Summertime flies by when it is spent hard at work in a laboratory; but the 12 student researchers selected for Johns Hopkins Institute for NanoBioTechnology (INBT) Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) still had plenty of fun.
Imagine a gift wrapped in paper you really do treasure and want to carefully fold and save. That's because the wrapping paper lights up with words like Happy Birthday or Happy Holidays, thanks to a built in battery - an amazing battery made out of paper.
Doctors are not well armed in the fight against antibiotic-resitant bacteria. It is very difficult or, in the worst case, impossible to fight such infections. A team of researchers in Germany has now developed a unique nanomaterial that kills antibiotic-resitant bacteria.
Diamonds, it has long been said, are a girl's best friend. But a research team including a physicist from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has recently found that the gems might turn out to be a patient's best friend as well.
Inventing a useful new tool for creating chemical reactions between single molecules, scientists have employed microfluidics?the manipulation of fluids at the microscopic scale?to make microdroplets that contain single molecules of interest.
A research team studying sugar-coated nanoparticles for use as a possible cancer therapy has uncovered a delicate balancing act that makes the particles more effective than conventional thinking says they should be.
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has issued a new ruler, and even for an organization that routinely deals in superlatives, it sets some records. Designed to be the most accurate commercially available 'meter stick' for the nano world, the new measuring tool?a calibration standard for X-ray diffraction?boasts uncertainties below a femtometer.
The U.S. Air Force (USAF) has formed a partnership with a Swedish consortium headed by Forsvarets Materielverk (FMV) that will develop technologies for electronic standardization and miniaturization for the Swedish Gripen and U.S. aircraft.
Fabrics with embedded nanoparticles to detect counterfeiting devices, explosives and dangerous chemicals or to serve as antibacterials for hospitals, law enforcement or the hospitality industry are just a few of the products that a new company, launched by two Cornell researchers, will produce.
Understanding precisely how fluid boils in tiny microchannels has led to formulas and models that will help engineers design systems to cool high-power electronics in electric and hybrid cars, aircraft, computers and other devices.