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A fingerprint of exhaled breath

Researchers could show that exhaled human breath contains a characteristic molecular 'fingerprint'. The scientists want to use this finding to diagnose diseases based on the chemical analysis of patient's exhaled breath, using highly sensitive and precise instrumental methods.

Apr 4th, 2013

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Scientists use cloud of atoms as optical memory device

Talk about storing data in the cloud. Scientists at the Joint Quantum Institute (JQI) of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the University of Maryland have taken this to a whole new level by demonstrating that they can store visual images within quite an ethereal memory device - a thin vapor of rubidium atoms. The effort may prove helpful in creating memory for quantum computers.

Apr 4th, 2013

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Electron microscopy uncovers 'dancing' silicon atoms in graphene

Scientists documented the atoms' unique behavior by first trapping groups of silicon atoms, known as clusters, in a single-atom-thick sheet of carbon called graphene. The silicon clusters, composed of six atoms, were pinned in place by pores in the graphene sheet, allowing the team to directly image the material with a scanning transmission electron microscope.

Apr 3rd, 2013

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Nanoengineered plastic film is the future of 3D on-the-go

Temasek Polytechnic and A*STAR's Institute of Materials Research and Engineering's new nano-engineered screen protector that turns the ordinary screens of handheld devices into 3D displays will be marketed by start-up, Nanoveu Pte Ltd. The unique plastic film can also potentially be used as next generation security tokens employed by banks and corporations.

Apr 2nd, 2013

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