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Researchers Invent “smart” Thread that Collects Diagnostic Data when Sutured into Tissue

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For the first time, researchers led by Tufts University engineers have integrated nano-scale sensors, electronics and microfluidics into threads – ranging from simple cotton to sophisticated synthetics – that can be sutured through multiple layers of tissue to gather diagnostic data wirelessly in real time, according to a paper published online July 18 in Microsystems & Nanoengineering...

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Directed Matter - Toward Atomic-scale 3D Nanofabrication

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Additive manufacturing techniques featuring atomic precision could one day create materials with Legos flexibility and Terminator toughness, according to researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory...

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Congressional Research Service Prepares “Policy Primer” on Nanotechnology

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The Congressional Research Service (CRS) prepared a June 28, 2016, report, Nanotechnology: A Policy Primer. The report provides an overview of federal research and development (R&D) in nanotechnology, U.S. competitiveness in the field, environmental, health, and safety (EHS) concerns, nanomanufacturing, and public understanding of and attitudes toward nanotechnology...

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Senate Science and Technology Leaders Introduce the American Innovation and Competitiveness Act

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The U.S. Senate, under leadership of the Commerce Committee’s innovation and competitiveness working group on federal science and technology research policies, along with the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, recently introduced the American Innovation and Competitiveness Act...

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