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.

  • Joint Livermore Tyvak space telescope goes into orbit
    Livermore CA (SPX) Jun 18, 2021 Thousands of images of Earth and space have been taken by a compact space imaging payload developed by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) researchers and its collaborator Tyvak Nano-Satellite Systems. Known as GEOStare2, the payload has two space telescopes that together have taken more than 4,500 pictures for space…
  • Joint Livermore Tyvak space telescope goes into orbit
    Livermore CA (SPX) Jun 18, 2021 Thousands of images of Earth and space have been taken by a compact space imaging payload developed by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) researchers and its collaborator Tyvak Nano-Satellite Systems. Known as GEOStare2, the payload has two space telescopes that together have taken more than 4,500 pictures for space…
  • Russian scientists demonstrate perfect light absorption by single nanoparticle
    Moscow, Russia (SPX) Jun 16, 2021 Scientists from ITMO University and Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT) have proven that small objects, just like big ones, are capable of perfect light absorption. The results of this research will be helpful in the development of new technologies for wireless transfer of energy and data. The…
  • Nano-Bio Materials Consortium introduces new AFRL-Industry Co-Development Program
    Wright-Patterson AFB OH (SPX) May 31, 2021 The Air Force Research Laboratory’s Nano-Bio Materials Consortium is currently in contract negotiation with hopes of starting projects by June that use a new process of industry and AFRL personnel in co-developing smart medical technology innovations. NBMC awarded contracts to 12 organizations from industry and academia Feb. 15,…
  • NanoAvionics aims for 30 percent US-market share for smallsats
    Columbia IL (SPX) May 25, 2021 NanoAvionics has laid out its ambitious growth and business development plans for the USA via its existing facility in Columbia, Illinois. The smallsat bus manufacturer and mission integrator will develop the only satellite manufacturing facility in the state to become its main hub in the US. Through this hub,…
  • Nano flashlight enables new applications of light
    Boston MA (SPX) May 05, 2021 In work that could someday turn cell phones into sensors capable of detecting viruses and other minuscule objects, MIT researchers have built a powerful nanoscale flashlight on a chip. Their approach to designing the tiny light beam on a chip could also be used to create a variety of…
  • Nanostructured device stops light in its tracks
    Boston MA (SPX) May 04, 2021 Understanding how light waves oscillate in time as they interact with materials is essential to understanding light-driven energy transfer in materials, such as solar cells or plants. Due to the fantastically high speeds at which light waves oscillate, however, scientists have yet to develop a compact device with enough…
  • NanoAvionics adds satellite twin to Aurora Insight global wireless spectrum mission
    Columbia SC (SPX) May 04, 2021 NanoAvionics, a leading smallsat bus manufacturer and mission integrator, has successfully established communications with “Bravo,” the second nanosatellite the company built and launched for Aurora Insight, a U.S. business analytics company for the wireless industry. “Bravo” was sent into low Earth orbit (LEO) on 28 April onboard an Arianespace…
  • Measuring the Moon's nano dust is no small matter
    Washington DC (SPX) Apr 29, 2021 Like a chameleon of the night sky, the Moon often changes its appearance. It might look larger, brighter or redder, for example, due to its phases, its position in the solar system or smoke in Earth’s atmosphere. (It is not made of green cheese, however.) Another factor in its…
  • DNA robots designed in minutes instead of days
    Columbus OH (SPX) Apr 26, 2021 Someday, scientists believe, tiny DNA-based robots and other nanodevices will deliver medicine inside our bodies, detect the presence of deadly pathogens, and help manufacture increasingly smaller electronics. Researchers took a big step toward that future by developing a new tool that can design much more complex DNA robots and…
  • Cotton wool proves effective in separating single-wall carbon nanotubes
    Kazan, Russia (SPX) Apr 26, 2021 The project was kickstarted in 2017 when a delegation of YTC America (subsidiary of Yazaki Corporation) visited Kazan Federal University. During the talks, YTC suggested that KFU participate in developing effective methods of separating single-wall carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs) into metallic and semiconducting specimens. This was to be done on…
  • 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…
  • 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…
  • 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…
  • 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…
  • 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,…
  • 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…
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