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Self-healing material a breakthrough for bio-inspired robotics

ScienceDaily.com: Nanotechnology News - Mon, 05/21/2018 - 21:17
Many natural organisms have the ability to repair themselves. Now, manufactured machines will be able to mimic this property. Researchers have created a self-healing material that spontaneously repairs itself under extreme mechanical damage.
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Boron nitride nanotubes enhanced for next-gen composites

ScienceDaily.com: Nanotechnology News - Mon, 05/21/2018 - 21:17
Researchers discover a way to 'decorate' electrically insulating boron nitride nanotubes with functional groups. That makes them complementary building blocks to conductive carbon nanotubes for future composite and polymer materials.
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A better way to control crystal vibrations

NanoWerk.com - Mon, 05/21/2018 - 20:55
Researchers have shown that by swapping out just a small fraction of a material's atoms with atoms of a different element, they can control the speed and frequencies of these vibrations.

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Discovery for grouping atoms invokes Pasteur

NanoWerk.com - Mon, 05/21/2018 - 19:07
A new dimension in chemistry could herald new materials, drugs, computers.

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Graphene paves the way to faster high-speed optical communications

NanoWerk.com - Mon, 05/21/2018 - 19:03
Researchers created a technology that could lead to new devices for faster, more reliable ultra-broad bandwidth transfers.

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Observing cellular activity, one molecule at a time

NanoWerk.com - Mon, 05/21/2018 - 18:40
Using a new mode of atomic force microscopy, researchers have found a way to see and measure protein assembly in real time and with unprecedented detail.

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Nanoparticles derived from tea leaves destroy lung cancer cells: Quantum dots have great potential

ScienceDaily.com: Nanotechnology News - Mon, 05/21/2018 - 17:27
Nanoparticles derived from tea leaves inhibit the growth of lung cancer cells, destroying up to 80 percent of them, new research has shown. The team made the discovery while they were testing out a new method of producing a type of nanoparticle called quantum dots. These are tiny particles which measure less than 10 nanometers. A human hair is 40,000 nanometers thick.
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New technique reveals 3D shape of nanostructure's polariton interaction

ScienceDaily.com: Nanotechnology News - Mon, 05/21/2018 - 17:26
Researchers have found a way to reveal the 3D shape of the polariton interaction around a nanostructure. Their technique improves upon the common spectroscopic imaging technique known as scattering-type scanning near-field optical microscopy (s-SNOM).
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New technique reveals 3D shape of nanostructure's polariton interaction

NanoWerk.com - Mon, 05/21/2018 - 16:45
New method improves upon common spectroscopic imaging technique: scattering-type scanning near-field optical microscopy (s-SNOM), makes it possible to obtain polaritonic, mechanical and electrical information simultaneously with one measurement.

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Framework diversity of carbon nitrides offers rich platform for single atom catalysis

NanoWerk.com - Mon, 05/21/2018 - 16:38
Scientists demonstrate broad scope of carbon nitrides as single atom hosts.

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New nano building block takes a bow

NanoWerk.com - Mon, 05/21/2018 - 14:34
Researchers enhance boron nitride nanotubes for next-gen composites.

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Alchemists of the cell environment

NanoWerk.com - Mon, 05/21/2018 - 12:06
Scientists create gold catalysts capable of working as artificial enzymes inside living cells, thus triggering chemical reactions which do not exist in nature.

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Nanoparticles derived from tea leaves destroy lung cancer cells

NanoWerk.com - Mon, 05/21/2018 - 09:47
New research shows that nanoparticles derived from tea leaves inhibit the growth of lung cancer cells, destroying up to 80% of them.

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Diamond 'spin-off' tech could lead to low-cost medical imaging and drug discovery tools

NanoWerk.com - Fri, 05/18/2018 - 22:22
Researchers exploit tiny defects in diamonds to pave the way for enhanced biological imaging and drug studies.

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Diamond 'spin-off' tech could lead to low-cost medical imaging and drug discovery tools

ScienceDaily.com: Nanotechnology News - Fri, 05/18/2018 - 22:10
An international team has discovered how to exploit defects in nanoscale and microscale diamonds and potentially enhance the sensitivity of magnetic resonance imaging and nuclear magnetic resonance systems while eliminating the need for their costly and bulky superconducting magnets.
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Robotic assembly of the world's smallest house -- Even a mite doesn't fit through the door!

ScienceDaily.com: Nanotechnology News - Fri, 05/18/2018 - 18:27
A nanorobotics team has assembled a new microrobotics system that pushes forward the frontiers of optical nanotechnologies. Combining several existing technologies, the newly developed nanofactory builds microstructures in a large vacuum chamber and fixes components onto optical fiber tips with nanometer accuracy. The microhouse construction demonstrates how researchers can advance optical sensing technologies when they manipulate ion guns, electron beams and finely controlled robotic piloting.
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Nanorobotic assembly of the world's smallest house

NanoWerk.com - Fri, 05/18/2018 - 16:56
Nanorobotics team demonstrates their new capability to manufacture optical nanotechnologies.

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A soft solution to the hard problem of energy storage

NanoWerk.com - Fri, 05/18/2018 - 16:50
It's great in the lab, but will it actually work? That's the million-dollar question perpetually leveled at engineering researchers. For a family of layered nanomaterials that answer is now, yes.

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Simplifying skin disease diagnosis with topical nanotechnology

NanoWerk.com - Fri, 05/18/2018 - 15:10
Researchers share more insight into their unique method for skin disease diagnosis using NanoFlare nanotechnology.

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Self-illuminating pixels for a new display generation

NanoWerk.com - Fri, 05/18/2018 - 14:58
Flexible display technology with quantum dots.

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