Gold nanoparticles enrich every day products
(PhysOrg.com) -- Durable paint, water purification, faster computers, tougher shoe soles, and lighter and cheaper televisions are all possibilities now that a Queensland University of Technology (QUT) scientist has discovered ...
Chemists turn gold to purple -- on purpose
Professor Richard Watt and his chemistry students suspected that a common protein could potentially react with sunlight and harvest its energy similar to what chlorophyll does during photosynthesis.
Synthetic and biological nanoparticles combined to produce new metamaterials
Scientists from Aalto University, Finland, have succeeded in organising virus particles, protein cages and nanoparticles into crystalline materials. These nanomaterials studied by the Finnish research group ...
Targeting tumors using tiny gold particles
(PhysOrg.com) -- It has long been known that heat is an effective weapon against tumor cells. However, it's difficult to heat patients' tumors without damaging nearby tissues.
Gene Testing In the Doctors Office
Transistors are made from natural cotton fibers
(PhysOrg.com) -- Smarter, more functional clothing incorporating electronics may be possible in the near future, according to a study co-authored by Cornell fiber scientist Juan Hinestroza.
Oh, my stars and hexagons! DNA code shapes gold nanoparticles
(Phys.org) -- DNA holds the genetic code for all sorts of biological molecules and traits. But University of Illinois researchers have found that DNA's code can similarly shape metallic structures.
Researchers use nanoparticles to speed up or slow down angiogenesis
A layered nanostructure held together by DNA
(Phys.org) —Dreaming up nanostructures that have desirable optical, electronic, or magnetic properties is one thing. Figuring out how to make them is another. A new strategy uses the binding properties ...
Experts create intelligent 'plaster' to monitor patients
Medical engineers said Sunday they had created a device the size of a plaster which can monitor patients by tracking their muscle activity before administering their medication.
Award for turning wool into gold
A Victoria University (New Zealand) scientist has won a prestigious innovation award for turning pure New Zealand Merino wool into gold.
Bionic eye hope blends lasers and gold
A novel approach to restoring sight using a bionic eye' is being investigated at Swinburne University of Technology.
A hot bath for gold nanoparticles
Gold nanoparticles, says Chris Kiely, are fast becoming some of the most effective diplomats of the nanoworld.
Another tool in the nano toolbox: Scientists use electron beam to manipulate nanoparticles
(Phys.org)—Nanotechnology, the manipulation of matter at the atomic and molecular scale, holds great promise for everything from incredibly fast computers to chemical sensors that can sniff out cancer cells. ...