Nanoscience News


A Quantum Leap in Internet Security

Quantum networks based on what Einstein called “spooky action at a distance” may one day protect the internet from hackers.


A Connected Future: Nanoscience Highlights

Imagine artificial intelligence helping scientists analyze data, soft robot battery "blood," and an unhackable quantum internet.


Microbots with Nano-Origami Joints

A new generation of microscale robots promises to wed semiconductors, solar cells, and sensors with complex 3D origami shapes and functions.


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.