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Scientists design new responsive porous material inspired by proteins  nanowerk · 6 days
Scientists have, for the first time, synthesized a new material that exhibits structural change and triggered chemical activity like a protein. more
Ultra-sensitive sensor with gold nanoparticle array  nanowerk · 6 days
Physicists have developed a new type of sensor platform using a gold nanoparticle array, that's 100 times more sensitive than current similar sensors. more
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Self-sorting through molecular geometries  nanowerk · 6 days
New findings show that self-sorting behavior can arise from the principle of geometrical complementarity by shape: in a mixture of specific pentagonal and hexagonal molecular building blocks, pentagons bind to pentagons and hexagons to hexagons, and no mixing occurs. more
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Researchers describe the preparation of bioinspired artificial compound eyes using a simple low-cost approach. more
More efficient energy harvesting with magnets  nanowerk · 7 days
Scientists have developed a new magnetic generator to convert waste heat into electricity. A clever arrangement of the components has succeeded in improving the electrical yield by orders of magnitude. more
Programming light on a chip  nanowerk · 7 days
Research opens doors in photonic quantum information processing, optical signal processing and microwave photonics. more
Engineers identify improved MOF membranes to capture CO2 at coal-fired power plants  nanowerk · 1 week
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Researchers create a wireless, battery-free, biodegradable blood flow sensor  nanowerk · 1 week
The sensor monitors the flow of blood through an artery. It is biodegradable, battery-free and wireless, so it is compact and doesn't need to be removed and it can warn... more
Rare metals from e-waste  nanowerk · 1 week
Researchers investigate what happens to e-waste containing resources such as neodymium, indium and gold. more
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Researchers weave two fundamental ideas of geometry and mechanics in a new theory of how thin sheets can be forced to conform to 'geometrically incompatible' shapes. more
Engineers create a wireless charger you can easily cut to shape  nanowerk · 1 week
Researchers developed a new system to charge electronic devices such as smartphones and smartwatches wirelessly. The method involves a cuttable, flexible power transfer sheet which charges... more
Nanophysicists develop a high-performance organic phototransistor  nanowerk · 1 week
Researchers developed a new molecular device enabling to detect light and translate it with high efficiency to detectable electronical current. more
Oil droplet hovering above an ice cold surface  nanowerk · 1 week
Scientists report about the 'cold version'of the Leidenfrost effect. more
Seawater turns into freshwater through solar energy: A new low-cost technology  nanowerk · 1 week
A new study promotes an innovative and low-cost technology to turn seawater into drinking water, thanks to the use of solar energy alone. more
Research highlights sustained electron transport kinetics of graphites for at least 9 weeks  nanowerk · 1 week
Sluggish electron transport kinetics - also known as aging - has hindered the application of graphene, for example, as transparent photodiode sensors... more
Study shows single atoms can make more efficient catalysts  nanowerk · 1 week
Detailed observations of iridium atoms at work could help make catalysts that drive chemical reactions smaller, cheaper and more efficient. more
Researchers discover multilayer band gap in atomic rhenium disulfide layers  nanowerk · 1 week
Researchers have proved the existence of the second band gap in a 2D structure. The result is expected to be used in various fields such as the development... more
Quantum scientists demonstrate world-first 3D atomic-scale quantum chip architecture  nanowerk · 1 week
Scientists have shown for the first time that they can build atomic precision qubits in a 3D device - another major step towards a universal quantum computer. more
How game theory can bring humans and robots closer together  nanowerk · 1 week
Researchers have for the first time used game theory to enable robots to assist humans in a safe and versatile manner. more
Researchers make important discovery for smart films and encapsulation  nanowerk · 1 week
A study has found that the properties of a material commonly used to create conductive or protective films and encapsulate drug compounds - and the conditions in which this material... more
'Flipped' metal oxide cage can sort CO2 from CO  nanowerk · 1 week
Researchers create spherical vanadium oxide clusters that can trap and hold carbon dioxide, potentially allowing its enrichment from CO2/CO mixtures. more
Machine learning and quantum mechanics team up to understand water at the atomic level  nanowerk · 1 week
A collaborative study provides physical insights into these questions by marrying data-driven machine learning techniques and quantum mechanics. more
New materials could 'drive wound healing' by harnessing natural healing methods  nanowerk · 1 week
Researchers have developed new bioinspired material that interacts with surrounding tissues to promote healing. more
Graphene and other 2D materials for advanced solar cells  nanowerk · 1 week
Due to their excellent electron-transport properties and extremely high carrier mobility, graphene and other other direct bandgap monolayer materials such as transition-metal dichalcogenides (TMDCs) and black phosphorus show great potential... more
Helping robots learn new skills quickly and independently  nanowerk · 1 week
A research project is looking to increase the capacity of robots to set themselves goals and develop skills autonomously. more
Lotus leaf inspires scientists to create world's first self-cleaning metals  nanowerk · 1 week
Using inspiration from nature, a team of researchers have harnessed new photonics technology to develop the first fluid-repellent, antibacterial, metal surface taking us a step closer to self-cleaning... more
Powerful X-ray beams unlock secrets of nanoscale crystal formation  nanowerk · 1 week
High-energy X-ray beams and a clever experimental setup allowed researchers to watch a high-pressure, high-temperature chemical reaction to determine for the first time what controls formation of two different nanoscale... more
Cold atoms offer a glimpse of flat physics  nanowerk · 2 weeks
Scientists propose new ways of studying flat physics, suggesting that small numbers of constrained atoms could act as stand-ins for the finicky electrons first predicted to exhibit low-dimensional quirks. more
Eating your veggies, even in space  nanowerk · 2 weeks
Researchers are developing the self-contained planters that will allow astronauts to grow food in space. more
Excitons pave the way to more efficient electronics  nanowerk · 2 weeks
After developing a method to control exciton flows at room temperature, scientists have discovered new properties of these quasiparticles that can lead to more energy-efficient electronic devices. more
Innovative technology for next-gen vehicles  nanowerk · 2 weeks
Steering for direction, brakes for safety, suspension for comfort? Yes, but they are all relevant to each other. A project that focuses on harnessing their interplay is developing smart technologies for even better cars - boosting industry competitiveness... more
New technology to control near-field thermal radiation using multilayered nanostructure  nanowerk · 2 weeks
A research team succeeded in measuring and controlling the near-field thermal radiation between metallo-dielectric multilayer structures. more
New nanosatellite system captures better imagery at lower cost  nanowerk · 2 weeks
Researchers have developed a new satellite imaging system that could revolutionize the economics and imagery available from space-based cameras and even earth-based telescopes. more
Electrostatic levitation could lead to a more durable MEMS switch  nanowerk · 2 weeks
Researchers created a new type of microelectromechanical system - more commonly known as a MEMS switch - that uses electrostatic levitation to provide a more robust system. more
Programmable self-assembled nanostructures  nanowerk · 2 weeks
Scientists demonstrate a strategy for tailoring dendritic polymers. more
Deep learning for electron microscopy  nanowerk · 2 weeks
Finding defects in electron microscopy images takes months. now there is a faster way with artificial neural networks that tease defects out of dynamic data. more
Novel fiber-optic device lays foundation for quantum-enhanced measurements  nanowerk · 2 weeks
Nonlinear interferometer demonstrates the potential for eventual quantum-enhanced sensitivity improvements in later iterations of the instrument, which could advance fundamental science, as well as improve various engineering and practical applications. more
DNA design that anyone can do  nanowerk · 2 weeks
Computer program can translate a free-form 2-D drawing into a DNA nanoscale structure. more
Producing vaccines without the use of chemicals  nanowerk · 2 weeks
An innovative new technology - the first solution of its kind - will use electron beams to produce inactivated vaccines quickly, reproducibly and without the use of chemicals. more
Microneedle glucose monitor for diabetics proves virtually painless and even more accurate  nanowerk · 2 weeks
A more comfortable and reliable blood-sugar monitoring system is being designed by researchers for people with diabetes. more
Carrying and releasing nanoscale cargo with nanowrappers  nanowerk · 2 weeks
Nanocubes with hollow interiors and surface openings whose shape, size, and location are precisely controlled could be used to load and unload materials for biomedical, catalysis, and optical sensing applications. more
Dark matter on the move  nanowerk · 2 weeks
Scientists have found evidence that dark matter can be heated up and moved around, as a result of star formation in galaxies. The findings provide the first observational evidence for the effect known as 'dark matter heating', and... more
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