Researchers have developed a novel method to rapidly and cheaply make electrical circuits by printing them with commodity inkjet printers and off-the-shelf materials. For about $300 in equipment costs, anyone can produce working electrical circuits in the 60 seconds it takes to print them.
Nanotechnology researchers from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich have developed a new method of using nanotubes to detect molecules at extremely low concentrations enabling trace detection of biological threats, explosives and drugs.
The EU-funded NANOFLOC (Electro-agglomeration and separation of Engineered NanoParticles from process and waste water in the coating industry to minimise health and environmental risks) project was established in January 2013 to address this very concern.
Combining nanotechnology with foam, researchers have created a 'smart foam' that can be placed inside a football helmet to measure the impact of each hit. When compressed, the self-powered foam generates electrical signals that are transmitted wirelessly to a tablet or computer in the hands of a coach or trainer.
Healthy cells are renewed by dividing and dying off, but cell division in cancer cells goes unchecked because natural cell death is suspended. This happens because too many receptors for the growth factor EGF which are found on the surface of the cell join together to form pairs. These pairs start a signal chain into the cell, culminating in unrestricted growth. Now, nanoscientists have for the first time been able to show this pairing in human cancer cells on individual receptors using gold nanoparticles.
Am 1. November 2013 ist das von der Bergischen Universität Wuppertal koordinierte Projekt nanoCOPS (Nanoelectronic Coupled Problems Solutions) gestartet. Führende Experten aus Industrie und Wissenschaft in Europa wollen gemeinsam neue Methoden entwickeln, die ein verbessertes und erneuertes Design von integrierten Schaltungen ermöglichen.
A groundbreaking nanoparticle system which stimulates the growth of microalgae - a valuable resource used in the production of biofuels and medical compounds - has been developed by a team of Australian scientists.