Nanoscience News


Shining Light Deep into the Brain

Researchers create new optical brain probes.


The Kavli Microbiome Ideas Challenge Funds Innovative, Cross-Cutting Research

Three interdisciplinary teams of researchers will develop novel tools and methods in the field of microbiome research.


Berkeley Lab Scientists Discover New Atomically Layered, Thin Magnet

Study reveals unprecedented control of ferromagnetic behavior in 2-D material.


Overhand or Underhand? Fast or Slow? Study Explores Optimal Throwing Strategies

Study looks at the trade-off between speed and accuracy.


Black Silicon Prevents Eye Implant from Gumming Up

Microscopic eye implant's rough texture shrugs off attacking cells.


Device Pulls Water From Dry Air, Powered Only By the Sun

The solar-powered harvester was constructed using a special material — a metal-organic framework, or MOF — produced at UC, Berkeley.


New Electron Microscope Sees More Than An Image

It yields not just an image, but also a wealth of information about about the structure of the sample.


Sculpting Optical Microstructures With Slight Changes in Chemistry

Theory helps better understand and control microfabrication


Study to Focus on Breast Cancer's Effect on Bone Composition

A Cornell-led international research team has secured more than $1 million in funding from the Human Frontier Science Program.


New Materials Could Turn Water into the Fuel of the Future

A new materials discovery approach puts solar fuels on the fast track to commercial viability