Nanodroplets and ultrasound ‘drill’ may bust blood clots

A new way to break up particularly tough blood clots uses engineered nanodroplets and an ultrasound "drill."

Matt Shipman-NC State • futurity
Jan. 8, 2021 ~6 min

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4D printing makes wrinkly, stretchy energy devices

A new method for creating stretchy supercapacitors could pave the way for more flexible and dynamic wearable devices, researchers report.

Michigan State • futurity
Dec. 29, 2020 ~6 min

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Atlas shows off 466 carbon nanotube colors

New research maps out a huge number of carbon nanotube colors. "Carbon, which we see as black, can appear transparent or take on any color of the rainbow."

Jade Boyd-Rice • futurity
Dec. 15, 2020 ~8 min

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Nanotech jumps blood-brain barrier to kill cancer in mice

"It's still a bit of a miracle to us.... I've worked in this field for more than 10 years and have not seen anything like this."

Nicole Casal Moore-Michigan • futurity
Nov. 11, 2020 ~6 min

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Shrimpy nanotech could carry drugs to tumors

A new nanoparticle derived from chitin, a polymer that makes up shrimp shells, could offer a way to safely deliver anti-cancer drugs to tumor sites.

James Urton-U. Washington • futurity
Nov. 6, 2020 ~7 min

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Nanofoam could make football helmets safe for longer

A liquid nanofoam lining filled with tiny pores could help football helmets better stand up to impacts strong enough to cause concussions.

Caroline Brooks-Michigan State • futurity
Oct. 27, 2020 ~5 min

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Tech prints sensors right onto human skin

A new method can print wearable sensors directly onto skin without heat. The sensors could help monitor stats like temperature, heart performance, and more.

Megan Lakatos-Penn State • futurity
Oct. 13, 2020 ~6 min

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‘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

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‘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

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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

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