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 also a discovery tool. It is designed to provide researchers in academia and industry a simple way to retrieve information on nanomaterials and nanodevices. Over 200,000 profiles have been created, and each is based on information extracted mainly from research articles published in 30 journals.

By searching the database, users are presented with at-a-glance information on different types of materials or devices related to the keyword used, including composition and properties, and including the source articles and patents from which the information has been extracted.

 

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World’s smallest house made using nanotechnology

Scientists have assembled the world’s smallest house by using a combination of robotics and nanotechnology. The micro-house even has a door that a house mite can fit through. The house has been devised, according [...]

Quantum dot technique can track drug and gene delivery to cells

With targeted drug and gene therapies, finding the target cells is only half the battle. Once these agents reach a cell’s surface, they still have to get inside and do their job. University of [...]

New nano building block takes a bow

Boron nitride nanotubes are primed to become effective building blocks for next-generation composite and polymer materials based on a new discovery at Rice University – and a previous one. Scientists at known-for-nano [...]

World Leaders Have Decided: The Next Step in AI is Augmenting Humans

Think that human augmentation is still decades away? Think again. This week, government leaders met with experts and innovators ahead of the World Government Summit in Dubai. Their goal? To determine the future of artificial [...]

Diamond ‘spin-off’ tech could lead to low-cost medical imaging and drug discovery tools

It may sound contradictory, but diamonds are the key to a new technique that could provide a very-low-cost alternative to multimillion-dollar medical imaging and drug-discovery devices. An international team led by scientists at the [...]

Blockchain: The Future of Rewarding Creativity

Geography was once the biggest hurdle to sharing talent, knowledge and creativity. In the connected world, borderless communities form quickly and innovate when people with shared interests, even in niche subjects, have a platform [...]

UNF-MSERF Houses State-of-the-Art TESCAN Biological Microscope for Cancer-Fighting Research

The University of North Florida Materials Science and Engineering Research Facility (MSERF) has partnered with TESCAN, a leading manufacturer of electron and light microscopes, in the installation of one of its new Q-Phase microscopes, [...]

Acoustofluidics separates circulating tumour cells

Circulating tumour cells (CTCs) are cancer cells that escape from primary tumour sites and enter the bloodstream. This metastasis is responsible for the majority of deaths from cancer. Monitoring the level of CTC levels [...]

Targeting cancer cells with sugars

Globally, cancer is the second leading cause of death, also because the efficiency of chemotherapeutics is inadequate due to poor delivery to the tumor. NIM scientist Prof Olivia Merkel and her team develop targeted [...]

Tumor-like spheres help scientists discover smarter cancer drugs

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New Two-Photon Technique Could Considerably Improve Precision of Nanoscale Measurements

The University of Warwick and QuantIC researchers at Heriot Watt University and the University of Glasgow performed a study in optical sensing, which could considerably enhance the precision of measuring nanoscopic structures. QuantIC is [...]

Shoebox-Sized Lab Can Diagnose Infectious Diseases from a Drop of Blood

Researchers from the University of Toronto have created a shoebox-sized laboratory that can do blood testing in remote, low-resource settings, quickly determining from a drop of blood whether a person has antibodies to specific [...]

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

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 explosion of ICOs [...]

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

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

New sensors monitor brain activity and blood flow deeper in the brain

Calcium ions are ubiquitous signalling molecules in all multicellular organisms, where they mediate diverse aspects of intracellular and extracellular communication over widely varying temporal and spatial scales. Though techniques to map calcium-related activity at [...]

A new point-of-need nanodiagnostic for better healthcare

The Nano4 project takes fast, reliable and low-cost molecular point of care (POC) diagnostic tools down to the nano-scale, offering better healthcare outcomes for patients. Medics working in migratory hotspots, in countries with low [...]

Deadly nanoparcel for cancer cells

Most tumors contain regions of low oxygen concentration where cancer therapies based on the action of reactive oxygen species are ineffective. Now, American scientists have developed a hybrid nanomaterial that releases a free-radical-generating prodrug [...]

The 40 Most Exciting Questions in Digital Health

According to Plato and Aristotle, philosophy begins in wonder. You start to question the shape of the clouds or why the ants are working in hives, the next thing you know you already contemplate [...]

Frank Boehm (CEO NanoAppsMedical Inc.) interview on 21st Century Radio

Dr. Bob Hieronimus hosted an in depth two-hour long interview on Sunday, April 29th with NanoApps Medical CEO Frank Boehm, who initially discussed his first book, and his three new books in progress. Among [...]

Course set to overcome mismatch between lab-designed nanomaterials and nature’s complexity

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Enhancing light-molecule interactions via crystal lattice vibrations

Researchers from CIC-nanoGUNE (San Sebastián, Spain), in collaboration with the Donostia International Physics Center (San Sebastián, Spain), Materials Physics Center (CFM, CSIC-UPV/EHU, San Sebastián, Spain) and University of Oviedo demonstrate a new way to [...]

Einstein’s ‘spooky action’ goes massive

Perhaps the strangest prediction of quantum theory is entanglement, a phenomenon whereby two distant objects become intertwined in a manner that defies both classical physics and a “common-sense” understanding of reality. In 1935, Albert [...]

Lighting up DNA-based nanostructures

The term ‘DNA origami’ refers to a method for the design and self-assembly of complex molecular structures with nanometer precision. The technique exploits the base-pairing interactions between single-stranded DNA molecules of known [...]

How Are Nanoparticles Used in SERS?

Introduction Surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS) uses both roughened metal surfaces and nanoparticles in colloidal solutions to enhance the Raman signal. Recent research has also had a focus on zinc oxide nanostructures. Nanoparticles are more [...]

New Nanoscale Transistor May Pave Way for High-Performance Wearable Smart Tech

Researchers at The University of Manchester and Shandong University in China have developed a nanoscale transistor that will be one step closer to enabling the creation of flexible televisions, phones, and tablets as well [...]

Is Nanotechnology found in food?

Recently, applications of nanotechnology are in the lime light in all the sectors including food and nutrition. Food nanotechnology is becoming new frontiers of this century. The applications of nanotechnology in food and agriculture [...]

Man-made antibodies show promise in attacking cancer cells in animal models

Using chemotherapy along with aptamers – lab-made molecules that function like antibodies — researchers have shown that they can zero in on and kill prostate cancer tumours in mice while leaving healthy tissue unscathed. [...]

Frank Boehm (CEO NanoAppsMedical Inc.) interview on 21st Century Radio – April 29 8-10 pm EST

Frank Boehm (CEO of NanoApps Medical, Inc.) will be interviewed by Dr. Bob Hieronimus , host of 21st Century Radio in Baltimore, Maryland on Sunday, April, 29th from 8-10 pm EST. Dr. Bob and [...]

A Drug-Resistant Strain of Typhoid Is Going to Spread, Scientists Fear

One more mutation, and the strain could become untreatable. The first “extensively drug-resistant” strain of typhoid is spreading through Pakistan, leaving scientists concerned about a deadly outbreak and the rise of other drug-resistant diseases. [...]

Scientists measure the energy levels of single molecules on insulators

Our understanding of single-molecule electronics has become clearer and the answer involved using a common household item – salt. Building off of a previous paper in 2009 (Science, "Measuring the Charge State of an [...]

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