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Researchers close in on new nonvolatile memory  nanowerk · 23 minutes
Researchers came up with a unique method for measuring the electric potential distribution across a ferroelectric capacitor - the device underlying the memory of the future, which would be orders of magnitude faster than... more
How to induce magnetism in graphene  nanowerk · 2 hours
Researchers have succeeded in synthesizing a unique nanographene predicted in the 1970s, which conclusively demonstrates that carbon in very specific forms has magnetic properties that could permit future spintronic applications. more
Astrophysicists discovered a neutron star with an unusual magnetic field structure  nanowerk · 13 hours
Scientists discovered a unique neutron star, the magnetic field of which is apparent only when the star is seen under a certain angle relative to the... more
Lighting up cardiovascular problems using nanoparticles  nanowerk · 14 hours
New nanotechnology will allow detection of blocked arteries more effectively than ever before. more
How planets may form after dust sticks together  nanowerk · 14 hours
Scientists may have figured out how dust particles can stick together to form planets, according to a study that may also help to improve industrial processes. more
Converting graphene into diamond film without high pressure  nanowerk · 16 hours
Researchers demonstrated synthesis of the thinnest possible diamond-like material starting from bilayer graphene and without high pressure. more
Creating switchable plasmons in plastics  nanowerk · 17 hours
Researchers have developed optical nanoantennas made from a conducting polymer. The antennas can be switched on and off, and will make possible a completely new type of controllable nano-optical components. more
Detours may make batteries better  nanowerk · 18 hours
Scientists show point defects in cathode crystals may speed lithium absorption. more
Green hydrogen: Research to enhance efficiency  nanowerk · 18 hours
Laboratory experiments and a parabolic flight campaign have enabled an international team of researchers to gain new insights into water electrolysis, in which hydrogen is obtained from water by applying electric energy. more
Astronomers find further evidence for a population of dark matter deficient dwarf galaxies  nanowerk · 19 hours
Astronomers have found a special population of dwarf galaxies that could mainly consist baryons within radii of up to tens of thousands... more
Electronics integrated to the muscle via kirigami  nanowerk · 19 hours
Donut-shaped kirigami device enabling accurate and robust signal acquisition from the muscle. more
Speedy and precise multicolor imaging of biomolecules now possible  nanowerk · 19 hours
For the first time, researchers can track biological molecules with unprecedented speed and precision thanks to the use of multi-metallic nanoparticles. more
Ultrafast stimulated emission microscopy of single nanocrystals  nanowerk · 19 hours
Researchers report on a new ultrafast stimulated emission microscopy technique that allows imaging of nano-objects and investigating their dynamics. more
Liquid flow is influenced by a quantum effect in water  nanowerk · 20 hours
A study sheds new light on the viscosity of aqueous solutions. It shows that, contrary to the traditional view that repulsive interactions between polymers are solely responsible for... more
Organic packaging to protect enzymes  nanowerk · 20 hours
Encapsulins - a kind of hollow protein balls - have the potential to protect enzymes and other proteins that are used as medicines until they reach their destination. more
Nanocontainer ships titan-size gene therapies and drugs into cells  nanowerk · 24 hours
Researchers have created a tiny, nanosize container that can slip inside cells and deliver protein-based medicines and gene therapies of any size - even hefty ones attached to the gene-editing... more
Nanowire captures Abrikosov vortices  nanowerk · 1 day
Scientists have demonstrated the possibility of detecting the penetration of Abrikosov vortices through the superconductor/ferromagnet interface. The device is a ferromagnetic nanowire bonded to superconductive electrodes. more
A sustainable new material for carbon dioxide capture  nanowerk · 1 day
The new material offers many benefits: it is sustainable, has a high capture rate, and has low operating costs. more
Electronic map reveals 'rules of the road' in superconductor  nanowerk · 3 days
Using a clever technique that causes unruly crystals of iron selenide to snap into alignment, physicists have drawn a road map that reveals the quantum 'rules of the road' that... more
How to build a 3D map of the universe - and why  nanowerk · 3 days
Because we don't know what?s pushing the universe outward ever more quickly, 'dark energy' is scientists? shorthand for the mysterious process. To understand the... more
Microcavities save organic semiconductors from going dark  nanowerk · 4 days
Researchers found a way to keep these organic semiconductors from going dark. They used tiny sandwich structures of mirrors, called microcavities, to trap light and force it to interact with a layer of molecules,... more
Second act: Used electric vehicle batteries charge up the grid  nanowerk · 4 days
Researchers have developed an innovative control system for repurposed electric vehicle battery packs to store electricity for home use and are scaling up the technology to a large,... more
A new view for glasses  nanowerk · 4 days
Scientists used computer simulations to demonstrate how the dynamics of a glassy liquid can be predicted based on the local structural ordering at the atomic level. This work may lead to a deeper understanding of glass transition. more
'Buildings' in human bone may hold key to stronger 3D-printed lightweight structures  nanowerk · 4 days
The discovery of how a 'beam' in human bone material handles a lifetime's worth of wear and tear could translate to the development of... more
Artificial cells act more like the real thing  nanowerk · 4 days
Protocells -- artificial cells -- that are active and mimic living cells by moving independently and that are biocompatible and enzymatically active are now possible. more
Parker Solar Probe: 'We're missing something fundamental about the sun'  nanowerk · 4 days
Our closest-ever look inside the sun's corona has unveiled an unexpectedly chaotic world that includes rogue plasma waves, flipping magnetic fields and distant solar winds under the thrall... more
Signs of life: New field guide aids astronomers' search  nanowerk · 4 days
Astronomers have come up with a way to discern life on exoplanets loitering in other cosmic neighborhoods: a spectral field guide. more
Computer-generated antibiotics, biosensor Band-Aids, and the quest to beat antibiotic resistance  nanowerk · 4 days
For synthetic biologists these concepts aren't some far-off ideal. They are projects already in progress, and they have huge real-world implications should they succeed. more
Novel bioprinter shows potential to speed tissue engineering (w/video)  nanowerk · 4 days
Engineered tissue from a bioprinter has promise for organ regeneration or replacement. more
Can 3D-printed musical instruments produce better sound than traditional instruments?  nanowerk · 4 days
Researchers created a functioning 3D-printed ukulele and used acoustics to compare its sound quality to a standard wooden instrument. more
Your food may help make stickier, safer glues for laptops, packaging, furniture  nanowerk · 5 days
You cannot make glue out of a ham sandwich - but you may be able to use the components of that food to create... more
Ultrafast x-ray optics  nanowerk · 5 days
Scientists have demonstrated a new micro-electro-mechanical-system (MEMS) resonator. By using this device with a hard (higher energy) X-ray, scientists can now control how long the X-ray pulses are, down to 300 picoseconds long. more
Super nanoparticle superlattices  nanowerk · 5 days
Nanoparticle superlattices have properties that are different from both the individual particles and the bulk material. Ions and molecules called ligands bind particles together in these superlattices. New research shows how the ligands affect key structural and mechanical properties of... more
Could hibernating astronauts make it easier to reach other planets?  nanowerk · 5 days
New research suggests that hibernation is a likely option to make deep space exploration a reality. more
Anticipation of regulatory needs for nanotechnology-enabled health products  nanowerk · 5 days
This new white paper, published by the European Commission, summarizes the major challenges associated with the regulation of the nano-enabled health products. more
Researchers discover potential key to extremely low-friction surfaces  nanowerk · 5 days
Researchers studied friction of a graphene step edge using atomic force microscopy. more
A robot and software make it easier to create advanced materials  nanowerk · 5 days
A team of engineers has developed an automated way to produce polymers, making it much easier to create advanced materials aimed at improving human health. more
Smart, self-powered patch against corrosion  nanowerk · 5 days
Researchers are developing a smart patch that can cut huge amounts off the costs of rust. more
Freeze frame: Scientists capture atomic-scale snapshots of artificial proteins  nanowerk · 6 days
Scientists adapt microscopy technique to build and image peptoid nanosheets with unprecedented atomic precision. more
Paradoxical replacement tissue for medicine  nanowerk · 6 days
A material that thickens when you pull on it seems to contradict the laws of physics. However, the so-called auxetic effect is interesting for a number of applications. A new study shows how this amazing behavior can be... more
Mapping the energy transport mechanism of chalcogenide perovskite for solar energy use  nanowerk · 6 days
Engineers have characterized the thermal energy conversion mechanism in the lattice of an advanced nanomaterial called chalcogenide perovskite and demonstrated its tunability - important... more
Nanoengineering: The skills and tools making technology invisible  nanowerk · 6 days
Nanoengineering is a branch of engineering that exploits the unique properties of nanomaterials - their size and quantum effects - and the interaction between these materials, in order to design and manufacture... more
Metalens grows up  nanowerk · 7 days
Researchers have developed an all-glass, centimeter-scale metalens in the visible spectrum that can be manufactured using conventional chip fabrication methods. more
Towards high quality ZnO quantum dots prospective for biomedical applications  nanowerk · 7 days
Scientists have moved a step closer to creating stable, high quality colloidal zinc oxide quantum dots (ZnO QDs) for use in modern technologies and nanomedicine. Using advanced DNP-enhanced... more
Diamonds in your devices: Powering the next generation of energy storage  nanowerk · 7 days
Using conductive nanodiamond as electrode material in a water-based cell significantly increases its energy storage capacity. more
Bending an organic semiconductor can boost electrical flow  nanowerk · 7 days
Slightly bending semiconductors made of organic materials can roughly double the speed of electricity flowing through them and could benefit next-generation electronics such as sensors and solar cells. more
Imaging technique gives catalytic 2D material engineering a better view  nanowerk · 7 days
A scanning electrochemical cell imaging technique shows how nanoscale structural features affect the catalytic activity of MoS2 monolayers for hydrogen evolution reactions. more
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