Nanoscience News

09/07/2017

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.​

08/25/2017

Smaller, Smarter, Softer Robotic Arm for Endoscopic Surgery

Bioinspired approach combines pop-up fabrication with soft robotics​

08/25/2017

Wiesner Team Images Tiny Quasicrystals as They Form

Cornell team conducted hundreds of experiments to capture the formation of these structures at early stages of their development.

08/25/2017

Slippery Liquid Surfaces Confuse Mussels to Prevent Their Adhesion to Underwater Structures

Non-toxic, lubricant-infused coatings deter mussels and prevent their attachment by disrupting their mechanosensory and adhesive systems​

08/25/2017

Cyborg Bacteria Turn Sunlight into Useful Chemicals

UC Berkeley scientists have taught bacteria to cover themselves in tiny, highly efficient solar panels to produce useful chemical compounds.​

08/16/2017

Harvard Researchers Develop Tough, Self-Healing Rubber

Potential applications include more durable tires, wearable electronics, medical devices.​

08/04/2017

A Semiconductor That Can Beat the Heat

Berkeley Lab, UC Berkeley scientists discover unique thermoelectric properties in cesium tin iodide.

08/02/2017

Improving Understanding of the Quantum World With Quantum Dots

Scientists have built an 'artificial material'  that mimics quantum behavior.

08/02/2017

Computer Chip Technology Repurposed for Making Reflective Nanostructures

Applied physicist Andrei Faraon focuses his metamaterials research in a new direction.

07/21/2017

Probing Protein Diversity

Insight on how stability affects structure Harvard-led research.

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