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Motion control at the nanoscale  nanowerk · 4 days
Pysicists have designed a bipedal nanowalker that can change its walking manner and direction by adjusting the length of its stride. more
Researchers create water-resistant electronic skin with self-healing abilities  nanowerk · 4 days
The skin-like material is conductive, transparent, and can repair itself either in air or when submerged in water. more
Light-induced active ion transport in graphene oxide membranes  nanowerk · 5 days
Recent research in nanofluidics has adopted reconstructed layered two-dimensional (2D) sheets as a promising material platform for nanofluidics. These membranes contain a high volume fraction of interconnected 2D nanochannels. In new work,... more
Snaring bacteria in DNA-based nets the way white blood cells do  nanowerk · 5 days
Today's antibiotics are not particularly engineered to coordinate their fight against bacteria with white blood cells, the body's own first line of defense against infectors, but... more
Mass manufacturing of metasurfaces  nanowerk · 5 days
Advanced display technologies based on nanostructures could be mass manufactured by introducing existing techniques from the semiconductor electronics industry. more
Quantum sensing method measures minuscule magnetic fields  nanowerk · 7 days
Researchers find a new way to make nanoscale measurements of fields in more than one dimension. more
Robot hand is soft and strong (w/video)  nanowerk · 7 days
Gripper device inspired by 'origami magic ball' can grasp wide array of delicate and heavy objects. more
Sweat holds most promise for noninvasive testing  nanowerk · 7 days
Researchers created the world's first continuous-monitoring device that tests sweat as effectively as blood but in a noninvasive way and over many hours. more
Nanocrystal 'factory' could revolutionize quantum dot manufacturing  nanowerk · 7 days
Researchers have developed a microfluidic system for synthesizing perovskite quantum dots across the entire spectrum of visible light. The system drastically reduces manufacturing costs, can be tuned on demand to any color and allows... more
Researchers measure near-perfect performance in low-cost semiconductors  nanowerk · 7 days
Researchers redefine what it means for low-cost semiconductors, called quantum dots, to be near-perfect and find that quantum dots meet quality standards set by more expensive alternatives. more
Biosensor may provide better cancer diagnosis  nanowerk · 1 week
Researchers have developed a new biological sensor that could help clinicians better diagnose cancer and epilepsy. more
Radiation tolerance of 2D materials for space applications tested  nanowerk · 1 week
A study has found that a number of 2D materials can not only withstand being sent into space, but potentially thrive in the harsh conditions. more
Scientists track patterns of island growth in crystals  nanowerk · 1 week
Understanding how crystals grow impacts broad areas of materials science, from developing better microelectronics to discovering new materials. At the atomic level, crystals can grow in several different ways, and scientists have... more
Antimonene-based all-optical modulator  nanowerk · 1 week
In recent years, all-optical modulators (AOMs) have attracted significant interests due to their low power consumption, broad bandwidth, and potential in all-optical fields. Among these, AOMs based on the high photothermal efficiency of antimonene, exhibit remarkable advantages for their large... more
Design and validation of world-class multilayered thermal emitter using machine learning  nanowerk · 1 week
Selection of an optimum structure from approximately eight billion candidates may make society more energy efficient. more
Exotic 'second sound' phenomenon observed in pencil lead  nanowerk · 1 week
At relatively balmy temperatures, heat behaves like sound when moving through graphite, study reports. more
Engineering living 'scaffolds' for building materials  nanowerk · 1 week
Researchers take cues from nature to form living materials with unprecedented control and versatility. more
Solar-powered moisture harvester collects and cleans water from air  nanowerk · 1 week
Engineers combine hydrogels that are both highly water absorbent and can release water upon heating to create unique material that captures moisture and returns it as clean water. more
Converting biomass by applying mechanical force  nanowerk · 1 week
Nanoscientists discover new mechanism to cleave cellulose effectively and in an environmentally friendly way. more
New approach to fabricate nanostructures from multiple materials  nanowerk · 1 week
New NSF grant to support efforts to create large-scale nanostructures from very small nanocrystals. more
Lightweight metal foams become bone hard and explosion proof after being nanocoated  nanowerk · 1 week
Strong enough not only for use in impact protection systems in cars, but able to absorb the shock waves produced by a detonation. Those... more
Storing energy with eggshells  nanowerk · 1 week
Biowaste in the form of chicken eggshells has proved to be very effective for energy storage. more
Touchscreens go 3D with buttons that pulsate and vibrate under your fingertips  nanowerk · 1 week
Researchers have developed a film that gives touchscreens a third dimension. The thin and extremely lightweight silicone film can adopt a variety of positions... more
Scientists use a blender to reveal what's in our smartphones (w/video)  nanowerk · 1 week
Scientists blended an entire smartphone to dust before conducting a chemical analysis of the dissolved results to demonstrate why we should all take a keener interest... more
Bottom-up assembled chiral meta-molecules  nanowerk · 1 week
Inspired by chiral molecular structures, scientists are developing strategies to build artificial chiral materials by mimicking natural molecular structures using functional materials. Specifically, metal nanomaterials exhibit tailorable optical properties upon excitation of surface plasmons and become one of the most... more
Physicists proposed fast method for printing nanolasers from rerovskites  nanowerk · 1 week
An international research team has developed a new method of synthesizing miniature light sources. It is based on a special laser which produces millions of nanolasers from a perovskite film... more
X-ray analysis of carbon nanostructures helps material design  nanowerk · 1 week
Nanostructures made of carbon are extremely versatile: they can absorb ions in batteries and supercapacitors, store gases, and desalinate water. How well they cope with the task at hand depends largely on... more
Researchers create nano-bot to probe inside human cells  nanowerk · 1 week
Researchers have built a set of magnetic 'tweezers' that can position a nanoscale bead inside a human cell with unprecedented precision. The nano-bot has already been used to study the properties of... more
Neural networks predict planet mass  nanowerk · 1 week
To find out how planets form astrophysicists run complicated and time consuming computer calculations. Scientists have now developed a totally novel approach to speed up this process dramatically. They use deep learning based on artificial neural networks, a... more
Defects help MOF nanomaterial soak up more pollutant in less time  nanowerk · 1 week
Researchers find new way to remove PFOS from industrial wastewater. more
Looking back and forward: A decadelong quest for a transformative transistor  nanowerk · 1 week
Negative capacitance field-effect transistors are being explored as a way to make traditional transistors more efficient -- by simply adding a thin film of dielectric material. more
Researchers create new 'miRacles' for human health  nanowerk · 1 week
Scientists produce a nanotechnology approach that detects disease biomarkers at lower cost. more
Super sensitive, groundbreaking smart sensor 'tastes' and 'sniffs'  nanowerk · 1 week
Researchers have developed an innovative sensing system capable of identifying and distinguishing different stimuli. The system is based on origami combined with ink. more
Tiny 'blinkers' enable simultaneous imaging of multiple biomolecules  nanowerk · 1 week
Researchers have engineered tiny 'blinkers' that reveal single molecules of RNA or protein inside cells based on the duration and frequency of each flash. more
What scientists found after sifting through dust in the solar system  nanowerk · 1 week
Two recent studies report discoveries of dust rings in the inner solar system: a dust ring at Mercury's orbit, and a group of never-before-detected asteroids co-orbiting... more
Researchers create a hydrogel contact lens to treat serious eye disease  nanowerk · 1 week
Researchers have created a hydrogel that could one day be made into a contact lens to more effectively treat corneal melting, a condition that is a... more
Harnessing active matter for nanoscale applications  nanowerk · 1 week
A new NSF grant will support a five-year project to develop a unique system of microscale self-propelled particles (SPPs) that will enable them to control the movement and interaction of colloidal SPPs (moving microparticles suspended in... more
Light provides control for 3D printing with multiple materials  nanowerk · 1 week
Scientists have developed a novel 3D printer that uses patterns of visible and ultraviolet light to dictate which of two monomers are polymerized to form a solid material. Different patterns... more
Device that 'shakes' light a breakthrough In photonics  nanowerk · 1 week
Researchers have developed a device that combines mechanical vibration and optical fields to better control light particles. The device has demonstrated an efficient on-chip shaping of photons enabled by nanomechanics driven at... more
Chemical storage of renewable energies  nanowerk · 1 week
Catalytic reaction systems are in the focus of the program 'Catalysts and Reactors under Dynamic Conditions for Energy Storage and Conversion' (DynaKat). more
Movie technology inspires wearable nanogenerator unit that aims to harvest energy  nanowerk · 1 week
Technology designed to advance self-powering devices such as consumer electronics and defense innovations. more
A robotic leg, born without prior knowledge, learns to walk  nanowerk · 2 weeks
New AI algorithms could allow robots to learn to move by themselves, imitating animals. more
Novel technology aims to improve lithium metal battery life, safety  nanowerk · 2 weeks
Rechargeable lithium metal batteries with increased energy density, performance, and safety may be possible with a newly-developed, solid-electrolyte interphase. more
Graphene and cobalt team up in new electromagnetic devices  nanowerk · 2 weeks
Scientists recently discovered how, together, graphene and cobalt offer very relevant properties in the field of magnetism. They believe that this breakthrough could accelerate the development of new logic devices... more
Faster robots demoralize co-workers  nanowerk · 2 weeks
Researchers have found that when robots are beating humans in contests for cash prizes, people consider themselves less competent and expend slightly less effort -- and they tend to dislike the robots. more
A new way to watch atoms move in a single atomic sheet  nanowerk · 2 weeks
X-ray laser snapshots give scientists a new tool for probing trillionths-of-a-second atomic motions in 2-D materials. more
Spontaneous spin polarization demonstrated in a two-dimensional material  nanowerk · 2 weeks
Physicists have demonstrated spin alignment of free electrons within a two-dimensional material. more
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