Nanoscience News


New Breed of Optical Soliton Wave Discovered

Applied scientists have discovered a new type of optical soliton wave that travels in the wake of other soliton waves.


Harvard Spinout Validere to Commercialize ‘Liquid Fingerprinting’ Technique

Ability to instantly identify unknown liquids in the field could aid first responders, improve plant safety.


Dietary Fiber and Microbes Change the Gel That Lines Our Gut

A new Caltech study is the first to show how the structure of gut gel, or mucus, can change in the presence of certain substances, such as bacteria and polymers.


A Miniaturized Sensor That Can Measure Chemistry On a Chip

Cornell researchers have laid the groundwork for a chemical sensor on a chip that could be used in small portable devices.


The Utility of Instability

Researchers from Caltech and Harvard have designed and created flexible circuits that could be used in soft robots and other machines.


The First Autonomous, Entirely Soft Robot

Powered by a chemical reaction controlled by microfluidics, 3-D-printed 'octobot' has no electronics.


A New Way to Display the 3-D Structure of Molecules

Metal-organic frameworks provide a new platform for solving the structure of hard-to-study samples.


Artifial Muscle For Soft Robots: Low Voltage, High Hopes

Soft actuator could be ‘holy grail’ for soft robotics.


DNA Origami Lights Up a Microscopic Glowing Van Gogh

Researchers at Caltech have created one of the world's smallest reproductions of The Starry Night.


Smallest Hard Disk To Date Writes Information Atom By Atom

Storage density is 500 times better than the best commercial hard disk currently available.