Nano planet

'Cyborg' microfilter actively cleans decontaminated water

Nanowerk.com - 3 апреля, 2019 - 21:23
New work on self-propelled biohybrid microrobots has been inspired by recent developments of biohybrid cyborgs that integrate self-propelling bacteria with functionalized synthetic nanostructures to transport materials. Taking inspiration from the science fiction concept of a cybernetic organism, or cyborg, researchers developed a self-propelled biohybrid microrobot, named rotibot, employing the marine microorganism rotifer as their engine.
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Amplifier for terahertz lattice vibrations in a semiconductor crystal

Nanowerk.com - 3 апреля, 2019 - 17:57
In analogy to the amplification of light in a laser, vibrations of a semiconductor nanostructure, so called phonons, were enhanced by interaction with an electron current.
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High-tech material in a salt crust

Nanowerk.com - 3 апреля, 2019 - 17:47
MAX phases unite the positive properties of ceramics and metals. A new method now makes it possible to produce this material class on an industrial scale.
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EU project NanoHybrids concluded

Nanowerk.com - 3 апреля, 2019 - 14:41
The European research project NanoHybrids has successfully developed production systems for organic aerogel particles and manufactured larger quantities of these novel materials for the first time. This represents an important step towards industrial mass production and application of particulate aerogels by the industrial and research consortium.
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Tuneable reverse photochromes in the solid state

Nanowerk.com - 3 апреля, 2019 - 13:51
A new technique allows the design of solid materials that are coloured in the dark. This can have applications in rewritable displays or optical data storage systems.
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Nanomaterials give plants 'super' abilities (w/video)

Nanowerk.com - 3 апреля, 2019 - 11:21
Researchers report the development of plants that can make nanomaterials called metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) and the application of MOFs as coatings on plants. The augmented plants could potentially perform useful new functions, such as sensing chemicals or harvesting light more efficiently.
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Harnessing the spin of electrons to power tech devices

Nanowerk.com - 3 апреля, 2019 - 10:49
Scientists are using principles in quantum science and engineering to build a graphene-based logic device. This new technology will improve the energy efficiency of battery-dependent devices from cell phones to computers.
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Radical steps toward clean encapsulation

Nanowerk.com - 3 апреля, 2019 - 07:18
Chemists use free radicals to produce polymers strong enough to encapsulate drugs while remaining degradable.
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Right combination of crystal grains makes superior shape memory alloys

Nanowerk.com - 3 апреля, 2019 - 07:11
Researchers have shown, through a supercomputer simulation, that high strength and shape memory can be realized at the same time by combining crystal grains of different sizes, a feat previously thought impossible.
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Smart liquid goes dark in the heat

Nanowerk.com - 3 апреля, 2019 - 07:01
Nanowires that form and disperse as the temperature changes form the basis of a robust thermochromic liquid.
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Programmable 'Legos' of DNA and protein building blocks create novel 3D cages

ScienceDaily.com: Nanotechnology News - 3 апреля, 2019 - 00:27
The central goal of nanotechnology is the manipulation of materials on an atomic or molecular scale, especially to build microscopic devices or structures. Three-dimensional cages are one of the most important targets, both for their simplicity and their application as drug carriers for medicine. DNA nanotechnology uses DNA molecules as programmable ''Legos'' to assemble structures with a control not possible with other molecules.
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Shape-changing plane wing

Nanowerk.com - 2 апреля, 2019 - 23:49
Assembled from tiny identical pieces, the wing could enable lighter, more energy-efficient aircraft designs.
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New plastic films deflect or trap heat with zero energy required

ScienceDaily.com: Nanotechnology News - 2 апреля, 2019 - 23:45
Researchers have developed new plastic films that stay cool when exposed to sunlight and are very lightweight, strong and bendable. The versatile materials come in a variety of colors and could be incorporated into architectural and wearable products to regulate the temperature of buildings and people without requiring any power.
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Minute levels of disease detected with nanotechnology-enhanced biochip

ScienceDaily.com: Nanotechnology News - 2 апреля, 2019 - 23:45
The difficulty in spotting minute amounts of disease circulating in the bloodstream has proven a stumbling block in the detection and treatment of cancers that advance stealthily with few symptoms. With a novel electrochemical biosensing device that identifies the tiniest signals these biomarkers emit, inventors are hoping to bridge this gap.
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New plastic films deflect or trap heat with zero energy required

Nanowerk.com - 2 апреля, 2019 - 23:38
Adaptable films show promise for use in buildings, wearables, camouflage and solar.
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Detecting minute levels of disease with a nanotechnology-enhanced biochip

Nanowerk.com - 2 апреля, 2019 - 23:32
The difficulty in spotting minute amounts of disease circulating in the bloodstream has proven a stumbling block in the detection and treatment of cancers that advance stealthily with few symptoms. With a novel electrochemical biosensing device that identifies the tiniest signals these biomarkers emit, researchers are hoping to bridge this gap.
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Programmable 'Legos' of DNA and protein building blocks create novel 3D cages

Nanowerk.com - 2 апреля, 2019 - 23:23
DNA nanotechnology uses DNA molecules as programmable 'Legos' to assemble structures with a control not possible with other molecules.
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Scientists capture live, atomic-level detail of nanoparticle formation

ScienceDaily.com: Nanotechnology News - 2 апреля, 2019 - 19:44
Scientists have achieved real-time atom rearrangement monitoring using aberration-corrected scanning transmission electron microscopy during the synthesis of intermetallic nanoparticles.
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Harnessing photonics for at-home disease detection

ScienceDaily.com: Nanotechnology News - 2 апреля, 2019 - 18:30
With nothing more than a photonic chip and an ordinary camera, researchers have managed to count biomolecules one by one in a small sample and determine their position. Their tiny device -- a marriage of optics and smart image analysis -- is even able to detect a graphene sheet only a single atom thick. This type of sensor could one day play a key role in personalized medicine.
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Harnessing photonics for at-home disease detection

Nanowerk.com - 2 апреля, 2019 - 16:39
In the not-too-distant future, each of us may have a simple device - small enough for our nightstand or our pocket - that keeps us apprised of our level of health, identifies even trace amounts of undesirable biomarkers in our blood or saliva and serves as an early-warning system for diseases. This is one of the promises of personalized medicine.
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