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.

  • Nanosatellite thruster emits pure ions
    Boston MA (SPX) Jan 22, 2021 A 3D-printed thruster that emits a stream of pure ions could be a low-cost, extremely efficient propulsion source for miniature satellites. The nanosatellite thruster created by MIT researchers is the first of its kind to be entirely additively manufactured, using a combination of 3D printing and hydrothermal growth of…
  • NanoAvionics' built satellite for Aurora Insight to fly on SpaceX's Transporter 1 mission
    Columbia SC (SPX) Jan 20, 2021 NanoAvionics, a leading nanosatellite bus manufacturer and mission integrator, has announced that the first of two nanosatellites, built and integrated for US radio frequency spectrum and wireless data provider Aurora Insight, will be part of SpaceX’s “Transporter 1” rideshare launch onboard a Falcon 9. The nanosatellite, nicknamed “Charlie”, forms…
  • Nano-thin piezoelectrics advance self-powered electronics
    Melbourne, Australia (SPX) Jan 20, 2021 A new type of ultra-efficient, nano-thin material could advance self-powered electronics, wearable technologies and even deliver pacemakers powered by heart beats. The flexible and printable piezoelectric material, which can convert mechanical pressure into electrical energy, has been developed by an Australian research team led by RMIT University. It is…
  • Nanodiamonds feel the heat
    Osaka, Japan (SPX) Jan 19, 2021 A team of scientists from Osaka University, The University of Queensland, and the National University of Singapore’s Faculty of Engineering used tiny nanodiamonds coated with a heat-releasing polymer to probe the thermal properties of cells. When irradiated with light from a laser, the sensors acted both as heaters and…
  • New nanostructured alloy for anode is a big step toward revolutionizing energy storage
    Corvallis OR (SPX) Jan 12, 2021 Researchers in the Oregon State University College of Engineering have developed a battery anode based on a new nanostructured alloy that could revolutionize the way energy storage devices are designed and manufactured. The zinc- and manganese-based alloy further opens the door to replacing solvents commonly used in battery electrolytes…
  • New method makes graphene nanoribbons easier to produce
    Moscow, Russia (SPX) Jan 12, 2021 Russian researchers have proposed a new method for synthesizing high-quality graphene nanoribbons – a material with potential for applications in flexible electronics, solar cells, LEDs, lasers, and more. Presented in The Journal of Physical Chemistry C, the original approach to chemical vapor deposition, offers a higher yield at a…
  • Scientists see competition of magnetic orders from 2D sheets of atoms
    Washington DC (UPI) Jan 6, 2021 For the first time, scientists have observed competition between magnetic orders from coupled sheets of atoms. The observations, described Wednesday in the journal Nature, promise new insights into the quantum qualities of two-dimensional materials. Ever since a pair of British researchers were awarded the Nobel Prize in 2010 for…
  • Detecting COVID-19 antibodies in 10-12 seconds
    Pittsburgh PA (SPX) Jan 11, 2021 Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University report findings on an advanced nanomaterial-based biosensing platform that detects, within seconds, antibodies specific to SARS-CoV-2, the virus responsible for the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition to testing, the platform will help to quantify patient immunological response to the new vaccines with precision. The results…
  • Atomic-scale nanowires can now be produced at scale
    Tokyo, Japan (SPX) Dec 30, 2020 Researchers from Tokyo Metropolitan University have discovered a way to make self-assembled nanowires of transition metal chalcogenides at scale using chemical vapor deposition. By changing the substrate where the wires form, they can tune how these wires are arranged, from aligned configurations of atomically thin sheets to random networks…
  • Voyager Space Holdings to buy all of Nanoracks
    Denver CO (SPX) Dec 24, 2020 Voyager Space Holdings has announced its intent to acquire a majority stake in XO Markets and its largest subsidiary Nanoracks. Nanoracks is the world’s leading provider of commercial space services, offering low-cost, high-quality solutions to the most pressing needs for satellite deployment and basic and educational research in more…
  • Nanoparticles could improve oil production
    Krasnoyarsk, Russia (SPX) Dec 23, 2020 A team of scientists from Siberian Federal University together with their colleagues from Novosibirsk studied the effect of nanoparticles on oil production efficiency. When added to the water that displaces oil from a reservoir, nanoparticles improve the separation of oil drops from mine rock and their washing to the…
  • Goldilocks and the three quantum dots: Just right for peak solar panel performance
    Melbourne, Australia (SPX) Dec 22, 2020 Scientists in Australia have developed a process for calculating the perfect size and density of quantum dots needed to achieve record efficiency in solar panels. Quantum dots, man-made nanocrystals 100,000 times thinner than a sheet of paper, can be used as light sensitisers, absorbing infrared and visible light and…
  • ANYWAVES enters into the development of a Reflectarray technology for nanosat constellations
    Toulouse, France (SPX) Dec 21, 2020 ANYWAVES, the only European “pure player” antenna equipment manufacturer for satellite constellations, has just been selected by the French Space Agency (CNES) to demonstrate the technical feasibility of a Reflectarray antenna for nanosats. Selected from a call for tender, the French manufacturer is now launching the development of a…
  • Weak force has strong impact on nanosheets
    Houston TX (SPX) Dec 16, 2020 You have to look closely, but the hills are alive with the force of van der Walls. Rice University scientists found that nature’s ubiquitous “weak” force is sufficient to indent rigid nanosheets, extending their potential for use in nanoscale optics or catalytic systems. Changing the shape of nanoscale particles…
  • NASA's ELaNa 20 Mission First to Fly on Virgin Orbit Launch
    Kennedy Space Center FL (SPX) Dec 15, 2020 Ten NASA-sponsored CubeSats are preparing to fly on the agency’s next Educational Launch of Nanosatellites (ELaNa) mission, making this the first payload carried by Virgin Orbit’s LauncherOne rocket. With the small satellites safely secured inside the payload fairing, and the fairing mated to the rocket, Virgin Orbit…
  • Nanoengineered cement shows promise for sealing leaky gas wells
    University Park PA (SPX) Dec 15, 2020 Leaking natural gas wells are considered a potential source of methane emissions, and a new nanomaterial cement mixture could provide an effective, affordable solution for sealing these wells, according to a team of Penn State scientists. “We have invented a very flexible cement that is more resistant to…
  • International research project investigates photosensitive carbon nanoparticles
    Nuremberg, Germany (SPX) Dec 15, 2020 An international team of researchers, including researchers from Friedrich-Alexander Universitat Erlangen-Nurnberg (FAU) headed by Prof. Dr. Dirk M. Guldi have now managed to identify the fundamental problems relating to the photophysics and photochemistry of carbon nanocolloids (CNC), and ascertain possible approaches for research into these readily available, non-toxic and…
  • Nanoracks Bishop airlock takes flight
    Cape Canaveral, FL (SPX) Dec 09, 2020 The privately-owned Nanoracks Bishop Airlock, has reached ISS after a successful launch onboard the CRS-21 mission. “This is a monumental moment for Nanoracks,” says CEO Jeffrey Manber. “We came up with this idea five years ago. In those five quick years, we’ve gone from being known as the…
  • Skoltech scientists run a 'speed test' to boost the production of carbon nanotubes
    Moscow, Russia (SPX) Dec 03, 2020 Skoltech researchers have investigated the procedure for catalyst delivery used in the most common method of carbon nanotube production, chemical vapor deposition (CVD), offering what they call a “simple and elegant” way to boost productivity and pave the way for cheaper and more accessible nanotube-based technology. The paper was…
  • Russian scientists improve 3D printing technology for aerospace composites using oil waste
    Moscow, Russia (SPX) Nov 26, 2020 Scientists from NUST MISIS have improved the technology of 3D printing from aluminum, having achieved an increase in the hardness of products by 1,5 times. The nanocarbon additive to aluminum powder, which they have developed, obtained from the products of processing associated petroleum gas, will improve the quality of…
  • Smaller than ever – exploring the unusual properties of quantum-sized materials
    Tokyo, Japan (SPX) Nov 13, 2020 The development of functional nanomaterials has been a major landmark in the history of materials science. Nanoparticles with diameters ranging from 5 to 500 nm have unprecedented properties, such as high catalytic activity, compared to their bulk material counterparts. Moreover, as particles become smaller, exotic quantum phenomena become more…
  • Colombian Air Force initiates its 2nd Nanosatellite mission with GomSpace
    Aalborg, Denmark (SPX) Nov 13, 2020 GomSpace has signed a contract with CODALTEC / Colombian Air Force (“FAC”) to initiate the FACSAT-2 satellite mission and associated intensive virtual technology transfer program. The contract is worth 6.9 MSEK (770KUSD) and will be delivered over the next 6-8 months. The FACSAT-2 project comprises design, manufacture, test and…
  • Telling when a nanolithography mold will break through droplets
    Tokyo, Japan (SPX) Nov 12, 2020 Ultraviolet nanoimprint lithography is powerful method of producing polymer nanostructures by pressing a curable resin onto a mold. However, there are no convenient methods to determine the lifetime of molds. Now, in a recent study in Japan, scientists develop a simple strategy to reliably predict the durability of mold…
  • Making 3D nanosuperconductors with DNA
    Upton NY (SPX) Nov 11, 2020 Three-dimensional (3-D) nanostructured materials – those with complex shapes at a size scale of billionths of a meter – that can conduct electricity without resistance could be used in a range of quantum devices. For example, such 3-D superconducting nanostructures could find application in signal amplifiers to enhance the…