopackaging | , | Leave a comment