Chad Mirkin to receive Nano Research Award – Northwestern University NewsCenter

Chad Mirkin to receive Nano Research AwardNorthwestern University NewsCenterMirkin is the George B. Rathmann Professor of Chemistry in the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences and director of the International Institute for Nanotechnology (IIN) at Northwestern. He is being honored for his achievements in nanoscience and …

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New water-splitting method could open path to hydrogen economy

Researchers have found a way to more efficiently generate hydrogen from water – an important key to making clean energy more viable. Using inexpensive nickel and iron, the researchers developed a very simple, five-minute method to create large amounts of a high-quality catalyst required for the chemical reaction to split water.

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A higher(er)-definition nose

Sensors that sniff out chemicals in the air to warn us about everything from fires to carbon monoxide to drunk drivers to explosive devices hidden in luggage have improved so much that they can even detect diseases on a person’s breath. Researchers have made a discovery that could make our best ‘chemical noses’ even more sensitive.

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Global Nanotechnology and Nanomaterials Market 2010-2017 & Forecasts to 2027 – ResearchAndMarkets.com

The Global Market for Nanotechnology and Nanomaterials is the most comprehensive assessment of the opportunities afforded by these remarkable materials and technologies. The report at over 970 pages long, offers full market forecasts for nanomaterials and industrial sectors impacted by nanotechnology.

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Telegram and Telegram X are back in the Apple App Store – CNET

Apple had temporarily pulled the encrypted messaging apps because of inappropriate content. They’ve returned.

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Facebook’s New Year’s resolution isn’t going great (The 3:59, Ep. 349) – CNET

On today’s podcast, we talk about Facebook earnings, Twitter bots, home security for your internet of things gadgets, and Intel drones.

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If Alexa was Southern, you could get a burlap-and-lace Echo – CNET

Heads up, y’all. A spot-on spoof video advertises a Southern version of Alexa with proper manners and a penchant for burlap.

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Hackers behind new botnet also host a GTA: San Andreas server – CNET

Researchers discover a botnet, called JenX, linked to a hacking group that also hosts servers for Grand Theft Auto mods.

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YouTube TV available on Roku, coming to Apple TV ‘very soon’ – CNET

YouTube’s $35-per-month alternative to cable TV is now on the most popular streaming platform.

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Silk fibers could be high-tech ‘natural metamaterials’

New research has demonstrated how the nano-architecture of a silkworm’s fiber causes ‘Anderson localization of light,’ a discovery that could lead to various innovations and a better understanding of light transport and heat transfer.

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