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Nanomachines wind and unwind polymers

23 Mar 2017 16:25:00 +0000

Light-powered molecular machines work in tandem to contract and expand a polymer(image)



Zapping nanoparticles into nail polish

20 Mar 2017 05:00:56 +0000

Laser ablation method makes cosmetic and biomedical coatings in a flash(image)



Custom designed zeolites make better catalysts

14 Mar 2017 12:25:39 +0000

Zeolites synthesized with transition state mimics exhibit enhanced activity and product selectivity(image)



Nanostructures lift the fog

13 Mar 2017 05:00:00 +0000

Structural features styled from a block copolymer help make superhydrophobic antifogging surfaces(image)



Magnetic data bit stored on single atom

08 Mar 2017 22:51:00 +0000

Scanning probe study achieves ultimate in data-storage miniaturization(image)



Chemists create colloidal clathrate crystals

06 Mar 2017 06:00:55 +0000

New combination of nanoparticle shape, DNA length, and DNA sequence leads to novel host-guest materials(image)



Simpler, faster oil-spill cleanup using fish-inspired membranes

03 Mar 2017 13:49:18 +0000

New membrane system withstands fouling to continuously filter out water and collect oil(image)



Keeping bacterial infections at bay using peptide-containing nanofibers

01 Mar 2017 16:17:16 +0000

Quorum sensing inhibitors incorporated into electrospun nanofibers could prevent bacterial infections(image)



Scanning probes investigate nanoscale phenomena

27 Feb 2017 06:00:00 +0000

Innovative analytical techniques push the limits in studies of catalysis, electrochemistry, and molecular imaging(image)



Slow-release nanofertilizer could boost crop yields

23 Feb 2017 06:00:00 +0000

A new nanoparticle-based fertilizer delivers plant nutrients efficiently and reduces the harm of agricultural runoff(image)



Stable colloids made with inorganic molten salts

23 Feb 2017 00:29:00 +0000

Potential applications include improved heat-transfer fluids and new inorganic thermoelectric materials(image)



Slow-release nitrogen fertilizer could increase crop yields

22 Feb 2017 13:09:00 +0000

A new nanoparticle-based fertilizer delivers plant nutrients efficiently and reduces the harm of agricultural runoff(image)



Nanoscience pioneer Millie Dresselhaus dies at 86

21 Feb 2017 18:58:00 +0000

Groundbreaking studies on carbon nanostructures earned her the title “Queen of Carbon Science”(image)



Stable colloids made with inorganic molten salts

20 Feb 2017 17:30:00 +0000

Potential applications include improved heat-transfer fluids and new inorganic thermoelectric materials(image)



Triangulene trapped

20 Feb 2017 06:00:00 +0000

Elusive and reactive polybenzenoid molecule is made for the first time(image)



Pancreatic cancer biomarker bolsters nanoparticle-based diagnostic

08 Feb 2017 14:00:00 +0000

Speedy sensor detects vesicles released by tumors in tiny drops of blood(image)



World Trade Organization boosts poor countries’ ability to import generic drugs

27 Jan 2017 00:15:26 +0000

Changes aimed at nations without capacity to produce generics(image)



On-demand pain relief, triggered by light

19 Jan 2017 19:04:26 +0000

Injectable material can be repeatedly stimulated with near-infrared light to release painkillers(image)



Nanoparticles deprive tumors of their oxygen

16 Jan 2017 06:01:04 +0000

Magnesium silicide particles can react with oxygen in acidic tumor environments(image)



Nanomaterials makers must report production, safety data

13 Jan 2017 17:27:00 +0000

EPA finalizes long-awaited regulation(image)



Printing silver ink creates a spectrum of structural colors

13 Jan 2017 14:42:00 +0000

Silver nanoparticles ink-jet printed on patterned polymer sheets could be a fast, cheap way to make security stamps for authenticating documents(image)



Breathalyzer-like nanoarray sensor detects disease

30 Dec 2016 14:28:00 +0000

Researchers use carbon nanotubes, gold nanoparticles, and artificial intelligence to identify ‘breath prints’ of 17 diseases(image)