Carbon nanotube transistors could lead to inexpensive, flexible electronics
DNA engine observed in real-time traveling along base pair track
In a complex feat of nanoengineering, a team of scientists at Kyoto University and the University of Oxford have succeeded in creating a programable molecular transport system, the workings of which can be observed in real ...
Iran tech expo sends defiant message to West
(AP) -- An Iranian supercomputer. New space rockets and satellites carrying the flag of the Islamic Republic. Biotech innovations that include artificial tendons.
DNA: Building block for smaller, smarter electronics?
(PhysOrg.com) -- Using a concept called DNA origami, Arizona State University researchers are trying to pave the way to produce the next generations of electronics products.
Tuning graphene film so it sheds water
Windshields that shed water so effectively that they don't need wipers. Ship hulls so slippery that they glide through the water more efficiently than ordinary hulls.
How Safe Is Nano? Nanotoxicology: An interdisciplinary challenge
(PhysOrg.com) -- The rapid development of nanotechnology has increased fears about the health risks of nano-objects. Are these fears justified? Do we need a new discipline, nanotoxicology, to evaluate the ...
New material enables 'information sorting' at the speed of light
(PhysOrg.com) -- An international team of scientists led by Kings College London has taken a step closer towards developing optical components for super-fast computers and high-speed internet services ...
With chemical modification, stable RNA nanoparticles go 3-D
(PhysOrg.com) -- For years, RNA has seemed an elusive tool in nanotechnology research -- easily manipulated into a variety of structures, yet susceptible to quick destruction when confronted with a commonly ...
New data storage method optimized
Increasingly more memory on increasingly smaller surfaces; the storage capacity on mobile equipment is improving every day. Johan Engelen from the MESA+ Institute for Nanotechnology of the University of Twente ...
Study highlights flaw in common approach of public opinion surveys about science
A new study from North Carolina State University highlights a major flaw in attempting to use a single survey question to assess public opinion on science issues. Researchers found that people who say that risks posed by ...
Scaling up: The future of nanoscience
In the late 1950s, Richard Feynman famously imagined a science where researchers and engineers could achieve remarkable feats by manipulating matter and creating structures all the way down to the level of individual atoms.
World's smallest Christmas card produced by UG engineers
(PhysOrg.com) -- It wouldn't look good on the mantelpiece and is bound to get lost in the post its the worlds smallest Christmas card.
Smallest periodic table fits on the side of human hair (w/ Video)
Scientists at The University of Nottingham have written what they believe is the world's smallest periodic table -- on the side of a human hair. The table is so small that a million of them could be replicated ...
Nanoparticles deliver one-two therapeutic punch to kill tumor cells
The standard approach to cancer therapy today is to mix and match chemotherapy drugs in order to attack tumors in multiple ways. Now, two separate teams of investigators have demonstrated that using nanoparticles to deliver ...