Nanoscience News


Carbon Nanotubes Could Be Ideal Optical Antennae

Carbon nanotubes can transmit and receive light at the nanoscale, which may one day make them ideal optical scattering wires.


Delft's Henny Zandbergen Awarded ERC Advanced Grant

Henny Zandbergen, a member of the Kavli Institute of Nanoscience at the Delft University of Technology, Netherlands has been awarded an ERC Advanced Grant of 2.5 million euros to support his research into improved microscopic technologies.


Platinum-Coated Nanoparticles Could Power Fuel Cell Cars

Cornell researchers have developed a novel way to synthesize a fuel cell electrocatalytic material without breaking the bank.


Fitting a Biological Nanopore into a Man-Made One, New Ways to Analyze DNA

Researchers at Delft University of Technology and Oxford University have  announced a new type of nanopore device that could help in developing fast and cheap genetic analysis.


Nanoscale Probe Reveals Interactions Between Surfaces and Single Molecules

A team of researchers led by Paul Weiss, UCLA’s Fred Kavli Chair in NanoSystems Sciences, has developed a tool capable of measuring the interactions between single molecules and the surfaces to which the molecules are attached.


A New Instrument Puts A Twist On DNA

Scientists at TU Delft's Kavli Institute have developed a new instrument for measuring the extent to which individual DNA molecules resist twisting.


USA Science & Engineering Kavli Science Video Winners Announced

The winners of the USA Science & Engineering Kavli Science Video Contest were announced on October 24at at the festival's Expo at the National Mall in Washington, D.C.


NYU to Upgrade Structural DNA Nanotech Facility with $1.6 Million NSF grant

New York University has received a $1.6 million National Science Foundation grant to upgrade its Structural DNA Nanotechnology facility -- a facility directed by Kavli Prize laureate Nadrian Seeman.


MacArthur ‘Genius’ Grants Awarded to Cornell's Michal Lipson and MIT's Nergis Mavalvala

Two Kavli Institute members -- MIT's Nergis Mavalvala and Cornell's Michal Lipson -- are among this year's recipients of the MacArthur Fellowship, which recognizes people with exceptional creativity and promise.


Nature Study Shows How Molecules Escape From the Nucleus

Researchers have illuminated the molecular interactions that occur during the journey of messenger Ribonucleic acid (RNA) molecules from the nucleus into the cytoplasm.