nanotechnology

'Nanobombs' that blow up cancer cells

Posted in Medicine on 9th Dec, 2015
by Alex Muller

Nanoparticles that contain a chemical used in baking bread that make cancer cells swell and burst when exposed to near-infrared laser light.

Oscillating electric field used to remove nanoparticles from blood

Posted in Medicine on 2nd Dec, 2015
by Alex Muller

Engineers are developing a technique using an oscillating electric field to separate nanoparticles from blood in a way that may one day make it a routine procedure.

Scientists develop 'nanopores' that inexpensively filter the salt out of seawater

Posted in Hardware on 14th Nov, 2015
by Alex Muller

A material that allows high volumes of water to pass through tiny holes called nanopores while blocking salt and contaminants.

How Graphene Could Turn Air Into Energy

Posted in Featured, Science on 7th Nov, 2015
by Alex Muller

Graphene can easily allow protons to pass through it, researchers have found. The discovery could open the door to a whole new type of energy production.

Conducting ink can boost solar thermal by 70% for a few dollars

Posted in Business on 1st Nov, 2015
by Alex Muller

Researchers have created a nanoparticle-rich, conducting ink that they have used to coat pipes of solar water heaters to increase their efficiency by up to 70 percent.