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Flexible, wearable supercapacitors based on porous nanocarbon nanocomposites  nanowerk · 1 day
vening 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. Scientists have manufactured fibrous electrodes... more
All plastic waste could become new, high-quality plastic through advanced steam cracking  nanowerk · 1 day
A research group has developed an efficient process for breaking down any plastic waste to a molecular level. The resulting gases can then be... more
Energy flow in the nano range  nanowerk · 1 day
It is crucial for photovoltaics and other technical applications, how efficiently energy spreads in a small volume. With new methods, the path of energy in the nanometer range can now be followed precisely. more
Brain tissue kept alive for weeks on an artificial membrane  nanowerk · 1 day
This novel new system uses a microfluidic device that can keep tissue from both drying out and from drowning in fluid. A proof-of-concept experiment showed that tissue explanted... more
Big improvements in thin-film solar cell efficiency now possible  nanowerk · 2 days
Researchers have developed a theoretical method to improve the efficiency of thin-film solar cells by up to 33 percent. Flexible thin-film solar cells are needed to supply electrical power to... more
Researcher invents an easy-to-use technique to measure the hydrophobicity of micro- and nanoparticle  nanowerk · 2 days
Researchers have developed a method that allows for easy determination of the surface free energy of particles as a quantitative measure of... more
Paving a way to achieve unexplored semiconductor nanostructures  nanowerk · 2 days
Researchers grew branched GaAs nanowires with a nontoxic Bi element employing characteristic structural modifications correlated with metallic droplets, as well as crystalline defects and orientations. The finding provides a rational design concept... more
Highest-throughput 3D printer is future of manufacturing  nanowerk · 2 days
Rapid manufacturing on-demand could put warehouses, molds into the past. more
Giving robots a faster grasp  nanowerk · 2 days
An algorithm speeds up the planning process robots use to adjust their grip on objects, for picking and sorting, or tool use. more
Double layer of graphene helps to control spin currents  nanowerk · 2 days
In order to make transistors that operate using the spin of electrons, rather than their charge, it is necessary to find a way of switching spin currents on and off.... more
Graphene nanobolometer - Physicists develop fast and sensitive mechanical tool to measure light  nanowerk · 2 days
The graphene nanomechanical bolometer is the fastest and most sensitive in its class; It is poised to detect nearly every color of... more
A nanocapsule approach for tackling superbugs  nanowerk · 2 days
Researchers have uncovered a novel antibiotic-free approach that could help prevent and treat one of the most widespread bacterial pathogens, using nanocapsules made of natural ingredients. more
Bio-circuitry mimics synapses and neurons in a step toward sensory computing  nanowerk · 2 days
Scientists have demonstrated bio-inspired devices that accelerate routes to neuromorphic, or brain-like, computing. more
Gas 'waterfalls' reveal infant planets around young star  nanowerk · 3 days
The birthplaces of planets are disks made out of gas and dust. Astronomers study these so-called protoplanetary disks to understand the processes of planet formation. Beautiful images of these disks show distinct... more
Tracing interstellar dust back to the solar system's formation  nanowerk · 3 days
Interplanetary particles from Earth's upper atmosphere contain dust from the initial formation of the solar system. The exotic grains may represent the building blocks of planets from 4.6 billion years... more
Crossing the great divide between model studies and applied reactors in catalysis  nanowerk · 3 days
Controlled pulses of chemicals over a wide pressure range can link fundamental studies to practical performance, informing catalyst design. more
Ultrafast particle interactions could help make quantum information devices feasible  nanowerk · 3 days
Research presents the detection of energy transfer from excited electrons to the crystal lattice on the femtosecond timescale. Knowledge could contribute to the development of materials that prolong... more
Assembler robots make large structures from little pieces  nanowerk · 3 days
Systems of tiny robots may someday build high-performance structures, from airplanes to space settlements. more
Scientists discover method to create and trap trions at room temperature  nanowerk · 3 days
Scientists chemically engineered carbon nanotubes to synthesize and trap trions -- quasi-particles potentially useful in bioimaging, chemical sensing and quantum computing. more
Study significantly advances alignment of single-wall carbon nanotubes along common axis  nanowerk · 3 days
Researchers show, for the first time, the ability to globally align single-wall carbon nanotubes along a common axis. more
Quantum dots technology to revolutionize healthcare and sensing technology: see what's invisible  nanowerk · 3 days
Researchers have invented a new method of producing ultra-sensitive hyper-spectral photodetectors. At the heart of the discovery are colloidal quantum dots. more
Nanomesh drug delivery provides hope against global antibiotic resistance  nanowerk · 3 days
The fight against antibiotic resistance takes a major step forward with scientists discovering a concept for fabricating nanomeshes as drug delivery system. more
Going against the flow around a supermassive black hole  nanowerk · 4 days
Astronomers made an unexpected discovery that could explain why supermassive black holes grew so rapidly in the early Universe. more
From ribbon to scroll: Gaining shape control by electrostatics  nanowerk · 4 days
Controlling scroll-like cochleate structures could inform future drug-delivery strategies. more
Interesting new nanotechnology books in October  nanowerk · 4 days
Here are some interesting books on nanotechnology topics that just got published. more
Analysis of Galileo's Jupiter entry probe reveals gaps in heat shield modeling  nanowerk · 4 days
Data from the probe's 1995 fireball has continued to confound those studying the mission. New simulations and faster computers point to bettering atmospheric entry... more
Quantum dots that light up TVs could be used for brain research  nanowerk · 4 days
While many people love colorful photos of landscapes, flowers or rainbows, some biomedical researchers treasure vivid images on a much smaller scale - as... more
Chains of atoms move at lightning speed inside metals  nanowerk · 5 days
A phenomenon that has previously been seen when researchers simulate the properties of planet cores at extreme pressures has now also been observed in pure titanium at atmospheric pressure. Chains... more
Metal-organic framework based technology instantly identifies airborne chemicals  nanowerk · 5 days
The new prototype device is portable and suitable for rapid deployment by agencies to identify airborne hazards, such as from tiny gas molecules like sulphur dioxide. It can also identify larger compound... more
Bioelectronic implant could prevent opioid deaths  nanowerk · 5 days
Researchers are developing a novel, implantable device that can sense the effects of a potentially fatal level of ingested opioids and then automatically and immediately deliver a life-saving dose of naloxone. more
Black holes stunt growth of dwarf galaxies  nanowerk · 5 days
Astronomers find large-scale winds associated with active black holes in small galaxies suppress star formation. more
Astronomers use giant galaxy cluster as X-ray magnifying lens  nanowerk · 5 days
New lens technique spots tiny dwarf galaxy in the first, super-energetic stages of star formation. more
Unique sticky particles formed by harnessing chaos  nanowerk · 5 days
New research shows that unique materials with distinct properties akin to those of gecko feet can be created by harnessing liquid-driven chaos to produce soft polymer microparticles with hierarchical branching on the micro- and... more
A cheap, clean path to generate hydrogen in a commercial device  nanowerk · 5 days
Replacing today's expensive catalysts could bring down the cost of producing the gas for fuel, fertilizer and clean energy storage. more
Scientists pinpoint cause of harmful dendrites and whiskers in lithium batteries  nanowerk · 5 days
Scientists have uncovered a root cause of the growth of needle-like structures -- known as dendrites and whiskers -- that plague lithium batteries, sometimes causing a... more
Scientists develop assembly of microbial swarmbot platform by cell-material feedback  nanowerk · 5 days
Scientists developed a concise platform to achieve versatile production together with analysis and purification of diverse proteins and protein complexes by exploiting cell-material feedback. more
Overlap allows nanoparticles to enhance light-based detection  nanowerk · 5 days
Scientists have found revealing information where light from a molecule meets light from a nanoparticle. more
How to control friction in topological insulators  nanowerk · 5 days
Physicists have begun investigating how topological insulators react to friction. Their experiment shows that the heat generated through friction is significantly lower than in conventional materials. more
Synthetic cells make long-distance calls  nanowerk · 5 days
Synthetic biologists have designed a set of transcriptional circuits that, when added to (and expressed by) the genomes of single-cell microbes, allows them to quickly form a network of local interactions to spur collective action, even in large... more
Super light dampers for low tones  nanowerk · 5 days
A team of Empa acoustic researchers has built macroscopic crystal structures that use internal rotation to attenuate the propagation of waves. The method makes it possible to build very light and stiff materials that can also... more
Surface smarts  nanowerk · 5 days
Nanostructures, microreactors, and printable electronics inspire many new applications in functional surfaces. more
Protein-folded DNA nanostructures offer a new building material for biotechnology  nanowerk · 5 days
By using proteins that naturally bind and arrange DNA inside cells, scientists has devised a plug-and-play strategy for building stable, custom-designed nanostructures. more
The nano-guitar string that plays itself  nanowerk · 5 days
Researchers have created a nano-electronic circuit which vibrates without any external force. more
3D-printed optics for individualized mass production  nanowerk · 5 days
Individually manufactured and still suitable for mass production? Researchers developed new material concepts and processing technology for multifunctional and individualized optical components for 'lot size 1'. more
Controlling the charge state of organic molecule quantum dots in a 2-D nanoarray  nanowerk · 5 days
Molecular self-assembly on a metal results in high-density 2D organic (carbon-based) quantum dot array with electric-field-controllable charge state. more
New design strategy can help improve layered superconducting materials  nanowerk · 1 week
Modified multi-layered bismuth superconductor for higher critical temperatures. more
These new soft actuators could make soft robots less bulky  nanowerk · 1 week
Engineers have developed a way to build soft robots that are compact, portable and multifunctional. The advance was made possible by creating soft, tubular actuators whose movements are... more
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