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Light touch keeps a grip on delicate nanoparticles

Using a refined technique for trapping and manipulating nanoparticles, researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have extended the trapped particles' useful life more than tenfold.

Posted: May 3rd, 2012

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Free nanotechnology coloring book as teaching material

NanoSonic developed a free nanotechnology coloring book to provide teachers with a resource for helping young students better understand the world of nanotechnology. This coloring book contains pictures and text related to nanotechnology on about a US fifth grade science and math level.

Posted: May 2nd, 2012

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Microfluidic channel cleanses blood

A team of researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the National University of Singapore has designed a branchlike system of microfluidic channels, 20 micrometers high by 20 micrometers wide, that mimic the marginizing action of vessels on bacteria and inflammatory cellular components (leukocytes and platelets) to separate them from red blood cells.

Posted: May 2nd, 2012

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Scientists look at nanomaterials threat to aquatic ecosystems

Dr. Chris Metcalfe, professor and director of the Institute for Watershed Science at Trent University, is the principal investigator on the Lake Ecosystem Nanosilver (LENS) project with Trent researchers and colleagues from Fisheries and Oceans Canada and Environment Canada.

Posted: May 2nd, 2012

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Towards low-cost solar cells based on abundant metals

Scientists have developed a new strategy for making and attaching colored materials to the surface of titanium dioxide nanoparticles and, secondly, they have shown for the first time that simple compounds of the readily available metal zinc may be used.

Posted: May 2nd, 2012

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