An experiment enabled mice to see through near-infrared light using nanoparticles. Mammals can only process images with shorter wavelengths or those visible through the naked eye.
Material Science March 2, 2019
Two teams of researchers were able to create nanoparticles that spin around each other in record frequencies of a billion times per second. This creates the fastest mechanical rotation in history.
Energy July 20, 2018
A new study has revealed that nanoparticles experience a unique force in a vacuum, contradicting classical physics that friction is essential for all movement. The Casimir Effect causes nanoparticles to move laterally without any surface contact.
Energy April 12, 2017
Researchers from Rice University devise a way to safely dispose electronic wastes by turning them into nanoparticles. Resulting gadget dust can be sorted and reused.
Material Science March 27, 2017
Physicists at UCLA mapped the coordinates of more than 23,000 individual atoms in a nanoparticle. The precise configuration will now help scientists in making changes in properties of materials by working on their basic structures at the atomic level.
Material Science February 8, 2017
The challenges involved in selecting the right and biocompatible nanoparticles for medicinal use have been solved by a team of researchers from the universities of Geneva and Fribourg. They devised a new screening method offering safety, cost efficiency, and speed.
Biotech February 4, 2017
A new technology based on peptides may help doctors deliver drugs to injured brains areas without invasive means. The procedure could assist patients of traumatic brain injuries such as mild concussions.
Medicine June 29, 2016
Smart glass embedded with light-emitting nanoparticles is now possible. Researchers from Australia were able to develop a method that would carefully integrate nanoparticles into glass panels without disrupting their original properties.
Material Science June 11, 2016
Nanoparticles have brought great improvement to processes and products, but exposure may be a cause for concern. Researchers developed a new imaging method to make it easier to identify nanoparticles for biological applications.
March 29, 2016
Quantum dots, or light-activated nanoparticles that are about 20,000 times smaller than human hair, successfully killed 92 percent of drug-resistant bacteria. Will they be man's next ally in the fight against antibiotic resistance?
Life January 19, 2016
A thin, flexible film developed by researchers from the University of Michigan can detect biomarkers of cancer in the blood. It may eventually lead to the development of phone-sized cancer detection devices.
Life January 17, 2016
A group of researchers from the University of California Los Angeles have developed a new material that infuses ceramic silicon carbide nanoparticles with magnesium, creating an extremely strong yet extremely lightweight material.
Animals December 28, 2015
Researchers were able to develop a technique that can help control soft robots. By aligning magnetic nanoparticle chains to control elastic polymers, soft robots may soon be manipulated remotely.
December 22, 2015
A simple new technique can purify contaminated water by shaking out nanomaterials. This purification method is as simple as shaking a vial of oil and water.
Earth/Environment December 12, 2015
Researchers discovered that using nanoparticles led tomato plants to better absorb light and minerals and exhibit higher antioxidant properties. They used new aerosolization methods in their study holding promise for improved use of resources and global food security.
Animals November 10, 2015
Researchers use "yolk and shell" configuration that combats constant expansion and contraction, addressing wear and tear that cuts performance in rechargeable batteries.
Energy August 7, 2015
Researchers turn to nature to develop material that could be effective tool for pollution cleanup. Natural coating of lotus leaves inspires nanotechnology that can separate oil from water.
April 15, 2015
Google X is more than just self-driving cars, Google Glass, and balloon-delivered Internet. The search company’s moonshot laboratory also has a life sciences division.
Wearable Tech January 30, 2015
Google is working on developing nanoparticles that will be able to search the body for diseases, including cancer, and warn patients of those diseases very early on. The strategy is to go from reactive to proactive medical treatment, says a researcher.
Wearable Tech October 28, 2014
Solar cells could, one day, be painted onto surfaces, thanks to new nanoparticles
Energy June 11, 2014
New kind of nanoparticle could bring solar power to millions at an affordable cost. Technology could have other uses as well, Canadian researchers say.
Energy June 10, 2014
Scientists from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have come up with a transparent display crafted from nanoparticles integrated into a thin plastic material that can be attached to almost any glass. The proof-of-concept study indicates that in the future, heads-up displays will be affordable, easy to manufacture, and with wide viewing angles.
Animals January 22, 2014
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