A heartbeat away? Hybrid 'patch' could replace transplants
Because heart cells cannot multiply and cardiac muscles contain few stem cells, heart tissue is unable to repair itself after a heart attack. Now Tel Aviv University researchers are literally setting a new ...
What exactly is Google's 'cancer nanodetector'?
Last week, US tech giants Google made a splash in the media, announcing plans to develop new 'disease-detecting magnetic nanoparticles'. This was almost universally welcomed – after all, trying to detect ...
Researchers invent cleaner way to produce concrete
Canadian Light Source (CLS) user Mark MacDonald is helping build better communities one concrete block at a time.
Breakthrough could lead to 'artificial skin' that senses touch, humidity and temperature
Using tiny gold particles and a kind of resin, a team of scientists at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology has discovered how to make a new kind of flexible sensor that one day could be integrated into electronic ...
Inspired by moth eyeballs, chemists develop gold coating that dims glare
(Phys.org) —All that's gold does not glitter, thanks to new work by UC Irvine scientists that could reduce glare from solar panels and electronic displays and dull dangerous glints on military weapons.
Scientists unveil new technology to better understand small clusters of atoms
Physicists at the University of York, working with researchers at the University of Birmingham and Genoa, have developed new technology to study atomic vibration in small particles, revealing a more accurate ...
Landmark discovery in gold nanorod instability
Researchers at Swinburne University of Technology have discovered an instability in gold nanoparticles that is critical for their application in future technology.
Hybrid material as gold-leaf substitute
(Phys.org) —A team of researchers headed by Professor Raffaele Mezzenga has created a hybrid material out of gold and milk proteins that looks like a wafer-thin gold leaf. Thanks to its properties, it could ...
Nanoparticles help disrupt tumor blood supply, destroy tumors
(Phys.org) —In recent years, cancer researchers have been developing agents that destroy the blood vessels surrounding tumors with the goal of starving tumors to death. Some of these agents, such as tumor necrosis factor-alpha ...
Six-legged miners strike gold
Termites and ants are stockpiling gold in their mounds, new CSIRO research has found.
New nanowire structure absorbs light efficiently
Researchers at Aalto University have developed a new method to implement different types of nanowires side-by-side into a single array on a single substrate. The new technique makes it possible to use different ...
Study demonstrates an electronic switch based on stereoisomerism
Groundbreaking mercury treaty adopted by 140 countries (Update)
More than 140 countries agreed Saturday on a ground-breaking treaty to rein in the use and emission of health-hazardous mercury, the UN said, but environmental activists lamented it did not go far enough.
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 ...