Science & Technology

Shape-changing plane wing

Nanowerk - Tue, 04/02/2019 - 4:49pm
Assembled from tiny identical pieces, the wing could enable lighter, more energy-efficient aircraft designs.
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New plastic films deflect or trap heat with zero energy required

Nanowerk - Tue, 04/02/2019 - 4:38pm
Adaptable films show promise for use in buildings, wearables, camouflage and solar.
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Detecting minute levels of disease with a nanotechnology-enhanced biochip

Nanowerk - Tue, 04/02/2019 - 4:32pm
The difficulty in spotting minute amounts of disease circulating in the bloodstream has proven a stumbling block in the detection and treatment of cancers that advance stealthily with few symptoms. With a novel electrochemical biosensing device that identifies the tiniest signals these biomarkers emit, researchers are hoping to bridge this gap.
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Programmable 'Legos' of DNA and protein building blocks create novel 3D cages

Nanowerk - Tue, 04/02/2019 - 4:23pm
DNA nanotechnology uses DNA molecules as programmable 'Legos' to assemble structures with a control not possible with other molecules.
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Harnessing photonics for at-home disease detection

Nanowerk - Tue, 04/02/2019 - 9:39am
In the not-too-distant future, each of us may have a simple device - small enough for our nightstand or our pocket - that keeps us apprised of our level of health, identifies even trace amounts of undesirable biomarkers in our blood or saliva and serves as an early-warning system for diseases. This is one of the promises of personalized medicine.
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New record on the growth of graphene single crystals

Nanowerk - Tue, 04/02/2019 - 9:29am
Researchers have explored the rapid growth of large graphene single crystal on liquid Cu based on the liquid metal chemical vapor deposition strategy.
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Copper nanoparticle-based alternative for next-generation electronics

Nanowerk - Tue, 04/02/2019 - 9:19am
The new medium, made of copper nanoparticles, has promising applications in the production of electronic devices that would otherwise depend on expensive gold and silver counterparts.
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Scientists capture live, atomic-level detail of nanoparticle formation (w/video)

Nanowerk - Tue, 04/02/2019 - 9:11am
Scientists have achieved real-time atom rearrangement monitoring using aberration-corrected scanning transmission electron microscopy during the synthesis of intermetallic nanoparticles.
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Skyrmions could provide next generation data storage

Nanowerk - Mon, 04/01/2019 - 10:48am
Scientists have moved a step closer to developing the next generation of data storage and processing devices, using an emerging science called skyrmionics.
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All-dielectric alloyed nanoantennas for temperature-feedback identification of viruses and explosives

Nanowerk - Mon, 04/01/2019 - 10:43am
All-dielectric nanoantennas remain chemically non-invasive, they cause no effect on the studied analytes and reactions.
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New polymer mixture creates ultra-sensitive heat sensor

Nanowerk - Mon, 04/01/2019 - 10:27am
Polymer gels with tunable ionic Seebeck coefficient for ultra-sensitive printed thermopiles.
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Biopsy alternative: Wearable graphene oxide device captures cancer cells from blood

Nanowerk - Mon, 04/01/2019 - 7:50am
A prototype wearable device, tested in animal models, can continuously collect live cancer cells directly from a patient's blood.
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Behaviour of 'trapped' electrons in a one-dimensional world observed in the lab

Nanowerk - Mon, 04/01/2019 - 7:45am
Physicists directly observe the separation of spin and charge as predicted by the Tomonaga-Luttinger liquid theory for the first time.
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Nano-vehicle to deliver life-saving drugs

Nanowerk - Mon, 04/01/2019 - 7:37am
Many modern drugs are less effective than they could be because they are blocked by the body's own defences. Researchers have devised ways to bypass these barriers to get drugs to where they are needed.
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A molecular Rubik's Cube

Nanowerk - Mon, 04/01/2019 - 7:31am
Researchers have created the smallest-ever version of the famous brain-teaser.
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Odd reaction when functionalizing nanotubes creates a stir in the lab

Nanowerk - Sat, 03/30/2019 - 7:48am
The stirrers that mix cream into your coffee probably don't make much difference to the drink. But in a chemistry lab, it turns out using the wrong stirrer can skew the science.
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Just add heat to open this tiny box: Nanocubes automatically connect, disassemble at different temperatures

Nanowerk - Fri, 03/29/2019 - 5:53am
Researchers have designed two types of nano-sized building blocks that can automatically connect into cubes and scramble back into individual components based on the temperature of their environment. This accomplishment is another step towards chemical systems that more realistically mimic life.
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Quantum physics and origami for the ultimate get-well card

Nanowerk - Fri, 03/29/2019 - 3:45am
Scientists have combined the simplicity of paper with the complexity of quantum physics for point-of-care testing in low-resource environments.
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Long Travel Linear Motor Stage - 32" Travel, Nanometer Resolution

Nanowerk - Thu, 03/28/2019 - 5:17pm
The new linear translation stage from PI is engineered for industrial applications with high demands on dynamics, precision, smooth scan motion, short settling times, and low tracking error.
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Illuminating water filtration

Nanowerk - Thu, 03/28/2019 - 4:49pm
Researchers using ultrabright x-rays reveal the molecular structure of membranes used to purify seawater into drinking water.
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