Supercapacitor nano-architecture: designing a plant-powered future

“The most crucial result of this work is the correlation between form and function in supercapacitor materials,” states first author Dina Ibrahim Abouelamaiem. She elaborates that “our research is driven by the need for a greener future and improved energy systems”, which is why their Sustainable Energy Fuels paper focuses on understanding how the [...]

By |2019-06-19T08:33:55+00:00June 19th, 2019|Categories: News|0 Comments

Updated – Worldwide Press for “Human Brain/Cloud Interface”

“We’ll have nanobots that… connect our neocortex to a synthetic neocortex in the cloud. Our thinking will be a…. biological and non-biological hybrid.” Ray Kurzweil, TED 2014 UPDATE - June 18 2019 Since it's publication on March 29 2019 in Frontiers in Neuroscience, the "Human Brain/Cloud Interface" paper has attracted considerable attention and [...]

By |2019-06-18T11:58:33+00:00June 18th, 2019|Categories: News|0 Comments

Research reveals liquid gold on the nanoscale

Swansea University researchers have discovered what liquid gold looks like on the nanoscale – and in doing so have mapped the way in which nanoparticles melt, which is relevant to the manufacturing and performance of nanotechnology devices such as bio-sensors, nanochips , gas sensors, and catalysts. The research published in Nature Communications ("Atomic-resolution imaging [...]

By |2019-06-16T11:07:52+00:00June 16th, 2019|Categories: News|0 Comments

The Potential for Nanomedicine to Clean up our Bodies

A new study by the Environmental Working Group reveals that: “Major food companies like General Mills continue to sell popular children’s breakfast cereals and other foods contaminated with troubling levels of glyphosate, the cancer-causing ingredient in the herbicide Roundup. The weedkiller, produced by Bayer-Monsanto, was detected in all 21 oat-based cereal and snack products [...]

By |2019-06-12T16:21:23+00:00June 12th, 2019|Categories: News|0 Comments

Nanotechnology treatment reverses multiple sclerosis in mice

A nanotechnology treatment derived from bone marrow stem cells has reversed multiple sclerosis symptoms in mice and could eventually be used to help humans, according to a new study led by University of California, Irvine researchers. “Until now, stem cell therapies for autoimmune and neurodegenerative diseases have produced mixed results in clinical trials, partly [...]

By |2019-06-16T11:06:08+00:00June 9th, 2019|Categories: News|0 Comments

Scientists create new class of two-dimensional materials

In a paper published this week in Nature ("Freestanding crystalline oxide perovskites down to the monolayer limit"), materials science researchers at the University of California, Irvine and other institutions unveil a new process for producing oxide perovskite crystals in exquisitely flexible, free-standing layers. A two-dimensional rendition of this substance is intriguing to scientists and [...]

By |2019-06-08T07:40:43+00:00June 8th, 2019|Categories: News|0 Comments

Understanding the (ultra-small) structure of silicon nanocrystals

New research provides insight into the structure of silicon nanocrystals, a substance that promises to provide efficient lithium ion batteries that power your phone to medical imaging on the nanoscale. The research was conducted by a team of University of Alberta chemists, lead by two PhD students in the Department of Chemistry, Alyx Thiessen [...]

By |2019-06-07T12:27:23+00:00June 7th, 2019|Categories: News|0 Comments

Small particles can have big consequences for electronics in space missions

Several space missions, planned by both the European Space Agency and NASA, have their target set on Jupiter and its moons. The extraordinarily harsh radiation environments in the Jovian system will set some strict requirements for the electronics inside the spacecraft. To ensure the proper function of the spacecraft, it is important to understand [...]

By |2019-06-04T08:55:03+00:00June 4th, 2019|Categories: News|0 Comments

Video – What is Neuralink? Neural Lace Explained

The text of the video commentary: Elon Musk’s new project Neuralink has been making headlines recently, but very little is known about this mysterious company so far. We’re going to answer the question ‘What is Neuralink?’ and let you know why you should be paying very close attention. I’m Zachary Maslanik, [...]

By |2019-06-02T15:46:51+00:00June 2nd, 2019|Categories: News|0 Comments

‘I wash all my food like crazy’ Scientists voice concern about nanoparticles

rance is clamping down on a common food additive that has been shown to be carcinogenic in animal studies. The ban of titanium dioxide, announced by the French government last month, follows a review that could not rule out human cancer risks. The ban is just the latest chapter in a long-running debate on [...]

By |2019-06-02T13:36:30+00:00June 2nd, 2019|Categories: News|0 Comments