nanotechnology

New ‘Smart’ Nanocapsule Delivery System

New ‘Smart’ Nanocapsule Delivery System

Researchers at the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science have recently developed a new intracellular delivery platform that uses nanocapsules. These tiny capsules are made up of a single-protein core and has a thin polymer shell; thanks ...

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Fool’s Gold in Solar Cells

Fool’s Gold in Solar Cells

Scientists at the University of California at Berkeley are developing new solar cells based on pyrite, otherwise known as fool’s gold. Fool’s gold is four or five times more plentiful than the silicon most commonly used in solar cells and ...

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Nanolenses for High Resolution Imaging

Researchers at the Pohang University of Science and Technology in Korea have developed nanolenses capable of imaging objects too small for conventional lenses. They can also be used for ultraviolet lithography and detecting infrared light emitted by quantum dots. The ...

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Molecular Gear at the Nanoscale

Molecular Gear at the Nanoscale

Scientists from Singapore’s Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), specifically from the Institute of Materials Research and Engineering (IMRE), have created the world’s first molecular gear, using advanced nanoscale technologies. This achievement marks a radical shift in the scientific ...

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Saser – The Sonic Laser

Saser – The Sonic Laser

Scientists from the University of Nottingham have produced a new type of acoustic laser device, called Saser. It is a sonic equivalent to the laser, capable of producing an intense beam of uniform sound waves on a nano scale. The ...

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Nanocapacitors Offer High Power and Large Storage

Nanocapacitors Offer High Power and Large Storage

Researchers at the University of Maryland in College Park, Maryland have created nanocapacitors capable of both high power concentrations and large storage capacities. Traditionally, capacitors offer high levels of power discharge and batteries offer large amounts of storage but this ...

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Carbon Nanotubes Dangerous to the Environment

Carbon Nanotubes Dangerous to the Environment

Scientists from the research center Forschungszentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (FZD) have discovered worrying properties of carbon nanotubes, which indicate that nanotube production may be dangerous to the environment. Their discovery, they say, may halt an otherwise diverse and fertile research area.   ...

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5-D Discs to Store 2000 Times More Than DVD

5-D Discs to Store 2000 Times More Than DVD

Researchers from the Centre of Micro-Photonics at Swinburne University of Technology have shown how discs, with storage capabilities of 2,000 times the size of a DVD, can be developed using nanotechnology. Their findings point towards using nanoscopic particles to exponentially ...

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Metal Defies Gravity by Lifting Water

Metal Defies Gravity by Lifting Water

Scientists from the University of Rochester have developed a metal slab that can quickly draw water upwards using principles of capillary action. The metallic material can be derived from any type of metal that is manufactured with a unique method ...

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DNA ‘Origami’

DNA ‘Origami’

Scientists at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, Massachusetts found a way to create multilayered objects from DNA strings. These tiny structures may be used as biomedical nanodevices that could deliver drugs into specific cells, thus aiding the battle against various ...

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