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Electric cloth
Evening gowns with interwoven LEDs may look extravagant, but the light sources need a constant power supply from devices that are as well wearable, durable, and lightweight. (2019-10-18)
New chemical method could revolutionize graphene
University of Illinois at Chicago scientists have discovered a new chemical method that enables graphene to be incorporated into a wide range of applications while maintaining its ultra-fast electronics. (2017-06-14)
New type of nanowires, built with natural gas heating
A new simple, cost-effective approach that may open up an effective way to make other metallic/semiconducting nanomaterials. (2016-01-30)
Scientists of SibFU have found a way to determine the toxicity of nanomaterials
Official website of the Russian Science Foundation reports that a group of scientists from Siberian Federal University and Krasnoyarsk Scientific Center of the SB RAS has developed a bioluminescent enzymatic test system for assessing the toxicity of carbon nanomaterials. (2017-11-02)
Clemson researchers blaze new ground in wireless energy generation
Researchers at the Clemson Nanomaterials Institute have developed a wireless energy source that generates electricity from simple mechanical motion, such as the waves in the ocean, the tap of a foot or the clap of a hand. (2018-02-05)
Small materials poised for big impact in construction
Bricks, blocks, and steel I-beams -- step aside. A new genre of construction materials, made from stuff barely 1/50,000th the width of a human hair, is about to debut in the building of homes, offices, bridges, and other structures. (2010-07-28)
Rutgers-led innovation could spur faster, cheaper, nano-based manufacturing
Engineers at Rutgers University-New Brunswick and Oregon State University are developing a new method of processing nanomaterials that could lead to faster and cheaper manufacturing of flexible thin film devices -- from touch screens to window coatings, according to a new study. (2018-02-14)
A new way to atomically thin materials
Metallic conductivity and hydrophilicity of MXenes have established them as electrodes in rechargeable batteries and supercapacitors, as well as other applications, including photothermal cancer therapy, electromagnetic shielding, water purification and gas sensing. (2018-04-04)
Improving silver nanowires for FTCEs with flash light interactions
A Korean research team led by Professor Keon Jae Lee of the Materials Science and Engineering Department at KAIST and Dr. (2017-04-04)
A reimagined future for sustainable nanomaterials
Engineered nanomaterials hold great promise for medicine, electronics, water treatment, and other fields. (2018-05-01)
Golden touch: Next-gen optical disk to solve data storage challenge
Scientists from Australia and China have drawn on the durable power of gold to demonstrate a new type of high-capacity optical disk that can hold data securely for more than 600 years. (2018-03-22)
Development of a novel carbon nanomaterial 'pot'
A novel, pot-shaped, carbon nanomaterial developed by researchers from Kumamoto University, Japan is several times deeper than any hollow carbon nanostructure previously produced. (2016-08-04)
Nano-sized gold particles have been shaped to behave as clones in biomedicine
A special laser system is able to induce billions of gold nanoparticles to behave as one. (2017-11-03)
Nanomaterials
As LMU physicists demonstrate in a new study, the optical and photocatalytic properties of so-called carbon dots can be precisely tuned by controlling the positions of nitrogen atoms introduced into their structure. (2017-11-15)
How a bunch of bird brains led to the development of touch screens
During WWII, B.F. Skinner and scientists at NIST worked on a project that trained pigeons to be bomber pilots. (2017-08-31)
Study unlocks full potential of 'supermaterial' graphene
New research reveals why the 'supermaterial' graphene has not transformed electronics as promised, and shows how to double its performance and finally harness its extraordinary potential. (2018-11-29)
New, safe zinc oxide quantum dots
Zinc oxide as a heavy metals-free substituent for commonly investigated cadium-based semiconductors is one of the most versatile systems with far-reaching perspectives. (2018-02-01)
Scientists mix the unmixable to create 'shocking' nanoparticles
Making a giant leap in the 'tiny' field of nanoscience, a multi-institutional team of researchers is the first to create nanoscale particles composed of up to eight distinct elements generally known to be immiscible, or incapable of being mixed or blended together. (2018-03-29)
Mending broken hearts with cardiomyocyte molds
Whether caused by an undetected birth defect or by a heart attack (myocardial infarction), when a heart sustains damage, it can be difficult to repair. (2018-03-13)
Nanomaterials: What are the environmental and health risks?
After 3 years of research in laboratories and in contact with industrial partners, the scientists have processed, tested and made available an online platform that supports industries and control and regulating institutions in evaluating potential risks that may arise for the production teams, for the consumers and for the environment (2018-02-26)
Reviewing advanced applications in drug delivery and medicine
This review seeks to analyze current advances of potential applications of graphene and its family of nano-materials for drug delivery and other major biomedical purposes. (2019-01-11)
Exploring the conversion of heat to electricity in single molecules
Researchers at Osaka University investigated the influence of the geometry of single-molecule devices on their ability to produce electricity from heat. (2017-05-09)
Subset of carbon nanotubes poses cancer risk similar to asbestos in mice
Researchers have shown for the first time in mice that long and thin nanomaterials called carbon nanotubes may have the same carcinogenic effect as asbestos: they can induce the formation of mesothelioma. (2017-11-06)
Researchers develop injectable bandage
A penetrating injury from shrapnel is a serious obstacle in overcoming battlefield wounds that can ultimately lead to death.Given the high mortality rates due to hemorrhaging, there is an unmet need to quickly self-administer materials that prevent fatality due to excessive blood loss. (2018-04-02)
Research measures movement of nanomaterials in simple model food chain
New research shows that while engineered nanomaterials can be transferred up the lowest levels of the food chain from single celled organisms to higher multicelled ones, the amount transferred was relatively low and there was no evidence of the nanomaterials concentrating in the higher level organisms. (2008-05-30)
A summary of electrospun nanofibers as drug delivery system
Recently, electrospun polymeric nanofibers have proven to be an interesting strategy for drug delivery systems application.This review presents an overview of the reported drugs loaded into polymeric nanofibers, to be used as drug delivery systems. (2018-12-14)
Fine felted nanotubes
Due to their unique properties, carbon nanotubes would be ideal for numerous applications, but to date they cannot be combined adequately with other materials, or they lose their beneficial properties. (2017-11-22)
A dash of gold improves microlasers
By attaching gold nanoparticles to the surface of a microlaser, researchers in the USC Viterbi School of Engineering demonstrated a frequency comb that takes up less space and requires 1000 times less power than current comb technology. (2017-10-06)
Remove toxic derivatives of phenol from water? Now that's really easy!
Researchers from RUDN University (Russia) have come up with a new method to convert titanium nanoparticles into an efficient substance capable of removing toxic phenol from water, even in visible light. (2017-11-13)
ORNL demonstrates large-scale technique to produce quantum dots
ORNL demonstrates a method to produce significant amounts of semiconducting nanoparticles for light-emitting displays, sensors, solar panels and biomedical applications. (2016-05-19)
Scientists create nanomaterials that reconfigure in response to biochemical signals
A newly published paper in Nature Chemistry details how a research team lead by scientists at the Advanced Science Research Center's Nanoscience Initiative are developing self-assembling electronic nanomaterials that can respond to biochemical signals for potential therapeutic use. (2018-04-30)
The making of biorelevant nanomaterials
The interactions of biological macromolecules such as nucleic acids, proteins, and polysaccharide-protein conjugates can be mimicked by artificial polyelectrolytes. (2018-01-03)
UConn chemists find secret to increasing luminescence efficiency of carbon nanotubes
University of Connecticut chemists have found a way to greatly increase the luminescence efficiency of carbon nanotubes by wrapping them in a chemical (2009-03-06)
Development of low-dimensional nanomaterials could revolutionize future technologies
Javier Vela, scientist at the US Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory, believes improvements in computer processors, TV displays and solar cells will come from scientific advancements in the synthesis of low-dimensional nanomaterials. (2017-06-15)
Small materials poised for big impact in construction
Bricks, blocks, and steel I-beams -- step aside. A new genre of construction materials, made from stuff barely 1/50,000th the width of a human hair, is about to debut in the building of homes, offices, bridges, and other structures. (2010-11-03)
Organic printing inks may restore sight to blind people
A simple retinal prosthesis is being developed in collaboration between Tel Aviv University in Israel and Linköping University in Sweden. (2018-05-02)
AI implications: Engineer's model lays groundwork for machine-learning device
In what could be a small step for science potentially leading to a breakthrough, an engineer at Washington University in St. (2017-08-17)
Assembly of nanoparticles proceeds like a zipper
according to scientists from Aalto University Finland, viruses and nanoparticles can be assembled into processable superlattice wires. (2017-09-22)
Containing our 'electromagnetic pollution'
Electromagnetic radiation is everywhere -- that's been the case since the beginning of the universe. (2016-09-08)
A new analysis system is able to identify pollutants from cosmetics in seawater
A University of Cordoba study, in partnership with the University of the Balearic Islands, uses carbon-coated titanium dioxide nanotubes to analyze samples affected by parabens from lotions and shampoos. (2018-05-29)
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