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Nanoscale topcoat can turbocharge supported gold nanoparticle catalysts

Researchers have developed a way to add single nanosheets of mixed metal oxide to gold nanoparticles supported on silica to enhance their catalytic activity.

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Weight loss solution inspired by space shuttles: New mRNA delivery breakthrough

Breakthrough in lipid nanoparticle synthesis for mRNA delivery mirrors space shuttle design, enhancing vaccine efficacy and simplifying production.

March 1, 2024

Sustainable aerogels transform food and electronic waste into pure gold

Researchers pioneered amyloid aerogels made from food waste that can selectively adsorb gold ions from electronic waste, then release pure gold nuggets. The circular approach sustainably valorizes two waste streams into new value.

March 1, 2024

Scientists make nanoparticles dance to unravel quantum limits

The question of where the boundary between classical and quantum physics lies is one of the longest-standing pursuits of modern scientific research and in new research, scientists demonstrate a novel platform that could help us find an answer.

March 1, 2024

Study shows that similarly charged particles can sometimes attract, rather than repel

Scientists found that like-charged particles suspended in liquids can attract one another at long-range, depending on the solvent and the sign of the charge.

March 1, 2024

Ultraviolet radiation from massive stars shapes planetary systems

Up to a certain point, very luminous stars can have a positive effect on the formation of planets, but from that point on the radiation they emit can cause the material in protoplanetary discs to disperse.

March 1, 2024

Faster charging with diamond nanomembranes

Researchers have developed wafer-thin nanomembranes from synthetic diamonds that can be integrated into electronic components, thereby reducing the local heat load by up to ten times.

March 1, 2024

AI-enabled atomic robotic probe to advance quantum material manufacturing

Scientists have pioneered a new methodology of fabricating carbon-based quantum materials at the atomic scale by integrating scanning probe microscopy techniques and deep neural networks.

March 1, 2024

Building bionic jellyfish for ocean exploration (w/video)

Biohybrid robotic jellyfish, which can be thought of as ocean-going cyborgs, augment jellyfish with electronics that enhance their swimming and a prosthetic 'hat' that can carry a small payload while also making the jellyfish swim in a more streamlined manner.

March 1, 2024

Astronomers reveal a new link between water and planet formation

Researchers have found water vapour in the disc around a young star exactly where planets may be forming.

March 1, 2024

Umbrella for atoms: The first protective layer for 2D quantum materials

Researchers have engineered a protective film that shields quantum semiconductor layers just one atom thick from environmental influences without compromising their revolutionary quantum properties.

March 1, 2024

Researchers find better way to handle hard-to-recycle material

Process transforms glass fiber-reinforced plastic into silicon carbide, widely used in semiconductors, sandpaper and other products.

February 29, 2024

Novel chemical process binds carbon nanotubes to metal

Researchers demonstrated ways to bond nanotubes chemically to copper, aluminum, gold and other metal surfaces.

February 29, 2024

Radio waves can tune up bacteria to become life-saving medicines

Scientists have found a new way to alter the DNA of bacterial cells - a process used to make many vital medicines including insulin - much more efficiently than standard industry techniques.

February 29, 2024

Astronomers discover heavy elements after bright gamma-ray burst from neutron star merger

Breakthrough discovery puts astronomers one step closer to solving the mystery of the origin of elements that are heavier than iron.

February 29, 2024

Scientists develop novel RNA- or DNA-based substances to protect plants from viruses

Individually tailored RNA or DNA-based molecules are able to reliably fight off viral infections in plants, a study shows.

February 29, 2024

Machine learning innovations and applications in nanotechnology

Explore how machine learning impacts nanoscience and nanotechnology, leading to breakthroughs in material science, diagnostics, and energy solutions.

February 29, 2024

AI boosts AFM resolution beyond probe size limit

A new AI technique enhances atomic force microscopy (AFM) by allowing it to resolve material features smaller than the probe's tip, overcoming the traditional size limitation and improving its three-dimensional mapping accuracy.

February 29, 2024