‘Blinking’ titanium dioxide crystals may prove useful

Titanium dioxide crystals that "blink" may benefit quantum computers or the creation of fuels from carbon dioxide, say researchers.

Todd Bates-Rutgers • futurity
Aug. 3, 2020 ~3 min

Tags: nanotechnology light materials-science science-and-technology crystals

‘Wrap, trap, and zap’ kills superbugs in wastewater

Adding a graphene "wrap" to an exisitng "trap and zap" strategy does a better job and destroying antibiotic-resistant bacteria in wastewater treatment.

Jade Boyd-Rice • futurity
July 27, 2020 ~5 min

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

Flex material may lead to cooling clothes

Nanotubes may lead to cooling clothing. "Instead of heating or cooling a whole dwelling or space, you would heat or cool the personal space..."

Laura Oleniacz-UNC • futurity
July 6, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: nanotechnology temperature fabric science-and-technology clothing

Nanogaps between gold electrodes emit lots of light

Physicists have observed surprisingly strong light and high heat from nanogaps between plasmonic electrodes, particularly those made of gold.

Mike Williams-Rice • futurity
July 2, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: nanotechnology light gold science-and-technology plasmons

Nanosatellites could beam ‘quantum internet’ to Earth

Tiny satellites could be the key to a global quantum internet network. That could mean internet from space on Earth, and communication between spacecraft.

National University of Singapore • futurity
June 29, 2020 ~9 min

Tags: nanotechnology internet satellites quantum-physics science-and-technology

‘Nanosponges’ draw coronavirus away from lung cells

"I was skeptical at the beginning because it seemed too good to be true. But when I saw the first set of results in the lab, I was just astonished."

Kat McAlpine-Boston • futurity
June 19, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: covid-19 nanotechnology lungs viruses polymers health-and-medicine immune-systems

Patch that treats melanoma dissolves in 1 minute

A new wearable patch for treating melanoma dissolves quickly while leaving tiny needles that deliver chemotherapy drugs over time.

Chris Adam-Purdue • futurity
June 16, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: cancer nanotechnology chemotherapy skin-cancer skin melanoma drug-delivery health-and-medicine wearable-devices

2D nanosheets show promise for stopping cancer cells

Light-responsive biomaterials, such as the 2D nanosheets, "have a strong potential for developing the next generation of noninvasive, precise, and controllable medical devices."

Jennifer Reiley-Texas A&M • futurity
June 11, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: cancer nanotechnology light materials-science cells health-and-medicine

‘Artificial Chemist’ learns to make best quantum dots in minutes

"Artificial Chemist is a truly autonomous system that can intelligently navigate through the chemical universe."

Matt Shipman-NC State • futurity
June 10, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: machine-learning chemistry artificial-intelligence quantum-dots nanotechnology material-science science-and-technology

Method gets LEDs to act more like lasers

"Nobody had engineered a way to control the emission of light from an LED into a single direction."

Sonia Fernandez-UCSB • futurity
June 8, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: nanotechnology lasers light materials-science science-and-technology led metamaterial

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