Nanoscience and Nanotechnology News
MRSA-Killing Paint Created
Posted on August 17, 2010 at 09:06:44 am
Polytechnic Institute have created a nanoscale coating for surgical equipment, hospital walls, and other surfaces which safely eradicates methicillin, the bacteria responsible for antibiotic resistant infections.
15,000 Beams of Light
Posted on August 16, 2010 at 10:56:19 am
One Chicago skyline is dazzling enough. Now imagine 15,000 of them
'Transformation Optics' May Yield Invisbility
Posted on August 06, 2010 at 11:18:06 am
Researchers have overcome a fundamental obstacle in using new "metamaterials" for radical advances in optical technologies, including ultra-powerful microscopes and computers and a possible invisibility cloak
Nanoblasts Move Medicines Into Cells
Posted on July 28, 2010 at 08:39:12 am
Using chemical "nanoblasts" that punch tiny holes in the protective membranes of cells, researchers have demonstrated a new technique for getting therapeutic small molecules, proteins and DNA directly into living cells.
Toward a New Generation of Superplastics
Posted on July 26, 2010 at 08:59:27 am
Scientists are reporting an in-depth validation of the discovery of the world's first mass producible, low-cost, organoclays for plastics
Graphene Photovoltaics: Cheap Solar Power?
Posted on July 24, 2010 at 02:37:42 pm
A University of Southern California team has produced flexible transparent carbon atom films that the researchers say have great potential for a new breed of solar cells.
Unusual Electrons Go With the Flow
Posted on July 19, 2010 at 09:20:06 am
On a quest to discover new states of matter, a team of Princeton University scientists has found that electrons on the surface of specific materials act like miniature superheroes
Simple Steam Process Removes CO2
Posted on July 15, 2010 at 08:36:03 am
Because they can remove carbon dioxide from the flue gases of coal-burning facilities such as power plants, solid materials containing amines are being extensively studied as part of potential CO2 sequestration programs
Record-Breaking High-Res Optical Technique
Posted on July 15, 2010 at 08:31:08 am
Technique enables the use of optical microscopy to image objects or the distance between them with resolutions as small as 0.5 nanometers -- one-half of one billionth of a meter
Nanoparticles Shrink Tumors in Mice
Posted on July 12, 2010 at 08:28:13 am
In cancer research, nanotechnology holds great promise for the development of targeted, localized delivery of anticancer drugs, in which only cancer cells are affected.