A new study carefully examines the relationships between self-motile and passive or inert agents to determine possibility of creating fully synthetic systems by looking into examples of biology interacting with mechanical mechanisms.
A group of researchers has provided new insights on hydrophobic interactions within complex systems. They show how the nearby presence of polar substances can change the way the non-polar hydrophobic groups want to stick to each other.
Nanoengineers have tested a temporary tattoo that both extracts and measures the level of glucose in the fluid in between skin cells. This first-ever example of the flexible, easy-to-wear device could be a promising step forward in noninvasive glucose testing for patients with diabetes.
Scientists advanced their recent development of laser-induced graphene by producing and testing stacked, three-dimensional supercapacitors, energy-storage devices that are important for portable, flexible electronics.
Scientists developed a method to form micropores of less than 2 nanometers within porous polymers where 10 nanometers long mesopores are connected like a net. The best feature of the porous polymers is the fast absorption of molecules.
Engineers have now devised a new kind of graphene-based biosensor that works in three ways at once. Because proteins trigger three different types of signals, the sensor can triangulate this information to produce more sensitive and accurate results.