In view of the need to use individual means of protection, researchers at the École de technologie supérieure, École Polytechnique, Université de Montréal and Institut de recherche Robert-Sauvé en santé et en sécurité du travail (IRSST) have developed a method for measuring the efficacy of the materials used to make gloves that protect the wearer against nanoparticles.
EU scientists and member states will decide over the next six months which future high-tech industries - from a choice including robot servants and nano clothing - should receive a 1 billion euro European funding boost.
A startup company based on technology developed at the Georgia Institute of Technology is creating an efficient, safe and repeatable delivery method that protects cells from death and migration from the treatment site.
A Princeton University-led team of scientists has shown how electrons moving in certain solids can behave as though they are a thousand times more massive than free electrons, yet at the same time act as speedy superconductors.
A team of researchers has developed a new microscope that can image the elemental and magnetic properties of a wide range of energy-important materials that are used in devices such as solar cells and solid-state lighting.
Researchers at the University of California, San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering have developed a technique that enables metallic nanocrystals to self-assemble into larger, complex materials for next-generation antennas and lenses.
In the not-too-distant future, scientists may be able to use DNA to grow their own specialized materials, thanks to the concept of directed evolution. UC Santa Barbara scientists have, for the first time, used genetic engineering and molecular evolution to develop the enzymatic synthesis of a semiconductor.
A phenomenon first observed by an ancient Greek philosopher 2,300 years ago has become the basis for a new device designed to harvest the enormous amounts of energy wasted as heat each year to produce electricity. The first-of-its-kind 'pyroelectric nanogenerator' is the topic of a new report.