Nanoscience News


Scientists Discover Hydration is Key to Improving Catalyst Performance for Industrial Use

How neutron scattering helped identify the secret to a metal-organic framework's ability to efficiently convert chemicals.


Introducing a Kinder, Gentler Way to Blow Holes in Cells

Nanomaterials scientists use inexpensive lab equipment to efficiently infuse large macromolecules into cells.​


Computer Scientists Create Reprogrammable Molecular Computing System

Computer design meets potions class: A little of vial 1 and a little of vial 2 yield six-bit computations encoded in DNA.​


Laser Technology Helps Researchers Scrutinize Cancer Cells

Method  developed to better analyze the metabolic activity of cancer cells.


Evidence for a Human Geomagnetic Sense

Scientists develop a robust experiment that shows human brain waves respond to changes in Earth-strength magnetic fields.​


Levitating Objects with Light

Nanoscale patterning could enable precise manipulation of objects on many scales.​


Advances Point the Way to Smaller, Safer Batteries

New Cornell research advances the design of solid-state batteries.


Stanford Researchers Measure Near-Perfect Performance in Low-cost Semiconductors

“These materials are so efficient that existing measurements were not capable of quantifying just how good they are."​


Listening to Quantum Radio

TUDelft researchers have created a quantum circuit to listen to the weakest radio signal allowed by quantum mechanics.


When Semiconductors Stick Together, Materials Go Quantum

A new study led by Berkeley Lab reveals how aligned layers of atomically thin semiconductors can yield an exotic new quantum material.​