(Nanowerk News) A strangely shaped depression on Mars could be a new place to look for signs of life on the Red Planet, according to a University of Texas at Austin-led study. The depression was probably formed by a volcano beneath a glacier and could have been a warm, chemical-rich environment well suited for microbial life.

The findings were published this month in Icarus, the International Journal of Solar System Studies (“Candidate volcanic and impact-induced ice depressions on Mars”).

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November 11th, 2017|0 Comments

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November 10th, 2017|0 Comments

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November 5th, 2017|0 Comments

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October 3rd, 2017|0 Comments

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October 2nd, 2017|0 Comments

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October 1st, 2017|0 Comments

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September 30th, 2017|0 Comments

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September 29th, 2017|0 Comments

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September 28th, 2017|0 Comments

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September 27th, 2017|0 Comments

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September 25th, 2017|0 Comments

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September 24th, 2017|0 Comments

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Nanotechnology Startup Nanosys Raises $7.5 Million

September 24th, 2017|0 Comments

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September 24th, 2017|0 Comments

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A New Mechanism For Controlling Memory

September 22nd, 2017|0 Comments

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September 21st, 2017|0 Comments

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September 20th, 2017|0 Comments

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September 19th, 2017|0 Comments

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September 18th, 2017|0 Comments

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September 17th, 2017|0 Comments

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September 16th, 2017|0 Comments

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September 16th, 2017|0 Comments

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September 15th, 2017|0 Comments

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September 13th, 2017|0 Comments

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September 13th, 2017|0 Comments

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September 13th, 2017|0 Comments

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September 11th, 2017|0 Comments

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September 10th, 2017|0 Comments

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September 9th, 2017|0 Comments

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September 7th, 2017|0 Comments

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The International Symposium for Personal and Commercial Spaceflight (ISPCS 2017)

September 6th, 2017|0 Comments

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Brain-Like Neural Networks Study Space-Time Distortions at Breakneck Speed

September 4th, 2017|0 Comments

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Environmental chemist flashes warning light on new nanoparticle

September 4th, 2017|0 Comments

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September 2nd, 2017|0 Comments

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September 2nd, 2017|0 Comments

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August 31st, 2017|0 Comments

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August 31st, 2017|0 Comments

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August 30th, 2017|0 Comments

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August 30th, 2017|0 Comments

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August 26th, 2017|0 Comments

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August 21st, 2017|0 Comments

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August 21st, 2017|0 Comments

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Researchers find switch that turns on immune cells tumour-killing ability

August 19th, 2017|0 Comments

Researchers have shown how a microRNA molecule known as Lethal-7 (let-7) serves as a molecular control hub to direct the function of cytotoxic T lymphocytes by putting the brakes on [...]

Nanoapps Medical added to list of Top 50 nanotechnology blogs

August 18th, 2017|0 Comments

We are pleased to advise that we have been added to Feedspot's list of the Top 50 nanotechnology blogs on the web. Feedspot is a browser-based RSS feed reader and [...]

Malware Stored in Synthetic DNA Can Take Over a PC, Researchers Find

August 13th, 2017|0 Comments

From an article in the Wall Street Journal: University of Washington researchers figured out a way to use biology to infect computers with malicious code. In their experiments, the researchers [...]

Elon Musk issues a stark warning about A.I. – calls it a bigger threat than North Korea

August 12th, 2017|0 Comments

Tesla CEO Elon Musk fired off a new and ominous warning on Friday about artificial intelligence, suggesting the emerging technology poses an even greater risk to the world than a [...]

Test uses nanotechnology to quickly diagnose Zika virus

August 11th, 2017|0 Comments

From an article at medicalxpress.com: Washington University in St. Louis researchers have developed a test that quickly detects the presence of Zika virus in blood. Currently, testing for Zika requires [...]

Investors bet big on AI for health diagnostics

August 6th, 2017|0 Comments

From an article by Jonathan Norris, Silicon Valley Bank: We’re seeing a new wave of venture investments in healthtech companies — especially those with strong artifical intelligence and machine learning components. [...]

Neuroreality: The New Reality is Coming. And It’s a Brain Computer Interface

August 6th, 2017|0 Comments

From an article by Kristin Houser at futurism.com: With the release of the Oculus Rift in March 2016, the age of virtual reality (VR) truly began. VR tech had been generating buzz since the [...]

Artificial Intelligence: Everything You Want to Know

August 5th, 2017|0 Comments

From an article by Liisi Ruuse at scoro.com: By the end of this 10-minute read, you will hopefully have a comprehensive overview about Artificial Intelligence (AI). What is Artificial Intelligence? We’ll [...]

Nanoparticles trick body into accepting organ transplants

August 5th, 2017|0 Comments

Using nanoparticles, Yale researchers have developed a drug-delivery system that could reduce organ transplant complications by hiding the donated tissue from the recipient’s immune system. About 25,000 organ transplants are [...]

Nano Robots Video – Fast Facts

August 5th, 2017|0 Comments

  The Fast Facts Collection was originally produced for the edutainment reality TV program Stars of Science, a Qatar Foundation initiative. The program has successfully brought science and [...]

Terasem’s 12th Annual Workshop On Geoethical Nanotechnology, Second Life, July 202017

August 3rd, 2017|0 Comments

  Terasem’s 12th Annual Workshop On Geoethical Nanotechnology took place as usual on July 20 2017 in the Terasem sim, Second Life, with great talks by David Brin, [...]

Israel’s vital contributions to nanotechnology

July 31st, 2017|0 Comments

From an article by Lin Arison & Diana C. Stoll/The Desert and the Cities Sing: Writers Lin Arison and Diana C. Stoll speak to Yeshayahu Talmon, a chemical engineer, about nanotech [...]

RNA used to make ‘living computers’ for nanotechnology

July 30th, 2017|0 Comments

From an article by Tim Sandle at Digital Journal: Researchers from Arizona State University have demonstrated that living cells can be induced to carry out complex computations in the manner [...]

Dynamic chemistry produces nano-derived anticancer drugs

July 29th, 2017|0 Comments

Aalto University in Finland scientists have produced a new range of anticancer nanomaterials inspired by volcano-induced dynamic chemistry of the deep ocean. The process involves creating synthesized zinc peroxide nanoparticles. [...]

Nanotechnology: A Promising New Paradigm for the Control of Pain

July 28th, 2017|0 Comments

"Nanotechnology: A Promising New Paradigm for the Control of Pain" is a new article - available at Pain Medicine, published by Oxford University Press. Written by Krishnan V. Chakravarthy (MD, PhD), [...]

Elon Musk says Mark Zuckerberg has ‘limited understanding’ of AI

July 25th, 2017|0 Comments

Mark Zuckerberg just commented on artificial intelligence, saying people who warn of "doomsday scenarios" regarding AI are "pretty irresponsible." This did not sit well with Elon Musk, who returned fire [...]

Chemists perform ‘surgery’ on nanoparticles

July 24th, 2017|0 Comments

A team of chemists led by Carnegie Mellon University's Rongchao Jin has for the first time conducted site-specific surgery on a nanoparticle. The procedure, which allows for the precise tailoring [...]

Largest genome-wide study of lung cancer susceptibility conducted

July 22nd, 2017|0 Comments

A new study conducted by an international team of lung cancer researchers, including Professor John Field from the University of Liverpool, have identified new genetic variants for lung cancer risk. [...]

USDA announces $4.6 million for nanotechnology research

July 22nd, 2017|Comments Off on USDA announces $4.6 million for nanotechnology research

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today announced 13 grants totaling $4.6 million for research on the next generation of agricultural technologies and [...]

International Conference On Nanomedicine And Nanobiotechnology – ICONAN 2017

July 19th, 2017|0 Comments

The International Conference On Nanomedicine And Nanobiotechnology is an annual event that hosts high-profile plenary speakers, world-class researchers, oral and poster presentations, workshops, sponsor exhibits and afterworks. It is a [...]

Elsevier launches The Hive to showcase Pharma/ biotech start-ups

July 14th, 2017|0 Comments

From drugtargetreview.com: Elsevier, the information analytics company specializing in science and health, has announced that applications and nominations for The Hive, its innovation hub for biotech and pharmaceutical startups, are [...]

Rice U. nanoengineers create liquid-solid composites using clues from nature

July 12th, 2017|0 Comments

From an article at nanotech.now: In research appearing online in the journal Advanced Materials Interfaces, graduate student Peter Owuor, research scientist Chandra Sekhar Tiwary and colleagues from the laboratories of [...]

Tesla wins bid to build world’s largest lithium-ion battery for South Australia

July 10th, 2017|0 Comments

Tesla CEO Elon Musk promised back in March that his electric car company, which also owns solar energy provider SolarCity, could help the state of South Australia with its routine [...]

Huge Jupiter-like planet discovered by astronomers confounds theory of planetary development

July 10th, 2017|0 Comments

A rare, massive planet that orbits a fast-spinning star has caused scientists to rethink current models of stars and solar systems. The planet HIP 65426b was discovered by a group [...]

Nano-sized drug carriers could be the future for patients with lung disease

July 8th, 2017|0 Comments

From an article at phys.org by Ryan O'hare : Metallic nanomolecules capable of carrying drugs to exactly where they are needed could one day help to treat patients with a [...]

Nanotechnology to protect astronauts from harmful radiation, and turn windows into mirrors

July 5th, 2017|0 Comments

  Imagine a window that could instantly turn into mirror — the possibility is real, thanks to a breakthrough in nanotechnology by researchers at the Australian National University [...]