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New Technique for Rapidly Killing Bacteria

March 20, 2016

An artist’s interpretation of how bacteria cells on a nanoporous gold disk array are killed after exposure to near-infrared light. (Credit: Greggy M. Santos and Wei-Chuan Shih) Researchers have developed a new technique for killing [more...]

Nanosheet Flow Meters Find Sensor Stability

October 21, 2015

Nanosheets have a surface-texture advantage (image credit: Anna Demming) The ability to monitor fluid flow is crucial for a number of applications but current methods use ‘hot wires’ that are brittle and prone to break under operating [more...]

Here’s Why Nobody’s Talking About Nanotech Anymore

October 11, 2015

A micro reactor from glass of the iX-factory GmbH for cost-efficient and danger-reduced mixing of chemicals in the chemical industry (Credit: Kevin Kelleher, Time) Of all the investment fads and manias over the past few decades, none have [more...]

3-D-printed Microscopic Fish Do More Than Swim

September 1, 2015

3-D-printed microfish contain functional nanoparticles that enable them to be self-propelled, chemically powered and magnetically steered. The microfish are also capable of removing and sensing toxins. (Image Credit: J. Warner, UC San [more...]

Nanoparticles: Great Promise Against Cancer

May 27, 2015

The advancement of nanotechnology in the past decade has driven the development of numerous medical applications. None of them is as promising as the use of targeted nanoparticles aimed to improve the treatment of cancer, which has serious [more...]