Nanoparticle relieves IBD symptoms in mice

A new nanoparticle beats FDA-approved medications for relieving symptoms of inflammatory bowel disease in mice.

Laura Bailey-Michigan | Aug. 21, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine gut-bacteria inflammatory-bowel-disease microbiomes nanotechnology

Super thin heat shield lets your phone keep its cool

In extreme cases, the heat that phones and laptops give off can cause batteries to explode, but a heat shield just 10 atoms thick may cool things down.

Tom Abate-Stanford | Aug. 19, 2019 | futurity
~6 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology electronics graphene heat nanotechnology sound

Tiny ‘glass’ bottles deliver drugs at right temp and place

"This new method could allow infusion therapies to target specific parts of the body and potentially negating certain side effects..."

Josh Brown-Georgia Tech | Aug. 16, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine cancer drug-delivery nanotechnology

Method may finally unleash graphene for faster computers

Today, computer components use copper, but graphene could make chips faster, lighter, and more reliable. New research solves the issues that kept it back.

Sonia Fernandez-UCSB | Aug. 6, 2019 | futurity
~8 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology computers copper electronics graphene microchips nanotechnology

Water and ultra-thin metal generate electricity

"It's exciting to think about... coating the outside of building windows with metal nanolayers to obtain energy when it rains."

Megan Fellman-Northwestern | Aug. 1, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology electricity metals nanotechnology water

‘Protein origami’ forms 2D triangles and squares

Thanks to its toughness, "protein origami" could be useful in drug delivery, sensing, or other applications.

Camden Flath-Futurity | Aug. 1, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology materials-science nanotechnology origami proteins shapes

The best nanotube edges have ‘armchairs’ and ‘zigzags’

An odd, two-faced "Janus" edge is more common than previously thought for carbon nanotubes growing on a rigid catalyst, report researchers.

Mike Williams-Rice | Aug. 1, 2019 | futurity
~7 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology graphene materials-science nanotechnology shapes


Nanotech injection nabs cancer cells on the run

Nanoparticles that catch a ride on white blood cells can track down and destroy cancer cells set loose by surgery.

Spencer Turney-Vanderbilt | July 25, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: featured health-and-medicine cancer cells immune-systems metastases nanotechnology

Hot experiment brings molecular computing one step closer

The first measurement of heat transfer through a single molecule could pave the way for molecular computing.

Nicole Casal Moore-Michigan | July 22, 2019 | futurity
~6 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology computers molecules nanotechnology physics temperature

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