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A New Mechanism For Controlling Memory

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

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

2017 AI Overview- Resources and infographics

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

A nanotechnology approach to augment nerve regeneration

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

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 kurzweilai.net: In his new book Life 3.0: Being Human in the Age of Artificial Intelligence, MIT physicist and AI researcher Max Tegmark explores [...]

The 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, Space.com Associate Editor: Researchers have used brain-like "neural networks" to analyze key distortions in space-time 10 million times faster than conventional methods can do [...]

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

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 medgadget.com: This Nanomedicine market research is an intelligence report with meticulous efforts undertaken to study the right and valuable information. The data which has been looked [...]

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

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 futurism.com: With the release of the Oculus Rift in March 2016, the age of virtual reality (VR) truly began. VR tech had been generating buzz since the [...]

Artificial Intelligence: Everything You Want to Know

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

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

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

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

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 phys.org by Ryan O'hare : Metallic nanomolecules capable of carrying drugs to exactly where they are needed could one day help to treat patients with a [...]

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

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 sciencealert.com: Brain surgery is precision business, and one slip can spell doom for affected patients. Even in one of the most skilled jobs in the world, [...]

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 singularityhub.com: Technology’s role in modern healthcare is growing. Artificial intelligence is being used for mental health, and smartphones can use add-ons to do things [...]

Are We About to Unlock the Secrets to Peak Performance?

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

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 thegatesnotes.com: 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 phys.org: 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 nanowerknews.com: Three-dimensional printing allows extremely small and complex structures to be made even in small series. A method developed at the KIT for the first time [...]

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 reliawire.com: 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 Azonano.com: In October 2004, University of Manchester’s Andre Geim, along with his colleague Kostya Novoselov, published their discovery that when a block of [...]

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

Tethered nanoparticles make tumor cells more vulnerable

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

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 vanityfair.com: Elon Musk is famous for his futuristic gambles, but Silicon Valley’s latest rush to embrace artificial intelligence scares him. And he thinks [...]

Podcast: How Artificial Intelligence Creates New Job Opportunities

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

New platform for culturing stem cells

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

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

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

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 bloomberg.com: 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 phys.org: Successful results of a University of Liverpool-led trial that utilised nanotechnology to improve drug therapies for HIV patients has been presented at the Conference on [...]

The Financial Toll of a SpaceX Explosion is Staggering

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

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

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

Switched-on DNA: Sparking nano-electronic applications

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

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

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

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

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

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

Physicists patent detonation technique to mass-produce graphene

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

Synthetic nanoparticles achieve the complexity of protein molecules

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 news.com.au: As time marches forward and the world’s ever-growing population faces new challenges, we look to science to come up with the answers. There have been [...]

Going green with nanotechnology

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

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 wsj.com: 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 phys.org: In the lab, doctors can attach chemotherapy to nanoparticles that target tumors, and can use nanoparticles to enhance imaging with MRI, PET and CT scans. [...]

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

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 phys.org: It sounds like something out of the Borg in Star Trek. Nano-sized robots self-assemble to form biological machines that do the work that keeps [...]

One 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 [...]