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Study models new method to accelerate nanoparticles for tiny spacecraft  nanowerk · 10 hours
In a new study, researchers modeled a method to manipulate nanoparticles as an alternative mode of propulsion for tiny spacecraft that require very small levels of thrust. more
Bioprinting complex living tissue in just a few seconds  nanowerk · 10 hours
Researchers have come up with an optical technique that takes just a few seconds to sculpt complex tissue shapes in a biocompatible hydrogel containing stem cells. The resulting tissue can... more
Save time using maths: Analytical tool designs corkscrew-shaped nano-antennae  nanowerk · 10 hours
For the first time, scientists have derived analytically how corkscrew-shaped nano-antennas interact with light. The mathematical tool can be used to calculate the geometry that a nano-antenna must have for... more
Researchers observe spontaneous occurrence of skyrmions in atomically thin cobalt films  nanowerk · 15 hours
Scientists show that individual magnetic skyrmions with a diameter of only a few nanometres can be stabilised in magnetic metal films even without an external magnetic... more
Researchers produce first-ever videos of chemical synthesis at atomic resolution  nanowerk · 15 hours
For the first time, researchers have managed to view previously inaccessible details of certain chemical processes. They have shown there are significant discrete stages to these processes which... more
A new method for quantifying crystal semiconductor efficiency  nanowerk · 17 hours
Researchers used a specific kind of photoluminescence spectroscopy, a way to detect light, to characterize the semiconductors. The emitted light energy was used as an indicator of the crystal's quality. more
A simple method for the synthesis of atomically flat boron sheets  nanowerk · 18 hours
Scientists find a simple method for producing atomically thin layers of oxidized borophene, a promising 2D boron-based nanomaterial that could serve in a variety of fields. more
Scurrying roaches help researchers steady staggering robots  nanowerk · 18 hours
Bomechanics researchers boiled down the sprints of cockroaches to handy principles and equations they then used to make a test robot amble about better. more
Nano-thermometer takes temperature inside cells  nanowerk · 1 day
Chemists use fluorescence of molecular motors to sense conditions. more
Structure of protein nano turbine revealed  nanowerk · 1 day
Scientists determine the first structure of a cell's rotary engine using state-of-art microscopy. more
Biomaterials smarten up with CRISPR  nanowerk · 1 day
Programmable CRISPR-responsive smart materials could open the door to novel tissue engineering, bioelectronic, and diagnostic applications. more
Creating textiles and cosmetics of the future with nanotechnology  nanowerk · 1 day
By using nanocapsules, scientists and industrial partners are developing innovative garments and skin products that provide thermal comfort, and anti-ageing and antimicrobial properties. more
Mapping nucleation kinetics with nanometer resolution  nanowerk · 1 day
Scientists discovered a new imaging method - nanoscale nucleation kinetic mapping - which allows direct imaging of nucleation events at a solid-liquid interface. more
New study reveals carbon nanotubes measurement possible for the first time  nanowerk · 1 day
Experiments yield conductivity measurements between two identical carbon nanotubes. more
Next generation synthetic covalent 2-D materials unveiled  nanowerk · 1 day
Researchers have developed a new method to synthesize 2D materials that are thought to be impossible or, at least, unobtainable by current technologies. more
Artificial muscles bloom, dance, and wave  nanowerk · 1 day
Wearing a flower brooch that blooms before your eyes sounds like magic. Researchers have made it real with MXenes and robotic muscles. more
Switching electron properties on and off individually  nanowerk · 1 day
Properties of complex materials are often determined by the interplay of several electron properties. Scientists have now succeeded in disentangling this mess. more
Understanding how electric current affects the magnetic skyrmion changes  nanowerk · 2 days
Researchers are investigating the dynamics of magnetic skyrmions with the eventual goal of developing spintronic devices. more
Atomically thin straintronic devices  nanowerk · 2 days
By studying flexible and transparent photodetectors based on single-layer MoS2 under the application of biaxial strain, researchers have developed atomically thin photodetectors whose characteristics can be controlled by means of an externally applied strain. This strain can be reversibly applied... more
Study identifies main culprit behind lithium metal battery failure  nanowerk · 2 days
A research has discovered the root cause of why lithium metal batteries fail - bits of lithium metal deposits break off from the surface of the anode during discharging and... more
Understanding the animal brain could help robots wash your dishes  nanowerk · 2 days
Neuroscientists show how evolution and animal brains can be a rich source of inspiration for machine learning, especially to help AI tackle some enormously difficult problems, like doing... more
Physicists create world's smallest engine  nanowerk · 2 days
The research explains how random fluctuations affect the operation of microscopic machines like this tiny motor. In the future, such devices could be incorporated into other technologies to recycle waste heat and thus improve energy efficiency. more
Engineers make transistors and electronic devices entirely from thread  nanowerk · 2 days
Transistors and integrated circuits made from threads are combined with thread-based sensors to create fully flexible devices. more
Colour-changing artificial 'chameleon skin' powered by light-triggered nanoparticles  nanowerk · 3 days
Researchers have developed artificial 'chameleon skin' that changes colour when exposed to light and could be used in applications such as active camouflage and large-scale dynamic displays. more
Scientists develop a metamaterial for applications in magnonics, an alternative to conventional electronics  nanowerk · 3 days
Physicists have demonstrated the real possibility of using superconductor/ferromagnet systems to create magnonic crystals, which will be at the core of spin-wave... more
Pre-coating liposomes with an artificial protein corona reduces capture by immune system  nanowerk · 3 days
Despite considerable, decade-long efforts in the field of nanomedicine, fewer nanoparticle technologies than expected have made it to clinical trials. Understanding the role of... more
A molecular propeller that enables unidirectional rotations  nanowerk · 3 days
A team of researchers has developed a molecular propeller that enables unidirectional rotations on a material surface when energized. more
Creating the perfect laser bioprinter  nanowerk · 3 days
Researchers have drawn the attention of the scientific community to one of the newest and most promising areas in bioprinting - laser-induced forward transfer (LIFT). more
Hydrogen induces high-temperature superconductivity in a monolayer material  nanowerk · 3 days
The latest addition in exciting properties of 2D materials has been superconductivity - the complete absence of resistance at low temperatures - clearly exciting for dissipationless (low-power, heating free) electronics. Researchers hypothesized... more
Nanomedicine stops superbugs in their tracks  nanowerk · 3 days
A team of researchers has discovered a way to find and beat superbugs, providing a critical breakthrough against many deadly infectious diseases. more
Black hole holograms  nanowerk · 3 days
Researchers propose a new holographic method to simulate black holes with a tabletop experiment. This work may be crucial for solving one of the biggest mysteries in science -- reconciling quantum mechanics and general relativity. more
Doped photovoltaics  nanowerk · 4 days
Organic dye in zinc oxide interlayer stabilizes and boosts the performance of organic solar cells. more
Making and imaging cyclocarbon  nanowerk · 4 days
Scientists have stabilized and imaged a ring of 18 carbon atoms for the first time. more
Catalysts for climate protection  nanowerk · 4 days
Researchers have developed various new technological solutions for using the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide, which is generated during combustion processes, as a raw material for the production of chemicals, fuels or chemical energy storage systems. more
Drawing inspiration from natural marvels to make new materials  nanowerk · 4 days
Researchers want to recreate the chemistries found in natural materials and build similar structures in synthetic materials. By doing so, they can develop new, improved materials for use in sensors,... more
Magnetically targeted drugs  nanowerk · 4 days
Magnetic particles allow drugs to be released at precise times and in specific areas. more
Researchers realize world's thinnest optical hologram with 2-D material monolayer  nanowerk · 4 days
Work could lead to the creation of smart watches with holographic displays, printed security cryptograms. more
A painless skin patch simplifies diagnostic tests  nanowerk · 4 days
Researchers have developed a skin patch with tiny needles that painlessly collect interstitial fluid (ISF) for testing. more
Shock to the system: Electric car charging stations may be portals for power grid cyberattacks  nanowerk · 4 days
Electric cars are an essential component of a lower-carbon future, but a new report raises the specter that... more
A second planet in the Beta Pictoris system  nanowerk · 4 days
A team of astronomers has discovered a second giant planet in orbit around Beta Pictoris, a star that is relatively young (23 million years old) and close (63.4 light years), and surrounded... more
Research using mechanics and physics could predict diseases that 'stress out' cells  nanowerk · 4 days
In new research on the physical behavior of cells undergoing allostatic changes due to local stress, researchers identify patterns that could lead to diagnosis... more
Microorganisms build the best fuel efficient hydrogen cells  nanowerk · 4 days
Scientists report new details on the proton transfer pathway of nickel-iron [NiFe]-hydrogenase using Fourier transfer infrared spectroscopy. more
Spinning lightwaves on a one-way street: Researchers document a quantum spin wave for light  nanowerk · 4 days
Researchers have created a quantum spin wave for light. This can be a carrier of information for future nanotechnologies but... more
First quantum simulation of 3D topological matter with ultracold atoms  nanowerk · 4 days
Physicists have successfully created the world's first 3D simulation of topological matter consisting of ultracold atoms. more
Cellulose nanofiber filter from algae could save lives  nanowerk · 4 days
Researchers show that a previously unexploited green macroalgae species could be used to extract cellulose nanofibers, which can then be formed into paper sheets with tailored pore size that are utilized for... more
Graphene nanoflakes: a new tool for precision medicine  nanowerk · 5 days
Chemists have created a new compound for flexible drug delivery that specifically targets prostate cancer cells. Incorporating four different molecules, the compound prevents tumour cells from multiplying, can be detected by medical... more
Wireless stick-on sensors pick up physiological signals emanating from the skin  nanowerk · 7 days
Engineers have developed experimental stickers that pick up physiological signals emanating from the skin, then wirelessly beam these health readings to a receiver clipped onto clothing.... more
A heat shield just 10 atoms thick to protect electronic devices  nanowerk · 7 days
Atomically thin heat shields could be up to 50,000 times thinner than current insulating materials in cell phones and laptops. more
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