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5/13/2011 12:12:03 PM | Research | 0 comments
Photosynthesis or photovoltaics: Weighing the impact
Which is more efficient at harvesting the sun’s energy, plants or solar cells? This salient question and an answer are the subject of an article published in the May 13 issue of the journal Science.
4/22/2011 5:06:36 PM | Research | 0 comments
New DNA nanoforms take shape
Miniature architectural forms—some no larger than viruses—have been constructed through a revolutionary technique known as DNA origami. Researchers at Arizona State University’s Biodesign Institute have expanded the capability of this method to construct arbitrary, two and three-dimensional shapes, mimicking those commonly found in nature.
3/30/2011 11:57:16 PM | Energy | 0 comments
Biological Nanowires expedite future fuel production
Scientists in the UK and US, including researchers at Arizona State University, have been awarded $10.3 million to improve the photosynthetic process as a means of producing renewable fuel.
2/9/2011 12:08:23 PM | Materials | 0 comments
ASU helps shine spotlight on world of new materials
The Arizona Science Center is enlisting the expertise of professors in Arizona State University’s Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering in showcasing the latest advances in materials science and engineering.
2/2/2011 11:11:49 AM | Electronics | 0 comments
DNA: Building block for smaller, smarter electronics?
Using a concept called DNA origami, Arizona State University researchers are trying to pave the way to produce the next generations of electronics products.
1/10/2011 11:37:13 PM | Industry | 0 comments
Study: Nanotech research transcends country borders
Despite their focus on national economic competitiveness, the nanotechnology research initiatives now funded by more than 60 countries have become increasingly collaborative, with nearly a quarter of all papers being co-written by researchers across borders.
12/1/2010 11:05:40 AM | Materials | 0 comments
Researchers demystify glasses by studying crystals
Glass is something we all know about. It's what we sip our drinks from, what we look out of to see what the weather is like before going outside and it is the backbone to our high speed communications infrastructure (optical fibers).
11/19/2010 11:28:04 AM | Industry | 0 comments
Nanotechnology and equity issues explored in new book
ASU faculty member co-edits the second volume in the series Yearbook of Nanotechnology in Society that explores the significant impact new technologies can have on personal, national and global equity.
10/31/2010 2:03:34 PM | Grants | 0 comments
ASU faculty receive federal nanotech renewal grant
A team of professors at Arizona State University, including three faculty members of the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, has received a quarter-million-dollar federal grant to pursue their research of nanotechnology regulation.
10/13/2010 7:54:27 AM | Materials | 0 comments
Beyond the Nobel Prize, what's next for graphene?
If you had never heard of “graphene” a few days ago, you might know something about it today – if you follow the Nobel Prize announcements.
10/4/2010 11:25:16 AM | Research | 0 comments
DNA art imitates life: Construction of a nanoscale Mobius strip
Scientists have now reproduced the shape on a remarkably tiny scale, joining up braid-like segments of DNA to create Möbius structures measuring just 50 nanometers across—roughly the width of a virus particle.
9/14/2010 9:13:35 AM | Research | 0 comments
Focus on photonics: Center pursues expanding field of light research
New center will focus on research and education essential to advances in communications and medical technologies, computing, environmental management and more.
8/24/2010 12:08:29 PM | Bio/Medicine | 0 comments
Visualizing viruses: new research pinpoints tiny invaders
Viruses visually detected through a label-free method for the first time, using a high-resolution technology known as surface plasmon resonance microscopy.
8/24/2010 12:04:25 PM | Bio/Medicine | 0 comments
Bioengineering design makes health diagnosis simpler, quicker
ASU bioengineering research produces design for new device to help detect diseases quickly and at lower costs.
8/5/2010 6:16:35 PM | Research | 0 comments
Looking to leap forward on laser and photodetector technologies
A team of Arizona State University researchers will get support from the U.S. Department of Defense to aid development of the next generations of lasers and infrared photodetectors.
7/4/2010 5:01:44 PM | Materials | 0 comments
Graphene 2.0: a new approach to making a unique material
Researcher at the Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University has hit on a new way of making graphene, maximizing the material’s enormous potential, particularly for use in high-speed electronic devices.
5/13/2010 7:14:30 PM | Industry | 0 comments
Where nanotechnology’s future is incubating
ASU’s NanoFab facility is teaching industry ways to manufacture better products and helping engineers and scientists develop new technologies.
3/19/2010 6:12:33 PM | Research | 0 comments
Silver proves its mettle for nanotech applications
The self-assembling properties of the DNA molecule have allowed for the construction of an intriguing range of nanoscale forms.
3/12/2010 1:36:58 PM | Bio/Medicine | 0 comments
New imaging technology advances chemical detection
ASU scientists have hit on a new, versatile method to significantly improve the detection of trace chemicals important in such areas as national security, human health and the environment.
2/17/2010 8:23:29 PM | Bio/Medicine | 0 comments
ASU researchers going new places with nanotechnology
ASU scientists using nanotechnology are proving that bigger isn’t always better.
2/11/2010 6:50:55 PM | Research | 0 comments
ASU scientists develop universal DNA reader to advance faster, cheaper sequencing efforts
Arizona State University scientists have come up with a new twist in their efforts to develop a faster and cheaper way to read the DNA genetic code.
2/6/2010 10:08:58 PM | Research | 0 comments
It's a small world, after all
Stuart Lindsay, Arizona State University Regents’ professor and director of the Biodesign Institute’s Center for Single Molecule Biophysics, has just released the first comprehensive guide to a tiny world a million times smaller than a single grain of sand.
1/2/2010 9:45:40 AM | Research | 0 comments
Carbon nanotubes show promise for high-speed genetic sequencing
Faster sequencing of DNA holds enormous potential for biology and medicine, particularly for personalized diagnosis and customized treatment based on each individual's genomic makeup.
12/23/2009 12:03:38 AM | Electronics | 0 comments
ASU scientists improve chip memory by stacking cells
Scientists at Arizona State University have developed an elegant method for significantly improving the memory capacity of electronic chips.
10/13/2009 5:12:12 PM | Research | 0 comments
Small ... smaller ... smallest? ASU researchers create molecular diode
Recently, at Arizona State University's Biodesign Institute, N.J. Tao and collaborators have found a way to make a key electrical component on a phenomenally tiny scale. Their single-molecule diode is described in this week's online edition of Nature Chemistry.
8/1/2009 12:05:51 PM | Research | 0 comments
Breaking barriers with nanoscale lasers
Thinnest semiconductor laser holds promise of better computers and Internet access
7/12/2009 9:00:07 AM | Materials | 0 comments
Material world: graphene’s versatility promises new applications
Since its discovery just a few years ago, graphene has climbed to the top of the heap of new super-materials poised to transform the electronics and nanotechnology landscape.
6/16/2009 12:48:40 AM | Energy | 0 comments
Carbon nanotubes may lower cost of fuel cells
The high cost of manufacturing fuel cells makes their large-scale production for power generation next to impossible, but researchers at Arizona State University are working to change that so cars, electricity and much more can run on the “green” technology.
6/1/2009 7:16:10 AM | Research | 0 comments
Theorists Reveal Path to True Muonium
True muonium, a long-theorized but never-seen atom, might be observed in future experiments, thanks to recent theoretical work by researchers at the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and Arizona State University.
4/2/2009 6:26:03 PM | Grants | 0 comments
Faculty members at ASU’s Center for Nanotechnology in Society receive half-million dollar grant from National Science Foundation
The Socio-Technical Integration Research Project (STIR) has global reach
3/23/2009 6:55:02 AM | Research | 0 comments
Covering the bases: Quantum effect may hold promise for low-cost DNA sequencing, sensor applications
A ghostly property of matter, called quantum tunneling, may aid the quest for accurate, low-cost genomic sequencing.
3/13/2009 6:23:16 PM | Quantum dots | 0 comments
Quantum dots and nanomaterials: Ingredients for better lighting and more reliable power
Imagine flexible lighting devices manufactured by using printing techniques. Imagine solar power sources equally as reliable and as portable as any conventional power source.
3/8/2009 1:18:32 AM | Research | 0 comments
State-of-the-art microscope a mighty tool for research, education
Arizona State University will be home to one of the world’s most advanced electron microscopes, one that will enable researchers to do work essential to making significant advances in nanoscale aspects of solid state science and materials science and engineering.
2/16/2009 5:28:52 PM | Research | 0 comments
Lasers achieve world record tunability
Widely tunable semiconductor lasers offer a wide range of applications, ranging from spectroscopy, telecommunication, and on-chip biological and chemical detection.
2/14/2009 6:27:02 PM | Nanotubes | 0 comments
DNA 'nanotubes' spark interest
Arizona State University researchers imagine and assemble intricate structures on a scale almost unfathomably small. Their medium is the double-helical DNA molecule, a versatile building material offering near limitless construction potential.
1/2/2009 2:03:14 PM | Nanoparticles | 0 comments
The Gold Standard: Nanoparticles Used To Make 3-D DNA Nanotubes
Arizona State University researchers Hao Yan and Yan Liu imagine and assemble intricate structures on a scale almost unfathomably small. Their medium is the double-helical DNA molecule, a versatile building material offering near limitless construction potential.
8/10/2008 2:31:34 PM | Research | 0 comments
ASU takes forward step in forecasting global warming
Science magazine article details improvements needed for climate-change prediction
8/1/2008 5:07:00 PM | Research | 0 comments
Nanojewels made easy
Coaxing colors from nanoscale particles broadens horizons for optical technologies
7/13/2008 7:09:00 PM | Energy | 0 comments
New lab aims to advance solar energy industry
ASU is strengthening its commitment to boost Arizona’s economic development prospects in the renewable energy industry by establishing the Solar Power Laboratory to advance solar energy research, education and technology.
6/15/2008 6:12:45 PM | Industry | 0 comments
Growing use of nanomaterials spurs research to investigate possible downsides
Potential risks from the use of nanomaterials will be explored by three Arizona State University engineering faculty in a project supported by a $400,000 grant from the U.S.Department of Energy Office of Biological and Environmental Research.
6/4/2008 6:56:56 PM | Research | 0 comments
Scientists create new nanotech building blocks
In the fast-growing world of nanotechnology, researchers are constantly on the lookout for new building blocks to push innovation and discovery to scales much smaller than the tiniest speck of dust.
4/30/2008 3:30:14 PM | Research | 0 comments
Scientists Make Chemical Cousin Of DNA For Use As New Nanotechnology Building Block
In the rapid and fast-growing world of nanotechnology, researchers are continually on the lookout for new building blocks to push innovation and discovery to scales much smaller than the tiniest speck of dust.
4/18/2008 1:00:29 AM | Events | 0 comments
Events focus attention on "transhumanism" definitions
As technology marches forward at a dizzying pace, the “human-ness” in human beings is under siege. What will it mean to be human as time goes on?
2/7/2008 11:15:34 AM | Research | 0 comments
DNA nanotechnology could transform gene detection
Scientists at ASU’s Biodesign Institute have developed the world’s first gene detection platform made up entirely from self-assembled DNA nanostructures.
1/17/2008 9:22:23 AM | Events | 0 comments
Iridescence workshop promotes nature’s nanotechnology
"In terms of nanofabrication, nature has surpassed mankind, in both structural intricacy and manufacture, producing nanostructures at body temperature and neutral pH, without caustic reagents or environmental damage and with enviable repeatability for millions of years"
1/13/2008 8:54:57 PM | Bio/Medicine | 0 comments
Nanotechnology innovation may revolutionize gene detection in a single cell
Scientists at Arizona State University's Biodesign Institute have developed the world's first gene detection platform made up entirely from self-assembled DNA nanostructures.
12/20/2007 7:02:01 PM | Education | 0 comments
Arizona State University Law School To Offer Nanotech Course
The science of the small is on the cusp of something big, says professor Doug Sylvester, who’s offering a nanotechnology course next semester that will be of interest to ASU students across many disciplines.
10/23/2007 11:13:49 PM | Electronics | 0 comments
ASU’s Center for Applied Nanoionics Researchers Improve Memory Devices Using Nanotechnology
ASU’s Center for Applied Nanoionics (CANi) has a new take on old memory, one that promises to boost the performance, capacity and battery life of consumer electronics from digital cameras to laptops.
10/10/2007 11:52:29 AM | Grants | 0 comments
Technology center earns federal grant
ASU’s Center for the Study of Law, Science and Technology has been awarded a multiyear federal grant to develop models for the international regulation of nanotechnology, a growing science with big implications for health, safety, quality of life and environmental concerns.
9/22/2007 11:41:42 AM | Grants | 0 comments
Federal nanotech grant made to Law School team
A $314,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Energy has been awarded to the College's Center for the Study of Law, Science, & Technology at Arizona State University to investigate and recommend models for the international regulation of nanotechnology.
3/31/2007 6:52:37 PM | Research | 0 comments
Titanium Dioxide: It Slices, It Dices …
Chemists from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and Arizona State University have proposed an elegantly simple technique for cleaving proteins into convenient pieces for analysis.
1/31/2007 8:00:49 PM | Bio/Medicine | 0 comments
Faster, low cost sequencing technologies needed to drive era of personalized medicine
DNA testing is transforming health care and medicine, but current technologies only give a snapshot of an individual's genetic makeup.
11/26/2006 3:43:52 PM | Events | 0 comments
Nano and Giga Challenges in Electronics and Photonics (NGC2007)
The NGC2007 brings key leaders in nanotechnology from all over the world and offers a unique opportunity for access and collaboration.
10/16/2006 7:49:58 PM | Energy | 0 comments
Arizona State University Scientists Embark On NSF Grant For Nanotechnology Solar Energy Initiative
ASU scientists Rudy Diaz and Stuart Lindsay will lead a research group on a three-year, $1.1 million grant from the National Science Foundation for an innovative project designed to break through the current technological hurdles of solar energy.
9/15/2006 6:24:53 PM | Research | 0 comments
Tiny nanosensors could detect biochemical agents
Size doesn't always matter
6/23/2006 6:41:14 PM | Research | 0 comments
Photoprotective effect measured for the first time at single biomolecule level
How plants avoid feeling the burn
1/29/2006 11:02:24 AM | Events | 0 comments
Big interest in the small: Nanotechnology will be focus of ASU forum
The Center for Nanotechnology in Society will be launched with a public forum on ethical, personal privacy and other issues raised by nanotechnology from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday at the College of Law at ASU's Tempe campus.
1/27/2006 6:48:40 PM | Events | 0 comments
Nanotechnology leaders gather to debate nanotech pros, cons
Nanotechnology, defined as science and engineering done at the scale of a billionth of a meter, promises to have a profound impact on society. It has been heralded by many scientists, futurists and investors as the next industrial revolution.
1/23/2006 11:43:37 PM | Research | 0 comments
ASU's Nanotech in Society Center hosts launch event
On Monday, January 30, nanotechnology leaders from across the nation will gather in Tempe as ASU launches its Center for Nanotechnology in Society. The culmination of the launch event will be a Public Forum on Nanotechnology in Society from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Great Hall (Armstrong Hall) of the College of Law.
12/30/2005 4:10:35 PM | Events | 0 comments
Forbidding Science conference set for January
The conference will examine questions raised by pathogen and toxin, nanotechnology, and cognitive enhancement research
11/2/2005 8:52:45 PM | Bio/Medicine | 0 comments
Researchers target silicon chips for biomolecular devices
DARPA research project developing novel hybrid biomolecular nanodevices and systems for potential application as biosensors in areas such as disease detection, pharmaceutical drug-testing, drug-delivery systems and health monitoring.
10/22/2005 10:04:51 PM | Research | 0 comments
ASU grant to explore DNA based computing
Arizona State University School of Life Sciences professor Wayne Frasch was recently awarded a $1.2 million grant from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency and the U.S. Air Force Office of Science Research to fund a 2-year project linking DNA technology with computer science. This could result in a computer that uses DNA, rather than electronic components, to crunch numbers.
10/11/2005 11:36:21 PM | Research | 0 comments
New ASU center will assess societal implications of nanotechnology
Center researchers will work side by side with scientists who are making nanotechnology a reality to anticipate and understand the societal consequences of this new area of innovation.
9/5/2005 7:11:41 PM | Research | 0 comments
ASU researchers’ presentations shed light on multiple advances
Single molecule transistors, Microorganism eating contaminants, New defense for terrorism, and Nanomaterial hazard

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