• Nanosilicates grow bone and cartilage tissue from stem cells in the absence of growth factors

    Nanosilicates grow bone and cartilage tissue from stem cells in the absence of growth factors

    Human stem cells have shown potential in medicine as they can transform to various specialized cell types such as bone and cartilage cells. Read more

  • Daylight Turns Plastic Sheet into Germ-Killing Material

    Daylight Turns Plastic Sheet into Germ-Killing Material

    Scientists have developed membranes that produce a tiny bit of disinfecting hydrogen peroxide when exposed to light. They could find their way into food packaging as well, the researchers say, helping cut down on foodborne diseases. Read more

  • Self-Assembling, Tunable Interfaces Found in Quantum Materials

    Self-Assembling, Tunable Interfaces Found in Quantum Materials

    A potential revolution in device engineering could be underway, thanks to the discovery of functional electronic interfaces in quantum materials that can self-assemble spontaneously. Read more

  • 2-D Materials Enable Swarms of Floating Microbots

    2-D Materials Enable Swarms of Floating Microbots

    Researchers at MIT have devised a way to graft nanoscale electronic devices onto floating microscale particles to monitor everything from gases in a range of environments to the human digestive system. Read more

  • Scientists Build Army of Metal-Organic Nanoflowers to Treat Cancer

    Scientists Build Army of Metal-Organic Nanoflowers to Treat Cancer

    Doctors have used radiation to treat cancer for over a century, but it's always been a delicate art to direct treatment while avoiding healthy tissue. Read more

  • Sandia Wins FLC's Excellence in Tech Transfer Award

    Sandia Wins FLC's Excellence in Tech Transfer Award

    DOE's Sandia National Laboratories was tapped by the Federal Lab Consortium for their work in Advanced Nanomaterials for Energy Conservation and Temperature Regulation. Read more

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