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Pinpointing catalytic reactions on carbon nanotubes

Pinpointing catalytic reactions on carbon nanotubes

Nanotechnology / Nanophysics

created Apr 17, 2009 | popularity 5 / 5 (2) | comments 2

(PhysOrg.com) -- Among their many other interesting properties, carbon nanotubes have been found to act as catalysts for some important chemical reactions, including some that could be used to make cleaner ...


Chameleon-like camouflage: 'Nano-camo' for fashionistas and environmentalists

Chameleon-like camouflage: 'Nano-camo' for fashionistas and environmentalists

Nanotechnology / Nanomaterials

created Apr 17, 2009 | popularity 4.8 / 5 (6) | comments 0

(PhysOrg.com) -- Certain fish species blend with their environment by changing color. Sandia National Laboratories researchers have demonstrated that, in theory, they could cause synthetic materials to change ...


Pioneering medical nanotechnology offers new cancer breakthrough hope

Pioneering medical nanotechnology offers new cancer breakthrough hope

Nanotechnology / Bio & Medicine

created Apr 17, 2009 | popularity 5 / 5 (4) | comments 1

A multi-disciplinary team of scientists from the University of Leicester could be potentially paving the way for the development of a powerful new strategy for both the early diagnosis and treatment of prostate ...




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Scientists harness nanoparticles to track cancer-cell changes

Nanotechnology / Bio & Medicine

created Apr 15, 2009 | popularity 5 / 5 (4) | comments 1

The more dots there are, the more accurate a picture you get when you connect them. A new imaging technology could give scientists the ability to simultaneously measure as many as 100 or more distinct features in or on a ...


DNA 'tricked' to act as nano-building blocks

Nanotechnology / Bio & Medicine

created Apr 13, 2009 | popularity 4.8 / 5 (8) | comments 0

(PhysOrg.com) -- McGill researchers have succeeded in finding a new way to manufacture nanotubes, one of the important building blocks of the nanotechnology of the future. Their building material? Biological DNA.



New radiation therapy promises relief for overheating laptops

Nanotechnology / Nanophysics

created Apr 13, 2009 | popularity 4.2 / 5 (5) | comments 3

(PhysOrg.com) -- Our modern age has become accustomed to regular improvements in information technology, says Slava Rotkin, but these advances do not come without a cost.


Engineers create DNA sensors that could identify cancer using material only one atom thick

New DNA sensors could identify cancer using graphene

Nanotechnology / Bio & Medicine

created Apr 13, 2009 | popularity 4.2 / 5 (5) | comments 1

Kansas State University engineers think the possibilities are deep for a very thin material.


Measuring the Immeasurable: New Study Links Heat Transfer, Bond Strength of Materials

Measuring the Immeasurable: New Study Links Heat Transfer, Bond Strength of Materials

Nanotechnology / Nanophysics

created Apr 13, 2009 | popularity 4.8 / 5 (4) | comments 0

(PhysOrg.com) -- The speed at which heat moves between two materials touching each other is a potent indicator of how strongly they are bonded to each other, according to a new study by researchers at Rensselaer ...


CNT Film

Transparent Carbon Nanotube Films Likely Successor to ITO for Commercial Applications

Nanotechnology / Nanomaterials

created Apr 10, 2009 | popularity 4.5 / 5 (19) | comments 10

(PhysOrg.com) -- Will the legacy of Nobel prize winner Richard Smalley finally be fulfilled? Ever since his pioneering work in the mid 1990's on the synthesis of carbon nanotubes, companies have been struggling ...


New method could lead to narrower chip patterns

Nanotechnology / Nanophysics

created Apr 10, 2009 | popularity 4 / 5 (8) | comments 5

(PhysOrg.com) -- Researchers at MIT have found a novel method for etching extremely narrow lines on a microchip, using a material that can be switched from transparent to opaque, and vice versa, just by exposing it to certain ...


New Laser Technique Advances Nanofabrication Process

New Laser Technique Advances Nanofabrication Process

Nanotechnology / Nanophysics

created Apr 09, 2009 | popularity 3.8 / 5 (10) | comments 2

(PhysOrg.com) -- The ability to create tiny patterns is essential to the fabrication of computer chips and many other current and potential applications of nanotechnology. Yet, creating ever smaller features, ...


Carbon nanotube polymer nanocomposites for field emission cathodes

Nanotechnology / Nanomaterials

created Apr 09, 2009 | popularity not rated yet | comments 1

A collaboration between researchers at the University of Surrey’s Advanced Technology Institute (ATI) and the School of Physics at Trinity College Dublin have discovered that you can produce a composite of carbon nanotubes ...


Ancient diatoms lead to new technology for solar energy

Nanotechnology / Nanomaterials

created Apr 08, 2009 | popularity 4.5 / 5 (13) | comments 1

Engineers at Oregon State University have discovered a way to use an ancient life form to create one of the newest technologies for solar energy, in systems that may be surprisingly simple to build compared to existing silicon-based ...


World’s First Nanofluidic Device with Complex 3-D Surfaces Built

World’s First Nanofluidic Device with Complex 3-D Surfaces Built

Nanotechnology / Bio & Medicine

created Apr 08, 2009 | popularity not rated yet | comments 1

(PhysOrg.com) -- Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology and Cornell University have capitalized on a process for manufacturing integrated circuits at the nanometer level to engineer ...


Carbon Nanotubes Toughen a Common Plastic

Carbon Nanotubes Toughen a Common Plastic

Nanotechnology / Nanomaterials

created Apr 07, 2009 | popularity 4.3 / 5 (16) | comments 2

(PhysOrg.com) -- A research group from the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel has discovered that adding carbon nanotubes to a widely used commercial plastic can greatly strengthen it. Their work is one ...


Nanofarming technology harvest biofuel oils without harming algae

Nanofarming technology harvest biofuel oils without harming algae

Nanotechnology / Bio & Medicine

created Apr 07, 2009 | popularity 5 / 5 (14) | comments 3

Algae is widely touted as the next best source for fueling the world's energy needs. But one of the greatest challenges in creating biofuels from algae is that when you extract the oil from the algae, it kills ...


New security and medical sensor devices made possible by metallic nanostructures

New security and medical sensor devices made possible by metallic nanostructures

Nanotechnology / Nanophysics

created Apr 07, 2009 | popularity not rated yet | comments 0

(PhysOrg.com) -- Scientists have designed tiny new sensor structures that could be used in novel security devices to detect poisons and explosives, or in highly sensitive medical sensors, according to research ...


ACS announces winners of 'What is Nano?' video contest

Nanotechnology / Nanomaterials

created Apr 07, 2009 | popularity 5 / 5 (2) | comments 0

The American Chemical Society (ACS) has announced the winners of the "What is Nano?" video contest held by ACS Nanotation, the Web community site for nanoscience and nanotechnology researchers and enthusiasts. Organized as ...