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Transparent, super-stretchy skin-like sensor

Imagine having skin so supple you could stretch it out to more than twice its normal length in any direction - repeatedly - yet it would always snap back completely wrinkle-free when you let go of it. You would certainly never need Botox.

Posted: Oct 24th, 2011

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Mit Nano-Cellulose zu neuartigen Verbundwerkstoffen

Empa-Forschende entwickelten ein Herstellungsverfahren fuer Nano-Cellulosepulver, aus dem sich Polymerverbundwerkstoffe herstellen lassen, die beispielsweise als Leichtbauwerkstoff im Automobilbau oder als Membran- oder Filtermaterial in der Biomedizin Verwendung finden koennten.

Posted: Oct 24th, 2011

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Shape shifting nanomaterials

Two-dimensional molecular porous networks of various structures can be produced from the same components by exploiting the hierarchy of hydrogen bonds.

Posted: Oct 24th, 2011

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Gold nanoparticles speed up discovery of the genetic patterns responsible for disease

Many illnesses are now being linked to particular patterns of mutations in an individual's DNA. However, the search for these patterns, known as haplotypes, is generally a slow and painstaking process. Yongyong Shi and colleagues from Shanghai Jiao Tong University in China have now shown how gold nanoparticles can be used to turn haplotyping into a high-throughput process.

Posted: Oct 24th, 2011

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