Researchers from UC Berkeley discovered a novel way to modify plants such as food crops genetically. This new genetic engineering technique can involve carbon nanotubes, DNA, and the genetic editing tool called CRISPR.
Material Science March 11, 2019
The mollusk chiton is one of the few creatures that can produce a valuable mineral called magnetite. In a study, researchers analyzed the teeth of gumboot chitons to figure out how they produce their magnetic teeth.
Material Science February 4, 2019
MIT researchers have created tiny robots using electronics grafted onto microscopic colloidal particles. These microscopic robots can gather, store, and process data about their environment.
Robotics July 31, 2018
A study showed that diamonds have the ability to stretch when it is shaped into a microscopic size. Researchers said this surprising find could transform how diamonds are used in various fields.
Material Science April 20, 2018
DNA nanorobots are the latest weapon against the scourge of cancer, as researchers were able to program them to kill human breast cancer tumors in mice. What's next for the breakthrough technology?
Biotech February 13, 2018
The technology Tissue Nanotransfection can repair injured legs with just one touch. Treatment takes less than a second and does not have any known side effects. Here's how it works.
Biotech August 8, 2017
Scientists at the Swansea University produced a smart bandage, which uses nanotechnology and 5G wireless data to transmit the health status of a wound to doctors. The clinical trial for the bandages would start within next year.
Medicine April 17, 2017
A major scientific breakthrough promises to revolutionize cryopreservation and make organs readily available to patients. The technology minimizes the damage associated with unfreezing cryopreserved tissue.
Biotech March 2, 2017
Engineers at Michigan State University have developed a nanotechnology device as thin as film, which can turn human motion into energy. A mere finger swipe can help applications run a smartphone.
Material Science December 10, 2016
Scientists at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee have achieved a rare feat of turning carbon dioxide into ethanol by an electrochemical process using nano spikes of carbon and copper.
Material Science October 22, 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
Researchers were able to develop a technology that would allow the use of precious metals in minimal amounts. The use of carbide coated with a precious metal was found to be more effective than conventional precious metal catalysts.
Material Science May 25, 2016
Robots small enough to travel within human cells may soon be developed, following the creation of the world's smallest engine. How do these ultra-small engines operate?
Robotics May 4, 2016
China has recently developed the world's first graphene electronic paper that can revolutionize optical displays for smart devices. Graphene is hailed as the lightest and strongest material available in the world today.
Material Science May 1, 2016
Scientists in Canada successfully created a DNA thermometer, the world's smallest at 20,000 times tinier than the human hair. The simple and programmable nature of DNA led them to emulate nanothermometers occurring in nature.
Material Science April 29, 2016
A new water-based coating could be added to the production process of metals, ceramics or glass. This will prevent the spread of the deadly supergbugs and could also kill disease-causing pathogens.
Biotech April 24, 2016
Scientists have finally built a functional heat engine that consists of only one atom. This single-atom heat engine can replicate the power of a car engine when constructed on a larger scale.
Energy April 19, 2016
In an innovative study in nanotechnology, some sunshine or even a light bulb may be all you need to get your clothes spick and span. Scientists from Australia have come up with a technique to create self-cleaning clothes.
March 24, 2016
Watching paint dry may sound excruciatingly boring, but a new study revealed that the mechanism behind it could help improve products such as ink or sunscreen. In fact, paint particles go through a special microscopic process.
March 21, 2016
Researchers said they developed the new thinnest lens in the world. Made from a crystal called molybdenum disulphide, the new lens is 2,000 thinner than a human hair and can revolutionize the field of nanotechnology.
March 12, 2016
Researchers created a new super metallic glue that can bond two metal surfaces at room temperature. MesoGlue's solidified bond is as strong as that of conventional welding and soldering but without the high costs and the potential damage from heat.
January 16, 2016
UK scientists developed an odorless and waterless toilet that produces sanitized water and energy to power low voltage items such as mobile phones. The Nano Membrane Toilet is designed to help billions of people around the world without access to clean and sanitized lavatory facilities.
January 9, 2016
Through the novel 3D NanoDrip printing technology, scientists from ETH Zurich and Scrona were able to produce the world’s smallest color image. The micro image can only be viewed through a device called µPeek.
December 18, 2015
In DARPA's 'Forward to the Future' video series, three researchers shared predictions on what life will be like in 2045. According to their forecasts, advanced AI, nanotechnology and neurotechnology will dominate the future.
FUTURE TECH December 17, 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 say nanobubbles of cancer drugs can be 'popped' directly inside tumors using ultrasound in an effort to combat cancer of the liver. The finding offers the possibility of new treatment for the approximately 35,000 cases of liver cancer diagnosed annually.
Life December 10, 2015
It's kind of like a special version of the sponge under most folks' sink, only, you know, for oil. This one uses nanometer-thick flakes of boron nitride.
Earth/Environment December 1, 2015
Scientists at the University of Illinois have found a way to produce drinkable water with the use of nanopores — and it may be the key to helping out regions severely impacted by periods of heavy drought.
Earth/Environment November 30, 2015
Humai is developing a technology that can make lives last forever by 2045. The Australian startup's technology will be able to download a person's 'data' and transfer it to an artificial body.
November 27, 2015
A team of researchers found a cheaper way of producing the wonder material, graphene. The discovery can pave way for the mass production and use of the material in manufacturing various commercial goods, such as electronics.
November 21, 2015
Glasgow University scientists' groundbreaking research found a new way to mass produce the wonder material called graphene. The new process is 100 times less expensive than the current manufacturing process and is expected to open a wide range of possibilities.
November 19, 2015
The fastest submarine in the world could soon swim through your bloodstream.
November 18, 2015
The strongest material on Earth is only one atom thick. How will we use it?
Energy November 17, 2015
The material absorbs virtually all light in the visible spectrum, making it potentially useful for astronomers and solar energy engineers.
FUTURE TECH November 10, 2015
Every page of the 'drinkable book' can filter and create 25 gallons of safe drinking water, developers say. Field trials have shown the technique can clean even highly contaminated water.
Earth/Environment August 17, 2015
Designing next-generation electronics means unlocking a new level of speed and energy efficiency with new materials. Graphene’s incredible properties have made it the materials science powerhouse of the 21st century, but actually making the stuff has proven to be its biggest obstacle.
August 11, 2015
Who knew that tiny nanobots and ants use the same stylist?
July 28, 2015
With the help of 3D-modeling software, researchers were able to craft strands of DNA that could spontaneously fold into shapes like bunnies. This new technique could aid in biological research and may even be useful for drug delivery.
July 23, 2015
Foods like onions, garlic, and the supremely smelly durian fruit can pose problems due to their pungency, especially for transportation. A new food wrap made with nanoscale fibers of cellulose from wood effectively keeps these odors at bay.
July 14, 2015
Encapsulating molecules extracted from peppermint and cinnamon in silica nanoparticles allowed researchers to take advantage of the microbial properties of these materials. The tiny capsules could be deployed to fight antibiotic-resistant bacteria such as MRSA.
July 9, 2015
Tiny robots called nanoswimmers are being developed to deliver drugs to specific anatomical targets.
Healthy Living/Wellness June 18, 2015
Researchers at Missouri University of Science and Technology demonstrated a new technique for printing without using ink to print a nanoscale version of the school’s athletic logo. The colors they created are extremely bright because of their structure at the nanoscale, which is similar to the that seen in many birds and butterfly.
June 12, 2015
A team of researchers at Stanford University recently created a new and versatile form of designer carbon, which could lead to better energy storage, as well as longer-lasting batteries and supercapacitors.
Energy June 11, 2015
Four years of collaboration between two organizations with seemingly unrelated missions has yielded a new medical device that could change the way doctors use deep brain stimulation. Currently, the treatment is mainly effective for Parkinson’s, but carbon nanofiber pads could open opportunities for treating other brain disorders via this method.
Life June 8, 2015
Tiny spirals of gold too small for the naked eye to see could foil identity theft or counterfeiting, researchers suggest. Only visible under certain kinds of light, they could protect currency and credit or identification cards, they say.
June 3, 2015