Nanotechnology

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Bacteria Could Grow Futuristic 'Self-Healing' Materials
bacteria grow living materials
April 3rd, 2014
Living materials produced by bacteria could lead to interactive structures programmed to self-assemble into specific patterns, such as those used on solar cells and diagnostic sensors, and even self-healing materials that could sense damage and repair it.
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Far Out! Making Crystals Ripple with Light
crystal ripples from light
March 11th, 2014
Crystals hit with infrared light could be the next generation of nanometer scale devices.
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Nano[Ag]ressions
silver, nanotechnology, nanoagression
March 31st, 2014
Tiny silver particles protect against microbes, but are they dangerous?
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Nanotech Delivers Needle-Free Vaccine in Mice
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September 25th, 2013
A nanotech-based vaccine that can be applied to the body's mucus membranes could be an effective, needle-less vaccination method, a new study in mice shows.
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Scientists Make the Smallest Mona Lisa
August 5th, 2013
The enigmatic image is perhaps the most reproduced in art history, but it's never before been painted on such a small canvas.
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Tech Fashion Statement: The New World of Wearable Computing
Smart textiles dress created at Cornell University
May 7th, 2013
Smart textiles are reinventing how we use clothing in our everyday lives.
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New High-Tech Plants Could Detect Bombs or Chemical Weapons
An arabidopsis plant
March 21st, 2014
Plants already provide food, fuel and oxygen, but now researchers want to make plants produce even more energy and perform jobs such as detecting environmental pollutants or even explosives or chemical weapons.
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Going Small To Mop Up Big Oil Spills
Boat in Oily Gulf of Mexico
September 24th, 2013
Reusable, magnetic nanoparticles can remove crude oil from water.
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Nanotubes Could Help To Detect Lyme Disease Earlier
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July 9th, 2013
Ultramicroscopic technique may speed up diagnosis.
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