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Making mechanically strong nanotubes with light

Scientists have developed a simple and effective method for the formation of robust covalent ONTs from simple molecules. This method is expected to be useful in generating a range of nanotube-based materials with desirable properties.

Posted: Aug 30th, 2016

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DNA-based nanocontainers for drug delivery

Scientists have engineered a novel nanoscale drug delivery vehicle which can be tuned to release a range of cargos. The drug delivery system consists of self-assembled DNA nanopores embedded in nanometre-sized 'bubbles' known as polymersomes.

Posted: Aug 30th, 2016

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Super cement's secret

Electron anions impart unconventional properties in a unique cement semiconductor for potentials uses in industrial catalysts and flat panel displays.

Posted: Aug 29th, 2016

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How researchers capture nanoparticles in water bodies

For a number of years now, an increasing number of synthetic nanoparticles have been manufactured and incorporated into various products, such as cosmetics. For the first time, a research project provides reliable findings on their presence in water bodies.

Posted: Aug 29th, 2016

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New Center to assess safety of engineered nanomaterials

Researchers at the new Harvard-NIEHS Nanosafety Research Center at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health are working to understand the unique properties of ENMs - both beneficial and harmful - and to ultimately establish safety standards for the field.

Posted: Aug 29th, 2016

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