Nanoscience News


‘Spacesuits’ Protect Microbes Destined to Live in Space

The unique system captures carbon dioxide and converts it into chemicals that can be used by industry or, someday, in space colonies.​


Physics Theory Used to Predict Crowd Behavior

Cornell researchers have developed a highly accurate mathematical approach to predict the behavior of crowds of living creatures.​


TINY Cancer Detection Device Proves Effective in Uganda Testing

Early testing has resulted in about 94 percent agreement with traditional methods, with results being generated in a matter of hours instead of weeks.​


Cryo-Electron Microscopy Sheds New Light on Batteries

Technique  helps scientists explore a major problem with Li-metal batteries that can cause short-circuiting, even failure.


Tying Electrons Down With Nanoribbons

Strips of graphene with potential applications in quantum computers.​


Electron Microscope Detector Achieves Record Resolution

The microscope is able to detect with startling clarity a missing sulfur atom – “a defect in the lattice” – in a 2D material.


Reprogrammable Braille

Researchers develop a framework to encode mechanical memory in a featureless structure – an elastic shell.


A Multifunctional, Multiscale, Reconfigurable Surface

Composite surface has features that can move microparticles, mix droplets, repel biofilms and more.


Next-Generation Robotic Cockroach Can Explore Underwater Environments

'HAMR’ can walk on land, swim, and walk underwater.


Weighing the Planet's Biological Matter

Though only one nine  thousandth  of the planet's biomass, humans have an outsized impact on Earth.