Researchers have solved a critical bottleneck in the transport and capture of virus nanoparticles, making possible a device that could rapidly sample and detect infectious biological agents, such as viruses.
Future proteomics research should see a substantial acceleration with the development of a new device that provides the first monolithic interface between mass spectrometry and silicon/silica-based microfluidic "lab-on-a-chip" technologies.
Fashion designers and fiber scientists at Cornell have taken 'functional clothing' to a whole new level. They have designed a garment that can prevent colds and flu and never needs washing, and another that destroys harmful gases and protects the wearer from smog and air pollution.
University, industry, government and other researchers who need access to state-of-the-art and beyond-state-of-the-art facilities to study a wide range of nanotechnology topics now have a new resource.
The periodic table of elements, all 111 of them, just got a little competition. A new discovery allows scientists to manipulate a molecule discovered 50 years ago in such as way as to give the molecule metal-like properties, creating a new, 'pseudo' element.