Magnetic nanoparticles may reveal early traces of cancer
5 hours ago
Nanoscale magnets offer a new way to find faint, early traces of cancer in patients, according to Rice University students working on a method to capitalize on the magnets' properties. Three Rice computational and applied ...
Nanoparticles present sustainable way to grow food crops
5 hours ago
Scientists are working diligently to prepare for the expected increase in global population—and therefore an increased need for food production— in the coming decades. A team of engineers at Washington University in St. ...
Detecting minute nano amounts in environmental samples
6 hours ago
It is still unclear what the impact is on humans, animals and plants of synthetic nanomaterials released into the environment or used in products. It's very difficult to detect these nanomaterials in the environment since ...
Cooling graphene-based film close to pilot-scale production
8 hours ago
Heat dissipation in electronics and optoelectronics is a severe bottleneck in the further development of systems in these fields. To come to grips with this serious issue, researchers at Chalmers University of Technology ...
Exploring phosphorene, a promising new material
20 hours ago
Two-dimensional phosphane, a material known as phosphorene, has potential application as a material for semiconducting transistors in ever faster and more powerful computers. But there's a hitch. Many of the useful properties ...
Personal cooling units on the horizon
21 hours ago
Firefighters entering burning buildings, athletes competing in the broiling sun and workers in foundries may eventually be able to carry their own, lightweight cooling units with them, thanks to a nanowire array that cools, ...
Nanocrack coating allows membranes to work in high temperature, low humidity environments
Apr 28, 2016 report
(Phys.org)—A team of researchers with members from institutions in South Korea and Australia has developed a coating for membranes used in fuel cells and many other applications that allows it to continue to perform at ...
Blood biopsy: Releasing cancer cells for better analysis
Apr 28, 2016
A new device developed at the University of Michigan could provide a non-invasive way to monitor the progress of an advanced cancer treatment.
Researchers create one-step graphene patterning method
Apr 27, 2016
Researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have developed a one-step, facile method to pattern graphene by using stencil mask and oxygen plasma reactive-ion etching, and subsequent polymer-free direct ...
Engineers look inside nanoparticles to explore how their shape improves energy storage
Apr 27, 2016
Many recent big technological advances in computing, communications, energy and biology have relied on very small materials, nanoparticles, with dimensions less than 1/1,000th the thickness of a sheet of paper. However, it ...