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Nanoscale tweezersvideo

Nanoscale Tweezers Can Perform Single-Molecule ‘Biopsies’ on Individual Cells

We are continuously expanding our knowledge on how cells function, but many unanswered questions remain. This is especially true for individual cells that are...
Actiniais

A Water Treatment Breakthrough, Inspired by a Sea Creature

Inspired by Actinia, a sea organism that ensnares its prey with its tentacles, a team of researchers has developed a method for efficiently treating water. The...
Borophenevideo

Borophene Advances as 2-D Materials Platform

Borophene—two-dimensional (2-D) atom-thin-sheets of boron, a chemical element traditionally found in fiberglass insulation—is anything but boring. Though boron is a nonmetallic semiconductor in its...
Memristors

UMass Engineers Make Crossbar Arrays of the Smallest Memristors

A research team at the University of Massachusetts Amherst says it has developed a promising building block for the next generation of nonvolatile random-access...
Tiny Light Detectors

Stanford Engineers Develop Tiny Light Detectors That Work like Gecko Ears

Geckos and many other animals have heads that are too small to triangulate the location of noises the way we do, with widely spaced...
photoelectrode

Golden Sandwich Could Make the World More Sustainable

In the pursuit of realizing a sustainable society, there is an ever-increasing demand to develop revolutionary solar cells or artificial photosynthesis systems that utilize...
Rheumatoid Arthritis

Neutrophil Nanosponges Soak up Proteins That Promote Rheumatoid Arthritis

Engineers at the University of California San Diego have developed neutrophil “nanosponges” that can safely absorb and neutralize a variety of proteins that play...
autonomous device

Autonomous Gene Expression Control Nanodevice Will Contribute to Medical Care

Gene expression is a fundamental of life, where each cell switches on and off specific genes. Thus, an autonomous device that could control the...
barcode micro-beads

New Technology Can Detect Hundreds of Proteins in a Single Sample

New technology developed by a team of McGill University scientists shows potential to streamline the analysis of proteins, offering a quick, high volume and...
wearable and implantable device

New Soft Bioelectronic Mesh Tested on Human Wrist and Pulsating Pig’s...

A research team at the Center for Nanoparticle Research, within the Institute for Basic Science (IBS), has succeeded in developing a wearable and implantable device, that measures...
solar fuel

New Material Could Revolutionize Solar Fuel Generation

Following the isolation of graphene in 2004, a race began to synthesize new two-dimensional materials. 2D materials are single-layer substances with a thickness of...
Cell-sized robots

Cell-Sized Robots Can Sense Their Environment

Researchers at MIT have created what may be the smallest robots yet that can sense their environment, store data, and even carry out computational...
Nano-Submarinesvideo

Targeting Headaches and Tumors with Nano-Submarines

Scientists at the Mainz University Medical Center and the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research (MPI-P) have developed a new method to enable miniature...
Nanocrystal

Nanocrystal Links Could Lead to Better Electronics

Chemists and engineers today are very interested in a kind of nanotechnology enabled by tiny islands of nanoparticles called “colloidal nanocrystals.” They can be made...
Electric car batteries

Electric Car Batteries Souped-Up with Fluorinated Electrolytes for Longer-Range Driving

The success of electric car batteries depends on the miles that can be driven on a single charge, but the current crop of lithium-ion...
microlasers

Scientists Create Continuously Emitting Microlasers With Nanoparticle-Coated Beads

Researchers have found a way to convert nanoparticle-coated microscopic beads into lasers smaller than red blood cells. These microlasers, which convert infrared light into light...
Superconductorsvideo

Taming Tornadoes at the Nanoscale

Superconductors contain arrays of tiny tornadoes of supercurrent, called vortex filaments, each carrying a single quantum of magnetic field. The motion of these tiny...
graphene carpets

Graphene Carpets: So Neurons Communicate Better

A work led by SISSA and published on Nature Nanotechnology reports for the first time experimentally the phenomenon of ion 'trapping' by graphene carpets and its...
Bolometers

A Better Device for Measuring Electromagnetic Radiation

Bolometers, devices that monitor electromagnetic radiation through heating of an absorbing material, are used by astronomers and homeowners alike. But most such devices have...
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...