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CES 2019 — Preview of some of the expo's hottest new gadgets

Las Vegas - The CES trade show opens in Las Vegas next week. Most of the big names in tech and many start-ups - will all be competing for attention - some with overhyped gadgets, meaningless concepts, and just plain dumb ideas - But CES 2019 is optimistic.

Op-Ed: A real bio virus is being used to speed up computers

Cambridge - You hear a lot about computer viruses, but a new bit of technology has come from the use of a biological virus. It’s called “phase change memory”, and it relates to memory management in two states, “amorphous” and “crystalline” memory.

Increasing lithium-ion battery power with nano-sponge

The use of a nano-porous silicon material has enabled researchers to boost the power of lithium-ion batteries by around 50 percent. This is through improving the uptake of lithium ions within the battery.

How graphene can advance quantum computers

Researchers have been investigating how graphene can be used as a nanoscale electron trap. This discovery has several potential applications in quantum computers, helping technologists on the path to building more advanced computers.

Nanoparticles can help battle brain cancer

Researchers have come up with a new drug-delivering nanoparticle which may provide a more effective means to treat the brain cancer glioblastoma. The particles are equipped to transport two different drugs.

AI-based method speeds up development of nanoparticles

Boston - An artificial intelligent based method could accelerate the development of specialized nanoparticles, according to a new proof-of-concept study.

World's smallest house made using nanotechnology

Bescat - Scientists have assembled the world’s smallest house by using a combination of robotics and nanotechnology. The micro-house even has a door that a house mite can fit through.

Nanoparticles assisting with cancer drug discovery

Toronto - A new medical technology has been developed, in the form of a liquid biopsy”. This Canadian technology is designed to detect those patients who may not respond to conventional chemotherapy for prostate cancer.

Ancient paper influences smart clothing

Smart and connected clothing is receiving considerable investment, even if the take-up from the public remains muted. An example of a new design in fabrics is where variations of origami have provided inspiration.

Review: All weather 'Lotushirt' made by nanotechnology Special

Two major Asus alums have founded the Fiber Secret company to bring tech-industry innovation to the stuffy world of men’s clothing and Lotushirt is its first product. At the heart of the clothing are nanofibers.

Nano-drops improve shortsightedness

Tel Aviv - A new type of medicine, described as a ‘nano-drop’, has been designed as a cure for shortsightedness and nearsightedness. This is an alternative to conventional laser correction techniques and to wearing glasses or contact lenses.

Essential Science: Nanotechnology provides antimalarial drug

Malaria affects millions of people worldwide and it is one of the world’s most dangerous diseases. In a positive development, researchers have developed a new medicine, described as ‘long lasting’, to aid the prevention of malaria.

Essential Science: Nanoparticles used for malaria test

Malaria is one of the world’s most serious and common diseases. In order to improve detectability, researchers have developed a new test for the causative parasite. The test uses the latest nanoscience technology.

Advances in the 3D printing of nanofibers

The 3D printing of meshes will be of great advantage to manufacturers of solar cells, together with a range of other applications. Researchers have announced a new approach for the 3D printing of nanofiber meshes.

Essential Science: Gold nanoparticles to assess diseases

Gold nanoparticles, just 100 nanometers in size, have been developed to offer a truly innovative solution for health screenings. When these particles are coated they can be used to track blood flow within the smallest blood vessels in the body.

Saule Technologies has breakthrough in perovskite solar cell

Nanotechnology, a science that focuses on understanding materials on an atomic scale, is being utilized to print solar panels using perovskite crystals, a cheap and highly sensitive mineral that was first found in the Ural Mountains of Russia in 1839.

First stretchable holographic display revealed

By using gold nanorods embedded into a contact lens material, technologists have succeeded in creating a new kind of holographic display. The display is based on a special film which is stretchable.

RNA used to make ‘living computers’ for nanotechnology

Phoenix - Researchers from Arizona State University have demonstrated that living cells can be induced to carry out complex computations in the manner of tiny robots or computers.

Biotech used to create parallel computers

Swedish technologists have successfully used nanotechnology to develop a biological computer, designed to solve complex mathematical problems in a far faster than conventional computers. This type of technology will aid business and academia.

Injectable nanoparticles delay tumor progression

Virus particles, which normally infect potatoes, have been adapted to act as cancer drug delivery devices. Trials have been successfully attempted using mice.

Nano-implant set to restore sight

In a major breakthrough scientists from University of California San Diego and the company Nanovision Biosciences Inc., are on the cusp of developing nano-sized implants that can restore sight to a blind person.

Gold nanoparticles used to rapidly detect Ebola

While the Ebola pandemic in West Africa was eventually tackled the risk remains that the viral disease will re-emerge. To better equipped a new diagnostic method has been developed to allow for the rapid detection of the disease.

Nanomaterials pave the way for antifogging car windshields

A new type of nanotexture, based on cone-shaped structures found on the surface of insect wings, could inspire new designs for materials prone to fogging. This includes car and aircraft windshields.

Worms munch nanoparticles to improve sensors

Scientists have used tiny worms to digest nanoparticles wrapped around bacteria. The study has been run to see how cellular forces affect nanomedicine.

Researcher created the world's smallest snowman

London - Of course it is not really a man. And it is not even made of snow. But what is being referred to as the “world’s smallest snowman” is so tiny it can only been seen through an electron microscope.

Essential Science: Nanoparticles fight resistant breast cancer

Scientists have developed nanoparticles to accurately target and treat a form of breast cancer that is resistant to conventional therapeutics.

Nucleation: From champagne bubbles to Alzheimer’s research

A process called nucleation describes everything from the formation of champagne bubbles to the onset of Alzheimer’s disease. This physical and chemical process is being studied by researchers interested in disease development.

Nanotechnology boosts solar power heating

Solar power, along with tidal power and wind power, represents the leading alternative energy technology. Scientists are seeking to improve efficiency and nanotechnology offers an answer.

Essential Science: Nano-science promises toxic-free cosmetics

Many of the pigments used in packaging, textiles and cosmetics are toxic and generate pollutants. Nanoscience offers an alternative way of producing non-toxic and robust colors. The inspiration comes from blue tarantulas.

Will we be wearing clothes of diamond nanothread?

An Australian chemist has been toying with the potential to create fabrics from diamond nanothreads. The new material has considerable potential.
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A glass microprocessor made by Micronit Microfluidics.
A glass microprocessor made by Micronit Microfluidics.
Micronit
Nanowire based sensors have gained considerable interest as a general platform for ultrasensitive la...
Nanowire based sensors have gained considerable interest as a general platform for ultrasensitive label-free electrical detection of biological and chemical species.
University of Sussex
A microhouse s tiled roof shows the ion gun s new ability to focus on a 300-by-300-micrometer area.
A microhouse's tiled roof shows the ion gun's new ability to focus on a 300-by-300-micrometer area.
FEMTO-ST Institute
Nanoparticles are particles between 1 and 100 nanometers in size. In nanotechnology  a particle is d...
Nanoparticles are particles between 1 and 100 nanometers in size. In nanotechnology, a particle is defined as a small object that behaves as a whole unit with respect to its transport and properties.
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Ultra-high vacuum scanning tunneling microscopy image of a point defect in graphene that has been ep...
Ultra-high vacuum scanning tunneling microscopy image of a point defect in graphene that has been epitaxially grown on 6H-SiC(0001)
Argonne National Laboratory
An example of some nano-sized molecular machinery made with 3D models.
An example of some nano-sized molecular machinery made with 3D models.
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