Latest Nature Nanotechnology Stories
Using chemical "nanoblasts" that punch tiny holes in the protective membranes of cells, researchers have demonstrated a new technique for getting therapeutic small molecules, proteins and DNA directly into living cells.
Imagine being able to drop a toothpick on the head of one particular person standing among 100,000 people in a stadium.
Research could lead to remote stimulation of cells to treat cancer or diabetes.
By emulating nature's design principles, a team at Harvard's Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering, Harvard Medical School and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute has created nanodevices made of DNA that self-assemble and can be programmed to move and change shape on demand.
Materialâ€™s fluctuating response to a magnetic field could lead to switchable superconducting wires.
Research could yield novel composites, touch-screen displays.
A University of Michigan biomedical engineering professor has discovered a new instance of such a nanoscale phenomenonâ€”one that could lead to faster, less expensive portable diagnostic devices and push back frontiers in building micro-mechanical and "lab on a chip" devices.
Though scientists argue that the emerging technology of spintronics may trump conventional electronics for building the next generation of faster, smaller, more efficient computers and high-tech devices, no one has actually seen the spinâ€”a quantum mechanical property of electronsâ€”in individual atoms until now.
The Atomic Force Microscope depicts on its screen the few nanometer thick and few micrometer long fibers as white flexible sticks, crisscrossing the surface on which they are deposited.
A team of MIT researchers has found a novel way to mimic the process by which plants use the power of sunlight to split water and make chemical fuel to power their growth.
- In medieval musical notation, a sign or neume denoting a shake or trill.