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Crab-shell and seaweed compounds spin into yarns for sustainable and functional materials  nanowerk · 13 hours
Biobased fibres are made from two renewable marine resources and with promise in advanced applications, in wovens and medical materials, among others. The threads... more
Putting a nanomachine to work  nanowerk · 15 hours
A team of chemists has successfully coupled the directed motion of a light-activated molecular motor to a different chemical unit - thus taking an important step toward the realization of synthetic nanomachines. more
New magnetic interaction discovered  nanowerk · 16 hours
The discovery is not only important for basic research in physics, but the scientists also expect it to be beneficial in technical innovations. As an example, the interaction could help create special nanoscale magnetic structures. more
Superfast insights into cellular events  nanowerk · 17 hours
Scientists have succeeded in accelerating a hundred thousand-fold the nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) method for investigating RNA. more
Making sense of flexible sensor systems  nanowerk · 17 hours
Flexible sheet-type magnetic sensor systems developed with tenfold improvement in sensitivity. more
Atomic layer 3D printing  nanowerk · 21 hours
A team of scientists and engineers plan to combine expertise in the chemical control of atomic layer deposition, in gas delivery, microelectromechanical devices, and microprocessing and automation, in order to demonstrate the potential of atomic-layer 3D printing. more
Nanoparticle chomps away plaques that cause heart attacks  nanowerk · 1 day
Scientists have invented a nanoparticle that eats away - from the inside out - portions of plaques that cause heart attacks. more
For cheaper solar cells, thinner really is better  nanowerk · 1 day
Solar panel costs have dropped lately, but slimming down silicon wafers could lead to even lower costs and faster industry expansion. more
Science at the interface: Bioinspired materials reveal useful properties  nanowerk · 1 day
Researchers explore new materials with physical properties that can be custom-tailored to suit particular needs. The work is inspired by mechanisms in nature, where the complex three-dimensional structure of surrounding... more
Nanocontainers introduced into the nucleus of living cells  nanowerk · 1 day
An interdisciplinary team has succeeded in creating a direct path for artificial nanocontainers to enter into the nucleus of living cells. To this end, they produced biocompatible polymer vesicles that can pass... more
How to take a picture of a light pulse  nanowerk · 2 days
Until now, complex experimental equipment was required to measure the shape of a light pulse. Researchers have now made this much easier. more
Turning trash into valuable graphene in a flash  nanowerk · 2 days
'Green' process promises pristine graphene in bulk using waste food, plastic and other materials. more
Seeing inside a battery while it's working  nanowerk · 2 days
Thin radio-frequency detector monitors capacity of commercial lithium-ion battery. more
Principles for a green chemistry future  nanowerk · 2 days
Scientists make the case for a future where the materials and chemicals that make up the basis of our society and our economy are healthful rather than toxic, renewable rather than depleting, and degradable rather than... more
New type of curved acoustic beams to provide manipulations with nanoparticles  nanowerk · 2 days
Scientists modeled and confirmed the existence of a new type of curved acoustic wave beams - acoustical hooks. more
Looking at light that is forbidden  nanowerk · 2 days
Scientists have developed a fully experimental method for determining the photonic band gap, literally making visible the unseen. more
Large amounts of oxygen detected in ancient star's atmosphere  nanowerk · 4 days
An international team of astronomers has detected large amounts of oxygen in the atmosphere of one of the oldest and most elementally depleted stars known. more
A new stretchable battery can power wearable electronics  nanowerk · 4 days
The experimental device promises to provide a safe and comfortable power source for technologies that must bend and flex with our bodies. more
New method to detect defects in 2D materials for future electronics, sensors  nanowerk · 4 days
The researchers' solution is to use laser light combined with a phenomenon called second harmonic generation, in which the frequency of the light shone... more
Nano-thin flexible touchscreens could be printed like newspaper  nanowerk · 4 days
New touch-responsive technology is 100 times thinner than existing touchscreen materials and so pliable it can be rolled up like a tube. more
How disorder in nanocrystals enables heat-therapeutic systems  nanowerk · 4 days
Nanocrystals, when they are dressed by the right kind of imperfections, adjust their electronic properties to favorably convert energy into heat, an important attribute for potential use in smart materials for energy, health, sensors... more
A breakthrough in molding materials at the nanoscale  nanowerk · 5 days
In a potential game-changing shift in how nano- and quantum devices are designed and manufactured, researchers have discovered that these materials are actually very conducive to nanomolding, thanks to their atoms? ability... more
The paints that eat pollutants and heat homes  nanowerk · 5 days
Applying a coat of paint on the walls of a house may soon help to heat it, saving energy and reducing CO2 emissions. It could also clean the air that we breathe,... more
A megalibrary of nanoparticles  nanowerk · 5 days
Using straightforward chemistry and a mix-and-match, modular strategy, researchers have developed a simple approach that could produce over 65,000 different types of complex nanoparticles, each containing up to six different materials and eight segments, with interfaces that could be exploited... more
New insights about the brightest explosions in the Universe  nanowerk · 5 days
Astrophysicists have, after ten years, found an explanation to the peculiar emission lines seen in one of the brightest supernovae ever observed - SN 2006gy. At the same time they... more
New nanotechnology books in January  nanowerk · 6 days
Here are some new books on nanotechnology topics that just got published. more
Well-designed substrates make large single crystal bi-/tri-layer graphene possible  nanowerk · 6 days
Researchers fabricate single crystal copper nickel alloy foils as substrates for the growth of multilayer graphene with specific stacking pattern, and unprecedented quality and size. more
Printing objects that can incorporate living organisms (w/video)  nanowerk · 6 days
A 3D printing system that controls the behavior of live bacteria could someday enable medical devices with therapeutic agents built in. more
Predicting the degradation behavior of advanced medical devices  nanowerk · 6 days
Thin film studies are suggested as a fast and reliable method to determine the degradation of complex biomacromolecules. more
A new way to count and identify microscopic particles in fluids  nanowerk · 6 days
A new method is proposed to automate the measurement of nano- to microscale particles suspended in fluid. The single particle extinction and scattering (SPES) method can... more
Tuning of Optical absorbance of graphene quantum dots by high magnetic fields  nanowerk · 6 days
Scientists report the synthesis of graphene quantum dots under an external high magnetic field and their applications in photothermal therapy. more
3D-printable nanocomposite opens an entirely new world of printable smart materials  nanowerk · 6 days
As 3D printing enters the mainstream, nanotechnology scientists are finding remarkable new ways to extend its future promise. more
Ghostly particles detected in condensates of light and matter  nanowerk · 6 days
Scientists make first detection of 'ghost particles' from Bose-Einstein condensates made of light and matter. more
New liquid metal wearable pressure sensor created for health monitoring applications  nanowerk · 6 days
This technology is capable of sensitive, precise, and continuous measurement of physiological and physical signals and shows great potential for health monitoring applications and the early... more
Physicist obtain atomically thin molybdenum disulfide films on large-area substrates  nanowerk · 6 days
Researchers have managed to grow atomically thin films of molybdenum disulfide spanning up to several tens of square centimeters. It was demonstrated that the material's structure can be... more
Integrate micro chips for electronic skin  nanowerk · 6 days
Researchers present the first fully integrated flexible electronics made of magnetic sensors and organic circuits which opens the path towards the development of electronic skin. more
Physicists trap light in nanoresonators for record time  nanowerk · 7 days
The reference particle captured light for a time exceeding 200 periods of one wave oscillation, 20-40 times longer than usual; this opens new perspectives in such areas as manufacturing compact sensors, night... more
Scientists engineer a minimal synthetic cellular system to study basic cell function  nanowerk · 7 days
Researchers have engineered a synthetic cell that can encapsulate fundamental biochemical reactions. They also show that such a minimal system can respond to changes... more
Coating helps electronics stay cool by sweating  nanowerk · 7 days
Researchers present a MOF coating for electronics that releases water vapor to dissipate heat from running devices - a new thermal management method that could prevent electronics from overheating and keep them cooler compared... more
The quest for perfect quantum dot biomarkers  nanowerk · 7 days
Tiny nanoparticles can illuminate tissues and cells, but safer, more effective materials are needed before their mainstream application. more
Self-moisturising smart contact lenses  nanowerk · 7 days
Researchers have developed a new type of smart contact lenses that can prevent dry eyes. The self-moisturising system maintains a layer of fluid between the contact lens and the eye using a novel mechanism. more
Bioengineering living heart valves  nanowerk · 7 days
Using tissue engineering techniques, researchers are developing living heart valves that can grow after implantation in the human heart. more
Atomic force microscopy - Mapping the unseen  nanowerk · 7 days
Atomic force microscopy techniques enable scientists to map and modify material properties at the nanoscale for broad applications in energy, biology, medicine and beyond. more
Ultrafast camera takes 1 trillion frames per second of transparent objects and phenomena  nanowerk · 1 week
Researchers adapted picosecond imaging technology to take pictures and video of transparent objects like cells and phenomena like shockwaves. more
Precision Motion and Automation Sub-System Solutions to Showcase at SPIE Photonics West 2020  nanowerk · 1 week
PI will highlight new gantries, air bearings, and precision motion control sub-systems for laser material processing, high resolution metrology / microscopy, and... more
New self-assembled monolayer is resistant to air  nanowerk · 1 week
Scientists have created self-assembled monolayers (SAMs) using buckyballs functionalized with 'tails' of ethylene glycol. These have all the properties of thiol SAMs but remain chemically unchanged for several weeks when exposed to air. more
Dialing up the heat on nanoparticles  nanowerk · 1 week
Rapid progress in the field of metallic nanotechnology is sparking a science revolution that is likely to impact all areas of society. more
Taming electrons with bacteria parts  nanowerk · 1 week
Scientists report a new synthetic system that could guide electron transfer over long distances. more
Let the europium shine brighter  nanowerk · 1 week
A stacked nanocarbon antenna makes a rare earth element shine 5 times more brightly than previous designs, with applications in molecular light-emitting devices. more
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