Nanotechnology News – Latest Headlines

The fine art of producing chemicals and electricity

Together with Italian researchers, ETH Zurich scientists have developed a novel organometallic fuel cell. In addition to generating electrical energy, it also produces fine chemicals from renewable raw materials - with no waste.

Dec 16th, 2010

Read more

Atomic weights of 10 elements on periodic table about to make an historic change

For the first time in history, a change will be made to the atomic weights of some elements listed on the Periodic table of the chemical elements posted on walls of chemistry classrooms and on the inside covers of chemistry textbooks worldwide. The new table, outlined in a report released this month, will express atomic weights of 10 elements - hydrogen, lithium, boron, carbon, nitrogen, oxygen, silicon, sulfur, chlorine and thallium - in a new manner that will reflect more accurately how these elements are found in nature.

Dec 15th, 2010

Read more

Nanoscale gene 'ignition switch' may help spot and treat cancer

In a proof of principal study in mice, scientists at Johns Hopkins and the Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) have shown that a set of genetic instructions encased in a nanoparticle can be used as an 'ignition switch' to rev up gene activity that aids cancer detection and treatment.

Dec 15th, 2010

Read more

Hot embossing glass - to the nearest micrometer

The lens is what matters: if lens arrays could be made of glass, it would be possible to make more conveniently sized projectors. Fraunhofer researchers have now developed a process that allows this key component to be mass produced with extreme accuracy.

Dec 15th, 2010

Read more

RSS Subscribe to our Nanotechnology Research News feed