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Breakthrough in air purification with a catalyst that works at room temperature
Researchers from Tokyo Metropolitan University have shown that a newly engineered catalyst made of gold nanoparticles supported on a metal oxide framework shows breakdown of ammonia impurities in air, with excellent selectivity for conversion to nitrogen gas. (2019-03-23)
Fish-inspired material changes color using nanocolumns
Inspired by the flashing colors of the neon tetra fish, researchers have developed a technique for changing the color of a material by manipulating the orientation of nanostructured columns in the material. (2019-03-20)
Magnetic stir bars carry 'memory' from previous flasks and tubes
Magnetic stir bars are regarded as reusable consumables, and in many labs they last for months. (2019-03-20)
Researchers find cost-effective method for hydrogen fuel production process
U of A researchers have identified an inexpensive way to boost the efficiency of a process used to create hydrogen, a clean, renewable fuel. (2019-03-19)
Researchers develop sensor to detect brain disorders in seconds
Using nanotechnology, UCF researchers have developed the first rapid detector for dopamine, a chemical that is believed to play a role in various diseases such as Parkinson's, depression and some cancers. (2019-03-18)
Fingermark imaging for drug detection
In a paper to be published in the forthcoming issue in NANO, researchers from Zhejiang have uncovered a novel method of using nanocarrier-based biological fluorescent probes for detecting amphetamine and ketamine in latent fingermark, in a bid to combat drug abuse. (2019-03-14)
Researchers report new light-activated micro pump
Even the smallest mechanical pumps have limitations, from the complex microfabrication techniques required to make them to the fact that there are limits on how small they can be. (2019-03-11)
Computer-designed vaccine elicits potent antibodies against RSV
A first-of-its-kind nanoparticle vaccine candidate for respiratory syncytial virus, a major cause of infant mortality worldwide, has been developed through computer design. (2019-03-07)
Creating more potent cancer therapy using 'theranostics'
A City of Hope scientist and his colleagues have developed a user-friendly approach to creating 'theranostics' -- therapy combined with diagnostics -- that target specific tumors and diseases. (2019-03-05)
Nanoparticles help realize 'spintronic' devices
For the first time researchers have demonstrated a new way to perform functions essential to future computation three orders of magnitude faster than current commercial devices. (2019-03-05)
Nanotechnology and sunlight clear the way for better visibility
A new coating developed by ETH researchers prevents fogging on transparent surfaces. (2019-03-05)
Kidney disease killer vulnerable to targeted nano therapy
By loading a chelation drug into a nano-sized homing device, researchers at Clemson University have reversed in an animal model the deadliest effects of chronic kidney disease, which kills more people in the United States each year than breast or prostate cancer. (2019-03-04)
Layering titanium oxide's different mineral forms for better solar cells
A Japan-based research team led by Kanazawa University improved the efficiency of a new type of solar cell with a double layer consisting of pure anatase and brookite, two different mineral forms of titanium oxide. (2019-02-28)
Nanotechnology makes it possible for mice to see in infrared
Mice with vision enhanced by nanotechnology were able to see infrared light as well as visible light, reports a study published Feb. (2019-02-28)
UMMS scientists develop technology to give night vision to mammals
A new study in the journal Cell describes how UMass Medical School biochemist Gang Han, PhD, and colleagues developed technology to give night vision to mammals with a simple injection that contains nanoantennae, allowing the animals to see light beyond the visible spectrum, into the range of infrared light. (2019-02-28)
New blueprint for understanding, predicting and optimizing complex nanoparticles
Northwestern University researchers have developed a blueprint for understanding and predicting the properties and behavior of complex nanoparticles and optimizing their use for a broad range of scientific applications. (2019-02-28)
Directed evolution builds nanoparticles
Directed evolution is a powerful technique for engineering proteins. EPFL scientists now show that it can also be used to engineer synthetic nanoparticles as optical biosensors, which are used widely in biology, drug development, and even medical diagnostics such as real-time monitoring of glucose. (2019-02-27)
A new method for precision drug delivery: Painting
Researchers from the McKelvey School of Engineering and Washington University School of Medicine in St. (2019-02-27)
Packaging insecticides in tiny capsules may make them more toxic
Encasing insecticides in microscopic plastic capsules -- a common formulation for many pest sprays on the market -- could lead to unintended consequences. (2019-02-26)
An easier way to engineer plants
MIT researchers have developed a genetic tool that could make it easier to engineer plants that can survive drought or resist fungal infections. (2019-02-25)
Nanoparticle computing takes a giant step forward
Inspired by how cellular membranes process biological information, we developed a platform for constructing nanoparticle circuits on a supported lipid bilayer. (2019-02-23)
Scientists sharpen their molecular scissors and expand the gene editing toolbox
Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine scientists have figured out a better way to deliver a DNA editing tool to shorten the presence of the editor proteins in the cells in what they describe as a 'hit and run' approach. (2019-02-22)
Russian researchers made gold nano-stars for intracellular delivery
Researchers from Russian Academy of Sciences developed a new method for star-shaped nanoparticles synthesis based on laser irradiation. (2019-02-20)
New laser methods create dazzling colors on metals
In a new study, researchers describe how to use a single commercially available laser to achieve three techniques for laser colorization on metal, making the techniques more practical for a wide range of applications in art and jewelry making. (2019-02-19)
Texas A&M researchers develop new therapeutic approach to treating osteoarthritis
Researchers from Texas A&M University, led by Dr. Akhilesh K. (2019-02-19)
Breakthrough nanoscience discovery made on flight from New York to Jerusalem
Magic-size nanoclusters are the missing link that bridges the divide between how matter rearranges itself in small-scale molecular isomerization and in large, solid bulk matter phase transitions. (2019-02-18)
What happens to magnetic nanoparticles once in cells?
Although magnetic nanoparticles are being used more and more in cell imaging and tissue bioengineering, what happens to them within stem cells in the long term remained undocumented. (2019-02-14)
Platinum nanoparticles for selective treatment of liver cancer cells
Researchers at ETH Zurich recently demonstrated that platinum nanoparticles can be used to kill liver cancer cells with greater selectivity than existing cancer drugs. (2019-02-14)
Sensitive sensor detects Down syndrome DNA
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Down syndrome is the most common birth defect, occurring once in every 700 births. (2019-02-13)
New painkiller lasts longer, is less addictive than morphine
As an alternative to morphine, researchers present a new nano-painkiller they've tested in rodents. (2019-02-13)
Next-generation optics in just two minutes of cooking time
One of the key building blocks of flexible photonic circuits and ultra-thin optics are metasurfaces. (2019-02-11)
Novel electrocatalyst outperforms platinum in alkaline hydrogen production
A novel ruthenium-based catalyst developed at UC Santa Cruz has shown markedly better performance than commercial platinum catalysts in alkaline water electrolysis for hydrogen production. (2019-02-07)
NUS study: Nanoparticles may promote cancer metastasis
Researchers from the National University of Singapore have found that cancer nanomedicine, which are designed to kill cancer cells, may accelerate metastasis. (2019-01-31)
Layered cocktails inspire new form of male birth control
For decades, women have shouldered most of the burden of contraception. (2019-01-30)
Harnessing light for a solar-powered chemical industry
Chemical manufacturing accounts for 10 percent of global energy consumption and 7 percent of industrial greenhouse gas emissions. (2019-01-30)
Scientists use Nobel-prize winning chemistry for clean energy breakthrough
Scientists have used a Nobel-prize winning Chemistry technique on a mixture of metals to potentially reduce the cost of fuel cells used in electric cars and reduce harmful emissions from conventional vehicles. (2019-01-30)
'Small meets smaller': Dietary nanoparticulates impact gut microbiome
The intestinal microbiome is not only key for food processing but an accepted codeterminant for various diseases. (2019-01-29)
Plasmonic pioneers fire away in fight over light
Rice University researchers make their case for photoluminescence as the source of light emitted by plasmonic metal nanoparticles. (2019-01-28)
Artificial skin could give superhuman perception
A new type of sensor could lead to artificial skin that someday helps burn victims 'feel' and safeguards the rest of us. (2019-01-28)
Fighting cancer: Scientists developed a theory of 'collective behavior' of nanoparticles
Research shows that 'collective behavior' of nanoparticles produces a unique effect. (2019-01-25)
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