Researchers have developed carbon nanotube pores that can exclude salt from seawater. The team also found that water permeability in carbon nanotubes with diameters smaller than a nanometer exceeds that of wider carbon nanotubes by an order of magnitude.
When hemoglobin undergoes just one mutation, these protein complexes stick to one another, stacking like Lego blocks to form long, stiff filaments. Could this assembly method be common, or even easy to reproduce?
Researchers have fabricated highly deformable and stretchable conductors utilizing a Coil Flash Thermal Evaporation (CFTE) of gold nanoclusters that form robust thin metallic layers and maintain conductivity up to 200% on PDMS and 150% on textured rubber.
The April nanorace was a huge success for scientists working at the nanoscale. It spurred interest in molecular machines and led to a surprising new discovery, reports the team that entered a nano-sized 'monster truck'.
A new medical-diagnostic device made out of paper detects biomarkers and identifies diseases by performing electrochemical analyses - powered only by the user?s touch - and reads out the color-coded test results, making it easy for non-experts to understand.