Nanotechnology

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Got a Scratched Gadget? Self-Propelled Particles to the Rescue
Self-propelled nanoparticles could rush to the scene of a scrape in an electronic and bridge the gap to complete the circuit again, shown here in an illustration.
March 15th, 2016
Electronics such as solar panels and flexible gadgets may someday be able to heal their "wounds," thanks to tiny, self-propelled nanoparticles that detect and repair damage.
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Zombie Cyborg Wood May Lead to Better Night-Vision Cameras
Scanning electron microscope picture of cyberwood, a hybrid material made of tobacco laced with carbon nanotubes.
March 31st, 2015
The cyberwood, which continues to work even after its living components die, is made from a combination of tobacco plant and teensy carbon tubes. The result could lead to better technologies in night-vision cameras and temperature sensors.
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Learning from Earth's Smallest Ecosystems (Kavli Hangout)
April 24th, 2015
Peering into the planet's tiniest ecosystems, under rocks and in our guts.
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Nanoscale Super-Sponges Boost Boiling (Gallery)
Fast and hot surface
March 26th, 2015
Using a scaffolding built from tobacco viruses, engineers have created a super-efficient nanoscale sponge.
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Chameleon-like Material Changes Color On Demand
Color-changing silicon layer
March 13th, 2015
New nanoscale technology could have wide-ranging applications in multiple industries.
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Google's Cancer-Detecting Nanoparticles: Are There Drawbacks?
October 30th, 2014
Google is developing nanoparticles that the company hopes will catch early signs of disease, but are there potential drawbacks to the technology?
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Richard Feynman's Lessons from Ants, Dinosaurs and His Dad (Video)
An illustration of dinosaurs and a pterodactyl overhead.
April 3rd, 2015
For Richard Feynman, it was his father who inspired him to find answers to the world's unanswered questions.
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Virus-Crafted Metal Nano-Sponges Boost Boiling
Drexel University lab's virus-templated nickel nanostructures
March 26th, 2015
A watched pot may never boil, but a watched pot coated in these super-sponge nanostructures might.
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The Nanotech View of the Microbiome (Kavli Roundtable)
Colored image of an Enterococcus faecalis bacterium
February 12th, 2015
New nanotech is behind the latest hunt to find and track the millions of microbes in the microbiome.
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