Rebel robot helps researchers understand human-machine cooperation  nanowerk · 2 hours
In a new twist on human-robot research, computer scientists have developed a handheld robot that first predicts then frustrates users by rebelling against their plans, thereby demonstrating an understanding of human intention. more
Revealing the nanostructure of wood could help raise height limits for wooden skyscrapers  nanowerk · 7 hours
Researchers have captured the visible nanostructure of living wood for the first time using an advanced low-temperature scanning electron microscope. more
Magnetics with a twist: Scientists find new way to image spins  nanowerk · 17 hours
Researchers have put a new spin on measuring and controlling spins in nickel oxide, with an eye toward improving electronic devices? speed and memory capacity. more
'Artificial leaf' successfully produces clean gas  nanowerk · 17 hours
A widely-used gas that is currently produced from fossil fuels can instead be made by an 'artificial leaf' that uses only sunlight, carbon dioxide and water, and which could eventually be used to develop a sustainable... more
Cosmic Yeti from the dawn of the universe found lurking in dust  nanowerk · 19 hours
Astronomers accidentally discovered a monstrous galaxy from the dawn of the universe; hidden in dust, the 'cosmic Yeti' may be the missing link to... more
Neural network technique identifies mechanisms of ferroelectric switching  nanowerk · 20 hours
AI reveals domain-geometry-driven differences in ferroelectric switching, important for next-generation computing; approach could be applied to electron microscopy, agriculture, astronomy and other systems mapped through hyperspectral imaging. more
3D-printing, bioinks create implantable blood vessels  nanowerk · 20 hours
A modified triple-coaxial 3D cell printing technique allows fabrication of multilayer blood vessels that have the unique biomolecules needed to transform into functional blood vessels when they are implanted. more
Pushy robots learn the fundamentals of object manipulation  nanowerk · 20 hours
Systems 'learn' from novel dataset that captures how pushed objects move, to improve their physical interactions with new objects. more
Biological material boosts perovskite solar cell performance  nanowerk · 20 hours
Next-generation solar cells that mimic photosynthesis with biological material may give new meaning to the term 'green technology'. Adding the protein bacteriorhodopsin to perovskite solar cells boosted the efficiency of the devices in a... more
Porous polymer coatings dynamically control light and heat  nanowerk · 20 hours
New inexpensive, scalable design takes advantage of the optical switchability of porous polymers; could be used for heating, cooling, and lighting buildings, as well as camouflage applications. more
Unique properties of quantum material explained for first time  nanowerk · 20 hours
Scientists have determined characteristics of a new, iron-containing type of material that is thought to have future applications in nanotechnology and spintronics. more
Fabricating nano- to macroscale hierarchical porous structures in a 3D printer  nanowerk · 20 hours
Hierarchical structures, spanning multiple length scales from nano- to macroscales, are very common in nature; but only in recent years have they been systematically studied in... more
Kirigami inspires new method for wearable sensors  nanowerk · 23 hours
As wearable sensors become more prevalent, the need for a material resistant to damage from the stress and strains of the human body's natural movement becomes ever more crucial. To that end, researchers have... more
Fragmented magnetism  nanowerk · 1 day
Spin-polarizing scanning tunneling microscopy allowed researchers to detect an elusive atomic-scale magnetic signal in a Mott insulator. more
New generation of intelligent bio-interfaces could overcome aspects of spinal cord injury  nanowerk · 2 days
Envisioned technologies would integrate injury stabilization, regenerative therapy, and functional restoration to support new standard of care for spinal cord injury. more
A cavity leads to a strong interaction between light and matter  nanowerk · 2 days
Researchers have succeeded in creating an efficient quantum-mechanical light-matter interface using a microscopic cavity. Within this cavity, a single photon is emitted and absorbed up to... more
New lightweight, portable robotic suit to increase running and walking performance  nanowerk · 2 days
Newly developed robot suit made of fabric vest and wires to help people with restricted mobility to walk or run more efficiently. more
Silencing RNA nanotherapy shows promise against pancreatic cancer  nanowerk · 2 days
A preclinical study finds that the novel nanoparticle delivers gene-level treatment to suppress KRAS-driven cancer without adverse effects. more
Atomic images reveal unusually many neighbors for some oxygen atoms in graphene  nanowerk · 2 days
Researchers have found unexpected new configurations of oxygen and nitrogen in graphene. more
Bioprinting: Living cells in a 3D printer  nanowerk · 2 days
With a new process, living cells can be integrated into fine structures created in a 3D printer - extremely fast and with very high resolution. more
Schools of molecular 'fish' could improve display screens  nanowerk · 2 days
Take a dive into what may be the world's smallest coral reef. Scientists are using a type of material called liquid crystals to create incredibly small, swirling schools of 'fish'. more
Gravity crystals: A new method for exploring the physics of white dwarf stars  nanowerk · 2 days
Scientists study how charged particles arrange themselves into crystalline patterns and apply what they learn to explore the interiors of white dwarf... more
Environmental challenges and future perspectives of metal-oxide nanoparticles  nanowerk · 2 days
The increase in production and applications of metal-oxide nanoparticles (MO-NPs) raises concerns for the environment as well as for human health. The terrestrial environment, especially soil, is expected to be the largest... more
Pinpointing biomolecules with nanometer accuracy  nanowerk · 2 days
Scientists demonstrate a new approach in fluorescence microscopy that can be used to locate individual biomolecules in 3D space with nanometer-scale precision. more
Transforming 2D Planes into 3D soft and flexible structures by engineering adhesion between thin-films  nanowerk · 2 days
Researchers have developed a technology to produce 3D soft and flexible devices by blowing balloons made of polymeric thin films.... more
New haptic arm places robotics within easy reach  nanowerk · 3 days
Imagine being able to build and use a robotic device without the need for expensive, specialist kit or skills. That is the vision that researchers from the University of Bristol have turned... more
Flexible, wearable supercapacitors based on porous nanocarbon nanocomposites  nanowerk · 5 days
vening gowns with interwoven LEDs may look extravagant, but the light sources need a constant power supply from devices that are as well wearable, durable, and lightweight. Scientists have manufactured fibrous electrodes... more
All plastic waste could become new, high-quality plastic through advanced steam cracking  nanowerk · 5 days
A research group has developed an efficient process for breaking down any plastic waste to a molecular level. The resulting gases can then be... more
Energy flow in the nano range  nanowerk · 5 days
It is crucial for photovoltaics and other technical applications, how efficiently energy spreads in a small volume. With new methods, the path of energy in the nanometer range can now be followed precisely. more
Brain tissue kept alive for weeks on an artificial membrane  nanowerk · 5 days
This novel new system uses a microfluidic device that can keep tissue from both drying out and from drowning in fluid. A proof-of-concept experiment showed that tissue explanted... more
Big improvements in thin-film solar cell efficiency now possible  nanowerk · 5 days
Researchers have developed a theoretical method to improve the efficiency of thin-film solar cells by up to 33 percent. Flexible thin-film solar cells are needed to supply electrical power to... more
Researcher invents an easy-to-use technique to measure the hydrophobicity of micro- and nanoparticle  nanowerk · 5 days
Researchers have developed a method that allows for easy determination of the surface free energy of particles as a quantitative measure of... more
Paving a way to achieve unexplored semiconductor nanostructures  nanowerk · 5 days
Researchers grew branched GaAs nanowires with a nontoxic Bi element employing characteristic structural modifications correlated with metallic droplets, as well as crystalline defects and orientations. The finding provides a rational design concept... more
Highest-throughput 3D printer is future of manufacturing  nanowerk · 6 days
Rapid manufacturing on-demand could put warehouses, molds into the past. more
Giving robots a faster grasp  nanowerk · 6 days
An algorithm speeds up the planning process robots use to adjust their grip on objects, for picking and sorting, or tool use. more
Double layer of graphene helps to control spin currents  nanowerk · 6 days
In order to make transistors that operate using the spin of electrons, rather than their charge, it is necessary to find a way of switching spin currents on and off.... more
Graphene nanobolometer - Physicists develop fast and sensitive mechanical tool to measure light  nanowerk · 6 days
The graphene nanomechanical bolometer is the fastest and most sensitive in its class; It is poised to detect nearly every color of... more
A nanocapsule approach for tackling superbugs  nanowerk · 6 days
Researchers have uncovered a novel antibiotic-free approach that could help prevent and treat one of the most widespread bacterial pathogens, using nanocapsules made of natural ingredients. more
Bio-circuitry mimics synapses and neurons in a step toward sensory computing  nanowerk · 6 days
Scientists have demonstrated bio-inspired devices that accelerate routes to neuromorphic, or brain-like, computing. more
Gas 'waterfalls' reveal infant planets around young star  nanowerk · 7 days
The birthplaces of planets are disks made out of gas and dust. Astronomers study these so-called protoplanetary disks to understand the processes of planet formation. Beautiful images of these disks show distinct... more
Tracing interstellar dust back to the solar system's formation  nanowerk · 7 days
Interplanetary particles from Earth's upper atmosphere contain dust from the initial formation of the solar system. The exotic grains may represent the building blocks of planets from 4.6 billion years... more
Crossing the great divide between model studies and applied reactors in catalysis  nanowerk · 7 days
Controlled pulses of chemicals over a wide pressure range can link fundamental studies to practical performance, informing catalyst design. more
Ultrafast particle interactions could help make quantum information devices feasible  nanowerk · 7 days
Research presents the detection of energy transfer from excited electrons to the crystal lattice on the femtosecond timescale. Knowledge could contribute to the development of materials that prolong... more
Assembler robots make large structures from little pieces  nanowerk · 7 days
Systems of tiny robots may someday build high-performance structures, from airplanes to space settlements. more
Scientists discover method to create and trap trions at room temperature  nanowerk · 7 days
Scientists chemically engineered carbon nanotubes to synthesize and trap trions -- quasi-particles potentially useful in bioimaging, chemical sensing and quantum computing. more
Study significantly advances alignment of single-wall carbon nanotubes along common axis  nanowerk · 7 days
Researchers show, for the first time, the ability to globally align single-wall carbon nanotubes along a common axis. more
Quantum dots technology to revolutionize healthcare and sensing technology: see what's invisible  nanowerk · 7 days
Researchers have invented a new method of producing ultra-sensitive hyper-spectral photodetectors. At the heart of the discovery are colloidal quantum dots. more
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