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A nanowire array to screen drugs for neurodegenerative diseases

Using resources at the Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies (CINT), a team built tiny wires that can record the electrical activity of neurons in fine detail (Nano Letters, "High density individually [...]

Nanoparticles act as surgical blades for improved dental surgery

Currently, more than 80 nanotechnologies have been approved for a variety of medical applications, from treating cancer to bioimaging to tissue remodeling. Now in a new study, researchers have shown [...]

A synthetic cell that produces anti-cancer drugs within a tumor

Technion-Israel Institute of Technology researchers have successfully treated a cancerous tumor using a "nano-factory" – a synthetic cell that produces anti-cancer proteins within the tumor tissue. The research, which was [...]

Long-Term Delivery of Nanomedicines

A good deal of the field of nanomedicine is focused on delivering drugs to specific sites within the body, such as specific organs or cancer tumors. While many nanomedicines have [...]

VR Allows Scientists to Walk Through Cancer Cells

UNSW researchers are revolutionising medical research by creating virtual reality technology that allows scientists to walk around the landscape of human cells. Ground-breaking virtual reality technology is allowing multiple scientists [...]

Medical devices vulnerable to cyberattacks

Medical devices, such as computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) machines, are vulnerable to cyberattacks if they are not given regular security updates. Researchers from the Ben-Gurion University [...]

All-terrain microbot moves by tumbling over complex topography (w/video)

  A new type of all-terrain microbot that moves by tumbling could help usher in tiny machines for various applications. The “microscale magnetic tumbling robot,” or µTUM (microTUM), [...]

Nanobots Will Be Flowing Through Your Body by 2030

  In the next 10 or so years, your blood will probably be streaming with tiny nanorobots there to help keep you from getting sick or even transmit [...]

Nanomedical Brain/Cloud Interface: Explorations and Implications

A New Book in Preparation by Frank Boehm This book embarks on an in depth exploration of the future (hypothetical) possibility that the cerebral cortex of the human brain might [...]

First hybrid nanotechnology device mimicking blood-brain barrier

Researchers at IIT-Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia fabricated an artificial device reproducing a 1:1 scale model of the blood-brain barrier (BBB), the anatomical and functional structure that protects the central nervous [...]

Change Observed in Molecular Structure of Nano-Confined Liquid Crystals

Researchers have analyzed an interesting form of self-assembly in liquid crystals, at PETRA III X-ray source at DESY — on filling the liquid crystals into cylindrical nanopores and heating them, [...]

Biosensors will be inexpensive, do more, go everywhere

When it comes to biometric sensors, human skin isn't an ally. It's an obstacle. The University of Cincinnati is developing cutting-edge methods to overcome this barrier without compromising the skin [...]

Cancer-Fighting Nanovaccines Activate Immune Cells to Target Tumor

Although cancer-fighting nanovaccines have demonstrated immense potential, their clinical application has been hindered by complexities in quality control, large-scale manufacturing, and protection. Biomedical engineers from the National Institute of Biomedical [...]

Applying machine learning to the universe’s mysteries

Computers can beat chess champions, simulate star explosions, and forecast global climate. We are even teaching them to be infallible problem-solvers and fast learners. And now, physicists at the Department [...]

Breathable, wearable electronics on skin for long-term health monitoring

A hypoallergenic electronic sensor can be worn on the skin continuously for a week without discomfort, and is so light and thin that users forget they even have it on, [...]

Zero Gravity Graphene Promises Success In Space – with Video

  Working as part of a collaboration between the Graphene Flagship and the European Space Agency, researchers from the Cambridge Graphene Centre tested graphene in microgravity conditions for [...]

Quick HIV detection method could diagnose early disease

A test capable of detecting HIV early using more efficient, robust methods has been developed by researchers at Imperial. The test in question could also be adapted to be used [...]

Nanomachines in living systems – on route to microcyborgs

From interaction with bacteria, propulsion based on cells, in vivo medical applications to even intracellular applications, the rapidly expanding development of micro- and nanomachines with sizes comparable to or even [...]

2015 Feynman Prize winner named 2018 Australian of the Year – Sydney scientist Professor Michelle Simmons

From Foresight Institute: It is always a pleasure when those whose work toward Feynman’s goal for nanotechnology—molecular manufacturing, defined as the construction of atomically-precise products through the use of molecular [...]

Vivid animation shows history of token sales (Initial Coin Offerings), from the early days of 2014 to their meteoric rise in 2017

    Many startups in the nanotechnology/ nanomedicine fields are taking the ICO route over the traditional venture capital path because of the low barriers to entry. The [...]

35 Amazing Real World Examples Of How Blockchain Is Changing Our World

From an article by Bernard Marr, Contributor at It's quickly becoming apparent that blockchain technology is about far more than just Bitcoin. Across finance, healthcare, media, government and other sectors, [...]

Blockchain Balance Issues: Why The Industry Needs Female Leaders

From an article by Lisa Winning , Women@Forbes: To say that these past twelve months have been a time of reckoning with gender imbalances across industries is an understatement. From [...]

No human technology can fully replace “nature’s technology” – Time to bring our planet back from the brink

No human technology can fully replace “nature’s technology”, perfected over hundreds of millions of years in delivering key services to sustain life on Earth. A productive, diverse natural world and [...]

European Commission supporting 34 incubators & tech centers from 13 EU countries. More to follow.

From The European Commission Digital Single Market News: As part of the project “Smart Factories in new EU Member States”, 34 potential new Digital Innovation Hubs have been selected to [...]

These were the 7 most important scientific breakthroughs in 2017

The pace of technological change is accelerating – and every new year seems to bring a more incredible list of scientific breakthroughs than the last. This time 2017 is no [...]

New neuron-like cells allow investigation into synthesis of vital cellular components

Neuron-like cells created from a readily available cell line have allowed researchers to investigate how the human brain makes a metabolic building block essential for the survival of all living [...]

A Stopwatch for Nanofluids

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has filed a provisional patent application for a microflow measurement system, about the size of a nickel, that can track the movement [...]

A nanophenomenon that triggers the bone-repair process

Researchers at the Institut Català de Nanociència i Nanotecnologia (ICN2), a Severo Ochoa research centre located in the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) Campus and member of the Barcelona Institute [...]

3D printing directly inside the body made possible by this Swiss needle

Medical 3D printing in the subject of a new paper from the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland discussing the possibility of endoscopic 3D printing inside the body. [...]

The nanoscopic structure that locks up our genes

The new research shows that, although tightly packed, heterochromatin is perhaps less dense than previously thought. Made up of nucleosomes--roll-shaped bundles of DNA and protein--the heterochromatin is connected by a [...]

Nanoparticle-antioxidants to treat strokes and spinal cord injuries

An international science team has developed an innovative therapeutic complex based on multi-layer polymer nano-structures of superoxide dismutase (SOD). The new substance can be used to effectively rehabilitate patients after [...]

3D printed microfibers could provide structure for artificially grown body part

Much as a frame provides structural support for a house and the chassis provides strength and shape for a car, a team of Penn State engineers believe they have a [...]

What if editing genes could fight rare diseases? [EU Science and Technology Podcast]

  From a post written by Mihalis Kritikos, posted by Scientific Foresight (STOA) at the EU: A new technique to simplify gene editing might herald a new era [...]

Health 4.0 as part of the HealthCare Innovation Week. January 16 – 17 in Düsseldorf, Germany

Health 4.0 is a venue that brings together bright minds in healthcare to focus on the future. The biannual venue features great possibilities to network between payers and those offering [...]

Frank Boehm contributes to ‘The Physics of the Mind and Brain Disorders’ – Now available from Springer Press

Frank Boehm (NanoApps Medical CEO) and Angelika Domschke contributed the chapter : “Application of a Conceptual Nanomedical Platform to Facilitate the Mapping of the Human Brain: Survey of Cognitive Functions [...]

Dr. Johannes Lierfeld – Do nanoethics exist? Nanoethics in the advent of advanced nano medicine

  Dr. Johannes Lierfeld at the Innovate Healthcare Hackathon Cologne, Germany. "Do nanoethics exist? Are they a distinct field or a scientific phantasma? Forget that academic rubbish - [...]

Internet of Things Advances with New Breed of “Memristors”

The internet of things is soon to arrive, but not until there are chips and components that can tackle the explosion of data that arrives with IoT. By 2020, nearly [...]

Innovate Healthcare January 12th-14th, 2018 in Cologne is a hackathon for innovators passionate about disrupting healthcare with progressive ideas, creative thinking and active doing. We give you the opportunity to work on a [...]

CRISPR Might Not Work in People

A sampling of human blood has turned up a surprise: most people could be immune to one of the world’s biggest advances in genetic engineering. It’s in our blood: Scientists [...]

First flashes of light observed from individual graphene nanoribbons

For the first time, researchers have experimentally observed light emission from individual graphene nanoribbons. They demonstrated that 7-atom-wide nanoribbons emit light at a high intensity that is comparable to bright [...]

Using Silver Nanoparticles to Enhance Raman Spectroscopy

Raman spectroscopy, a method that uses scattered laser light to identify molecules, has become increasingly critical to identify and characterize specimens on the molecular-scale. However, the technique has a limited [...]

Team modifies nanoscale virus to deliver peptide drugs to cells, tissues

By chipping away at a viral protein, Rice University scientists have discovered a path toward virus-like, nanoscale devices that may be able to deliver drugs to cells. The protein is [...]

SaferNano Design and Law offers lab to market training for law business and researchers with nanoenabled products

    Opportunity from Safernano Design and Law Graduate students can enroll for an intensive LAB TO MARKET TRAINING IN MAY 2018 Students will profit and benefit nicely [...]

Nanoparticle Designed to Destroy Harmful Viruses

An international team of researchers has created new antiviral nanoparticles that show potential for outperforming current antiviral drugs. Current broad-spectrum antiviral drugs ward off viruses but don't actually destroy them, [...]

A Two-In-One Nanosystem to Combat Cancer and Drug Resistance

Cancer is often referred to as “smart,” and this term often refers to the ability of these cells to proliferate without purpose or restraint. The ability of cancer cells to [...]

Nano-medicine inhibits progression of pancreatic cancer

Researchers have examined pancreatic cancer cells and discovered an inverse correlation between the signatures of miR-34a, a tumour suppressant, and PLK1, a known oncogene. The levels of miR-34a were low [...]

Macrophage nanosponges could keep sepsis in check

A team of researchers at the University of California San Diego has developed macrophage “nanosponges” that can safely absorb and remove molecules from the bloodstream that are known to trigger [...]

Physicists take first step toward cell-sized robots – Video

  An electricity-conducting, environment-sensing, shape-changing machine the size of a human cell? Is that even possible? Cornell physicists Paul McEuen and Itai Cohen not only say yes, but [...]

Carbon nanotubes devices may have a limit to how ‘nano’ they can be

Carbon nanotubes bound for electronics not only need to be as clean as possible to maximize their utility in next-generation nanoscale devices, but contact effects may limit how small a [...]

Atomristor – memristor effect in atomically thin nanomaterials

In trying to bring brain-like (neuromorphic) computing closer to reality, researchers have been working on the development of memory resistors, or memristors, which are resistors in a circuit that 'remember' [...]

Blockchains, Cryptoeconomics, and Emerging Technology Risks

The recent rise in the value of BitCoin, whether a bubble or not, has stimulated great interest in the blockchain, and a recent opinion piece in the New York Times [...]

Scientists Use Electron Microscopy to Study Magnetic Fields of Bacterial Cells and Nano-Objects

A research team led by a scientist from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory has demonstrated for the first time that the magnetic fields of bacterial cells and magnetic [...]

Fewer laboratory animals thanks to secondary nanobodies

Antibodies are indispensable in biological research and medical diagnostics. However, their production is time-consuming, expensive, and requires the use of many animals. Scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical [...]

Nanowire device detects cancer with a urine test

Cells communicate with each other through a number of different mechanisms. Some of these mechanisms are well-known: in animals, for example, predatory threats can drive the release of norepinephrine, a [...]

Plants that glow – Illumination from nanobionic plants might one day replace some electrical lighting

Imagine that instead of switching on a lamp when it gets dark, you could read by the light of a glowing plant on your desk. MIT engineers have taken a [...]

Nanomedical Device and Systems Design: Challenges, Possibilities, Visions – Discounted until Jan. 1 2018

  Features Explores and presents innovative nanotechnological and biomimetically derived strategies in the design of potential nanomedical devices and their constituents Contains several post-chapter Proposed Research Tasking Lists [...]

Light-up specks find and track tiny tumors

Scientists have created a method to detect tiny tumors and track their spread using light-emitting nanoparticles. The technology could lead to earlier cancer detection, more precise treatments, and even improvement [...]

Fluorescent nanomedicine can guide tumor removal, kill remaining cancer cells

Oregon State University scientists have developed a nanomedicine platform for cancer that can help doctors know which tissue to cut out as well as kill any malignant cells that can't [...]

DNA That Folds Like Origami Has Applications for Drug-Delivering Nanobots

From an article by Kyree Leary at In 1953, a pair of scientists named James D. Watson and Francis H.C. Crick — with help from the data supplied by the research [...]

The Future of Nanomedicine – Dr Joy Wolfram at the HT Summit 2017

  Dr Joy Wolfram from the Mayo Clinic explains how nanomedicine has the potential to change the way we treat disease. Filmed at the 2017 Hello Tomorrow Global [...]

Nanotubes go with the flow to penetrate brain tissue

  Rice University researchers have invented a device that uses fast-moving fluids to insert flexible, conductive carbon nanotube fibers into the brain, where they can help record the [...]

Researchers Use Single-Stranded DNA, RNA to Create Self-Assembling Nanostructures

Nanotechnologists are making use of DNA, the genetic material that is present in living organisms, as well as its multifunctional counterpart RNA, as the raw material in attempts to design [...]

Out With the Old? Blockchain Requires a New Regulatory Approach by Eva Kaili

  The following article is an exclusive contribution to CoinDesk's 2017 in Review. Eva A. Kaili is a member of the European Parliament, where she chairs the Science and Technology Options Assessment [...]

3D nanoscale imaging made possible

Imaging at the nanoscale is important to a plethora of modern applications in materials science, physics, biology, medicine and other fields. Limitations of current techniques are, e.g. their resolution, imaging [...]

Nanoparticles as a solution against antibiotic resistance?

Around one in 3,300 children in Germany is born with Mucoviscidosis. A characteristic of this illness is that one channel albumen on the cell surface is disturbed by mutations. Thus, [...]

Plasmonic biosensors enable development of new easy-to-use health tests

Researchers at Aalto University, Finland, have developed a biosensor that enables creating a range of new easy-to-use health tests similar to home pregnancy tests (Advanced Materials, "Plasmonic Metaparticles on a [...]

Bacteria development marks new era in cellular design

Scientists at the universities of Kent and Bristol have built a miniature scaffold inside bacteria that can be used to bolster cellular productivity, with implications for the next generation of [...]

Wet plasma makes a nano-sized splash

Silicon microelectronics and biomedical fields could benefit from a safe and cost-effective way to synthesize nanoparticles. Oil and water do not mix, but a KAUST team has exploited the distinct [...]

Physicists excited by discovery of new form of matter- Excitonium

Excitonium has a team of researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign... well... excited! Professor of Physics Peter Abbamonte and graduate students Anshul Kogar and Mindy Rak, with input [...]

Researchers use nanoparticles to target, kill endometrial cancer

Tumor-targeting nanoparticles loaded with a drug that makes cancer cells more vulnerable to chemotherapy's toxicity could be used to treat an aggressive and often deadly form of endometrial cancer, according [...]

Scientists channel graphene to understand filtration and ion transport into cells

Tiny pores at a cell's entryway act as miniature bouncers, letting in some electrically charged atoms--ions--but blocking others. Operating as exquisitely sensitive filters, these "ion channels" play a critical role [...]

Research team saves information on a single molecule

Over the past few years, the building blocks of storage media have become ever smaller. But further miniaturization of the current technology is hindered by fundamental limits of quantum mechanics. [...]

Nanomaterials: How to separate linear and ring-shaped molecules

The purely mathematical property – linear or circular – can have severe consequences in the world of materials. Since circular molecules lack any ends, which could serve as a starting [...]

Entangling biological systems – Does quantum mechanics play a role in biology?

Nearly 75 years ago, Nobel Prize-winning physicist Erwin Schrödinger wondered if the mysterious world of quantum mechanics played a role in biology. A recent finding by Northwestern University's Prem Kumar [...]

Programmable drug delivery platform combats diseased cells at genetic level

A new drug delivery system that uses a synthetic-biological hybrid nanocapsule could provide a smart technology for targeted treatment of a variety of serious diseases at the genetic level. The [...]

Using AFM to characterize cancer cells – An interview with Dr. Jim Gimzewski

From sponsored by Bruker Nano Surfaces: Can you please give a brief introduction to your research characterizing cancer cells? My name is James Gimzewski and I am a distinguished professor [...]

Scientists visualize structure of key DNA repair component with near-atomic resolution

Cells continuously replicate to repair and replace damaged tissue, and each division requires a reprinting of the cell's genetic blueprints. As the DNA duplicates, errors inevitably occur, resulting in damage [...]

Graphene nano tweezers can grab individual biomolecules

Researchers from the University of Minnesota College of Science and Engineering have found yet another remarkable use for the wonder material graphene—tiny electronic “tweezers” that can grab biomolecules floating in [...]

New Method for Delivering Chemotherapy Nanodrugs Reduces Side-Effects

A new method for delivering chemotherapy nanodrugs capable of increasing the drugs’ bioavailability and reducing side-effects has been developed by Carnegie Mellon University researchers. Their study has been published online [...]

Biotemplates breakthrough paves way for cheaper nanobots

A feature of science fiction stories for decades, nanorobot potential ranges from cancer diagnosis and drug delivery to tissue repair and more. A major hurdle to these endeavors, however, is [...]

Researchers discover big cryptographic potential in nanomaterial

The next generation of electronic hardware security may be at hand as researchers at New York University Tandon School of Engineering introduce a new class of unclonable cybersecurity security primitives [...]

Nanosensor measures tension of tissue fibers

Bacteria are able to attach themselves to tissue fibers with the aid of a ‘nano-adhesive’. Just how they achieve this was investigated a few years ago by Viola Vogel, Professor [...]

Drug-delivering nanoparticles seek and destroy elusive cancer stem cells

University of Illinois researchers are sending tiny drug-laden nanoparticles on a mission to seek and destroy cancer stem cells, the elusive and rare cells that can cause cancer to come [...]

Nanotechnology in Medical Imaging

From an article at, written by Shelley Stoakes: Nanotechnology is currently being applied to innovative methods of medical imaging. The development of imaging at the nanoscale has the ability [...]

Space Radiation is Risky Business for the Human Body

  While people protect their eyes from the sun’s radiation during a solar eclipse, NASA’s Human Research Program (HRP) is working to protect the whole human body from [...]

Nanoparticles can limit inflammation by distracting the immune system

A surprise finding suggests that an injection of nanoparticles may be able to help fight the immune system when it goes haywire, researchers at the University of Michigan have shown. [...]

Nanosponges Could be Used to Protect Eyes from Potentially Blinding Eye Infections

In the last few years, the number of eye surgeries for conditions including glaucoma and cataracts has greatly increased and with it, so has the number of potentially blinding intraocular [...]

Monitor UV exposure with an adhesive nanoplasmonic patch

Moderate exposure to sunlight has significant health benefits – vitamin D production, beneficial modulation of blood pressure, and psychological effects of well-being. However, exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation also is [...]

Report highlights opportunities and risks associated with synthetic biology and bioengineering

Human genome editing, 3D-printed replacement organs and artificial photosynthesis - the field of bioengineering offers great promise for tackling the major challenges that face our society. But as a new [...]

Nanoparticles could allow for faster, better medicine

Gold nanoparticles could help make drugs act more quickly and effectively, according to new research conducted at Binghamton University, State University of New York. Nanoparticles are microscopic particles that are [...]

Breakthrough discovery in diagnostic tools that can replace commonly used and fragile antibodies

Experts from the Biotechnology Group at the University of Leicester led by Professor Sergey Piletsky in collaboration with the spin-off company MIP Diagnostics Ltd have announced the development of polymeric [...]

Breakthrough could launch organic electronics beyond cell phone screens

A discovery by an international team of researchers from Princeton University, the Georgia Institute of Technology and Humboldt University in Berlin points the way to more widespread use of an [...]

Nanowired Drugs for Treating Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Diseases

Millions of Americans suffer from neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s. Researchers have identified new treatments, such as cerebrolysin, which are promising, but present clinical approaches are ineffective as [...]

Nanotechnology might help farmers fight climate change, pests and disease–and boost yields

The sun is strong, the sky Hollywood-set blue, but the wind is brutal. This is confounding the work of Wade Elmer, chief scientist for the Department of Plant Pathology and [...]

New Study Highlights Bone-Targeted Nanoparticle Treatment for Prostate Cancer

In certain patients, castrate-resistant or metastatic prostate cancer can spread to the bone. Although many new treatments are available, they can have a hard time reaching the bone and frequently [...]

Next-generation optogenetic molecules control single neurons

Researchers at MIT and Paris Descartes University have developed a new optogenetic technique that sculpts light to target individual cells bearing engineered light-sensitive molecules, so that individual neurons can be [...]

Zipping DNA

What do you do if you have a large document or a high-resolution image that is too big to send via email? You simply zip it to a more manageable [...]

Nanoparticles can limit inflammation by distracting the immune system

A surprise finding suggests that an injection of nanoparticles may be able to help fight the immune system when it goes haywire, researchers at the University of Michigan have shown [...]

New Research on Nanotechnology Drug Delivery Market: Studying Influencing Factors and Key Players

Nanotechnology Drug Delivery mainly used in healthcare applications such as such as neurology, anti-infective, cardiovascular disorders, and others. They are part of active application of the transport drugs to the [...]

Researchers Develop Polymer Nanoagents to Light Up Tiny Areas of Diseased Tissues

Polymer nanoagents capable of ‘lighting up’ small areas of diseased tissues that standard methods fail to detect, have been developed by a research team headed by Nanyang Technological University, Singapore [...]

Scientists create ‘tracking’ nanoagents to illuminate very small diseased tissues

Polymer nanoagents that can 'light up' tiny areas of diseased tissues that conventional methods fail to detect, have been created by a research team led by Nanyang Technological University, Singapore [...]

Nanoshells could deliver more chemo with fewer side effects

Researchers investigating ways to deliver high doses of cancer-killing drugs inside tumors have shown they can use a laser and light-activated gold nanoparticles to remotely trigger the release of approved [...]

Nanomedicine Researchers Discover New Use for 70-Year-Old Drug

A recent study reveals that a 70-year-old malaria drug is capable of blocking immune cells in the liver allowing the arrival of nanoparticles at their intended tumor site, thus overcoming [...]

Potential new treatment for Fragile X targets one gene to affect many

In Fragile X Syndrome–the leading genetic form of intellectual disability and autism–the effects of a single defective gene ripple through a series of chemical pathways, altering signals between brain cells. [...]

New Nanoscale Optical ‘Abacus’ Uses Light Signals to Perform Arithmetic Computations

One of the most rudimentary methods of counting has received a 21st century make-over due to the quest for developing more powerful and ever-faster computers. A global team of Researchers, [...]

Nano-sized gold particles have been shaped to behave as clones in biomedicine

Shaping nanometric gold particles - of the size of millionths of a millimeter - to improve their properties in biomedicine and photonics has been made possible thanks to a special [...]

Nature Inspires Non-spherical Drug Delivery Nanoparticles

When a drug enters the body, it doesn’t generally target a particular part of the body. Paracetamol, for example, affects the whole body but its effects are felt at the [...]

Plastic nanoparticles inspired by nature could improve cancer drug delivery

UNSW Sydney scientists have developed a way to control the shape of polymer molecules so they self-assemble into non-spherical nanoparticles - an advance that could improve the delivery of toxic [...]

Isocitrate dehydrogenases in physiology and cancer: biochemical and molecular insight

From the abstract: Isocitrate dehydrogenases play important roles in cellular metabolism and cancer. This review will discuss how the roles of isoforms 1 and 2 in normal cell and cancer [...]

Newly patented formulation based on nanotechnology will offer neuropathic pain relief

The company GB Sciences Inc. has obtained the exclusive global worldwide intellectual property license for this innovative solution, which is based on nanotechnology. The researchers Lucía Martín Banderas and Mercedes [...]

Graphene sensors detect HIV DNA

Leiden and Jülich researchers discovered an elegant and simple approach to improve the sensitivity of graphene biosensors. These so-called 'next generation graphene electronic biochemical sensor devices' are able to detect [...]

Nanoparticles with pulse laser controlled antibacterial properties

Silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) are known to have excellent antibacterial properties and are considered by many to be a strong contender in the critical search for an answer to antibiotic-resistant bacteria. [...]

Nanomedicine – despite the issues it still faces, investment is set to increase

The nanomedicines market is worth billions and, despite a variety of hurdles, it continues to attract the attention of venture capitalists. Tarun Pandotra reviews developments in the sector. Nanotechnology has [...]

Nanodiamonds Successfully Used in Aiding Recovery from Root Canal Procedure

Root canal treatment may soon be more effective because of a miniature but powerful ally that could inhibit infection after treatment. A team of Researchers at the UCLA School of [...]

New Intelligent Nanoparticles Capable of Killing Cancerous Cells

University of Surrey scientists have developed ‘intelligent’ nanoparticles capable of heating up to a temperature that is high enough to kill cancerous cells – but which can self-regulate and lose [...]

Single nanoparticle mapping paves the way for better nanotechnology

Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology and the Technical University of Denmark have developed a method that makes it possible to map the individual responses of nanoparticles in different situations [...]

Scientists use supercomputer to search for “memory molecules”

Until now, searching for genes related to memory capacity has been comparable to seeking out the proverbial "needle in a haystack." Scientists at the University of Basel made use of [...]

Can nanotechnology heal scar tissue?

Dr Tristan Clemons, a UWA researcher, does his work on this minute scale. And while working on the nanoscale is pushing our science and technology to its limits, it's on [...]

Safety Requirements in Nanomedicine – Video from CLINAM 2017

  Robert E. Geertsma, M.Sc., Senior Scientist, Centre for Health Protection RIVM ‐ National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, Bilthoven (NL) talks at the Clinam Summit [...]

Nanotechnology for neuroscience

Notwithstanding the progress neuroscientists have made in understanding the microscale function of single neurons and the macroscale activity of the human brain – a comprehensive understanding of the brain still [...]

The Benefits of Nanomedicine – An Editorial Feature from AZONano

From a feature written by Shelley Farrar Stoakes, MSc, BSc: Nanomedicine is the application of nanotechnology to the field of medicine by the use of a material at the nanometer [...]

Major advance in nanopore detection of peptides and proteins

Nanopore technology is generally used for DNA sequencing. It provides a portable, low-cost solution and works both in the jungle and in space. Now, this technology could potentially be used [...]

Laws of Singularity – A paper by Reginald Grünenberg, PhD

The creation, or emergence, of a technological singularity is the subject of a wide array of speculations. Due to their lack of tangible criteria, the prospect of an upcoming singularity [...]

Innovation Fund Announces National Funding for Promoting Biomedical Technologies

Envision is a nano-sized anti-cancer drug capable of destroying a breast tumor without damaging the surrounding tissue. Or imagine a self-healing skin graft developed from nanomaterials that treat the wounds [...]

Light-activated nanoparticles can supercharge current antibiotics

Light-activated nanoparticles, also known as quantum dots, can provide a crucial boost in effectiveness for antibiotic treatments used to combat drug-resistant superbugs such as E. coli and Salmonella, new University [...]

Hydrogen bond strength in DNA: where 3 could be less than 2

Hydrogen bond base pairing forces are essential for the mechanisms associated with DNA stability. Despite attracting great research attention, this fundamental interaction has eluded a precise physical description so far [...]

Synthetic organs, nanobots and DNA ‘scissors’: the future of medicine – includes video

  Nanobots that patrol our bodies, killer immune cells hunting and destroying cancer cells, biological scissors that cut out defective genes: these are just some of technologies that [...]

Chemists use modified DNA nucleotides to create new materials

DNA evolved to store genetic information, but in principle this special, chain-like molecule can also be adapted to make new materials. Chemists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have now [...]

Gold ‘nanoprobes’ used to track blood flow in tiny vessels

Scientists have designed gold nanoparticles, no bigger than 100 nanometres, which can be coated and used to track blood flow in the smallest blood vessels in the body. By improving [...]

Nanoparticles that stick wounds together

In spite of medical advances, wound-related complications arising after operations can still be life-threatening. In order to avoid these complications in the future, a new nanoparticle-based tissue glue has been [...]

Payers have a growing interest in blockchain, but providers have cost concerns

The hype around blockchain — even in healthcare — is steadily increasing. A new survey from Black Book examined how the industry is approaching, investing in and deploying the technology. The Q3 survey included 88 payers and [...]

New microcapsules to enhance the efficiency of genome-editing

Researchers from Tomsk Polytechnic University jointly with their colleagues from St. Petersburg, Hamburg and London have conducted a study in the course of which it was found out that polymer [...]

A smarter way to screen molecular libraries

A powerful screening strategy devised by RIKEN researchers will make it easier for scientists to assign likely biological functions to different molecules, facilitating the development of safe and effective drugs [...]

Nanopatch Vaccine Effectively Combats Polio Virus

With research headed by University of Queensland bioscience experts and funding provided by the World Health Organisation (WHO), the efforts to rid the world of polio have indeed taken another [...]

The annual Transformative Technology Conference in Palo Alto – Oct. 13-14 2017

Foresight Institute and the Transformative Technology Conference: Technical abilities have greatly accelerated in the last few decades, but the processes to become energized, mentally focused, emotionally connected, aware and internally [...]

A 2017 Nobel laureate says he left science because he ran out of money and was fed up with academia

From an article written by Akshat Rathi: Jeffrey Hall, a retired professor at Brandeis University, shared the 2017 Nobel Prize in medicine for discoveries elucidating how our internal body clock [...]

Completing the drug design jigsaw

A powerful new way of analysing how drugs interact with molecules in the body could aid the design of better treatments with fewer side-effects. Most pharmaceuticals work by binding to [...]

Nanoparticle imaging agents developed to better monitor growth of tumours

UAlberta researchers have created two new imaging agents that could help physicians visualize the formation of tumour-associated blood vessels, keep track of tumour growth and possibly generate new therapies (Nanoscale, [...]

New method for tissue regeneration, inspired by nature

Scientists have found a way of mimicking our body's natural healing process, using cell derived nano-sized particles called vesicles, to repair damaged tissue. The paper, published in Scientific Reports ("Annexin-enriched [...]

Tiny aquariums put nanoparticle self-assembly on display

Seeing is believing when it comes to nanoparticle self-assembly. A team of University of Illinois engineers is observing the interactions of colloidal gold nanoparticles inside tiny aquariumlike sample containers to [...]

BR Nanoparticles Used in Photoacoustic Imaging and Photothermal Cancer Therapy

Combined photoacoustic imaging and photothermal therapy for cancer was created by Sangyong Jon, a Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at KAIST, along with his team using Bilirubin (BR) [...]

Study Shows ‘Nano Footballs’ Control Gene Behavior

A research team at the University of York has discovered that genes are regulated by unique structures called ‘nano footballs’. Although these structures have similar appearance like footballs, they are [...]

Nano-Based Chemotherapy Targets Tumor Cells that Spread to Bone

Breast cancer that spreads usually infiltrates bone, causing fractures and severe pain. In such cases, chemotherapy is ineffective as the environment of the bone protects the tumor, even as the [...]

Robert Langer receives Kabiller Prize in Nanoscience and Nanomedicine

Chemical engineer and prolific inventor Robert S. Langer of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology -- known as the “Edison of medicine” -- is the recipient of the $250,000 Kabiller Prize [...]

Regenerating tissues with gene-targeting molecules

A synthetic DNA-targeting molecule could pave the way for tissue regeneration. Stem cells can be triggered to change into heart muscle cells by a new method involving synthetic molecules. The [...]

Faster imaging at the nanoscale level

Tufts researchers have discovered a new, faster way to image materials at the nano level, an advance that could speed the detection of cancer and assist in the development of [...]

Lab-on-skin: Nanotechnology electronics for wearable health monitoring

Nanotechnology materials are going to open new realms of possibility for flexible and stretchable monitoring gadgets that are wearable directly on the skin. In our previous Nanotechnology in Healthcare Spotlight [...]

Molecular geometry with DNA nanoscopy – incl. video

  Researchers are constantly expanding their arsenal of methods to decipher the spatial organization of biological structures. Using microscopes, they can now visualize individual macromolecular components within DNA, [...]

Encapsulating Stem Cells in Nanogel Could Help Treat Heart Attack

Treatment options for heart disease and heart-related illnesses are still limited despite the fact that they are the main causes of death across the globe. Presently, one group reports in [...]

Newly engineered antibody could kill off 99% of HIV strains

Research carried out by the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) in conjunction with pharmaceutical firm Sanofi has produced an antibody capable of attacking 99 percent of HIV strains. The [...]

Nanotechnology Startup Nanosys Raises $7.5 Million

According to a recent SEC filing, Nanosys has raised $7.5 million in financing from an undisclosed investor. Nanosys is a nanotechnology company that designs products based on “architected materials,” or [...]

Nanotechnology and Cardiovascular Nanomedicine

From an article posted by Nanoneophyte: Applications of various nano platforms in the prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disease. Nano platforms can target and break down coronary artery plaques and [...]

A New Mechanism For Controlling Memory

From an article at 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 [...]

Nanogel-encapsulated stem cells for heart attack patients

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 [...]

3D Graphene-Acrylamide Hydrogel Scaffolds for Neuron Growth

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

Nanochip could heal injuries or regrow organs with one touch

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 [...]

FDA Breaks New Ground With First Approved Gene Therapy for Cancer

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 [...]

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

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 [...]

Scientists aim to find out how lung cells react in space

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 [...]

Argonne Supercomputer Aims to Map All the Neurons in the Brain

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 [...]

Potential Nanomedical Countermeasures to Mitigate the Effects of Space on Humans

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 [...]

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

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 [...]

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

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 [...]

Biophysics study makes exciting advancements for the future of DNA sequencing

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 [...]

Carbon nanotubes worth their salt

From 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 [...]

2017 AI Overview- Resources and infographics

By Lolita Taub, AI Enthusiast at From the post by Lolita Taub... This post is a mashup of several resources listed at the end of the post. If I [...]

A nanotechnology approach to augment nerve regeneration

From an article at 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, [...]

Protein ‘rebar’ could help make error-free nanostructures

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 [...]

Do Robots Need a Code of Ethics?

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 [...]

National Graphene Association Launches With International Conference in Nashville

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 [...]

Will AI enable the third stage of life?

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

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

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. [...]

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

From an article by By Sarah Lewin, 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 [...]

Environmental chemist flashes warning light on new nanoparticle

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 [...]

Frank Boehm of NanoApps Medical joins Chakravarthy Lab team

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 [...]

Google Has Started Adding Imagination to Its DeepMind AI

From 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 [...]

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

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 [...]

Global Nanomedicine Market 2017-2021- Analysis and Trends

From an article at 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 [...]

How Medical Nanotech Will Change Humanity Forever

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 [...]

Nanolaser can Identify, Kill Metastasized Cancer Cells in Blood Stream

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 [...]

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

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 [...]

Histone 1, the guardian of genome stability

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 [...]

Novel imaging approach offers insights into HIV’s lifecycle

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 [...]

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

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 [...]

Nanoapps Medical added to list of Top 50 nanotechnology blogs

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 [...]

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

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 [...]

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

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 [...]

Test uses nanotechnology to quickly diagnose Zika virus

From an article at 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 [...]

Investors bet big on AI for health diagnostics

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. [...]

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

From an article by Kristin Houser at 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 [...]

Artificial Intelligence: Everything You Want to Know

From an article by Liisi Ruuse at 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 [...]

Nanoparticles trick body into accepting organ transplants

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 [...]

Nano Robots Video – Fast Facts

  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 [...]

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

  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, [...]

Israel’s vital contributions to nanotechnology

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 [...]

RNA used to make ‘living computers’ for nanotechnology

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 [...]

Dynamic chemistry produces nano-derived anticancer drugs

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. [...]

Nanotechnology: A Promising New Paradigm for the Control of Pain

"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), [...]

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

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 [...]

Chemists perform ‘surgery’ on nanoparticles

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 [...]

Largest genome-wide study of lung cancer susceptibility conducted

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. [...]

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 [...]

International Conference On Nanomedicine And Nanobiotechnology – ICONAN 2017

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 [...]

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

From 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 [...]

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

From an article at 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 [...]

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

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 [...]

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

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 [...]

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

From an article at 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 [...]

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

  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 [...]

What Happens When Cyborg Tech Goes Beyond Medicine?

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 [...]

Deep Learning at the Speed of Light on Nanophotonic Chips

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 [...]

6 Things Quantum Computers Will Be Incredibly Useful For

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 [...]

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

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 [...]

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

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 [...]

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

  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 [...]

Nanostructured Filters in Shipping

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 [...]

Nanotechnology Helps Expose Workings of Bacterial ‘Machines’

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 [...]

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

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, [...]

Creating human super intelligence: winner of Spotlight Award 2017

  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 [...]

Human Cell Atlas data platform kicks off with support from CZI

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 [...]

New blood test uses nanotechnology to predict prostate cancer

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 [...]

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

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, [...]

Nanotechnology reveals hidden depths of bacterial ‘machines’

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 [...]

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

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 [...]

3D Printed Bionic Skin Will Help Humans and Machines Merge

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 [...]

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

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 [...]

Breaking Newton’s Law

From 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 [...]

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

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. [...]

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

  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 [...]

Wind energy now on par with nuclear energy in Germany

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 [...]

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

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 [...]

Scientists borrow from electronics to build circuits in living cells

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 [...]

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

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, [...]

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

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 [...]

Wireless power could enable ingestible electronics

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 [...]

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

From an article at 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, [...]

NASA probes have spotted a man-made bubble surrounding Earth

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 [...]

Mobile Health Takes on a New Challenge: Diagnosing Cervical Cancer

From an article by Vanessa Bates Ramirez at 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 [...]

Are We About to Unlock the Secrets to Peak Performance?

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

Emerging technologies: How can you cut through the noise?

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 [...]

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

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 [...]

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

  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?

  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 [...]

35 years of American Death

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 [...]

Techly Explains: Who owns the moon?

  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 [...]

Time Crystals Could be the Key to the First Quantum Computer

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 [...]

Video: Graphene Could Solve the World’s Water Crisis

  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 [...]

You Should Appreciate Germs by Bill Gates

From a blog post by Bill Gates on I’ve been perpetuating a misconception. When I give talks about global health, I typically speak about microbes as threats we need [...]

Could a new approach to kill cancer at nanoscale work?

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. [...]

EuroNanoForum 2017 21 – 23 June 2017, Valletta, Malta

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, [...]

Nanoparticles remain unpredictable

From an article by Fabio Bergamin at The way that nanoparticles behave in the environment is extremely complex. There is currently a lack of systematic experimental data to help [...]

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

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 [...]

3D-Printing of glass now possible

From an article at 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 [...]

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

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 [...]

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

  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 [...]

Columbia engineers invent method to control light propagation in waveguides

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 [...]

Genetic Circuits Target Cells For Boolean Logic And Arithmetic

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, [...]

Broadband expansion could trigger dangerous surge in space junk

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 [...]

Graphene is the key to tougher flexible OLED displays

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 [...]

A battery prototype powered by atmospheric nitrogen

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 [...]

Wolbachia Genes For Combating Mosquito-borne Disease Identified

From an article by Dan Modano at The specific genes that than enable the parasite called Wolbachia to infect insects by hijacking their reproduction have been identified by teams [...]

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

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 [...]

Graphene in 2017: The Story So Far January – April

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

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

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 [...]

Graphene-based sieve turns seawater into drinking water

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 [...]

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

From 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 [...]

Tethered nanoparticles make tumor cells more vulnerable

From an article at 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 [...]

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

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 [...]

Artificial Intelligence – Separating Fact From (Science) Fiction

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, [...]

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

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 [...]

Rampant use of antibacterial nanosilver is a resistance risk

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 [...]

Do you understand the risks of technological progress?

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 [...]

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

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 [...]

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

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

Podcast: How Artificial Intelligence Creates New Job Opportunities

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

New platform for culturing stem cells

From an article at 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 [...]

Light-controlled gearbox for nanomachines

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 [...]

Molecular motor-powered biocomputers

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, [...]

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

From 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, [...]

Epigenetic Clock – Changes to DNA predict life expectancy

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 [...]

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

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 [...]

Tethered nanoparticles make tumor cells more vulnerable

From   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. [...]

New platform for culturing stem cells

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 [...]

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

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 [...]

Earth’s Orbiting Junkyard Threatens the Space Economy

From an article by Justin Bachman at Rocket and satellite litter is endangering private space commerce. Enter the cosmic debris tracking industry. You never see it in those lovely [...]

Imaging at the speed of light – with video

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 [...]

Mysterious isolated object investigated by astronomers

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 [...]

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

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 [...]

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

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 [...]

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

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. [...]

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

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 [...]

NASA Releases Latest Software Catalog to Public to Spur Tech Innovation

  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 [...]

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

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 [...]

How to fix blinking light-emitting nanoparticles

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 [...]

WHO: These 12 bacteria pose greatest risk to human health

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 [...]

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

From an article at 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 [...]

The Financial Toll of a SpaceX Explosion is Staggering

From an article at 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 [...]

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

From 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 [...]

Switched-on DNA: Sparking nano-electronic applications

From an article at 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. [...]

Researchers are first to see DNA ‘blink’

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 [...]

NASA-funded website lets public search for new nearby worlds

From 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, [...]

High-resolution biomolecule imaging

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 [...]

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

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 [...]

Lipid nanoparticles for gene therapy

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. [...]

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

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 [...]

The history of our world in 18 minutes | David Christian

  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 [...]

Scientists make new high-tech liquid metamaterials

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 [...]

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

From 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 [...]

How Astronauts’ Brains Are Changed By Spaceflight

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 [...]

The Biggest Health Risks to Humans in Space

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 [...]

Private Space Station Coming Soon? Company Aiming for 2020 Launch

By Leonard David,'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 [...]

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

From 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 [...]

Physicists patent detonation technique to mass-produce graphene

  From 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 [...]

Synthetic nanoparticles achieve the complexity of protein molecules

From an article at 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 [...]

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

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

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

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 [...]

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

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 [...]

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

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 [...]

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

  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 [...]

The Next Step in Nanotechnology

  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 [...]

The Long Quest To Create Artificial Blood May Soon Be Over

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 [...]

Nanoarray sniffs out and distinguishes multiple diseases

From 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 [...]

Seeing the quantum future… literally

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 [...]

Semiconducting nanonetwork could form the backbone of transparent, flexible electronics

From 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 [...]

SpaceX Launches Rocket, Its First Since Explosion on Launchpad

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 [...]

New nanoparticle discovery may eliminate cold storage for some tests

From an article at 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 [...]

Thanks to AI, Computers Can Now See Your Health Problems

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 [...]

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

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 [...]

The bond of two stars of chemistry: graphene and porphyrin

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 [...]

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

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 [...]

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

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 [...]

The future of evolution with Matt Ridley

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 [...]

Diamonds are technologists’ best friends

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 [...]

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

From an article by Nick Whigham at 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 [...]

Going green with nanotechnology

From 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 [...]

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

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, [...]

Neuroscience and Buddhism Agree: Consciousness is Everywhere

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 [...]

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

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 [...]

How to tell when a nanoparticle is out of shape

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, [...]

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

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 [...]

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

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

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

From an article at 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. [...]

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

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 [...]

Developing Nanoimprint Lithography (NIL) Processes with Expert Assistance

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 [...]

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

From an article at 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 [...]

Why We Need to Pick Up Alvin Toffler’s Torch

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, [...]

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

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 [...]

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

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 [...]

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

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) [...]

Nanotechnology Advancement for Minimally Invasive Treatment of Liver Cancer

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 [...]

How to see living machines

From an article by Jorge Salazar at 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 simple algorithm could explain human intelligence

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 [...]

Nano medicine society launched, will slash treatment cost

Aiming to intensify contribution in the field of Nano medicine, India on Thursday launched a first-of-its-kind Indian Society of Nano Medicine (ISNM). ISNM is an initiative which will bring several [...]

NASA’s Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) spacecraft

AIDA (Asteroid Impact and Deflection Assessment) is an international collaboration to demonstrate asteroid deflection by kinetic impact, consisting of two missions: the NASA DART (Double Asteroid Redirection Test) and the [...]

The Future of Electronics is Light

From Nanowerk (Source: By Arnab Hazari, Ph.D. student in Electrical Engineering, University of Michigan): For the past four decades, the electronics industry has been driven by what is called “Moore’s [...]

Germany’s Nanotechnology 2020 Action Plan

From an article written by Michael Berger. Copyright © Nanowerk: Applications based on nanotechnology have become ever more significant economically in the past few years. They have become commonplace in the [...]

Cannabinoids Abolish Amyloid Beta From Brain Cells

From an article at written by James Anderson: Preliminary evidence that tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and other compounds found in marijuana can promote the cellular removal of amyloid beta, a toxic [...]

Researchers Create 2D Nanomaterials by Dissolving Layered Materials in Liquids

From an article written by AZoNano: According to a recent UCL-led research, two-dimensional (2D) nanomaterials have been created by dissolving layered materials in liquids. The liquids can be used to [...]

Astronomers have found the roundest object in the universe

From an article at by Andrew Tarantola: The sun may look round from our viewing angle but it -- like most stars -- aren't as spherical as they seem. It's [...]

GE acquires two artificial intelligence startups

From Reuters - Reporting by Alwyn Scott; Editing by Muralikumar Anantharaman: General Electric said on Tuesday it has acquired two tech startups to build its artificial intelligence capability, a move that [...]

High Quality Proteins for Killer Cell Receptor Research

From an article written by AZoNano: AMSBIO announces a suite of high quality proteins and biotinylated proteins for research into killer-cell immunoglobulin-like receptors. Killer-cell immunoglobulin-like receptors (KIRs), are a family [...]

Researchers Develop Silicon Nanoantenna that Scatters Light in Particular Direction

From an article written bu AZoNano: A group of physicists from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT),ITMO University, and The University of Texas at Austin have created a [...]

Nanoparticle Analysis – Rapidly Determining the Area of Nucleated Nanoparticles

From an article written bu AZoNano: NanoMet is measurement tool for converting images of nanoscale materials to quantitative size data. It includes modules for particle and fiber diameters, as well [...]

Miniature Super Magnets Could Help Advance Drug Delivery

From an article written by AZonano: Microscopic crystals could soon be transporting drugs within a person’s body, taking them directly to diseased organs. This was thought to be unachievable in [...]

A funnel on mars could be a place to look for life

From Nanowerk news: (Nanowerk News) A strangely shaped depression on Mars could be a new place to look for signs of life on the Red Planet, according to a University [...]

Researchers Use Highly Conductive Gold Nanoparticle to Develop World’s Tiniest Optical Cavity

From Light has been concentrated down to smaller than a single atom by researchers with the help of the strange properties of tiny particles of gold, allowing them to [...]

The Super-Kamiokande detector awaits neutrinos from a supernova

From Nanowerk News: Only three or four supernovas happen in our galaxy every century. These are super-energetic events that release neutrinos at the speed of light. At the Super-Kamiokande detector in [...]

NASA emphasizes importance of Earth science given concerns about budget cuts

From an article by Jeff Foust at WASHINGTON — NASA used a briefing about the agency’s next Earth science mission to also emphasize the importance of that research in [...]

Dr Lisa Randall – How dark matter killed the dinosaurs and why we shouldn’t be racing to colonise Mars

From an article by Nick Whigham at It's hard to find a more unique scientist than Lisa Randall. The accomplished theoretical physicist and cosmologist is intent on imbuing the world of [...]

Preventing bacterial biofilm formation on catheters with nanoparticles

From nanowerk news: In previous Nanowerk Spotlights we have reported on various therapeutic applications of nitric oxide-releasing nanoparticles: for general treatment of infections; as wound-healing agents; for the treatment of [...]

Computers made of genetic material? Researchers conduct electricity using DNA-based nanowires

From an article at Tinier than the AIDS virus—that is currently the circumference of the smallest transistors. The industry has shrunk the central elements of their computer chips to [...]

Astronauts’ Back Pain Has Surprising Cause

From an article by Christopher Wanjek at Astronauts may have no trouble moving heavy objects in the weightlessness of space, but that doesn't mean that the experience isn't hard on [...]

Nanoscience to Make Major Contributions in Health Care in the Coming Decade

From an article written by AZoNano: Nanoscience research includes molecules that are only 1/100th the size of cancer cells and these molecules have the ability to improve the quality of [...]

Buzz Aldrin: The human price of putting a boot-print on Mars will be ‘worth it’

From an article by Jamie Seidel, News Corp Australia Network: Radiation sickness. Brittle bones. Alzheimers. None of these will deter explorers in their quest to establish a foothold on Mars, says Apollo [...]

Imaging the inside of cells using polymeric nanoparticles

From Nanowerk News: Nanoparticles are particles that are smaller than 100 nanometers. They are typically obtained from metals and, because of their tiny size, have unique properties that make them [...]

Extremely Minute Extracellular Needle-Electrodes for Brain Mapping

From an article written by AZoNano: Researchers from the Department of Electrical and Electronic Information Engineering and the Electronics-Inspired Interdisciplinary Research Institute (EIIRIS) at Toyohashi University of Technology have developed [...]

Quantum Bit MRI Machine to See Shapes of Individual Biomolecules for Drug Research

From an article at Genesis Nanotechnology: Drug discovery is a long and difficult process that requires a comprehensive understanding of the molecular structures of compounds under investigation. It’s difficult to [...]

Nanotechnology is making drugs more precise. But how?

From Nanowerks News: If drugs could be targeted to exactly the right place in the body, we could probably do with significantly smaller doses – and consequently fewer side effects. [...]

Scientists Manipulate Surfaces to Make Them Hardly Reflect Any Light and Become Nearly Invisible

From an article written by AZoNano:     Anti-reflective coating is applied to most lenses, eyeglass lenses, lasers, and objectives, however this coating only functions optimally within a [...]

Trip to Mars Could Throw Off Astronauts’ Balance

From an article by Elizabeth Howell, Discovery News: After months in space, your crew has finally made it to Mars, but there's a nasty readjustment awaiting all of them. Living [...]

Lab Mice Successfully Vaccinated Against Dengue Fever Using Nanoparticle

From AZoNano: Annually, dengue fever affects over 350 million people in more than 120 countries. The symptoms can range from a skin rash and achy muscles to critical hemorrhagic fever. [...]

Researcher Uses Nanomedicine for Breast Cancer Treatment

From an article by Edwin L. Aguirre: In the past decade, nanotechnology has become an important tool in the fight against breast cancer. Using nanoparticles measuring only billionths of a [...]

New nanomedicine approach aims to improve HIV drug therapies

From an article by nanotechnology now: New research led by the University of Liverpool aims to improve the administration and availability of drug therapies to HIV patients through the use [...]

We’re about to get a new photo of our planet taken every day from space

From an article by David Nield at Science Alert: You might be used to peering down at your street on Google Maps, but what if those satellite photographs were [...]

Gold Nanoparticles May Help Improve Pancreatic Cancer Treatment

From an article written by Azonano: A pancreatic cancer diagnosis is often a death sentence for patients because both radiation and chemotherapy have very little effect on the disease. According [...]

Rice University Researchers Find Ways to Improve Graphene Nanoribbons

From an written by AZoNano: For decades, carbon fiber has been considered as a pillar of strength in the field of materials manufacturing. Rice University scientists are now finding ways to [...]

Static electricity can control nanoballoons

  From Science Daily: Molecular sized machines could in the future be used to control important mechanisms in the body. In a recent study, researchers at University of California, Berkeley, [...]

Applying nanotechnology to make porous acupuncture needles

From Nanowerk news: Professor Su-Il In’s research team from the Department of Energy Systems Engineering succeeded in developing porous acupuncture needles (hereafter PANs) that offer enhanced therapeutic properties by applying [...]

Simulations show how to turn graphene’s defects into assets

From an article by Dawn Levy at Researchers at Penn State, the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory and Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company have developed methods to [...]

Newly Detected Molecular Structure Provides Chemical Solutions for Environmental Problems

From an article written by AZoNano: The first evidence of new molecular structure has potential for chemical solutions for various environmental issues. Researchers at Indiana University have detected proof of [...]

Nanotube chip captures and analyzes circulating tumor cells in blood

From Nanowerk Spotlight: Early and accurate detection of cancer is critical for successful cancer therapies. In most cases, a tissue biopsy is the initial means of making a diagnosis. With [...]

Soft robots that mimic human muscles (with video)

  From Nanowerk News: Robots are usually expected to be rigid, fast and efficient. But researchers at EPFL's Reconfigurable Robotics Lab (RRL) have turned that notion on its [...]

As billionaires ogle Mars, the space race is back on

From the article by Bill Roberson at Digital Trends: In April 2015, at a launch site surrounded by the desolation and scrub brush of West Texas, a stubby, somewhat suggestively shaped rocket [...]

Microscopic Water-Based Droplets Designed to Perform Biochemical Experiment

From an article by AZOnano: Ultrasonic forces to correctly pattern several microscopic water-based droplets have been used by researchers at the University of Bristol. Each droplet can be designed to conduct [...]

Here’s what will happen when 30 billion devices are connected to the internet – Toward an Internet of Nano Things (IoNT)

From an article written by Javier Garcia-Martinez Professor, University of Alicante: The Internet of Things (IoT), built from inexpensive microsensors and microprocessors paired with tiny power supplies and wireless antennas, is rapidly [...]

New, carbon-nanotube tool for ultra-sensitive virus detection and identification

From an article at A new tool that uses a forest-like array of vertically-aligned carbon nanotubes that can be finely tuned to selectively trap viruses by their size can [...]

The Coming Human-Machine Partnership in Creativity

From an article by Sam Arbesman, PhD at We are tool users. While this skill is not unique to humanity (Wikipedia has helpfully documented other cases of “Tool use by animals”), [...]

Researchers Document Water Molecular Dipoles Alignment

From an article written by AZoNano: Researchers from MIPT and teams in Russia and a few other European nations are the first to realize and record the phenomenon of water [...]

Atom art: Beauty at the atomic scale

From Nanowerks news: “Nature makes some beautiful patterns with atoms.” That’s what Jim LeBeau wants people to take away from an art exhibit he is helping to curate at the [...]

Robot surgeons and artificial life: the promise of tiny machines

From an article by Paul Rincon. Science editor, BBC News website: The 2016 Nobel Prize in chemistry has been awarded for the design and synthesis of the world's smallest machines. The work [...]

First Principles and the Art of Thinking like Elon Musk

From Jayme Hoffman at The Mission: Here’s a fun idea… If Apple wasn’t competing with Tesla and were to re-run it’s famous “Think Different” campaign, would you place Elon Musk among [...]

Spiral arms – not just in galaxies

From Nanowerk news: Astronomers have found a distinct structure involving spiral arms in the reservoir of gas and dust disk surrounding the young star Elias 2-27. While spiral features have [...]

Proof that materials behave differently at the nanoscale

From Nanowerk News: Scientists have long suspected that the way materials behave on the nanoscale – that is when particles have dimensions of about 1–100 nanometres – is different from [...]

Motion-directed robots on a micro scale

From Nanowerk news: Phototactic behaviour directs some bacteria towards light and others into darkness: This enables them to utilize solar energy as efficiently as possible for their metabolism, or, otherwise, [...]

Scientists Discover Nanoparticle Capable of Killing Cancer Cells

Written by AZoNano: Cornell dots or C dots are nanoparticles that are emerging as promising therapeutic tools to detect and treat cancer. These nanoparticles were developed by Ulrich Wiesner, the [...]

Want to build a moon base? Easy. Just print it!

From Morgan Saletta at The Conversation: Planetary Resources, a company hoping to make asteroid mining into a trillion dollar industry, earlier this year unveiled the world’s first 3D printed object made [...]

New Energy Generating Fabric Uses Wind and Sun to Power Devices

From AZoNano: Textiles capable of producing electricity from physical movement have been known for a while. A team of researchers from Georgia Institute of Technology have gone a step further [...]

Interview with Elon Musk – How to Build the Future

    Elon Musk is the founder, CEO, and CTO of SpaceX; co-founder, CEO, and product architect of Tesla Motors; co-founder and chairman of SolarCity; co-chairman of OpenAI; [...]

A novel approach for nanotoxicity evaluation in human cells using SERS

From Toxicity of nanomaterials is an emerging issue for public health and environmental safety. However, currently available toxicity screening methods are not fully compatible with nanotoxicity studies.Due to the [...]

Speedy bacteria detector could help prevent foodborne illnesses

From Millions of illnesses and more than 1,000 deaths every year in the U.S. are attributable to foodborne illness caused by known pathogens, according to the Centers for Disease [...]

Self-assembled nanostructures hit their target

From A tiny therapeutic delivery system that can control the body's ability to manufacture proteins has been developed by Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) [...]

New Technique for Rapid Detection of Malaria in The Field

From Malaria is pretty easy to detect inside a hospital laboratory, but the disease is prevalent in poor areas of the world where clinical access is often limited. Duke [...]

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Announces $3 Billion Investment To Cure All Disease

From The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative just announced one of its biggest investments to date: It is ponying up more than $3 billion to kickstart "Chan Zuckerberg Science," an initiative [...]

Werner Herzog – Lo And Behold: Reveries of the Connected World – Official Trailer

  Legendary master filmmaker Werner Herzog (Grizzly Man, Cave of Forgotten Dreams) examines the past, present and constantly evolving future of the Internet in Lo and Behold: Reveries [...]

Scientists use nanotechnology to prevent oil spill disaster

 From a post by Nanoneophyte: Since 2010’s tragic events, which saw BP’s Deepwater Horizon disaster desecrate the Gulf of Mexico, oil safety has been on the forefront of the environmental debate [...]

Nanotechnology and 3-D Printing Combined

From a post written by AZoNano: A significant discovery was announced by Oak Ridge National Lab (ORNL) featuring results enabled by Protochips in situ products. In a world where 3-D [...]

How Smart and Nano materials will literally reshape the world around us

From a post by Nanoneophyte: Over the past few years, the Internet of Things (IoT) has been the white-hot center of a flurry of activity. Startups that create embedded sensors for [...]

Terrifying Video Demonstrates Antibiotic Resistance In 2 Mintues

  From an article by Cayla Dengate at the Huffington Post (Australia): Antibiotic resistance threatens to leave humanity at the mercy of bacteria, where a surgical wound or bladder infection could [...]

Chemists Formulate Innovative 3D Bone-Scanning Method

From AZonano News: A team of Trinity College Dublin Chemists partnered with Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) to formulate a breakthrough new scanning method to generate very high-resolution [...]

Earth Vulnerable to Major Asteroid Strike, White House Science Chief Says

From a post by Mike Wall, Senior Writer: The world is still vulnerable to a potentially catastrophic asteroid strike, according to President Barack Obama's chief science adviser. NASA has [...]

Nanoparticles that carry three or more drugs hold potential for targeted cancer therapy

From Nanoparticles offer a promising way to deliver cancer drugs in a targeted fashion, helping to kill tumors while sparing healthy tissue. However, most nanoparticles that have been developed [...]

Gaia space telescope plots a billion stars to reveal the most complete 3D galactic map ever

    From AFP and staff writers News Corp Australia Network: THE Gaia space probe, launched in 2013, has mapped more than a billion stars in the Milky Way, vastly [...]

Researchers identify some nanoscale elements that govern the behavior of our teeth

From With one in two Australian children reported to have tooth decay in their permanent teeth by age 12, researchers from the University of Sydney believe they have identified [...]

Nanotechnology supports treatment of malignant melanoma

From Changes in the genetic make-up of tissue samples can be detected quickly and easily using a new method based on nanotechnology. This report researchers from the Swiss Nanoscience [...]

A Cheat-Sheet Guide to Nanotechnology

From a post by Jacob Brogan at Who are the lead researchers? What are the big debates? And what’s “gray goo” got to do with it? Read more Image [...]

Google’s secret plan for quantum computer supremacy

From Google* is developing a quantum computer that it believes will outperform the world’s top supercomputers, according to an August 31 New Scientist article and sourced to researchers contacted [...]

New material to revolutionize water proofing – Video

From nanowerk news: Scientists at The Australian National University (ANU) have developed a new spray-on material with a remarkable ability to repel water (ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, "Ultra-Durable [...]

Measuring forces in the DNA molecule

From nanowerk news: DNA, our genetic material, normally has the structure of a twisted rope ladder. Experts call this structure a double helix. Among other things, it is stabilized by [...]

NASA’s 1st asteroid-sampling spacecraft starts 7-year mission with Canadian tech

From cbc news: NASA's first asteroid-sampling spacecraft, equipped with sophisticated Canadian mapping technology, took off Thursday night to cheering crowds gathered to witness the start of its seven-year quest. Read about the OSIRIS-REx mission [...]

The field may seem new – but it dates back more than 50 years

From an article by W. Patrick McCray at Emerging technologies are curious things. With their aura of risk and disruption, they seem to come out of nowhere—but their patina of [...]

We might live in a computer program, but it may not matter

From Philip Ball at BBC Earth: Several physicists have suggested that our Universe is not real and is instead a giant simulation. Should we care? Are you real? What about [...]

Research Proves Carbon Nanotube Transistors to be Better than Silicon Transistors

From AZONano: Scientists have attempted to harness the unique properties of carbon nanotubes for decades, in order to develop high-performance electronics that are extremely fast or consume less power, prolonging [...]

McGill wins $84-million grant for neuroscience

By McGill Reporter Staff McGill has been successful in the national competition for a massive amount of research funding under the federal government’s Canada First Excellence Research Fund (CFREF), which [...]

Sabotaging bacteria propellers to stop infections

From When looking at bacteria, you typically see also flagella: long hairs that protrudes from the bacteria's body. The key function of the flagella is movement – what scientists call [...]

Silver nanoparticles’ protein ‘corona’ affects their toxicity

From an article at A senior fellow at the Faculty of Chemistry, MSU, Vladimir Bochenkov, together with his colleagues from Denmark, have established the mechanism of interaction of silver nanoparticles [...]

The advent of 3-D printing has led to many innovations in manufacturing, assembly and production

From an article written by Jeremy Agor at AZONano: Nearly anything – from machine parts to food – can be printed on demand. Researchers now are exploring the technology to [...]

Meteorite impact on a nano scale

From Nanotech Now: A meteorite impacting the earth under a grazing angle of incidence can do a lot of damage; it may travel a long way, carving a trench into [...]

Nanoparticles Help Platelets Stick Together to Stop Bleeding

From At this week’s 252nd National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society researchers from University of Maryland, Baltimore County reported on the development of nanoparticles that can help [...]

Nanovesicles With DNA Nanopores for Selective Release of Therapeutic Compounds

From medGadget: At the London Centre for Nanotechnology, a project organized by University College London and Imperial College London, researchers developed novel nanoscale drug delivery vesicles that can be designed [...]

Virginia Tech Researchers Use 3D Printing to Scale Nanotechnology Up & Harness Special Mechanical Properties

From an article by Bridget Butler Millsaps: You would be hard pressed today to find a technology more versatile than 3D printing. Making significant impacts that span nearly every industry [...]

Nanosurface Created with Potential Applications in Medical Devices

From an article written by AZoNano: A researcher from RMIT and collaborators have created a novel nanosurface to be used in medical devices and implants that will prevent contamination with [...]

New Center to assess safety of engineered nanomaterials

From Nanowerk News: Engineered nanomaterials (ENMs)—which are less than 100 nanometers (one millionth of a millimeter) in diameter—can make the colors in digital printer inks pop and help sunscreens better protect [...]

Silicon Nanoparticles Trained to Juggle Light

From an article written by AZoNano: A team of physicists from ITMO University (Saint Petersburg) and Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT) has demonstrated the potential of silicon nanoparticles [...]

Canadian tech company targets nanomedicine niche

From South China Morning Post: Precision NanoSystems Inc. has increased its revenue almost 800 per cent since it was founded six years ago by carving out a niche in the biotechnology [...]

Precision NanoSystems to Advance Large-Scale Production of Nanoparticles with its NanoAssemblr Blaze System

From PR Newswire / Precision NanoSystems: Precision NanoSystems, Inc. (PNI), a biotechnology company dedicated to helping advance nanotechnology solutions for the molecular understanding and treatment of disease, today officially launches [...]

‘Ideal’ energy storage material for electric vehicles developed

The energy-storage goal of a polymer dielectric material with high energy density, high power density and excellent charge-discharge efficiency for electric and hybrid vehicle use has been achieved by a [...]

Controlling light and heat on the nanoscale with hybrid optical-thermal antennas

From Localization of photons to nanoscale volumes with the aid of plasmonic nanoantennas opened new horizons in bio(chemical) sensing and nanoscale imaging. However, plasmon resonances are short-lived, and the [...]

Could nanotechnology turn the cancer cell suicide switch back on? An interview with Professor Dipanjan Pan

From an interview conducted by April Cashin-Garbutt, MA (Cantab) at Q: Can you please outline your latest research where you triggered the apoptosis ‘switch’ on in cancer cells forcing them [...]

Energy – By Bill Gates

    Written by Bill Gates - from At some point today, you’ll probably do one or all of these things: Flip a switch for light. Take [...]

Space May Be the Best Place to Grow Bone Formation Protein Crystals

From Yahoo - (contributor) Crystals of proteins that could be useful in medical research can be grown bigger and better in space than on Earth, according to the results [...]

Researchers resolve a problem that has been holding back a technological revolution

From Imagine an electronic newspaper that you could roll up and spill your coffee on, even as it updated itself before your eyes. It's an example of the technological [...]

Lab team spins ginger into nanoparticles to heal inflammatory bowel disease

From A recent study by researchers at the Atlanta Veterans Affairs Medical Center took them to a not-so-likely destination: local farmers markets. They went in search of fresh ginger [...]

Natural scale caterpillar soft robot is powered and controlled with light

From Nanowerk News: Researchers at the Faculty of Physics at the University of Warsaw, using the liquid crystal elastomer technology, originally developed in the LENS Institute in Florence, demonstrated a bioinspired [...]

New cancer-drug delivery system uses magnetically guided bacteria to target cancerous tumors with high precision

From Researchers from Polytechnique Montréal, Université de Montréal, and McGill University have designed a new cancer-drug-delivery nanotransporter system using more than 100 million flagellated, self-propelled bacteria that are capable of navigating [...]

Super-resolution 3-D microscopy images cells in unprecedented detail (w/video)

  From Nanowerk News: A new ultra-high resolution "nanoscope" is capable of taking 3-D images of an entire cell and its cellular constituents in unprecedented detail, an advance [...]

Exploring applications of quasicrystals at small scales

From an article by Michael Berger at Nanowerk:  The discovery of quasicrystals three decades ago unveiled a class of matter that exhibits long-range order but lacks translational periodicity (Dan Shechtman was awarded the [...]

Rational improvement of DNA nanodevice function

We have frequently cited examples of the artificial molecular machines that can be built from DNA. An open question is whether these prototype molecular machines can be improved toward practical [...]

Plastic surgeries becoming more high-tech with lower risks

CCTV America’s May Lee reports: The search for the fountain of youth is going high-tech as more procedures are being developed. Now there are more options to remove [...]

Vortex rings may aid cell delivery, cell-free protein production

Some of the world's most important discoveries – penicillin, vulcanized rubber and Velcro, to name a few – were made by accident. In fact, it's been said that upward of [...]

Making artificial cells like soap bubbles

From Nanowerk News: Researchers at the University of Tokyo used MEMS (Micro Electro Mechanical Systems) technology to produce spherical vesicles (asymmetric giant lipid vesicles/liposomes) surrounded by a membrane that, like [...]

IBM scientists emulate neurons with phase-change technology

From an article at Could lead to high-speed, energy-efficient neuromorphic computers for accelerated cognitive computing. Scientists at IBM Research in Zurich have developed artificial neurons that emulate how neurons spike [...]

Genesis in a jar: How chemical gardens may lead us to alien life

From an article in New Scientist by By Joshua Sokol: Experiments are under way to mimic possible life-forming processes at alkaline vents on the sea floor, and perhaps elsewhere in the [...]

Ultrasonic wireless ‘neural dust’ sensors monitor nerves, muscles in real time

From an article at University of California, Berkeley engineers have designed and built millimeter-scale device wireless, batteryless “neural dust” sensors and implanted them in muscles and peripheral nerves of rats [...]

New cancer nanomedicine reduces pancreatic tumour growth

From an article at Australian cancer researchers have developed a highly promising nanomedicine that could improve treatment for pancreatic cancer – the most deadly cancer in Australia. Australian cancer [...]

From Sci Fi to reality: Unlocking the secret to growing new limbs

Many lower organisms retain the miraculous ability to regenerate form and function of almost any tissue after injury. Humans share many of our genes with these organisms, but our capacity [...]

New Nanoparticles Serve as Improved Contrast Agents for MRI

From AZNano: Scientists from the University of Basel have developed nanoparticles that have the potential to serve as contrast agents for magnetic resonance imaging. In comparison to the actual contrast [...]

Space junk is at ‘critical density’

Since humans launched Sputnik 1 in 1957, we have polluted the once-empty space around Earth to the point that it is now becoming dangerous, according to former NASA scientist Donald [...]

Researchers Create Unique Hybrid Nanomaterials to Transform Dirty Water into Drinkable

From AZoNano: Graphene oxide is called a true wonder material. When added into nanocellulose foam, the lab-developed substance is light, flexible and strong, conducting heat and electricity efficiently and rapidly. Recently, [...]

New Brain Tissue Imaging Technique Allows Researchers Take Wider View of Molecules Within Cells

From an article by AZoNano: MIT researchers have developed a new technique for imaging brain tissue at multiple scales, allowing them to peer at molecules within cells or take a wider [...]

Nanoparticles may help prevent tooth decay

Scientists have found a way to use nanoparticles to effectively break down plaque and wipe out more than 99.9 per cent of cavity-causing bacteria within minutes, an advance that may help better prevent [...]

Electricity generated with water, salt and a three-atoms-thick membrane

Proponents of clean energy will soon have a new source to add to their existing array of solar, wind, and hydropower: osmotic power. Or more specifically, energy generated by a [...]

China’s launch of a quantum-enabled satellite could spark a new global space race

Article by Nick Whigham at China is on the brink of launching a groundbreaking new satellite capable of conducting quantum experiments in space, leading some to predict it will usher in [...]

SpaceX Hired a Superhero Suit Designer to Create Its Upcoming Spacesuit

  From the article by Eric Limer In Popular Mechanics:  Jose Fernandez is the founder and lead designer at Ironhead Studios, the company responsible for designing numerous superhero suits [...]

Research shows most Americans still aren’t ready for their bio-enhanced future

If Pokémon Go shows anything, it's that people can become scarily – even dangerously – obsessed with technology. But despite our addiction to all things digital, it seems we still [...]

Patch delivers drug, gene, and light-based therapy to tumor sites

From an article by Helen Knight at Approximately one in 20 people will develop colorectal cancer in their lifetime, making it the third-most prevalent form of the disease in the [...]

New remote-controlled microrobots for medical operations

  From the article at EPFL: Scientists at EPFL and ETHZ have developed a new method for building microrobots that could be used in the body to deliver [...]

Computers will use more electricity than the entire world can generate by 2040, tech experts claim

A leading technical organised called the Semiconductor Industry Association has produced a study which said that computer-crazy society will be running short of electricity by 2040. “Computing will not be [...]

Nanobotmodels – medical illustration and animation that is clear, imaginative and precise

    Visionary artistic renderings… CRIXlabs Nanoparticle Software   “Highly innovative and beautifully rendered graphics. Yuriy at Nanorobotmodels brought my book to life, and I very much look [...]

Article: Moore’s Law is on the verge of collapsing

Moore’s Law may be about to breathe its last. It’s a world-famous maxim that has predicted the development of computers for decades — but, an industry roadmap suggests, it will [...]

Trying to discover habitable planets isn’t just for science fiction anymore – Documentary

  Since astronomers first discovered exoplanets in 1995, we've come to learn that there are a staggering amount of planets out there in the universe. But, we have [...]

Engineers design programmable RNA vaccines: Tests in mice show they work against Ebola, influenza, and common parasite

MIT engineers have developed a new type of easily customizable vaccine that can be manufactured in one week, allowing it to be rapidly deployed in response to disease outbreaks. So [...]

Seeing RNA at the nanoscale (with video)

  Cells contain thousands of messenger RNA molecules, which carry copies of DNA's genetic instructions to the rest of the cell. MIT engineers have now developed a way [...]

Attack of the Cosmic Space Junk

  From the 'It's ok to be smart' video series. Joe Hanson, Ph.D. is a curious group of atoms in a curious universe, and he's here to tell [...]

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Committed to daily relevant news - especially in the nanotechnology, nanomedicine and space medicine fields. We promote the efforts of our collaborators and followers. You will find us on tumblr [...]

What free will looks like in the brain

From the article by Lea Neumann at Johns Hopkins University researchers are the first to glimpse the human brain making a purely voluntary decision to act. Unlike most brain studies where scientists [...]

Next Generation: Nanotube Scaffolds Reconnect Spinal Neurons

From the article on The Scientist by Ruth Williams: A 3-D carbon nanotube mesh enables rat spinal tissue sections to reconnect in culture. Sections of spinal tissue placed 1 to 2 [...]

‘Smart’ nanoparticle called PEARLs – a promising gem to target, treat tumours

From an article at Dr. Gang Zheng and a team of biomedical researchers have discovered a "smart" organic, biodegradable nanoparticle that uses heat and light in a controlled manner [...]

Frank Boehm represents Alias Studio Sydney in North America

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. [...]

How these 10 emerging technologies could change the world

From You might have heard of the internet of things, but what about the nanothings? You might know graphene, but can you name any other single-atom layer materials? And, [...]

What is Nano?

On 15 June 2015, Springer Nature launched Nano, the first non-journal-type product to be marketed by the company within the Nature Research portfolio. Nano is a database, but it is [...]

Scientists complete development of a new system for cancer diagnostics

From: Scientists from the National Research Nuclear University MEPhI in cooperation with colleagues from Pohang University of Science and Technology of the Republic of Korea are at the final [...]

Enroll now! Coursera presents Nanotechnology and Nanosensors, Part1 with Dr. Hossam Haick

About the course: Nanotechnology and nanosensors are broad, interdisciplinary areas that encompass (bio)chemistry, physics, biology, materials science, electrical engineering and more. The present course will provide a survey on some [...]