The complexity of biology can befuddle even the most sophisticated light microscopes. Biological samples bend light in unpredictable ways, returning difficult-to-interpret information to the microscope and distorting the resulting image. New imaging technology rapidly corrects for these distortions and sharpens high-resolution images over large volumes of tissue.
Researchers have invented a new type of tiny, smartphone-readable particle that they believe could be deployed to help authenticate currency, electronic parts, and luxury goods, among other products. The particles, which are invisible to the naked eye, contain colored stripes of nanocrystals that glow brightly when lit up with near-infrared light.
Hot foam may soon send criminals running if they damage ATM. Researchers have developed a special film that triggers an intense reaction when destroyed. The idea originates from a beetle that uses a gas explosion to fend off attackers.
Changes at the atom level in nanowires offer vast possibilities for improvement of solar cells and LED light. Researchers have discovered that by tuning a small strain on single nanowires they can become more effective in LEDs and solar cells.
Researchers have created a technique called light-directed electrophoretic deposition, which uses photoconductive electrodes and DC electrical fields to dynamically and arbitrarily pattern 3D nanocomposite material.
Plastic Logic demonstrated a flexible AMOLED display at Printed Electronics Europe. The flexible device is the direct result of a recently announced collaboration with Novaled, a supplier of OLED materials.
The students obtained an up-close look at the 21st Century science that is driving technological progress by taking part in a number of engaging presentations, nano-enabled demonstrations, and hands-on activities. Students also learned about the cutting-edge initiatives that are leading to a growing number of nanotechnology-based careers.
Researchers have developed a glass fabric-based thermoelectric generator that is extremely light and flexible and produces electricity from the heat of the human body. In fact, it is so flexible that the allowable bending radius of the generator is as low as 20 mm.
An international team of scientists has reported the first experimental observation of the quantum critical point (QCP) in the extensively studied 'unconventional superconductor' TiSe2, finding that it does not reside as predicted within the superconducting dome of the phase diagram, but rather at a full GPa higher in pressure.