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 ...
Progress made in building rechargeable lithium-air battery
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.
Research team discovers new way to make near perfect light absorber
Researchers use nanoparticles to speed up or slow down angiogenesis
Cancer drugs hitch a ride on 'smart' gold nanoshells
Nanoparticles capable of delivering drugs to specifically targeted cancer cells have been created by a group of researchers from China.
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.
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. ...
Freedom of assembly: Scientists see nanoparticles form larger structures in real time
(Phys.org) —In a new study performed at the Center for Nanoscale Materials at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory, researchers have for the first time seen the self-assembly ...
Researchers strike gold with nanotech vaccine
Scientists in the US have developed a novel vaccination method that uses tiny gold particles to mimic a virus and carry specific proteins to the body's specialist immune cells.
Separate teams develop similar method for creating non-oxidizing silver nanoparticles
Study documents the enduring contaminant legacy of the California gold rush
An unintended legacy of California's gold rush, which began in 1848, endures today in the form of mercury-laden sediment. New research by Michael Singer, associate researcher at UC Santa Barbara's Earth Research ...