In a just released report, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Office of Inspector General finds that EPA does not currently have sufficient information or processes to effectively manage the human health and environmental risks of nanomaterials.
A quick, inexpensive and highly sensitive test that identifies early-stage disease markers or other molecules in low-concentrations, could be the result of a new nanomechanical biosensor developed at Cornell.
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In a new review paper, Hiroshi Fudouzi at National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS) in Japan describes the challenges facing materials scientists for the realization of photonic crystals based on design of bioinspired structural color.
The Nano Electronic Materials Unit, MANA, NIMS selectively grew polymer nanowires using only irradiation with a pulsed laser, in a region limited to the area of irradiation. They also succeeded in imparting diverse functionalities to the nanowires by doping with various species of nanomaterials.
Organic semiconductors could usher in an era of foldable smartphones, better high-definition television screens and clothing made of materials that can harvest energy from the sun needed to charge your iPad, but there is one serious drawback: organic semiconductors do not conduct electricity very well. Researchers at Stanford have changed that equation by improving the ability of the electrons to move through organic semiconductors.
Thanks to a collaboration between scientists in San Sebastian and Japan, a relay reaction of hydrogen atoms at a single-molecule level has been observed in real-space. This way of manipulating matter could open up new ways to exchange information between novel molecular devices in future electronics.