Nanotechnology

Nanotechnology is increasingly being used as an integral part of diagnosing and treating infections, diseases, organ failures, malfunctions and injuries.

The convergence of a nanotechnology and genetics has opened up new pathways in developing innovative solutions that can help alleviate pain, disability and debilitating conditions.

Neuroscience is revealing connections, processes and relationships that open the way to new treatments and solutions to complex mental, psychological and emotional conditions.

The convergence of a nanotechnology and genetics has opened up new pathways in developing innovative solutions that can help alleviate pain, disability and debilitating conditions.

  • AFRL approves Cooperative Research And Development agreement for silicon photonics
    Wright-Patterson AFB OH (SPX) Apr 06, 2021 The Air Force Research Laboratory recently approved a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement between its Nanoelectronic Materials Branch and Iris Light Technologies. The collaboration will be working to develop hybrid silicon lasers. Sometimes called the “holy grail of optoelectronics,” these miniature lasers are part of a broader field…
  • Less than a nanometer thick, stronger and more versatile than steel
    Lemont IL (SPX) Apr 06, 2021 Scientists create stable nanosheets containing boron and hydrogen atoms with potential applications in nanoelectronics and quantum information technology. What’s thinner than thin? One answer is two-dimensional materials – exotic materials of science with length and width but only one or two atoms in thickness. They offer the possibility of…
  • Thermal power nanogenerator created without solid moving parts
    Washington DC (SPX) Apr 01, 2021 As environmental and energy crises become increasingly more common occurrences around the world, a thermal energy harvester capable of converting abundant thermal energy – such as solar radiation, waste heat, combustion of biomass, or geothermal energy – into mechanical energy appears to be a promising energy strategy to mitigate…
  • Gilmour Space to launch Fleet satellites in 2023
    Gold Coast, Australia (SPX) Mar 31, 2021 Two of Australia’s New Space pioneers – Queensland-based rocket manufacturer Gilmour Space Technologies, and South Australian nanosatellite manufacturer for the Internet of Things (IoT), Fleet Space Technologies – are joining forces to launch small satellites to orbit. “We have signed a contract to launch six Fleet Space Centauri…
  • Rogue taps NanoAvionics for key satellite bus systems
    Laconia NH (SPX) Mar 26, 2021 Rogue Space Systems Corporation and NanoAvionics US have signed a cooperation agreement where Rogue has selected NanoAvionics US to be their provider for hardware, systems engineering and integration services for Rogue’s Laura, Charlie and Fred Orbot programs. These programs will include both demonstration missions currently planned for 2022 and…
  • NanoAvionics expands into microsatellite market with MP42 bus
    Columbia IL (SPX) Mar 24, 2021 Smallsat mission integrator NanoAvionics, which has gained recognition from the industry for its nanosatellite technology in recent years, aims to capture a share of the lucrative microsatellite segment with the first modular microsat bus in the industry, the “MP42”. With 10,000 smallsats scheduled to be launched over the next…
  • New porous material promising for making renewable energy from water
    Linkoping, Sweden (SPX) Mar 24, 2021 One prospective source of renewable energy is hydrogen gas produced from water with the aid of sunlight. Researchers at Linkoping University, Sweden, have developed a material, nanoporous cubic silicon carbide, that exhibits promising properties to capture solar energy and split water for hydrogen gas production. The study has been…
  • Russia to test world's 1st ultra-light optics for nanosatellites in space
    Samara, Russia (Sputnik) Mar 19, 2021 Russia’s Samara University has said that its pioneer ultra-light optics for nanosatellites will be sent to space for testing. “Ultralight optical systems for remote sensing of Earth, developed by scientists of the Samara University named after [famed Soviet rocket engineer Sergei] Korolev, will be tested in space aboard Russian…
  • Advancement creates nanosized, foldable robots
    Research Triangle Park NC (SPX) Mar 19, 2021 Army-funded researchers created nanosized robots that could enable locomotion, novel metamaterial design and high-fidelity sensors. Cornell University researchers created micron-sized shape memory actuators that fold themselves into 3D configurations and allow atomically thin 2D materials with just a quick jolt of voltage. Once the material is bent,…
  • Scientists use DNA technology to build tough 3D nanomaterials
    Washington DC (UPI) Mar 19, 2021 Researchers at Columbia University have found a way to marry the versatility of DNA nanotechnology with the toughness of silica-based materials. DNA technology can be used to design self-assembling, complexly organized nanoparticle structures. In theory, these structures can be designed for a variety of applications, but in reality, these…
  • New technique detects minute particles of plastics in snow, rain and even soil
    Montreal, Canada (SPX) Mar 18, 2021 The snow may be melting, but it is leaving pollution behind in the form of micro- and nano-plastics according to a McGill study that was recently published in Environmental Pollution. The pollution is largely due to the relatively soluble plastics found in antifreeze products (polyethylene glycols) that can become…
  • Use of perovskite will be a key feature of the next generation of electronic appliances
    Sao Paulo, Brazil (SPX) Mar 15, 2021 Quantum dots are manmade nanoparticles of semiconducting material comprising only a few thousand atoms. Because of the small number of atoms, a quantum dot’s properties lie between those of single atoms or molecules and bulk material with a huge number of atoms. By changing the nanoparticles’ size and…
  • Cheap, nontoxic carbon nanodots poised to be quantum dots of the future
    Champaign IL (SPX) Mar 09, 2021 Tiny fluorescent semiconductor dots, called quantum dots, are useful in a variety of health and electronic technologies but are made of toxic, expensive metals. Nontoxic and economic carbon-based dots are easy to produce, but they emit less light. A new study that uses ultrafast nanometric imaging found good and…
  • Gold-phosphorus nanosheets catalyzes nature gas to greener energy selectively
    Hefei, China (SPX) Mar 03, 2021 Advances in hydraulic fracturing technology have enabled discovery of large reserves of natural gas which primarily contains methane, which is mainly burned directly and causing global warming potentially. Upgrading methane to greener energy such as methanol through aerobic oxidation is an ideal way to solve the problem and remain…
  • New "metalens" shifts focus without tilting or moving
    Boston MA (SPX) Feb 24, 2021 Polished glass has been at the center of imaging systems for centuries. Their precise curvature enables lenses to focus light and produce sharp images, whether the object in view is a single cell, the page of a book, or a far-off galaxy. Changing focus to see clearly at all…
  • Measuring carbon nanotubes taken up by plants
    Washington DC (SPX) Feb 24, 2021 Carbon nanotubes are tiny. They can be a hundred thousand times smaller than the width of a human hair. But they have huge potential. Products manufactured using carbon nanotubes include rebar for concrete, sporting goods, wind turbines, and lithium batteries, among others. Potential uses of carbon nanotubes could extend…
  • Israel launches research nanosatellite to measure radiation in space
    Tel Aviv, Israel (SPX) Feb 23, 2021 TAU-SAT1, Tel Aviv University’s first nanosatellite, was launched into orbit on Saturday Feb. 20 at 07:36 p.m. (Israel time), from the NASA launch facility in Virginia, USA. TAU-SAT1 will conduct several experiments while in orbit, including the measurement of cosmic radiation around earth. TAU scientists are excited with…
  • Nanoracks launches two cubesats on NG-15 Cygnus
    Wallops Island VA (SPX) Feb 22, 2021 Earlier The NG-15 Cygnus spacecraft has berthed at the International Space Station (ISS), carrying two CubeSats in the Nanoracks External Cygnus Deployer (E-NRCSD). The Cygnus arrived at the ISS after launching from Wallops Flight Facility Pad 0A on February 20, 2021 at 17:36 UTC. In celebration of Black…
  • Producing more sustainable hydrogen with composite polymer dots
    Uppsala, Sweden (SPX) Feb 15, 2021 Hydrogen for energy use can be extracted in an environmentally friendly way from water and sunlight, using photocatalytic composite polymer nanoparticles developed by researchers at Uppsala University. In laboratory tests, these “polymer dots” showed promising performance and stability alike. The study has been published in the Journal of the…
  • Nanowire could provide a stable, easy-to-make superconducting transistor
    Boston MA (SPX) Feb 12, 2021 Superconductors – materials that conduct electricity without resistance – are remarkable. They provide a macroscopic glimpse into quantum phenomena, which are usually observable only at the atomic level. Beyond their physical peculiarity, superconductors are also useful. They’re found in medical imaging, quantum computers, and cameras used with telescopes. But…
  • Large-area periodic perovskite nanostructures for lenticular printing laser displays
    Beijing, China (SPX) Feb 05, 2021 Lead halide perovskites, with high refractive index and excellent optoelectronic property, have been used in both constructing high-quality optical resonators/lasers and fabricating high-efficiency light-emitting devices for advanced displays. Lenticular printing provides an illusion of depth and shows varying images upon view angles, which is considered as a promising approach…
  • NANOGrav finds possible 'first hints' of low-frequency gravitational wave background
    Morgantown WV (SPX) Feb 05, 2021 In data gathered and analyzed over 13 years, the North American Nanohertz Observatory for Gravitational Waves (NANOGrav) Physics Frontiers Center (PFC) has found an intriguing low-frequency signal that may be attributable to gravitational waves. NANOGrav researchers – including a number from West Virginia University’s (WVU’s) Department of Physics and…
  • Tiny 3D structures enhance solar cell efficiency
    Halle, Germany (SPX) Feb 04, 2021 A new method for constructing special solar cells could significantly increase their efficiency. Not only are the cells made up of thin layers, they also consist of specifically arranged nanoblocks. This has been shown in a new study by an international research team led by the Martin Luther University…
  • Tiny chameleon species is the world's smallest reptile
    Washington DC (UPI) Feb 1, 2021 The body of the nano-chameleon, a new species discovered in Madagascar, measures just over a half-inch in length – with its tail, the male chameleon measures just less than an inch – according to researchers. The diminutive dimensions make the nano-chameleon, Brookesia nana, the smallest known non-avian reptile, according…