Nanoscience News


Engineers Create Stable Plasma Ring in Open Air

Man-made St. Elmo's fire generated with just water and a flat, dielectric plate.


Kill Switches for Engineered Microbes Gone Rogue

Stable autonomous kill switches ensure biocontainment of living microbes designed as devices for medicine or the environment.​


Shaping Animal, Vegetable and Mineral

Researchers develop mathematical techniques for designing shape-shifting shells.​


Octopus Inspires 3-D Texture Morphing Project

Reseach team developed a method for precisely transforming stretchable 2-D objects into 3-D shapes.​


Injecting Electrons Jolts 2-D Structure Into New Atomic Pattern

Berkeley Lab study is first to show  potential  of energy-efficient next-gen electronic memory.


TU Delft and University of Vienna Measure Quantization of Vibrations

In the new study, the researchers adapted one of the seminal tests of the particle character of light.​


New App Replaces Ultrasound with Smartphone Camera to Measure Heart Health

Effectiveness of the app, which measures pressure waveforms of blood flow through the cardiovascular system, demonstrated in clinical trials​


Chromosome Motor Discovery Supports DNA Loop Extrusion

Study boosts a theory of how cells pack two  metres  of DNA into tidy little packages—chromosomes. 


First On-chip Nanoscale Optical Quantum Memory Developed

Smallest-yet optical quantum memory device is a storage medium for optical quantum networks; potential to be scaled up for commercial use​


Scientists Fine-Tune System to Create ‘Syngas’ from CO2

From there, syngas can be converted downstream into small molecules, like ethanol, or larger hydrocarbons, such as those in gasoline.​