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.

  • Nanocrystals can trigger explosive volcanic eruptions
    Washington DC (UPI) Sep 24, 2020 The presence of tiny crystals in magma can cause volcanoes to violently explode, according to a new study published Thursday in the journal Science Advances. “Exactly what causes the sudden and violent eruption of apparently peaceful volcanoes has always been a mystery in geology research,” lead researcher Danilo Di … Read More
  • Hyperbolic metamaterials exhibit 2T physics
    Washington DC (SPX) Sep 22, 2020 Metamaterials – nanoengineered structures designed for precise control and manipulation of electromagnetic waves – have enabled such innovations as invisibility cloaks and super-resolution microscopes. Using transformation optics, these novel devices operate by manipulating light propagation in “optical spacetime,” which may be different from the actual physical spacetime. According to … Read More
  • Nanojets shine light on heating of the Solar Corona
    Washington DC (SPX) Sep 22, 2020 In a paper published in Nature Astronomy, researchers report the first ever clear images of nanojets – bright thin lights that travel perpendicular to the magnetic structures in the solar atmosphere, called the corona – in a process that reveals the existence of one of the potential coronal heating … Read More
  • NanoAvionics enters India's space market through partnership with Ananth Technologies
    Vilnius, Lithuania (SPX) Sep 18, 2020 NanoAvionics, a multinational nanosatellite mission integrator, has signed a partnership agreement with Ananth Technologies Ltd (ATL) which marks NanoAvionics’ entry into India’s growing NewSpace industry. The agreement makes Ananth Technologies the official distributor of NanoAvionics’ products and services in India, giving companies one stop access to cost effective small, … Read More
  • Exolaunch to Deliver the NetSat constellation into Orbit for Wurzburg Center for Telematics
    Berlin, Germany (SPX) Sep 18, 2020 The Wurzburg Center for Telematics, an independent research center in Germany, and Exolaunch, a rideshare launch and deployment solutions provider, announce a launch agreement for a NetSat nanosatellite formation. Under the launch agreement, Exolaunch will coordinate all launcher related activities, including satellite shipment to launch site, integration, and deployment … Read More
  • Physicists make electrical nanolasers even smaller
    Moscow, Russia (SPX) Sep 17, 2020 Researchers from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology and King’s College London cleared the obstacle that had prevented the creation of electrically driven nanolasers for integrated circuits. The approach, reported in a recent paper in Nanophotonics, enables coherent light source design on the scale not only hundreds of … Read More
  • Energy harvesting goes organic, gets more flexible
    Washington DC (SPX) Sep 16, 2020 Nanogenerators capable of converting mechanical energy into electricity are typically made from metal oxides and lead-based perovskites. But these inorganic materials aren’t biocompatible, so the race is on to create natural biocompatible piezoelectric materials for energy harvesting, electronic sensing, and stimulating nerves and muscles. University College Dublin and University … Read More
  • GITAI and Nanoracks demonstrate GITAI robot inside the Nanoracks Bishop Airlock
    Tokyo, Japan (SPX) Sep 10, 2020 In 2021, space robotics start-up GITAI, in collaboration with Nanoracks, will conduct a technical demonstration of a GITAI robot executing versatile tasks inside the Nanoracks’ Bishop Airlock Module installed on Node 3 of the International Space Station (ISS). In this technical demonstration, GITAI’s space robot “S1” will be installed … Read More
  • An Army of Microscopic Robots Is Ready to Patrol Your Body
    An Army of Microscopic Robots Is Ready to Patrol Your Body If I were to picture futuristic bots that could revolutionize both microrobotics and medicine, a Pop-Tart with four squiggly legs would not be on top of my list. I was so wrong. Last week, Drs. Marc Miskin*, Itai Cohen, and Paul McEuen at Cornell … Read More
  • Machine-learning nanosatellites to monitor global trade
    Glasgow UK (SPX) Sep 08, 2020 Nanosatellites, built in Glasgow, will join a fleet of more than 100 objects in low Earth orbit that help to predict the movement of the world’s resources, so that businesses and governments can make informed decisions. The four satellites are due to be launched this month, two aboard an … Read More
  • Nano particles for healthy tissue
    Paris (ESA) Sep 07, 2020 “Eat your vitamins” might be replaced with “ingest your ceramic nano-particles” in the future as space research is giving more weight to the idea that nanoscopic particles could help protect cells from common causes of damage. Oxidative stress occurs in our bodies when cells lose the natural balance of electrons … Read More
  • ESA launches small Belgian satellite carrying VTT's remote sensing technology into space
    Helsinki, Finland (SPX) Sep 07, 2020 The European Space Agency (ESA) has launched 42 tiny satellites aboard a Vega rocket. It took off from ESA’s launch site in French Guiana on 2 September local time. One of the launched nanosatellites, PICASSO, carries state-of-the-art remote sensing technology developed and built by VTT Technical Research Centre of … Read More
  • Hybrid nanomaterials hold promise for improved ceramic composites
    Wright-Patterson AFB OH (AFNS) Sep 04, 2020 Researchers at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base are seeking to patent a novel process for manufacturing a type of material called preceramic polymer-grafted nanoparticles, or “hairy nanoparticles” (HNP). An HNP is a hybrid material consisting of a polymer shell bound to a solid nanoparticle core. The polymer – a … Read More
  • HyperScout 2 is in space
    Kourou, French Guiana (SPX) Sep 04, 2020 On 3 September 2020 at 03:51 CEST, a Vega launch vehicle carried two FSSCat nanosatellites into orbit, one of which houses the brand new HyperScout 2 instrument. This advanced remote sensing system has two unique aspects. Firstly, it is equipped with both a spectral channel operating at visible … Read More
  • A Norwegian Startup Is Turning Dry Deserts Into Fertile Cropland
    A Norwegian Startup Is Turning Dry Deserts Into Fertile Cropland The UN population forecast predicts that by 2050 there will be almost 10 billion people on the planet. They’ll live mostly in cities and have an older median age than the current global population. One looming questions is, what will they eat? The Green Revolution … Read More
  • No limit yet for carbon nanotube fibers
    Houston TX (SPX) Aug 18, 2020 Carbon nanotube fibers made at Rice University are now stronger than Kevlar and are inching up on the conductivity of copper. The Rice lab of chemical and biomolecular engineer Matteo Pasquali reported in Carbon it has developed its strongest and most conductive fibers yet, made of long carbon nanotubes … Read More
  • Nanopunk
    In a frozen future, Alister is hunted by Private Military Corporations, Russian mercenaries and Secret Services, as he searches for his kidnapped sister. In just three days, The Big Freeze swept across the planet and killed billions. It was the last thing anyone expected at a time when the planet was heading into catastrophic global … Read More
  • PredaSAR chooses SpaceX to launch its first synthetic aperture radar satellite
    Boca Raton FL (SPX) Aug 12, 2020 PredaSAR Corporation, has announced that its first of 48 advanced commercial Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) satellites will launch on SpaceX’s Falcon 9 launch vehicle. Tyvak Nano-Satellite Systems, Inc. is the launch integration provider in addition to manufacturer of the spacecraft. As part of the agreement, PredaSAR, Tyvak, and … Read More
  • Momentus to Launch Dodona Nanosat for Lockheed USC La Jument Program
    Santa Clara CA (SPX) Aug 07, 2020 Momentus and Lockheed Martin have announced a launch service agreement for a 3U satellite in Lockheed Martin and SERC (Space Engineering Research Center) University of Southern California’s (USC) smallsat program. The agreement is for Momentus’ Shuttle Service to sun synchronous orbit (SSO) via a February 2021 SpaceX Falcon … Read More
  • New fabrication method brings single-crystal perovskite devices closer to viability
    San Diego CA (SPX) Aug 03, 2020 Nanoengineers at UC San Diego developed a new method to fabricate perovskites as single-crystal thin films, which are more efficient for use in solar cells and optical devices than the current state-of-the-art polycrystalline forms of the material. Their fabrication method – which uses standard semiconductor fabrication processes – … Read More
  • Sateliot and Danish Gatehouse to offer global 5G via its LEO Nano-satellites
    Madrid, Spain (SPX) Jul 28, 2020 Sateliot, the first satellite telecommunications operator to provide continuous global connectivity to the Internet of Things (IoT) universe under a 5G architecture, has sealed an agreement with the Danish Gatehouse Group to develop the world’s first NB-IoT network, which will enable it to offer global 5G connectivity once its … Read More
  • Spaceflight Inc chooses Tethers Unlimited's Terminator Tape to deorbit of Orbit Transfer Vehicle
    Bothell WA (SPX) Jul 27, 2020 Tethers Unlimited, Inc. (TUI) is pleased to announce that Spaceflight Inc. has selected TUI’s NanoSat Terminator Tape Deorbit System for end-of life disposal of its new Sherpa-FX orbit transfer vehicle. As part of an upcoming mission, Spaceflight will test the deorbit process with the Terminator Tape. When the orbit … Read More
  • Scientists open new window into the nanoworld
    Boulder CO (SPX) Jul 20, 2020 University of Colorado Boulder researchers have used ultra-fast extreme ultraviolet lasers to measure the properties of materials more than 100 times thinner than a human red blood cell. The team, led by scientists at JILA, reported its new feat of wafer-thinness this week in the journal Physical Review Materials. … Read More
  • CERN: Physicists Report the Discovery of Unique New Particle
    CERN: Physicists Report the Discovery of Unique New Particle The LHCb collaboration at CERN has announced the discovery of a new exotic particle: a so-called “tetraquark.” The paper by more than 800 authors is yet to be evaluated by other scientists in a process called “peer review,” but has been presented at a seminar. It … Read More