A new biosensing assay which can specifically and rapidly detect colorectal cancer biomarkers in solution has been developed by researchers at the London Centre for Nanotechnology and other UCL departments, introducing the concept of 'spinostics'.
The SOFT HOUSE, a winning competition project for adaptable live/work row housing designed by the KVA Matx Team with 360+ Architekten opens today in Hamburg, Germany in the International Building Exhibition (IBA). The Soft House offers a new model for carbon neutral construction and an ecologically responsive lifestyle that can be personalized to meet homeowner needs.
A team of industrial and university researchers has shown that nanoparticles with sizes smaller than 10 nanometers can be successfully incorporated into scintillation devices capable of detecting and measuring a wide energy range of X-rays and gamma rays emitted by nuclear materials.
Researchers are using the electrical properties of a scanning electron microscope to change the size of glass capillary tubes -- Their method has already been patented as it could pave the way to many novel applications.
Electron transport through a single molecule offers a highly promising new technology for the production of electronic chips. However it is difficult to make a good conducting connection between the molecule and the metal contacts. Researchers have discovered an effect that plays a major role in this: the so-called 'image-charges' in the metal contacts strongly influence the electron transport through the molecule.
Existing tests assess the presence of antibodies against bacterial proteins, which take weeks to form after the initial infection and persist after the infection is gone. Now, a nanotechnology-inspired technique developed by researchers at the University of Pennsylvania may lead to diagnostics that can detect the organism itself.
An international consortium spearheaded by the Fraunhofer Institute for Production Technology IPT in Aachen, Germany, has come together with the aim of ensuring the possibility to manufacture these systems cost-effectively in the future.
Scientists at the Department of Physics of the University of Oulu have teamed up with scientists in France, Russia and Japan to propose a new experimental method for researching positively charged ions.
A team of researchers at Wake Forest University will help to make these flexible devices a reality by studying the relation between the physical structure and electronic properties of organic semiconductor crystals.
Semiconducting polymers are an unruly bunch, but University of Michigan engineers have developed a new method for getting them in line that could pave the way for cheaper, greener, 'paint-on' plastic electronics.
Scientists from the Nano-Science Center at the Niels Bohr Institut, Denmark and the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland, have shown that a single nanowire can concentrate the sunlight up to 15 times of the normal sun light intensity. The results are surprising and the potential for developing a new type of highly efficient solar cells is great.
A new study of genetically modified immune cells by scientists from UCLA and the California Institute of Technology could help improve a promising treatment for melanoma, an often fatal form of skin cancer.