Open menu

Nanotechnology General News

The latest news from academia, regulators
research labs and other things of interest

Nanotechnology News – Latest Headlines

Towards better metallic glasses

Researchers have used state-of-the-art computer simulation to test a theory from the 1950s that when atoms organise themselves into 3D pentagons they supress crystallisation.

Posted: Oct 25th, 2016

Read more

Electric current at record speed

By using ultrafast laser flashes, scientists have generated the fastest electric current that has ever been measured inside a solid material.

Posted: Oct 25th, 2016

Read more

Nanofiber coating prevents infections of prosthetic joints

In a proof-of-concept study with mice, scientists show that a novel coating they made with antibiotic-releasing nanofibers has the potential to better prevent at least some serious bacterial infections related to total joint replacement surgery.

Posted: Oct 24th, 2016

Read more

Measuring the forces of biology

Biology, at the nitty-gritty level of motor proteins, DNA, and microtubules, takes its cue from physics. While much is known about the biological components that form the mitotic spindle, researchers are only beginning to explore the physical forces between those components.

Posted: Oct 24th, 2016

Read more

Nano-decoy lures human Influenza A virus to Its doom

To infect its victims, influenza A heads for the lungs, where it latches onto sialic acid on the surface of cells. So researchers created the perfect decoy: A carefully constructed spherical nanoparticle coated in sialic acid lures the influenza A virus to its doom. When misted into the lungs, the nanoparticle traps influenza A, holding it until the virus self-destructs.

Posted: Oct 24th, 2016

Read more

RSS Subscribe to our Nanotechnology Research News feed

Nanowerk on Facebook Engage with our Nanotechnology News on Facebook