nanoscale

New Methods in Tiny Technology

New Methods in Tiny Technology

A 3D nanostructure with layers as seen by a Scanning Electron Microscope. Source: MIT A silk-based sensor patterned with nanostructures. Source: MIT Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), in Cambridge, have recently devised a new method of creating ...

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Nanoscale Transistors Probe Cells

Nanoscale Transistors Probe Cells

Scientists from Harvard University recently introduced a unique method to probe interior cells. Their design consists of ultra-small wires and transistors, sensitive enough to respond to various biological changes, thus measuring biochemical elements.   A new device, small enough to ...

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Print Your Own Lasers

Print Your Own Lasers

Researchers from the University of Melbourne, Australia, and the University of Padua, Italy, have recently presented a development that offers futuristic printing technology. The new development is based on lasers instead of conventional ink, and it could provide users faster ...

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Single-Atom Transistor Discovered

Single-Atom Transistor Discovered

An international team of researchers has recently announced the completion of the smallest transistor ever made, built out of a single phosphorus atom in silicon. Their new discovery is crucial for the development of future, compact computers, since the transistor ...

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Lithium-Sulphur Battery

Lithium-Sulphur Battery

Researchers from the University of Waterloo have developed a lithium-sulphur battery that can store and deliver three times more power than regular lithium ion batteries. By enhancing the electrochemical performance of a lithium-sulphur battery, the team at Waterloo’s Department of ...

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Self-Assembling Optics

Self-Assembling Optics

A group of researchers led by Peidong Yang, a professor of chemistry at the University of California, Berkeley, have recently created nanoscale particles that can self-assemble into various optical devices. These include photonic crystals, metamaterials, color changing paints, components for ...

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Titan 80-300 Super-Microscope

Titan 80-300 Super-Microscope

McMaster University in Canada has recently installed the most advanced and powerful electron microscope ever built, named Titan 80-300, which is capable of unprecedented resolution. The microscope’s purposes include medical research and the examination of various products at the nano ...

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Measuring the Cell’s Electric Field

A recently developed nanoscale voltmeter created in 2007 by Professor Raoul Kopelman from the University of Michigan enables direct measurement of the electric field inside a cell. Kopelman’s voltmeter measures the amount of photons (light particles) in its surrounding, and ...

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Strong, Light, Transparent Plastic

Researchers from the University of Michigan (UM) have developed a composite plastic, which they say is strong as steel, but much lighter and transparent. The material’s molecular structure mimics that of the iridescent material that lines mussel and oyster shells ...

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