What happens if you take 1680 titanium atoms and 180 platinum atoms, then add a Christmas-spirited team of scientists? A nanoscale catalyst to help split water into hydrogen, with more than a passing resemblance to a snowman, is what.
It's probably true that every generation thinks it'll be the last—I mean, the Doomsday Clock has been ticking since 1947. And though I accused us millennials earlier today of being the "generation that cried apocalypse," I fully admit there are some damn legit reasons for that cry currently brewing.
You may think this looks like the surface of the Death Star, but actually it's a microscopic device that delivers DNA into the nucleus of a single cell.
Have you heard about the crisis in the world of extra virgin olive oil? Of course you have, this is important stuff. There's even a book about it. In short, most of the olive oils labelled "Extra Virgin" for sale in the States are in fact not. They have been diluted with soy bean or other inexpensive oils and given…
There are no shortage of surprises when it comes to nanomaterials, but this new composite is behaving in a whole new way: it wiggles when you turn on the lights.
A team of scientists have taken inspiration from nature to develop a new material that can be painted onto surfaces and keep them wet or dry, while never needing to be cleaned.
If you generate a lot of excess body heat—and there's no shame in it—then it would make sense to put it to good use. A new wearable fabric called Power Felt could be the answer; it can generate electrical current from temperature differences.
Smoking cigarettes is a pretty disgusting habit and pretty bad for you. The smoke, the smell, the higher chance of lung cancer—not good stuff. But it's addicting and clears people's mind! So, how can scientists make it less bad for us? Titanate nanotubes.
MRSA Cells With and Without Nanoparticles MRSA bacteria before, left, and after, right, incubation with a new biodegradable polymer nanoparticle. Cell destruction is clearly visible. The bottom two images are magniﬁed with respect to the top images.
A new coating material for food packaging could keep sodas fizzy, chips crispy and military rations more edible, scientists say. It's made of a thin film of nanoscale bits of clay, the same kind used to make bricks, mixed with polymers. When viewed under an electron microscope, the film looks like bricks and mortar,…
Nanotechnology! Wonder science, right? Will solve all of life's problems, eventually. Yeah...probably not, but it could make palladium easier to come by in the future. One problem, potentially solved!
It looks like nanotech-based screen technology is nearer than we thought—LG's claiming its upcoming LEX8 adds "NANO Lighting Technology" to its new top-end LED backlit TV model, the LG LEX8.
A research team at the University of Michigan has created a new even-higher-high-definition screen technology, using nano-sized manufacturing processes to reduce pixel size—and simplify the screen-making process.
I'm convinced: nanotechnology can and will do anything. In this case, it's creating perfectly non-reflecting views on everything from cellphone displays to eyeglasses, without requiring extra steps in the manufacturing process. And it's the best moth-inspired idea since The Tick.
This 3D map of Earth, carved by IBM's new nanometer-scale silicon milling machine, could fit alongside 999 other Earths onto a single grain of salt. Here's a look at the machine behind it: