From Alias Studio Sydney:

To better serve our new Aerospace, Nanotechnology, and Nanomedicine clients we are pleased to engage Frank Boehm of Vancouver Canada to represent Alias in North America.

A true entrepreneur and author of the respected reference book: Nanomedical Device and Systems Design: Challenges, Possibilities, Visions, Frank is the CEO of NanoApps Medical Inc.

Frank is also currently working on his new book  Nanotechnology, Nanomedicine, and AI: Toward the Dream of Global Health Care Equivalency which will articulate how synergies between nanotechnology, nanomedicine, and AI may enable the vision of Global Health Care Equivalency (GHCE) on a global scale.

Apart from this new venture, Alias Studio (Sydney) is privileged to be invited to contribute to this new book and be designated Director of Communications of NanoApps Medical Inc (Vancouver) in their dealings with both the Aerospace Industry and the nanotechnology, nanomedicine and space medicine fields.

Naturally, Alias Studio Sydney created and maintains the NanoApps Medical website.

Alias Studio Sydney edits and maintains NanoApps Medical’s tumblr and twitter accounts.

 

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A New Mechanism For Controlling Memory

September 22nd, 2017|0 Comments

From an article at neurosciencenews.com: Summary: Study reveals receptor movement is essential for synaptic plasticity as a response to neural activity. Halting receptor movement may block specific memory acquisition, researchers report, thus confirming the role [...]

Nanogel-encapsulated stem cells for heart attack patients

September 21st, 2017|0 Comments

Heart disease and heart-related illnesses are a leading cause of death around the world, but treatment options are limited. Now, one group reports in ACS Nano ("Heart Repair Using Nanogel-Encapsulated Human Cardiac Stem Cells in [...]

3D Graphene-Acrylamide Hydrogel Scaffolds for Neuron Growth

September 20th, 2017|0 Comments

From an article by Liam Critchley at AZonano.com: The design of nanostructured scaffolds has gathered a significant amount of interest over the last few years in nanomedicine and tissue engineering fields. Within the design of [...]

Nanochip could heal injuries or regrow organs with one touch

September 19th, 2017|0 Comments

A novel device that reprograms skin cells could represent a breakthrough in repairing injured or ageing tissue, researchers say. The new technique, called tissue nanotransfection, is based on a tiny device that sits on the [...]

FDA Breaks New Ground With First Approved Gene Therapy for Cancer

September 18th, 2017|0 Comments

When oncologist Dr. Carl June heard the Food and Drug Administration’s decision to bring the first gene therapy to market in the US, he pinched himself, hard. “It was so improbable that this would ever [...]

The big one is coming, and it’s going to be a flu pandemic

September 17th, 2017|0 Comments

By Dr. Sanjay Gupta, Chief Medical Correspondent CNN: Experts say we are "due" for one. When it happens, they tell us, it will probably have a greater impact on humanity than anything else currently happening in [...]

Scientists aim to find out how lung cells react in space

September 17th, 2017|0 Comments

Space travel can cause a lot of stress on the human body as the change in gravity, radiation and other factors creates a hostile environment. While much is known about how different parts of the [...]

Argonne Supercomputer Aims to Map All the Neurons in the Brain

September 16th, 2017|0 Comments

From a post by Michael Feldman : Researchers at Argonne National Laboratory are going to be using the Theta supercomputer to generate a map of all the neural connections in a brain. According to a news [...]

Potential Nanomedical Countermeasures to Mitigate the Effects of Space on Humans

September 16th, 2017|0 Comments

Incremental progress has been made on several fronts that may employ nanomedical strategies, to potentially counteract the deleterious effects of galactic cosmic rays and microgravity on human physiology. The implementation of these strategies and the [...]

Test Strips with Platinum-Coated Gold Nanoparticles for Better Cancer Detection

September 15th, 2017|0 Comments

A home pregnancy test is the most common test strip for diagnosis. Pregnant women have progressively increasing levels of the biomarker human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG), which is easily traceable in urine. A thin, colorful strip [...]

Nanotechnology, Nanomedicine, and AI: Toward the Dream of Global Health Care Equivalency

September 13th, 2017|0 Comments

It is envisaged that nanomedicine, beyond the amazing possibilities that may materialize over the next 10-30 years toward advanced diagnostic and therapeutic capacities, might have a far more extensive role than to supplant existing medical [...]

Biophysics study makes exciting advancements for the future of DNA sequencing

September 13th, 2017|0 Comments

A Northeastern research team has developed new technology that optimizes DNA sequencing using nanophysics and electric currents. In a paper published in Nature Nanotechnology, Northeastern Professor of Biological Physics Meni Wanunu, in partnership with Pacific [...]

Carbon nanotubes worth their salt

September 13th, 2017|0 Comments

From sciencedaily.com: Lawrence Livermore scientists, in collaboration with researchers at Northeastern University, have developed carbon nanotube pores that can exclude salt from seawater. The team also found that water permeability in carbon nanotubes (CNTs) with [...]

2017 AI Overview- Resources and infographics

September 12th, 2017|0 Comments

By Lolita Taub, AI Enthusiast at medium.com: From the post by Lolita Taub... This post is a mashup of several resources listed at the end of the post. If I missed something, please leave a [...]

A nanotechnology approach to augment nerve regeneration

September 11th, 2017|Comments Off on A nanotechnology approach to augment nerve regeneration

From an article at nanowerk.com: Microtubules are architectural struts in nerves. They have dynamic parts that constantly assemble and disassemble, but also stable parts that remain assembled. In recent years, researchers working in neurobiology have [...]

Protein ‘rebar’ could help make error-free nanostructures

September 11th, 2017|0 Comments

DNA is the stuff of life, but it is also the stuff of nanotechnology. Because molecules of DNA with complementary chemical structures recognize and bind to one another, strands of DNA can fit together like [...]

Do Robots Need a Code of Ethics?

September 10th, 2017|0 Comments

From an article by Julie Barr (via Robotics Daily): What are the legal rights of a robot? This is one of the many questions MIT Media Lab researcher Kate Darling contemplates as part of her [...]

National Graphene Association Launches With International Conference in Nashville

September 9th, 2017|0 Comments

From an article by AZOnano: The 2010 Nobel Prize-winning, carbon-based material known as graphene will likely play a large role in our future, yet very few people outside the scientific community have heard of it. [...]

Will AI enable the third stage of life?

September 7th, 2017|0 Comments

From an article by Max Tegmark, PhD at kurzweilai.net: In his new book Life 3.0: Being Human in the Age of Artificial Intelligence, MIT physicist and AI researcher Max Tegmark explores the future of technology, life, [...]

The International Symposium for Personal and Commercial Spaceflight (ISPCS 2017)

September 6th, 2017|0 Comments

The International Symposium for Personal and Commercial Spaceflight (ISPCS 2017) will be held on October 11-12, 2017 at the New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum, Las Cruces, New Mexico. ISPCS has set the industry [...]

Brain-Like Neural Networks Study Space-Time Distortions at Breakneck Speed

September 4th, 2017|0 Comments

From an article by By Sarah Lewin, Space.com Associate Editor: Researchers have used brain-like "neural networks" to analyze key distortions in space-time 10 million times faster than conventional methods can do so. The new study trained [...]

Environmental chemist flashes warning light on new nanoparticle

September 4th, 2017|0 Comments

When environmental and soil chemist Baoshan Xing at the University of Massachusetts Amherst began reading in 2014 that a new, two-dimensional material known as layered black phosphorous (BP) was gaining the attention of biomedical researchers [...]

Frank Boehm of NanoApps Medical joins Chakravarthy Lab team

September 2nd, 2017|0 Comments

The primary goals of the Chakravarthy Lab are to investigate the pathophysiology and mechanisms of chronic pain in the context of complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), diabetic neuropathy, persistent postsurgical pain and neuropathic pain.  Further, our lab focuses [...]

Google Has Started Adding Imagination to Its DeepMind AI

September 2nd, 2017|0 Comments

From futurism.com: Researchers have started developing artificial intelligence with imagination – AI that can reason through decisions and make plans for the future, without being bound by human instructions. Another way to put it would [...]

Nanomachines that drill into cancer cells killing them in just 60 seconds developed by scientists 

August 31st, 2017|0 Comments

From an article by Sarah Knapton: Nanomachines which can drill into cancer cells, killing them in just 60 seconds, have been developed by scientists. The tiny spinning molecules are driven by light, and spin so quickly that they [...]

Global Nanomedicine Market 2017-2021- Analysis and Trends

August 31st, 2017|0 Comments

From an article at medgadget.com: This Nanomedicine market research is an intelligence report with meticulous efforts undertaken to study the right and valuable information. The data which has been looked upon is done considering both, [...]

How Medical Nanotech Will Change Humanity Forever

August 30th, 2017|0 Comments

From an article by George Dvorsky: Futurists have long speculated that nanotechnology — the engineering of materials and devices at the molecular scale — will revolutionise virtually every field it touches, medicine being no exception. [...]

Nanolaser can Identify, Kill Metastasized Cancer Cells in Blood Stream

August 30th, 2017|0 Comments

From an article written by AZoNano: According to a new research work, a nanolaser called the spaser is capable of acting as a water-soluble, super-bright, biocompatible probe that has the potential to find metastasized cancer [...]

Available to rent on Kindle! Nanomedical Device and Systems Design: Challenges, Possibilities, Visions

August 26th, 2017|0 Comments

To accommodate students who wish to read the book at an affordable cost, we announce that Nanomedical Device and Systems Design: Challenges, Possibilities, Visions by Frank Boehm (CEO NanoApps Medical Inc.) is available to rent on Kindle. [...]

Histone 1, the guardian of genome stability

August 21st, 2017|0 Comments

By Dr Zara Kassam (Drug Target Review): Researchers have explained for the first time that the suppression of histone 1 causes cell damage and genomic instability… Researchers have explained for the first time that the [...]

Novel imaging approach offers insights into HIV’s lifecycle

August 21st, 2017|0 Comments

By Dr Zara Kassam (Drug Target Review): A team of scientists have used a novel live-cell fluorescent imaging system that has allowed them for the first time to identify individual particles associated with HIV. The [...]

Researchers find switch that turns on immune cells tumour-killing ability

August 19th, 2017|0 Comments

Researchers have shown how a microRNA molecule known as Lethal-7 (let-7) serves as a molecular control hub to direct the function of cytotoxic T lymphocytes by putting the brakes on their cell-killing activities. When let-7 [...]

Nanoapps Medical added to list of Top 50 nanotechnology blogs

August 18th, 2017|0 Comments

We are pleased to advise that we have been added to Feedspot's list of the Top 50 nanotechnology blogs on the web. Feedspot is a browser-based RSS feed reader and we use it to stay [...]

Malware Stored in Synthetic DNA Can Take Over a PC, Researchers Find

August 13th, 2017|0 Comments

From an article in the Wall Street Journal: University of Washington researchers figured out a way to use biology to infect computers with malicious code. In their experiments, the researchers stored malware in synthetic DNA [...]

Elon Musk issues a stark warning about A.I. – calls it a bigger threat than North Korea

August 12th, 2017|0 Comments

Tesla CEO Elon Musk fired off a new and ominous warning on Friday about artificial intelligence, suggesting the emerging technology poses an even greater risk to the world than a nuclear conflagration with North Korea. [...]

Test uses nanotechnology to quickly diagnose Zika virus

August 11th, 2017|0 Comments

From an article at medicalxpress.com: Washington University in St. Louis researchers have developed a test that quickly detects the presence of Zika virus in blood. Currently, testing for Zika requires that a blood sample be [...]

Investors bet big on AI for health diagnostics

August 6th, 2017|0 Comments

From an article by Jonathan Norris, Silicon Valley Bank: We’re seeing a new wave of venture investments in healthtech companies — especially those with strong artifical intelligence and machine learning components. Led by some of the [...]

Neuroreality: The New Reality is Coming. And It’s a Brain Computer Interface

August 6th, 2017|0 Comments

From an article by Kristin Houser at futurism.com: With the release of the Oculus Rift in March 2016, the age of virtual reality (VR) truly began. VR tech had been generating buzz since the 1990s, but the Rift was [...]

Artificial Intelligence: Everything You Want to Know

August 5th, 2017|0 Comments

From an article by Liisi Ruuse at scoro.com: By the end of this 10-minute read, you will hopefully have a comprehensive overview about Artificial Intelligence (AI). What is Artificial Intelligence? We’ll try our best to give [...]

Nanoparticles trick body into accepting organ transplants

August 5th, 2017|0 Comments

Using nanoparticles, Yale researchers have developed a drug-delivery system that could reduce organ transplant complications by hiding the donated tissue from the recipient’s immune system. About 25,000 organ transplants are performed in the U.S. each [...]

Nano Robots Video – Fast Facts

August 5th, 2017|0 Comments

  The Fast Facts Collection was originally produced for the edutainment reality TV program Stars of Science, a Qatar Foundation initiative. The program has successfully brought science and technology closer to millions of [...]

Terasem’s 12th Annual Workshop On Geoethical Nanotechnology, Second Life, July 202017

August 3rd, 2017|0 Comments

  Terasem’s 12th Annual Workshop On Geoethical Nanotechnology took place as usual on July 20 2017 in the Terasem sim, Second Life, with great talks by David Brin, Yalda Mousavinia, David Orban, and [...]

Israel’s vital contributions to nanotechnology

July 31st, 2017|0 Comments

From an article by Lin Arison & Diana C. Stoll/The Desert and the Cities Sing: Writers Lin Arison and Diana C. Stoll speak to Yeshayahu Talmon, a chemical engineer, about nanotech in Israel. Yeshayahu Talmon is [...]

RNA used to make ‘living computers’ for nanotechnology

July 30th, 2017|0 Comments

From an article by Tim Sandle at Digital Journal: Researchers from Arizona State University have demonstrated that living cells can be induced to carry out complex computations in the manner of tiny robots or computers. [...]

Dynamic chemistry produces nano-derived anticancer drugs

July 29th, 2017|0 Comments

Aalto University in Finland scientists have produced a new range of anticancer nanomaterials inspired by volcano-induced dynamic chemistry of the deep ocean. The process involves creating synthesized zinc peroxide nanoparticles. The Finnish researchers have successfully [...]

Nanotechnology: A Promising New Paradigm for the Control of Pain

July 28th, 2017|0 Comments

"Nanotechnology: A Promising New Paradigm for the Control of Pain" is a new article - available at Pain Medicine, published by Oxford University Press. Written by Krishnan V. Chakravarthy (MD, PhD), Frank J. Boehm and Paul [...]

Elon Musk says Mark Zuckerberg has ‘limited understanding’ of AI

July 25th, 2017|0 Comments

Mark Zuckerberg just commented on artificial intelligence, saying people who warn of "doomsday scenarios" regarding AI are "pretty irresponsible." This did not sit well with Elon Musk, who returned fire on Twitter, saying Zuckerberg's understanding [...]

Chemists perform ‘surgery’ on nanoparticles

July 24th, 2017|0 Comments

A team of chemists led by Carnegie Mellon University's Rongchao Jin has for the first time conducted site-specific surgery on a nanoparticle. The procedure, which allows for the precise tailoring of nanoparticles, stands to advance [...]

Largest genome-wide study of lung cancer susceptibility conducted

July 22nd, 2017|0 Comments

A new study conducted by an international team of lung cancer researchers, including Professor John Field from the University of Liverpool, have identified new genetic variants for lung cancer risk. Lung cancer continues to be [...]

USDA announces $4.6 million for nanotechnology research

July 22nd, 2017|Comments Off on USDA announces $4.6 million for nanotechnology research

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today announced 13 grants totaling $4.6 million for research on the next generation of agricultural technologies and systems to meet the growing [...]

International Conference On Nanomedicine And Nanobiotechnology – ICONAN 2017

July 19th, 2017|0 Comments

The International Conference On Nanomedicine And Nanobiotechnology is an annual event that hosts high-profile plenary speakers, world-class researchers, oral and poster presentations, workshops, sponsor exhibits and afterworks. It is a great opportunity to share your [...]

Elsevier launches The Hive to showcase Pharma/ biotech start-ups

July 14th, 2017|0 Comments

From drugtargetreview.com: Elsevier, the information analytics company specializing in science and health, has announced that applications and nominations for The Hive, its innovation hub for biotech and pharmaceutical startups, are now open. This year, at [...]

Rice U. nanoengineers create liquid-solid composites using clues from nature

July 12th, 2017|0 Comments

From an article at nanotech.now: In research appearing online in the journal Advanced Materials Interfaces, graduate student Peter Owuor, research scientist Chandra Sekhar Tiwary and colleagues from the laboratories of Rice Professor Pulickel Ajayan and [...]

Tesla wins bid to build world’s largest lithium-ion battery for South Australia

July 10th, 2017|0 Comments

Tesla CEO Elon Musk promised back in March that his electric car company, which also owns solar energy provider SolarCity, could help the state of South Australia with its routine weather-caused blackout issues. At the [...]

Huge Jupiter-like planet discovered by astronomers confounds theory of planetary development

July 10th, 2017|0 Comments

A rare, massive planet that orbits a fast-spinning star has caused scientists to rethink current models of stars and solar systems. The planet HIP 65426b was discovered by a group of astronomers and researchers from [...]

Nano-sized drug carriers could be the future for patients with lung disease

July 8th, 2017|0 Comments

From an article at phys.org by Ryan O'hare : Metallic nanomolecules capable of carrying drugs to exactly where they are needed could one day help to treat patients with a fatal lung condition. Scientists based [...]

Nanotechnology to protect astronauts from harmful radiation, and turn windows into mirrors

July 5th, 2017|0 Comments

  Imagine a window that could instantly turn into mirror — the possibility is real, thanks to a breakthrough in nanotechnology by researchers at the Australian National University (ANU). They have developed a [...]

What Happens When Cyborg Tech Goes Beyond Medicine?

July 2nd, 2017|0 Comments

From an article by Edd Gent: The age of the cyborg may be closer than we think. Rapidly improving medical robotics, wearables, and implants means many humans are already part machine, and this trend is [...]

Deep Learning at the Speed of Light on Nanophotonic Chips

July 2nd, 2017|0 Comments

Deep learning has transformed the field of artificial intelligence, but the limitations of conventional computer hardware are already hindering progress. Researchers at MIT think their new “nanophotonic” processor could be the answer by carrying out [...]

6 Things Quantum Computers Will Be Incredibly Useful For

July 2nd, 2017|0 Comments

Computers don’t exist in a vacuum. They serve to solve problems, and the type of problems they can solve are influenced by their hardware. Graphics processors are specialized for rendering images; artificial intelligence processors for [...]

From Renewables to Batteries – Coatings to Sensors: How Nanotechnology is Helping to Combat Climate Change

July 2nd, 2017|0 Comments

From an article posted by Nanoneophyte: Hamburg, Germany: The Hamburg G20 Summit where 20 of the world’s largest economies following the U.S.’s withdrawal from the Paris climate pact, will be searching for and talking about ways to combat Climate [...]

Google’s AI-Building AI Is a Step Toward Self-Improving AI

July 2nd, 2017|0 Comments

From an article by Edd Gent: Reaching the technological singularity is almost certainly going to involve AI that is able to improve itself. Google may have now taken a small step along this path by [...]

How to train your drugs: from nanotherapeutics to nanobots (w/video)

June 27th, 2017|0 Comments

  Nanotechnology is creating new opportunities for fighting disease – from delivering drugs in smart packaging to nanobots powered by the world’s tiniest engines. Chemotherapy benefits a great many patients but the side [...]

Nanostructured Filters in Shipping

June 24th, 2017|0 Comments

From Nano Orbit: Hardly anybody realizes that cargo ships rank among the biggest polluters of the planet. Approximately 55,000 cargo ships sail daily across oceans and are still powered by fuel that is much dirtier [...]

Nanotechnology Helps Expose Workings of Bacterial ‘Machines’

June 20th, 2017|0 Comments

From AZoNano: Researchers at the University of Liverpool have probed the structure and material properties of protein mechanisms in bacteria, which have the ability to change carbon dioxide into sugar through photosynthesis. Details of this [...]

NASA Is Fast-Tracking Plans to Explore a Metal Asteroid Worth $10,000 Quadrillion

June 17th, 2017|0 Comments

NASA's mission to visit the asteroid 16 Psyched has been fast-tracked and should happen in 2026. The agency will look at but not extract metals from the $10,000 quadrillion asteroid, which is worth more than [...]

Creating human super intelligence: winner of Spotlight Award 2017

June 15th, 2017|0 Comments

  A major new European research prize, the first annual Frontiers Spotlight Award 2017, has been awarded to the editors of an exceptional research collection, published in Frontiers in Neuroscience, on the augmentation [...]

Human Cell Atlas data platform kicks off with support from CZI

June 14th, 2017|0 Comments

From an article by Niamh Marriott: The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative announced financial support for the Human Cell Atlas, which uses sequencing technology to redefine every cell in the body… The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) has [...]

New blood test uses nanotechnology to predict prostate cancer

June 14th, 2017|0 Comments

From an article by Niamh Marriott: The test, developed by Alberta scientists, incorporates a unique nanotechnology platform to make the diagnostic using only a single drop of blood, and is significantly more accurate than current [...]

How Far Away is Fusion? Unlocking the Power of the Sun

June 11th, 2017|0 Comments

I’d like to think we’re smarter than the Sun. Let’s compare and contrast. Humans, on the one hand, have made enormous advances in science and technology, built cities, cars, computers, and phones. We have split [...]

Nanotechnology reveals hidden depths of bacterial ‘machines’

June 9th, 2017|0 Comments

New research from the University of Liverpool, published in the journal Nanoscale, has probed the structure and material properties of protein machines in bacteria, which have the capacity to convert carbon dioxide into sugar through [...]

Video: The Exact Number of Computers Needed to Simulate the Human Brain is Almost Inconceivable

June 7th, 2017|0 Comments

David Eagleman is the host of The Brain on PBS, as well as the author of the book of the same name. In this video, he tackles several fascinating subjects concerning your brain. If the [...]

3D Printed Bionic Skin Will Help Humans and Machines Merge

June 7th, 2017|0 Comments

From an article by Philip Perry: A new 3D printed “Bionic Skin” developed at the University of Minnesota, is a stretchable, electronic fabric, which would allow robots to gain tactile sensation. The results of this [...]

Painless cancer detection could become routine thanks to ‘liquid biopsies’

June 5th, 2017|0 Comments

From an article by Jessica Glenza in The Guardian: Researchers are developing tests that could make cancer detection so painless that it becomes part of routine check-ups, experts said, as new developments in such “liquid biopsy” [...]

Breaking Newton’s Law

June 4th, 2017|0 Comments

From nanowerknews.com: In the quantum world, our intuition for moving objects is strongly challenged and may sometimes even completely fail. Experimental physicists of the University of Innsbruck in collaboration with theorists from Munich, Paris and [...]

Radiation therapy, macrophages improve efficacy of nanoparticle-delivered cancer therapy

June 2nd, 2017|0 Comments

From Nanowerk News: A Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) research team has identified a surprising new role for the immune cells called macrophages -- improving the effectiveness of nanoparticle-delivered cancer therapies. In their Science Translational Medicine [...]

A 3D-printed rocket engine just launched a new era of space exploration

May 31st, 2017|0 Comments

  The rocket that blasted into space from New Zealand on May 25 was special. Not only was it the first to launch from a private site, it was also the first to [...]

Wind energy now on par with nuclear energy in Germany

May 30th, 2017|0 Comments

Wind energy has become an integral part of the energy supply. A new milestone for the transformation of energy supply systems was reached last year with renewable energy now accounting for 29 percent of the [...]

Global Nanotechnology in Medical Devices Market Present Scenario and Growth Prospects 2016-2021

May 29th, 2017|0 Comments

This report on global Nanotechnology in Medical Devices market is a detailed research study that helps provides answers and pertinent questions with respect to the emerging trends and growth opportunities in this particular industry. It [...]

Scientists borrow from electronics to build circuits in living cells

May 27th, 2017|0 Comments

Living cells must constantly process information to keep track of the changing world around them and arrive at an appropriate response. Through billions of years of trial and error, evolution has arrived at a mode [...]

The ‘Frightful Five’ Aren’t So Scary, as Long as They’re Competing

May 26th, 2017|0 Comments

From an article by Jeremy G. Philips: There is a growing drumbeat that the five leading tech behemoths have turned into dangerous monopolies that stifle innovation and harm consumers. Apple, Alphabet, Microsoft, Amazon and Facebook [...]

Scientists say if reading minds could soon be a reality, then erasing of thoughts is not far behind

May 22nd, 2017|0 Comments

Sometimes, fact has a way of uncannily mirroring fiction. Seventy years ago, George Orwell penned 1984, a novel which foresaw a time when the “Thought Police” could read your mind and if you harboured thoughts [...]

Wireless power could enable ingestible electronics

May 20th, 2017|0 Comments

Researchers at MIT, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and the Charles Stark Draper Laboratory have devised a way to wirelessly power small electronic devices that can linger in the digestive tract indefinitely after being swallowed. Such [...]

This Robot Can Complete a 2-Hour Brain Surgery Procedure in Just 2.5 Minutes

May 20th, 2017|0 Comments

From an article at sciencealert.com: Brain surgery is precision business, and one slip can spell doom for affected patients. Even in one of the most skilled jobs in the world, human error can still be [...]

NASA probes have spotted a man-made bubble surrounding Earth

May 18th, 2017|0 Comments

From News Corp Australia Network: NASA scientists have revealed the presence of a huge man-made bubble that’s surrounding the Earth. But it’s not some Russian plot or the effect of nuclear fallout, they have reassured [...]

Mobile Health Takes on a New Challenge: Diagnosing Cervical Cancer

May 16th, 2017|0 Comments

From an article by Vanessa Bates Ramirez at singularityhub.com: Technology’s role in modern healthcare is growing. Artificial intelligence is being used for mental health, and smartphones can use add-ons to do things we never would have imagined [...]

Are We About to Unlock the Secrets to Peak Performance?

May 16th, 2017|0 Comments

From an article by Alison E. Berman at singularityhub.com: “How many surf bums who can’t keep a job washing dishes will be up at 5 AM putting on a gritty, sandy wetsuit to paddle out in [...]

Emerging technologies: How can you cut through the noise?

May 14th, 2017|0 Comments

From an article by Mark-Lillie: Technology leaders need to focus the raw potential of emerging technology into a set of priorities with measurable, tangible business impacts Technology has moved far beyond desktop devices and software [...]

Accelerationism: how a fringe philosophy predicted the future we live in

May 12th, 2017|0 Comments

From an article in The Guardian by Andy Beckett: The world is changing at dizzying speed – but for some thinkers, not fast enough. Is accelerationism a dangerous idea or does it speak to our [...]

Amazon Jeff Bezos “Artificial Intelligence is Renaissance to Technology, Business and Society.”

May 10th, 2017|0 Comments

  May 9 2017 Amazon founder Jeff Bezos discuss Amazon's Artificial Intelligence strategies to do business.   Recent News  

Will The Third Industrial Revolution Create An Economic Boom That Saves The Planet?

May 9th, 2017|0 Comments

  Jeremy Rifkin’s thinking about how to build a clean-energy powered, automation-filled future is inspiring major infrastructure plans in Europe and China. Can his new Vice documentary convince American business leaders to buy [...]

35 years of American Death

May 7th, 2017|0 Comments

Researchers have long argued that where we live can help predict how we die. But how much our location affects our health is harder to say, because death certificates, the primary source for mortality data, [...]

Techly Explains: Who owns the moon?

May 5th, 2017|0 Comments

  From an article by  Stefan Kostarelis: Unless you are a conspiracy theorist, you accept that on July 20, 1969, we put men on the moon. According to NASA, at 10:56pm (EDT), Neil [...]

Time Crystals Could be the Key to the First Quantum Computer

May 2nd, 2017|0 Comments

It’s been proven that time crystals do in fact exist. Two different teams of researchers created some time crystals just recently, one of which was from the University of Maryland and the other from Harvard [...]

Video: Graphene Could Solve the World’s Water Crisis

April 30th, 2017|0 Comments

  Turning saltwater into clean drinking water is an expensive, energy-intensive process, but could the wonder material graphene make it more accessible? Graphene-oxide membranes have attracted considerable attention as promising candidates for new [...]

You Should Appreciate Germs by Bill Gates

April 28th, 2017|0 Comments

From a blog post by Bill Gates on thegatesnotes.com: I’ve been perpetuating a misconception. When I give talks about global health, I typically speak about microbes as threats we need to wipe off the map. [...]

Could a new approach to kill cancer at nanoscale work?

April 27th, 2017|0 Comments

From an article by David Cox: A laser weapons physicist has come up with a novel treatment for the disease – blowing up the cancer cells in infinitely small explosions. In a small laboratory, not [...]

EuroNanoForum 2017 21 – 23 June 2017, Valletta, Malta

April 26th, 2017|0 Comments

EuroNanoForum 2017 will focus on how nano and materials technologies can strengthen competitiveness across all European industries. The discussion will also extend to framework conditions such as education, standards, regulations, IPR and safety issues, as [...]

Nanoparticles remain unpredictable

April 24th, 2017|0 Comments

From an article by Fabio Bergamin at phys.org: The way that nanoparticles behave in the environment is extremely complex. There is currently a lack of systematic experimental data to help understand them comprehensively, as ETH [...]

Elon Musk launches Neuralink, a venture to merge the human brain with AI

April 22nd, 2017|0 Comments

From an article by Nick Statt @nickstatt: SpaceX and Tesla CEO Elon Musk is backing a brain-computer interface venture called Neuralink, according to The Wall Street Journal. The company, which is still in the earliest [...]

3D-Printing of glass now possible

April 22nd, 2017|0 Comments

From an article at nanowerknews.com: Three-dimensional printing allows extremely small and complex structures to be made even in small series. A method developed at the KIT for the first time allows also glass to be [...]

Bill Gates: Terrorists could wipe out 30 million people by weaponising a disease like smallpox

April 20th, 2017|0 Comments

From an article by Sarah Knapton: A bioterrorist attack which could wipe out 30 million people is becoming increasingly likely because it is easier than ever to create and spread deadly pathogens, Bill Gates has [...]

14th Congress of the Society for Brain Mapping and Therapeutics (SBMT), Millennium Biltmore Hotel, LA (April, 18-20, 2017)

April 19th, 2017|0 Comments

  From Frank Boehm, NanoApps Medical Inc. CEO: I'm attending the 14th Congress of the Annual Society for Brain Mapping and Therapeutics (SBMT), at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in LA (April, 18-20, 2017). This is [...]

Columbia engineers invent method to control light propagation in waveguides

April 19th, 2017|0 Comments

A team of Columbia Engineering researchers, led by Applied Physics Assistant Professor Nanfang Yu, has invented a method to control light propagating in confined pathways, or waveguides, with high efficiency by using nano-antennas. To demonstrate [...]

Genetic Circuits Target Cells For Boolean Logic And Arithmetic

April 18th, 2017|0 Comments

From a article by Milla Bengtsson: A new platform offers a fast and more efficient way to target and program mammalian cells as genetic circuits, even complex ones. Wilson Wong, professor of biomedical engineering at [...]

Broadband expansion could trigger dangerous surge in space junk

April 17th, 2017|0 Comments

Increase in orbital traffic from thousands of communications satellites could lead to 50% rise in catastrophic crashes, says study. Plans to launch “mega constellations” of thousands of communications satellites to allow for global wireless internet [...]

Graphene is the key to tougher flexible OLED displays

April 16th, 2017|0 Comments

From an article by Jon Fingas, @jonfingas: You can already find flexible displays in your phone or smartwatch, but there's a good reason you don't find them everywhere: the transparent electrodes in many OLED screens [...]

A battery prototype powered by atmospheric nitrogen

April 15th, 2017|0 Comments

As the most abundant gas in Earth’s atmosphere, nitrogen has been an attractive option as a source of renewable energy. But nitrogen gas—which consists of two nitrogen atoms held together by a strong, triple covalent [...]

Wolbachia Genes For Combating Mosquito-borne Disease Identified

April 14th, 2017|0 Comments

From an article by Dan Modano at reliawire.com: The specific genes that than enable the parasite called Wolbachia to infect insects by hijacking their reproduction have been identified by teams of biologists from Vanderbilt and [...]

‘Neuron-reading’ nanowires could accelerate development of drugs for neurological diseases

April 12th, 2017|0 Comments

A team led by engineers at the University of California San Diego has developed nanowires that can record the electrical activity of neurons in fine detail. The new nanowire technology could one day serve as [...]

Graphene in 2017: The Story So Far January – April

April 11th, 2017|0 Comments

From an article by Benedette Cuffari at Azonano.com: In October 2004, University of Manchester’s Andre Geim, along with his colleague Kostya Novoselov, published their discovery that when a block of graphite is broken down to [...]

New study suggests the expansion of the universe is not driven by dark energy

April 9th, 2017|0 Comments

From an article written by Nick Whigham: The mysterious force known as dark energy is thought to be responsible for the runaway expansion of the universe but a new study suggests it could just be [...]

Graphene-based sieve turns seawater into drinking water

April 7th, 2017|0 Comments

A UK-based team of researchers has created a graphene-based sieve capable of removing salt from seawater. The sought-after development could aid the millions of people without ready access to clean drinking water. The promising graphene [...]

‘Flying saucer’ quantum dots hold secret to brighter, better lasers

April 6th, 2017|0 Comments

From nanowerk.com: Fresh insights into living cells, brighter video projectors and more accurate medical tests are just three of the innovations that could result from a new way of fabricating lasers. The new method, developed [...]

Tethered nanoparticles make tumor cells more vulnerable

April 5th, 2017|0 Comments

From an article at nanowerk.com: MIT researchers have devised a way to make tumor cells more susceptible to certain types of cancer treatment by coating the cells with nanoparticles before delivering drugs. By tethering hundreds of [...]

Seven reasons we’re at more risk than ever of a global pandemic

April 4th, 2017|0 Comments

It could take just one cough, one kiss, one touch or even one bite to change not only your life, but the lives of everyone around you -- and for months or even years. In [...]

Artificial Intelligence – Separating Fact From (Science) Fiction

April 4th, 2017|0 Comments

Posted by B&T Magazine: In his latest post, B&T’s regular scribe and industry contrarian Robert Strohfeldt, takes a look at the latest artificial intelligence (AI) fad and warns that agencies, if history serves, shouldn’t place all their faith [...]

Nano-Scale Materials Could Shield Devices From Extreme Environments in Space

April 4th, 2017|0 Comments

Surface conditions on Venus feature sulfuric acid rains, atmospheric pressure 92 times greater than on Earth, and temperatures topping nearly 900 degrees Fahrenheit — twice as hot as a conventional oven. In such an unforgiving [...]

Rampant use of antibacterial nanosilver is a resistance risk

April 3rd, 2017|0 Comments

Researchers at the University of Technology Sydney warn that the broad-spectrum antimicrobial effectiveness of silver is being put at risk by the widespread and inappropriate expansion of nanosilver use in medical and consumer goods. As [...]

Do you understand the risks of technological progress?

April 2nd, 2017|0 Comments

From an article by Aengus Collins Practice Lead, Global Risks, World Economic Forum: Any change can be unsettling, but changes as profound as those being unleashed by the current phase of technological development – known [...]

China’s secret plan to crush SpaceX and the US space program

April 1st, 2017|0 Comments

China's breakneck economic expansion may be flagging, but the country's ambitions in space show no signs of slowing down. Alongside ongoing efforts to rival NASA by placing robotic landers, and eventually astronauts, on the moon [...]

Elon Musk’s Billion-Dollar Crusade to Stop the A.I. Apocalypse

March 30th, 2017|0 Comments

From an article by Maureen Dowd at vanityfair.com: Elon Musk is famous for his futuristic gambles, but Silicon Valley’s latest rush to embrace artificial intelligence scares him. And he thinks you should be frightened too. [...]

Podcast: How Artificial Intelligence Creates New Job Opportunities

March 29th, 2017|0 Comments

From a post by Alex Knapp at forbes.com: There's no shortage of discussion about how artificial intelligence and improved automation will disrupt the job market, with many concerned that it will mean that they're out [...]

New platform for culturing stem cells

March 28th, 2017|0 Comments

From an article at phys.org: A team of researchers in Japan has developed a new platform for culturing human pluripotent stem cells that provides far more control of culture conditions than previous tools by using [...]

Light-controlled gearbox for nanomachines

March 27th, 2017|0 Comments

Rewarded with a Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2016, nanomachines provide mechanical work on the smallest of scales. Yet at such small dimensions, molecular motors can complete this work in only one direction. Researchers from [...]

Molecular motor-powered biocomputers

March 26th, 2017|0 Comments

Crashing computers or smartphones and software security holes that allow hackers to steal millions of passwords could be prevented if it were possible to design and verify error-free software. Unfortunately, to date, this is a [...]

A bio-inspired gel material could help engineers control movements of soft robots

March 24th, 2017|0 Comments

From nanowerk.com: A new material that naturally adapts to changing environments was inspired by the strength, stability, and mechanical performance of the jaw of a marine worm. The protein material, which was designed and modeled [...]

Epigenetic Clock – Changes to DNA predict life expectancy

March 23rd, 2017|0 Comments

From an article by Elaine Schmidt: Why do some people lead a perfectly healthy lifestyle yet still die young? A new international study suggests that the answer lies in our DNA. The findings are published [...]

Silicon Valley is no longer #1 for talent says global startup report

March 22nd, 2017|0 Comments

There’s no cooler biz on the planet than startups, and there’s no denying Silicon Valley is the startups capital of the world… for now. Cities all over the world are vying to knock the crown [...]

Tethered nanoparticles make tumor cells more vulnerable

March 21st, 2017|0 Comments

From nanowerk.com:   MIT researchers have devised a way to make tumor cells more susceptible to certain types of cancer treatment by coating the cells with nanoparticles before delivering drugs. By tethering hundreds of nanoparticles [...]

New platform for culturing stem cells

March 20th, 2017|0 Comments

A team of researchers in Japan has developed a new platform for culturing human pluripotent stem cells that provides far more control of culture conditions than previous tools by using micro and nanotechnologies. The Multiplexed [...]

New nanosensor of Silk could speed development of new infrastructure; Aerospace and Consumer Materials

March 18th, 2017|0 Comments

From a post by Nanoneophyte: Consumers want fuel-efficient vehicles and high-performance sporting goods, municipalities want weather-resistant bridges, and manufacturers want more efficient ways to make reliable cars and aircraft. What’s needed are new lightweight, energy-saving [...]

Earth’s Orbiting Junkyard Threatens the Space Economy

March 16th, 2017|0 Comments

From an article by Justin Bachman at bloomberg.com: Rocket and satellite litter is endangering private space commerce. Enter the cosmic debris tracking industry. You never see it in those lovely NASA pictures of Earth, but [...]

Imaging at the speed of light – with video

March 15th, 2017|0 Comments

Tiny micro- and nanoscale structures within a material's surface are invisible to the naked eye, but play a big role in determining a material's physical, chemical, and biomedical properties. Over the past few [...]

Mysterious isolated object investigated by astronomers

March 15th, 2017|0 Comments

An international team of astronomers led by Philippe Delorme of the Grenoble Alpes University in France has recently investigated a mysterious object designated CFBDSIR J214947.2-040308.9 (CFBDSIR 2149-0403 for short) in order to reveal its true [...]

New optical nanosensor improves brain mapping accuracy, opens way for more applications

March 14th, 2017|0 Comments

A new optical nanosensor enabling more accurate measurement and spatiotemporal mapping of the brain also shows the way forward for design of future multimodal sensors and a broader range of applications, say researchers in an [...]

NanoApps Medical, Inc. Aims To Develop Nanobiosensor for Malaria, Ebola, and Zika

March 12th, 2017|0 Comments

NanoApps Medical, Inc. (Vancouver, Canada) is working to develop a point of care diagnostic nanobiosensor platform for the detection of Malaria via saliva samples, which may be reconfigured to detect Ebola, and Zika. The use [...]

NanoWorld Conference (NWC-2017) Boston April 03-05, 2017

March 12th, 2017|0 Comments

NanoWorld Conference (NWC-2017) aims to provide high quality current reports of scientific progress and best practices in the field of Nanotechnology through its invited presentations, submitted oral and poster abstracts. The conference is designed to [...]

Due For Release April 6 – Neurophotonics and Brain Mapping – CRC Press

March 11th, 2017|0 Comments

Frank Boehm (NanoApps Medical Inc. CEO) contributed to Neurophotonics and Brain Mapping, edited by Yu Chen and Babek Kateb. The book is due to be released by CRC Press on April 6 2017. About [...]

NASA Releases Latest Software Catalog to Public to Spur Tech Innovation

March 6th, 2017|0 Comments

  If you've ever wanted to get your hands on the codes that run the Mars rover Curiosity, New Horizons Pluto probe or other NASA spacecraft, here's your (latest) chance. The space agency [...]

New optical nanosensor improves brain mapping accuracy, opens way for more applications

March 3rd, 2017|0 Comments

A new optical nanosensor enabling more accurate measurement and spatiotemporal mapping of the brain also shows the way forward for design of future multimodal sensors and a broader range of applications, say researchers in an [...]

How to fix blinking light-emitting nanoparticles

March 2nd, 2017|0 Comments

For two decades, scientists have known that unexplained blinking occurs in cadmium selenide nanoparticles and they’ve since observed blinking in silicon nanoparticles. Nanoparticles are promising components of optoelectronic devices such as LEDs, lasers, and solar [...]

WHO: These 12 bacteria pose greatest risk to human health

March 1st, 2017|0 Comments

Twelve types of bacteria were deemed "priorities" in urgent need of new antibiotics, according to a list released by the World Health Organization on Monday. The first list of its kind, it highlights bacteria that [...]

New nano approach could cut dose of leading HIV treatment in half

February 28th, 2017|0 Comments

From an article at phys.org: Successful results of a University of Liverpool-led trial that utilised nanotechnology to improve drug therapies for HIV patients has been presented at the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) [...]

The Financial Toll of a SpaceX Explosion is Staggering

February 25th, 2017|0 Comments

From an article at futurism.com: In September of last year, SpaceX suffered a major setback that postponed any launches until earlier this month. The failed launch cost the company more than $740 million. Still, the [...]

The next epidemic has a good chance of originating on the computer screen of a terrorist

February 24th, 2017|0 Comments

From news.com.au: Bioterrorism has the potential to kill tens of millions of people and be more deadly than nuclear war, billionaire Microsoft founder Bill Gates has warned. Speaking at the Munich Security Conference over the [...]

Switched-on DNA: Sparking nano-electronic applications

February 22nd, 2017|0 Comments

From an article at phys.org: DNA, the stuff of life, may very well also pack quite the jolt for engineers trying to advance the development of tiny, low-cost electronic devices. Much like flipping your light [...]

Researchers are first to see DNA ‘blink’

February 20th, 2017|0 Comments

Many of the secrets of cancer and other diseases lie in the cell's nucleus. But getting way down to that level -- to see and investigate the important genetic material housed there -- requires creative [...]

NASA-funded website lets public search for new nearby worlds

February 18th, 2017|0 Comments

From phys.org: NASA is inviting the public to help search for possible undiscovered worlds in the outer reaches of our solar system and in neighboring interstellar space. A new website, called Backyard Worlds: Planet 9, [...]

High-resolution biomolecule imaging

February 16th, 2017|0 Comments

Determining the exact configuration of proteins and other complex biological molecules is an important step toward understanding their functions, including how they bind with receptors in the body. But such imaging is difficult to do. [...]

DNA ‘barcoding’ allows rapid testing of nanoparticles for therapeutic delivery

February 15th, 2017|0 Comments

Using tiny snippets of DNA as "barcodes," researchers have developed a new technique for rapidly screening the ability of nanoparticles to selectively deliver therapeutic genes to specific organs of the body. The technique could accelerate [...]

Lipid nanoparticles for gene therapy

February 14th, 2017|0 Comments

From Nanowerk News: 25 years have passed since the publication of the first work on solid lipid nanoparticles (SLNs) and nanostructured lipid carriers (NLCs) as a system for delivering drugs. So the European Journal of [...]

SpaceX’s Falcon 9 Rocket Stands Atop Historic NASA Launchpad for 1st Time

February 13th, 2017|0 Comments

SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket has gone vertical at NASA's historic Launch Complex 39A (LC-39A) for the first time. The California-based company is getting ready for a planned Feb. 18 liftoff from LC-39A, which is part [...]

The history of our world in 18 minutes | David Christian

February 12th, 2017|0 Comments

  Backed by stunning illustrations, David Christian narrates a complete history of the universe, from the Big Bang to the Internet, in a riveting 18 minutes. This is "Big History": an enlightening, wide-angle [...]

Scientists make new high-tech liquid metamaterials

February 11th, 2017|0 Comments

From Nanowerk News: Scientists at The Australian National University (ANU) have controlled wave-generated currents to make previously unimaginable liquid materials for new technological innovations, including techniques to manipulate micro-organisms. The new kind of dynamic material [...]

Carbon Nanotubes as X-ray Contrast Agents to Track Stem Cells Inside Body

February 7th, 2017|0 Comments

From medgadget.com: Researchers at Rice University have come up with a better X-ray contrast agent, which may allow for very precise tracking of cells, biomolecules, and other particles within the body. In particular, the researchers [...]

How Astronauts’ Brains Are Changed By Spaceflight

February 4th, 2017|0 Comments

From an article by Rae Paoletta at Gizmodo: Spaceflight is not for the faint of heart—literally. The first results of NASA’s twin study, released just this week, revealed that space physically impacts astronauts on multiple [...]

The Biggest Health Risks to Humans in Space

February 3rd, 2017|0 Comments

While the science in The Martian is solid, there is one obstacle Mark Watney rarely had to cope with - his own body. During his two years alone on the Red Planet, Mark Watney never fell [...]

Private Space Station Coming Soon? Company Aiming for 2020 Launch

February 2nd, 2017|0 Comments

By Leonard David, Space.com's Space Insider Columnist... Work is underway to establish the world's first private, international commercial space station, a complex that would serve a global community of sovereign and private astronauts. The builders [...]

Under Pressure: Why Spaceflight Is So Hard on Astronauts’ Eyes

February 1st, 2017|0 Comments

From www.space.com: Researchers may now know why spaceflight is so hard on the eyes — and what to do about the problem. The likely culprit is the lack of a day-night cycle in the pressure inside [...]

Physicists patent detonation technique to mass-produce graphene

February 1st, 2017|0 Comments

  From phys.org: Forget chemicals, catalysts and expensive machinery—a Kansas State University team of physicists has discovered a way to mass-produce graphene with three ingredients: hydrocarbon gas, oxygen and a spark plug. Their [...]

Synthetic nanoparticles achieve the complexity of protein molecules

January 31st, 2017|0 Comments

From an article at phys.org: Chemists at Carnegie Mellon University have demonstrated that synthetic nanoparticles can achieve the same level of structural complexity, hierarchy and accuracy as their natural counterparts - biomolecules. The study, published [...]

SpaceX’s Elon Musk Seeks Twitter Help to Change Trump Immigration Order

January 31st, 2017|0 Comments

From an article by Hanneke Weitering, Staff Writer-Producer at space.com: After President Donald Trump signed an executive order restricting immigration from seven predominantly Muslim nations, SpaceX founder and CEO Elon Musk turned to Twitter to voice [...]

Video: After 80 years of trying Harvard scientists just turned hydrogen into metal

January 28th, 2017|0 Comments

Fiona MacDonald, ScienceAlert: More than 80 years after it was first predicted, physicists have created metallic hydrogen - a mysterious form of hydrogen that could be capable of superconducting electricity without resistance at room temperature. [...]

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s charity buys AI startup to battle disease

January 25th, 2017|0 Comments

From DNA India: A charitable foundation backed by Mark Zuckerberg and his wife has said it has bought a Canadian artificial intelligence startup as part of a mission to eradicate disease. The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative [...]

Oliver Smithies, Tinkerer Who Transformed Genetics and Won a Nobel, Dies at 91

January 24th, 2017|0 Comments

From the New York Times: Oliver Smithies, a British-born biochemist and inveterate tinkerer who shared a Nobel Prize for discovering a powerful tool for identifying the roles of individual genes in health and disease, died [...]

Video: This tiny particle could roam your body to find tumors

January 23rd, 2017|0 Comments

  What if we could find cancerous tumors years before they can harm us — without expensive screening facilities or even steady electricity? Physician, bioengineer and entrepreneur Sangeeta Bhatia leads a multidisciplinary lab [...]

The Next Step in Nanotechnology

January 22nd, 2017|0 Comments

  Every year the silicon computer chip shrinks in size by half and doubles in power, enabling our devices to become more mobile and accessible. But what happens when our chips can't get [...]

The Long Quest To Create Artificial Blood May Soon Be Over

January 21st, 2017|0 Comments

From an article by Katharine Gammon at NBC News: Blood, blood everywhere — but not a drop when you need it. In the U.S. alone, there are around 17,000 preventable trauma deaths each year due to [...]

Nanoarray sniffs out and distinguishes multiple diseases

January 18th, 2017|0 Comments

From phys.org: Before modern medical lab techniques became available, doctors diagnosed some diseases by smelling a patient's breath. Scientists have been working for years to develop analytical instruments that can mimic this sniff-and-diagnose ability. Now, [...]

Seeing the quantum future… literally

January 17th, 2017|0 Comments

From Nanowerk news: Scientists at the University of Sydney have demonstrated the ability to "see" the future of quantum systems, and used that knowledge to preempt their demise, in a major achievement that could help [...]

Semiconducting nanonetwork could form the backbone of transparent, flexible electronics

January 16th, 2017|0 Comments

From phys.org: Researchers may have found a "sweet spot" for organic electronics by fabricating a new 2D semiconducting polymer-blended nanonetwork material that simultaneously achieves excellent charge mobility, high flexibility, and nearly 100% optical transparency—a combination [...]

SpaceX Launches Rocket, Its First Since Explosion on Launchpad

January 16th, 2017|0 Comments

From an article by Kenneth Chang at the New York Times: VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. — A Falcon 9 rocket roared into the sky on Saturday carrying 10 communications satellites — a return by SpaceX [...]

New nanoparticle discovery may eliminate cold storage for some tests

January 15th, 2017|0 Comments

From an article at phys.org by Erika Ebsworth-Goold: Many diagnostic tests use antibodies to help confirm a myriad of medical conditions, from Zika infections to heart ailments and even some forms of cancer. Antibodies capture and [...]

Thanks to AI, Computers Can Now See Your Health Problems

January 14th, 2017|0 Comments

From Wired: Patient Number Two was born to first-time parents, late 20s, white. The pregnancy was normal and the birth uncomplicated. But after a few months, it became clear something was wrong. The child had ear [...]

Here’s What Happens to Tech in 2017 (Unless 2016 Was All a Dream)

January 10th, 2017|0 Comments

From an article by Klint Finley at Wired: What does 2017 hold for the world of tech and media? With so much changing at the end of 2016, it’s hard to be sure. Very hard. But [...]

The bond of two stars of chemistry: graphene and porphyrin

January 8th, 2017|0 Comments

From Nanowerk News: Porphyrins, the same molecules that convey oxygen in haemoglobin and absorb light during photosynthesis, can be joined to the material of the future, graphene, to give it new properties. This was recently [...]

Captured on video: DNA nanotubes build a bridge between 2 molecular posts

January 7th, 2017|0 Comments

From Nanowerk News: In a microscopic feat that resembled a high-wire circus act, Johns Hopkins researchers have coaxed DNA nanotubes to assemble themselves into bridge-like structures arched between two molecular landmarks on the surface of [...]

The science world is freaking out over this 25-year-old’s answer to antibiotic resistance

January 3rd, 2017|0 Comments

From Fiona Macdonald at Science Alert: A 25-year-old student has just come up with a way to fight drug-resistant superbugs without antibiotics. The new approach has so far only been tested in the lab and [...]

The future of evolution with Matt Ridley

January 2nd, 2017|0 Comments

We are taught that the world is a top-down place. Generals win battles; politicians run countries; scientists discover truths; inventors make breakthroughs; and Goldman Sachs rules the world. But is this really the case? Matt [...]

Diamonds are technologists’ best friends

December 30th, 2016|0 Comments

From Nanowerk News: Physicists from the Lomonosov Moscow State University have obtained diamond crystals in the form of a regular pyramid of micrometer size. Moreover, in cooperation with co-workers from other Russian and foreign research [...]

Some of the biggest breakthroughs and coolest moments from the world of science this year

December 28th, 2016|0 Comments

From an article by Nick Whigham at news.com.au: As time marches forward and the world’s ever-growing population faces new challenges, we look to science to come up with the answers. There have been countless breakthroughs and important discoveries [...]

Going green with nanotechnology

December 26th, 2016|0 Comments

From eurekalert.org: Nanotechnology offers many chances to benefit the environment and health. It can be applied to save raw materials and energy, develop enhanced solar cells and more efficient rechargeable batteries and replace harmful substances [...]

Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos and 18 others commit $1 billion to new cleantech fund, Breakthrough Energy Ventures

December 25th, 2016|0 Comments

From an article at Techcrunch by  Lora Kolodny (@lorakolodny): Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, Vinod Khosla, Jack Ma, John Doerr and 15 other high-profile investors have formed a new venture firm, Breakthrough Energy Ventures, that will [...]

Neuroscience and Buddhism Agree: Consciousness is Everywhere

December 24th, 2016|0 Comments

From an article by Justin Brown at The Power of Ideas: A new theory in neuroscience suggests consciousness is an intrinsic property of everything, just like gravity. The theory, called Integrated Information Theory, states that consciousness appears [...]

New ‘Super Nano-Wire Batteries’ that Charge in Seconds and Last for a  Week

December 23rd, 2016|0 Comments

From an article by  Nanoneophyte at genesisnanotech: Leaving your phone plugged in for hours could become a thing of the past, thanks to a new type of battery technology that charges in seconds and lasts for [...]

How to tell when a nanoparticle is out of shape

December 22nd, 2016|0 Comments

From nanowerk news: Nanoparticles -- those with diameters less than one-thousandth the width of a human hair -- are increasingly prevalent in high technology, medicine, and consumer goods. Their characteristics, both desirable and undesirable, depend [...]

New developments in the field of nanotechnology – a method that restores vision

December 21st, 2016|0 Comments

From Nano Orbit: Sight is an integral part of life for most animals, but certain individuals are not fortunate enough to see the world in 20/20 vision. Scientists have long tried to develop techniques and [...]

Japan’s SoftBank Invests $1 Billion in Satellite Startup OneWeb

December 20th, 2016|0 Comments

From an article written by By ANDY PASZTOR, ALEXANDER MARTIN and ROLFE WINKLER at wsj.com: Japan’s SoftBank Group Corp. is pumping $1 billion into OneWeb Ltd., which aims to use hundreds of satellites to provide internet [...]

How to keep nanoparticle caterpillars safe from the crows of the immune system

December 20th, 2016|0 Comments

From an article at phys.org: In the lab, doctors can attach chemotherapy to nanoparticles that target tumors, and can use nanoparticles to enhance imaging with MRI, PET and CT scans. Unfortunately, nanoparticles look a lot [...]

Scientists track chemical, structural evolution of catalytic nanoparticles in 3D

December 18th, 2016|0 Comments

From Science Daily: Catalysts are at the heart of fuel cells-devices that convert hydrogen and oxygen to water and enough electricity to power vehicles for hundreds of miles. But finding effective, inexpensive catalysts has been [...]

Developing Nanoimprint Lithography (NIL) Processes with Expert Assistance

December 17th, 2016|0 Comments

From an interview conducted by Jake Wilkinson: Nanoimprint lithography (NIL) is a relatively new technique that provides the ability to form nanoscale patterns at a significantly lower cost than conventional lithography methods. NIL technology is attractive [...]

Researchers build liquid biopsy chip that detects metastatic cancer cells in blood

December 16th, 2016|0 Comments

From an article at phys.org: A chip developed by mechanical engineers at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) can trap and identify metastatic cancer cells in a small amount of blood drawn from a cancer patient. The [...]

Why We Need to Pick Up Alvin Toffler’s Torch

December 15th, 2016|0 Comments

From the article by Farhad Manjoo in the New York Times: More than 40 years ago, Alvin Toffler, a writer who had fashioned himself into one of the first futurists, warned that the accelerating pace [...]

Meet The ‘Rocket Girls,’ The Women Who Charted The Course To Space

December 14th, 2016|0 Comments

In the 1940s, an elite team of mathematicians and scientists started working on a project that would carry the U.S. into space, then on to the moon and Mars. They would eventually become NASA's Jet [...]

Scientists track chemical and structural evolution of catalytic nanoparticles in 3-D

December 10th, 2016|0 Comments

From Nanowerk News: Catalysts are at the heart of fuel cells-devices that convert hydrogen and oxygen to water and enough electricity to power vehicles for hundreds of miles. But finding effective, inexpensive catalysts has been [...]

EU Observatory for Nanomaterials: citizens and experts to get more information on nanomaterials

December 8th, 2016|0 Comments

Better access to relevant and understandable information about nanomaterials both for European citizens and experts. That is the main goal of an agreement signed between the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) and the Commission on the [...]

Nanotechnology Advancement for Minimally Invasive Treatment of Liver Cancer

December 6th, 2016|0 Comments

From an article posted by AZoNano: The American Cancer Society reports that every year, over 700,000 new liver cancer cases are diagnosed globally. Currently, the only way to cure liver cancer is to surgically remove [...]

How to see living machines

December 6th, 2016|0 Comments

From an article by Jorge Salazar at phys.org: It sounds like something out of the Borg in Star Trek. Nano-sized robots self-assemble to form biological machines that do the work that keeps one alive. And yet something [...]

One simple algorithm could explain human intelligence

December 5th, 2016|0 Comments

From an article by David Nield at Science Alert: A simple algorithm could explain the inner workings of human intelligence, and it could one day be encoded into artificial intelligence (AI) systems, researchers suggest. It's [...]