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Nanomachines drill holes into cancer cells

Although the nanodrillers bear no physical resemblance to a machine we would recognize, the molecules strung together by chemists run like an electric motor. (Learn More >>)

A Nanoscale Agricultural Experiment With Global Potential

Researchers are experimenting with nano-sized nutrients that might help curb chemical fungicide use and transform agriculture on the cheap. (Learn More >>)

Nanoneurons Enable Neuromorphic Chips for Voice Recognition

An international team of scientists has zeroed in on the non-linear oscillations of human neurons that they believe will bring the capabilities of artificial neurons much closer to the ones in our heads. (Learn More >>)

The Power Suit: Not Just for Work

Manufacturing USA and NIST are playing a vital role in the integration of nanomaterials and garment fabrics to create a whole new wearable “power suit” that can help monitor patients or generate energy. (Learn More >>)

Converting Agricultural Waste for Energy Applications

After surveying farms, researched concluded there was a glut in milk and related dairy production, seeing milk being thrown out rather than brought to market at a loss. (Learn More >>)

Antibiotic nanoparticles fight drug-resistant bacteria

Researchers report that an antimicrobial peptide packaged in a silicon nanoparticle dramatically reduced the number of bacteria in the lungs of mice infected with a Gram-negative bacterium that can lead to pneumonia. (Learn More >>)

3D Electronic Nose Demostrates Advantages of Carbon Nanotubes

Stanford scientists create a 3D stacked CNT architecture that could improve both the energy efficiency and speed of computers by a factor of 1000. (Learn More >>)

Carbon Nanotubes Reduce Transistor Footprint to Forty Nanometers

IBM researchers have fabricated a p-channel transistor based on carbon nanotubes that takes up less than half the space of leading silicon technologies while operating at a lower voltage. (Learn More >>)

Scientists 3D-Print Graphene Foam for the First Time

A team of researchers from Texas and China have managed to create graphene foam using a 3D printer. The production method could eventually yield commercial quantities of the material. (Learn More >>)

“Nano-electronic barcoding” opens path to wearable biosensor monitors

A novel approach to lab-on-a-chip diagnostics could lead to health monitoring devices small enough to be worn like a smartwatch, according to researchers at Rutgers University in New Jersey. (Learn More >>)