Nanotech could diagnose COVID-19 and gauge death risk

A proposed platform uses nanoparticles or magnetic levitation to spot a "fingerprint" for COVID-19 diagnosis and checking death risk.

Kim Ward-Michigan State • futurity
May 19, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: health-and-medicine covid-19 infections magnetism medical-tests nanotechnology viruses

Nanoparticles enter living cells to gather cancer clues

A new imaging technique sends nanoparticles into living cells to reveal important information about cell structure—including how tumor cells physically change as they form a tumor.

Caroline Brooks-Michigan State • futurity
April 30, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: health-and-medicine cancer cells imaging-technology nanotechnology

Electronic fabric lets you play Tetris with your arm

The super-thin, stretchy material could be useful in medical wearable electronics because it's so breathable. That makes it better for long-term use.

Matt Shipman-NC State • futurity
April 30, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: science-and-technology materials-science nanotechnology polymers wearable-devices

Can we ‘trap and zap’ the coronavirus?

A technology researchers originally developed to treat wastewater could potentially be useful in capturing and killing the coronavirus.

Mike Williams-Rice • futurity
April 24, 2020 ~3 min

Tags: health-and-medicine covid-19 nanotechnology viruses wastewater-treatment

Fleets of ‘nanocardboard’ aircraft could explore Mars

Tiny nanocardboard probes that weigh less than a fruit fly could levitate through the Martian skies to gather data.

Evan Lerner-Pennsylvania • futurity
April 22, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: science-and-technology aircraft mars nanotechnology planets space

New plate-nanolattices are stronger than diamonds

Scientists have designed plate-nanolattices, nanometer-sized carbon structures, that are stronger than diamonds as a ratio of strength to density.

Brian Bell-UC Irvine • futurity
April 14, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: science-and-technology materials-science nanotechnology strength

Synthetic microparticle is the world’s most complex

Researchers created synthetic microparticles more complex than the most intricate in nature. They could improve sensors, electronics, and more.

U. Michigan • futurity
April 9, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: science-and-technology biomimicry materials-science nanotechnology

Two walls may beat one for solar-panel nanotubes

New research on Russian doll-like nanotubes could pave the way for their use in solar panels.

Mike Williams-Rice • futurity
March 30, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: science-and-technology graphene materials-science nanotechnology renewable-energy

Getting into the groove keeps nanotubes orderly

Researchers were baffled when they lined up nanotubes side by side like dry spaghetti. New research explains how it happened.

Jade Boyd-Rice • futurity
March 17, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: science-and-technology carbon materials-science nanotechnology

Nanotech ‘traps and zaps’ antibiotic-resistant genes

A new method could tackle the antibiotic-resistant genes of superbug bacteria with a "trap and zap" method. It could keep resistance from spreading.

Mike Williams-Rice • futurity
March 12, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: health-and-medicine antibiotics catalysts drug-resistance nanotechnology wastewater-treatment

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