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A billion holes can make a battery
Researchers at the University of Maryland have invented a single tiny structure that includes all the components of a battery that they say could bring about the ultimate miniaturization of energy storage components. (2014-11-10)
QUT leading the charge for panel-powered car
A car powered by its own body panels could soon be driving on our roads after a breakthrough in nanotechnology research by a Queensland University of Technology team. (2014-11-05)
Researchers engineer a 'smart bomb' to attack childhood leukemia
Fatih Uckun, Jianjun Cheng and their colleagues have taken the first steps towards developing a so-called 'smart bomb' to attack the most common and deadly form of childhood cancer -- called B-lineage acute lymphoblastic leukemia. (2014-11-04)
Outsmarting thermodynamics in self-assembly of nanostructures
Berkeley Lab researchers have achieved symmetry-breaking in a bulk metamaterial solution for the first time, a critical step game toward achieving new and exciting properties in metamaterials. (2014-11-03)
Breakthrough in molecular electronics paves the way for DNA-based computer circuits in the future
An international group of scientists reports reproducible and quantitative measurements of electricity flow through long molecules made of four DNA strands. (2014-10-26)
NYU researchers break nano barrier to engineer the first protein microfiber
Researchers have broken new ground in the development of proteins that form specialized fibers used in medicine and nanotechnology. (2014-10-23)
Sopping up proteins with thermosponges
A research team led by Brigham and Women's Hospital has developed and tested a novel nanoparticle platform that efficiently delivers clinically important proteins in vivo in initial proof-of-concept tests. (2014-10-22)
Springer and Tsinghua University Press award Nano Research Award
Professor Charles M. Lieber -- the Mark Hyman Professor of Chemistry at Harvard University -- has been presented with the first-ever Tsinghua University Press-Springer Nano Research Award. (2014-10-20)
Crystallizing the DNA nanotechnology dream
For the last 20 years, scientists have tried to design large DNA crystals with precisely prescribed depth and complex features -- a design quest just fulfilled by a team at Harvard's Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering. (2014-10-19)
Charles Marcus receives American research prize
Charles Marcus, who is a professor and head of the Center for Quantum Devices at the Niels Bohr Institute at the University of Copenhagen, has been awarded the prize for 'Research Excellence in Nanotechnology' by the nanoscience center, NBIC at the University of Pennsylvania, USA. (2014-10-15)
Nanoparticles give up forensic secrets
A group of researchers from Switzerland has thrown light on the precise mechanisms responsible for the impressive ability of nanoparticles to detect fingermarks left at crime scenes. (2014-10-01)
Nanoparticles accumulate quickly in wetland sediment
Using mesocosms that closely approximate wetland ecosystems, researchers show carbon nanotubes accumulate quickly in sediments -- a tendency that could indirectly damage aquatic food chains by piggybacking harmful molecules. (2014-10-01)
Engineers show light can play seesaw at the nanoscale
University of Minnesota electrical engineering researchers have developed a unique nanoscale device that for the first time demonstrates mechanical transportation of light. (2014-09-22)
PETA Science Consortium experts to present at international nanotechnology workshop
Experts from the PETA International Science Consortium will present strategies for optimizing nonanimal testing methods at a workshop that will examine the strengths and limitations of current alternatives to using animals to assess nanotoxicity. (2014-09-12)
New knowledge of cannabis paves the way for drug development
Revolutionary nanotechnology method could help improve the development of new medicine and reduce costs. (2014-09-08)
Light detector to revolutionize night vision technology
Researchers have developed a light detector that could revolutionize chemical sensing and night vision technology. (2014-09-08)
MIPT and RAS scientists made an important step towards creating medical nanorobots
Researchers at Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology and Russian Academy of Sciences made an important step towards creating medical nanorobots discovering a way of enabling them to produce logical calculations using a variety of biochemical reactions. (2014-08-18)
'Trojan horse' treatment could beat brain tumors
A 'Trojan horse' treatment for an aggressive form of brain cancer, which involves using tiny nanoparticles of gold to kill tumor cells, has been successfully tested by scientists. (2014-08-12)
LEDs made from 'wonder material' perovskite
Colourful LEDs made from a material known as perovskite could lead to LED displays which are both cheaper and easier to manufacture in future. (2014-08-05)
NSF grant to Wayne State supports new concept for manufacturing nanoscale devices
According to the National Science Foundation, nanotechnology is the creation and utilization of functional materials, devices, and systems with novel properties and functions. (2014-07-30)
New method provides researchers with efficient tool for tagging proteins
With a new method, researchers use a piece of DNA engineered to bind to metal ions. (2014-07-29)
Nano-sized chip 'sniffs out' explosives far better than trained dogs
A groundbreaking nanotechnology-inspired sensor devised by Tel Aviv University's Professor Fernando Patolsky picks up the scent of explosives molecules better than a detection dog's nose. (2014-07-23)
Mind the gap: Socioeconomic status may influence understanding of science
When it comes to science, socioeconomic status may widen confidence gaps among the least and most educated groups in society, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison's Science, Media and the Public research group. (2014-07-07)
Nanotechnology for a sustainable future, new book offers insights
A newly released book, Nanotechnology Environmental Health and Safety: Risk, Regulation and Management, offers insights into how these new technologies may be applied to build a sustainable future and provides practical strategies for identifying and mitigating the potential risks that accompany emerging nanotechnology. (2014-07-01)
NNI releases progress review on environmental, health, & safety research
The National Nanotechnology Initiative released today a Progress Review on the Coordinated Implementation of the National Nanotechnology Initiative 2011 Environmental, Health, and Safety Research Strategy, a document that demonstrates the wide range of research activities, accomplishments, and collaborations of Federal agencies working toward the responsible development of nanotechnology. (2014-06-26)
Nanoscale velcro used for molecule transport
Biological membranes separate the cell from the environment and at the same time control the import and export of molecules. (2014-06-25)
Princeton Plasma Lab funded to explore nanoparticles with plasma
The US Department of Energy's Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory has received some $4.3 million of DOE Office of Science funding, over three years, to develop an increased understanding of the role of plasma in the synthesis of nanoparticles. (2014-06-09)
Nano-platform ready: Scientists use DNA origami to create 2-D structures
Scientists at NYU and the University of Melbourne have developed a method using DNA origami to turn one-dimensional nano materials into two dimensions. (2014-06-02)
USDA and NNI partner for Nanocellulose Commercialization Workshop
The National Nanotechnology Coordination Office is pleased to announce the National Nanotechnology Initiative's partnership with the US Department of Agriculture, Forest Service to host 'Cellulose Nanomaterials -- A Path Towards Commercialization.' (2014-05-16)
Leading cfaed scientists organize international workshop about DNA-based microchips
Dresden's scientists are internationally renowned in the field of biomimetic material synthesis which uses biological principles such as molecular recognition and self-assembling for the tailor-made synthesis of new materials and structures. (2014-05-07)
Gold nanoparticles help target, quantify breast cancer segments in a living cell
Purdue University researchers have developed a way to detect and measure cancer levels in a living cell by using tiny gold particles with tails of synthetic DNA. (2014-04-23)
RNA shows potential as boiling-resistant anionic polymer material for nanoarchitectures
Nanotechnology researchers at the University of Kentucky have discovered new methods to build boiling-resistant nanostructures and arrays using a new RNA triangle scaffold. (2014-04-22)
PETA science consortium to present hazard testing strategy at nanotoxicology meeting
PETA International Science Consortium will present a non-animal tiered-testing strategy for nanomaterial hazard assessment at the 7th International Nanotoxicology Congress being held in Antalya, Turkey on April 23-26, 2014. (2014-04-22)
High-performance, low-cost ultracapacitors built with graphene and carbon nanotubes
By combining the powers of two single-atom-thick carbon structures, researchers at the George Washington University's Micro-propulsion and Nanotechnology Laboratory have created a new ultracapacitor that is both high performance and low cost. (2014-04-22)
INRS launches the UNESCO Chair
INRS is proud to announce the launch of the UNESCO Chair on Materials and Technologies for Energy Conversion, Saving and Storage. (2014-04-10)
Never say never in the nano-world
'On rare occasions, one may observe events that never happen on the macroscopic scale such as, for example heat transfer from cold to hot which is unheard of in our daily lives,' says Christoph Dellago, professor in computational physics at the University of Vienna and coauthor of the present publication in the renowned journal Nature Nanotechnology. (2014-03-31)
Nano-paper filter removes viruses
Researchers at the Division of Nanotechnology and Functional Materials, Uppsala University have developed a paper filter, which can remove virus particles with the efficiency matching that of the best industrial virus filters. (2014-03-31)
First thin films of spin ice reveal cold secrets
Thin films of spin ice have been shown to demonstrate surprising properties which could help in the development of applications of magnetricity, the magnetic equivalent of electricity. (2014-03-12)
Dartmouth researchers find promising results with local hyperthermia of tumors
A combination of iron-oxide nanoparticles and an alternating magnetic field, which together generate heat, have activated an immune system response to tumors in mice according to an accepted manuscript by Dartmouth-Hitchcock Norris Cotton Center researchers in the journal Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology and Medicine. (2014-03-03)
Detecting levels of antibiotics in blood paves the way to individualized treatment
A new methodology for rapidly measuring the level of antibiotic drug molecules in human blood serum has been developed, paving the way to applications within drug development and personalized medicine. (2014-03-02)
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