A new detection system can reveal bioterrorist attacks on our water supply network
If pathogens enter into our water supply network many people may fall ill quickly. To protect us against this biological threat, researchers have developed a detection system partly based on nanotechnology ...
Nanotechnologists must take lessons from nature
It's common knowledge that the perfect is the enemy of the good, but in the nanoscale world, perfection can act as the enemy of the best.
Solar power goes viral: Modified virus improves solar-cell efficiency by one-third
(PhysOrg.com) -- Researchers at MIT have found a way to make significant improvements to the power-conversion efficiency of solar cells by enlisting the services of tiny viruses to perform detailed assembly ...
Limit to nanotechnology mass-production?
(PhysOrg.com) -- A leading nanotechnology scientist has raised questions over a billion dollar industry by boldly claiming that there is a limit to how small nanotechnology materials can be mass produced.
Engineering professor wins award for pioneering work expected to improve electronic devices
A professor at the University of California, Riverside's Bourns College of Engineering will receive an international award for his pioneering work in nanotechnology that could have far-reaching impacts on electronic devices.
Researchers create super-small transistor, artificial atom powered by single electrons
A University of Pittsburgh-led team has created a single-electron transistor that provides a building block for new, more powerful computer memories, advanced electronic materials, and the basic components ...
Boosting medicine with nanotechnology to destroy cancers
(PhysOrg.com) -- Melding nanotechnology and medical research, Sandia National Laboratories, the University of New Mexico, and the UNM Cancer Research and Treatment Center have produced an effective strategy ...
More efficient fuel cell applications via nanotechnology
(PhysOrg.com) -- Engineers at UC San Diego are using nanotechnology to increase the efficiency and enhance the performance of fuel cells, which could boost renewable energy options and reduce toxic emissions.
Study finds public relatively unconcerned about nanotechnology risks
(PhysOrg.com) -- A new study finds that the general public thinks getting a suntan poses a greater public health risk than nanotechnology or other nanoparticle applications. The study, from North Carolina State University, ...
The world's smallest wedding rings
Creating artificial structures from DNA is the objective of DNA nanotechnology. This new discipline, which combines biology, physics, chemistry and material science makes use of the ability of the natural ...
Nanopolymer shows promise for helping reduce cancer side effects
(PhysOrg.com) -- A Purdue University biochemist has demonstrated a process using nanotechnology to better assess whether cancer drugs hit their targets, which may help reduce drug side effects.
Imagine a cell phone battery that charges with every step you take or a spacesuit that uses astronauts' expended energy to run the suit's electronics. A team of college students conducting NASA research on ...
Researchers study cell life with new nano method
(PhysOrg.com) -- Focusing on interdisciplinary research is now leading to breakthroughs in bio-nanotechnology research. A new method for drug development has become a reality.
Electrons seem heavier in extremely thin silicon
For years now, transistors have been getting smaller and smaller. Research conducted by Jan-Laurens van der Steen of the MESA+ Institute for Nanotechnology at University of Twente, The Netherlands, has shown that electrons ...