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Electron-behaving Nanoparticles Rock Current Understanding of Matter

It’s not an electron. But it sure does act like one.Northwestern University researchers have made a strange and...
nanoparticles

Electron-Behaving Nanoparticles Rock Current Understanding of Matter

It’s not an electron. But it sure does act like one.Northwestern University researchers have made a strange and...
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Nano-Scale Process May Usher in Cheaper Products

The process could speed the commercial development of devices, materials and technologies that exploit the physical properties of nanoparticles, which are thousands of times...
Microneedles

Tiny, Pain-Free Vaccinations: Microneedles and Nanoparticles

If it’s up to PhD student Guangsheng Du, patients don’t need to worry about big needles anymore. At the Leiden Academic Center for Drug...
nanovalvesvideo

Valves for Tiny Particles

Researchers from ETH Zurich have developed tiny valves that enable individual nanoparticles in liquids to be separated and sorted. The valves can be used...
Magnetotactic bacteria

Bacteria with a Magnetism Sense

Bacteria exist in many shapes and with very different talents. Magnetotactic bacteria can even sense the earth’s magnetic field by making use of magnetic...
Cancer Identification

NUST MISIS Scientists Develop Express-Test for Cancer Identification

The test is based on immunochromatographical analysis, which allows researchers to visually determine the amount of prostate-specific antigen (PSA) in the blood serum without the use of special equipment. PSA...
nanoparticles collide

Crash! Scientists Explain What Happens When Nanoparticles Collide

Helmets that do a better job of preventing concussions and other brain injuries. Earphones that protect people from damaging noises. Devices that convert “junk”...
Silicon Nanoparticles

Mining Hardware Helps Scientists Gain Insight into Silicon Nanoparticles

Researchers from ITMO University and their international colleagues have developed the first three-dimensional dynamic model of an interaction between light and silicon nanoparticles. They...
Nanoantennas

Researchers From ITMO Create First-Ever Light-Emitting Nanoantennas

Young scientists from ITMO University have developed a new type of nanoscale light sources based on halide perovskites. The nanosources are subwavelength nanoparticles which...
nanotherapy

Leiden Breakthrough in Research on Nanotherapy

In nanotherapy, particles measuring between a nanometer and a micrometer are used to deliver medicines to specific locations in the body, for example to...
nanoparticles

On the Rebound

Our bodies have a remarkable ability to heal from broken ankles or dislocated wrists. Now, a new study has shown that some nanoparticles can...
sepsis

Macrophage Nanosponges Could Keep Sepsis in Check

A team of researchers at the University of California San Diego has developed macrophage “nanosponges” that can safely absorb and remove molecules from the...
soft x-ray

New Method for Investigating Nanoparticles with Soft X-Ray Absorption Spectroscopy at...

Nanoparticles are really tiny, only a fraction of a micrometer or some nanometers in size. And only some thousands of molecules strong, their properties...
porous nanoparticles

Particle Size Matters for Porous Building Blocks

Porous particles of calcium and silicate show potential as building blocks for a host of applications like self-healing materials, bone-tissue engineering, drug delivery, insulation,...
nanobionic plantsvideo

Engineers Create Plants That Glow

Imagine that instead of switching on a lamp when it gets dark, you could read by the light of a glowing plant on your...
flu virus

Researchers Developing, Testing Nanovaccine to Protect Against the Flu Virus

For many of us, a flu shot is a fall routine. Roll up a sleeve, take a needle to the upper arm and hope...
Magnetic Iron Oxide

Researchers Find Simpler Way to Deposit Magnetic Iron Oxide onto Gold...

Researchers from North Carolina State University and MIT have found a simpler way to deposit magnetic iron oxide (magnetite) nanoparticles onto silica-coated gold nanorods,...
purified nanotubes

Wheat Gets Boost from Purified Nanotubes

The introduction of purified carbon nanotubes appears to have a beneficial effect on the early growth of wheatgrass, according to Rice University scientists. But...
transplant

Combining Machine and Nanoparticles for Better Transplant Outcomes

By combining the use of drug-carrying nanoparticles with an organ-preserving machine, Yale researchers have developed a procedure that could help improve long-term outcomes for...