A team of chemical engineers and biochemists has managed to change how plants work. Well, to be exact, they've made plants work better by embedding carbon nanotubes into the plants' leaves so that they absorb more light. Put simply, they've created bionic plants.
The current world record holder for "world's smallest motor" comprises several molecules, but it measures just 200 nanometers across; that's pretty tiny, considering that the average strand of human hair is about 60,000 nanometers wide. But now a team of chemical engineers at Tufts University have developed an…
Many diabetics endure daily finger pricks to test their blood sugar levels. But advances in nanotechnology could soon mean that diabetics need endure the needle only once: to get a glucose-tracking tattoo.