Graphene-like material made of boron a possibility, experiments suggest
Researchers from Brown University have shown experimentally that a boron-based competitor to graphene is a very real possibility.
Ultralow-power memory uses orders of magnitude less power than other devices
Better RNA interference, inspired by nature: New nanoparticles offer best-ever gene silencing
Inspired by tiny particles that carry cholesterol through the body, MIT chemical engineers have designed nanoparticles that can deliver snippets of genetic material that turn off disease-causing genes.
Research in phonon scattering sheds more light on graphene as a replacement for silicon
(Phys.org) —Graphene, a one-atom-thick form of the carbon material graphite, has been hailed as a wonder material—strong, light, nearly transparent, and an excellent conductor of electricity and heat. ...
Bionic plants: Synthetic nanoparticles enhance photosynthetic activity of plants
Plants have many valuable functions: They provide food and fuel, release the oxygen that we breathe, and add beauty to our surroundings. Now, a team of MIT researchers wants to make plants even more useful ...
Diagnosing diseases in real time with smartphones
Smartphones are capable of giving us directions when we're lost, sending photos and videos to our friends in mere seconds, and even helping us find the best burger joint in a three-mile radius. But University ...
Graphene photonics breakthrough promises fast-speed, low-cost communications
(Phys.org) —Swinburne researchers have developed a high-quality continuous graphene oxide thin film that shows potential for ultrafast telecommunications.
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'Nanojuice' could improve how doctors examine the gut
Located deep in the human gut, the small intestine is not easy to examine. X-rays, MRIs and ultrasound images provide snapshots but each suffers limitations. Help is on the way.
Single-atom transistor is 'perfect'
In a remarkable feat of micro-engineering, UNSW physicists have created a working transistor consisting of a single atom placed precisely in a silicon crystal.
Surprising nanotubes: Some slippery, some sticky
Nanotubes—microscopic cylinders the shape of drinking straws, but just one-thousandth the diameter of a human hair—have been the subject of intensive research, with potential uses ranging from solar cells ...
Nanoscale, biodegradable drug-delivery method could provide a year or more of steady doses
About one in four older adults suffers from chronic pain. Many of those people take medication, usually as pills. But this is not an ideal way of treating pain: Patients must take medicine frequently, and ...
Researchers mimic fly eye to produce superhydrophobic anti-fogging nanostructures
Chemists design nanoparticles that can deliver three cancer drugs at a time
Delivering chemotherapy drugs in nanoparticle form could help reduce side effects by targeting the drugs directly to the tumors. In recent years, scientists have developed nanoparticles that deliver one or ...