When a chair leg breaks or a cell phone shatters either must be repaired or replaced But what if these materials could be programmed to regenerate themselves replenishing the damaged or missing components and thereby ... - Read More
Nature builds flawless diamonds sapphires and other gems Now a Northwestern University research team is the first to build near perfect single crystals out of nanoparticles and DNA using the same structure favored by nature ... - Read More
North Carolina State University researchers have developed a technique for efficiently producing nanoscale gold rods in large quantities while simultaneously controlling the dimensions of the nanorods and their optical properties The optical properties of gold ... - Read More
Although oxygen is required to sustain life oxygen sucks the life out of fusion by radiating away too much power from the high temperature plasma Accordingly great efforts are expended to reduce the oxygen found ... - Read More
MIT researchers have found a way to boost lithium air battery performance with the help of modified viruses Lithium air batteries have become a hot research area in recent years They hold the promise of ... - Read More
A computational method to quantify the adsorption of gas by porous zeolites should help labs know what to expect before they embark upon slow costly experiments according to researchers at Rice University The new method ... - Read More
One day doctors will be able to create custom medical treatment plans based on a patient's DNA pinpointing the root of a patient's illness and making sure treatment will not cause a fatal allergic reaction ... - Read More
Nanoparticles which range from 1 100 nanometers in size are roughly the same size as biomolecules such as proteins antibodies and membrane receptors Because of this size similarity nanoparticles can mimic biomolecules and therefore have ... - Read More
Animal and plant cells are prominent examples of how nature constructs ever larger units in a targeted preprogrammed manner using molecules as building blocks In nanotechnology scientists mimic this 'bottom up' technique by using the ... - Read More
The silk of a spider feared for its venomous bite could be the key to creating new super sticky films and wafer thin electronics and sensors for medical implants that are highly compatible with the ... - Read More
Barrier films used in everything from food and drug packaging to consumer electronics and solar cells help prevent your food from spoiling help to preserve medication and protect your electronics from damage due to exposure ... - Read More
Taking inspiration from the human immune system researchers at the U S Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Berkeley Lab have created a new material that can be programmed to identify an endless variety ... - Read More
Glioblastoma multiforme GBM the brain cancer that killed Sen Edward Kennedy and kills approximately 13 000 Americans a year is aggressive and incurable Now a Northwestern University research team is the first to demonstrate delivery ... - Read More
Instead of having to use tons of crushing force and volcanic heat to forge diamonds researchers at Case Western Reserve University have developed a way to cheaply make nanodiamonds on a lab bench at atmospheric ... - Read More
Solar cells that produce electricity 24 7 not just when the sun is shining Mobile phones with built in power cells that recharge in seconds and work for weeks between charges These are just two ... - Read More
It's a 21st century alchemist's dream turning Earth's superabundance of carbon dioxide a greenhouse gas into fuel or useful industrial chemicals Researchers from Brown have shown that finely tuned gold nanoparticles can do the job ... - Read More
One problem in developing more efficient organic LED light bulbs and displays for TVs and phones is that much of the light is polarized in one direction and thus trapped within the light emitting diode ... - Read More
Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a new theoretical model that will speed the development of new nanomaterial alloys that retain their advantageous properties at elevated temperatures Nanoscale materials are made up of ... - Read More
Like a pea going through a straw tiny molecules can pass through microscopic cylinders known as nanotubes This could potentially be used to select molecules according to size for example to purify water by allowing ... - Read More
A new environmentally friendly electronic alloy consisting of 50 aluminum atoms bound to 50 atoms of antimony may be promising for building next generation phase change memory devices which may be the data storage technology ... - Read More
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