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CNN: Will Nanotechnology Allow You to "Swallow the Doctor?"

"We're making microscopic robots that are guided by externally generated magnetic fields for use in the human body," mechanical engineer Brad Nelson told CNN. (Learn More >>)

Google is Making Fake Human Skin to Test its Cancer-Detecting Nanoparticles

In a video from The Atlantic, employees explain that they'll be using light signals to talk to the wristband through the superficial veins on the underside of the wrist. (Learn More >>)

Designed Molecules Trap Cancer Cells in Deadly Cages

Chemists have designed a carbohydrate-based molecule that can surround and strangle bone cancer cells by self-assembling into a tangled web of nanofibers. (Learn More >>)

Nanowire Clothing Could Keep People Warm

Scientists have now developed a novel nanowire coating for clothes that can both generate heat and trap the heat from our bodies better than regular clothes. (Learn More >>)

Fast, Accurate New Nanoparticle-Based Sensor System for Screening Cancer Drugs

Using an engineered gold nanoparticle and three fluorescent proteins provides "a three-channel sensor that can be trained to detect subtle changes in cell surface properties." (Learn More >>)

NASA Experiments with Self-Assembly Techniques on the International Space Station

The Structure of Paramagnetic Aggregates from Colloidal Emulsions (InSPACE) experiments explored nanoparticles suspended in magnetorheolocial fluids, a type of smart fluid that tends to self-assemble into shapes in the presence of a magnetic field. (Learn More >>)

Technique Simultaneously Determines Nanomaterials’ Chemical Makeup

Researchers from DOE's Argonne National Laboratory & Ohio Univ. have devised a powerful technique that simultaneously resolves the chemical characterization and topography of nanoscale materials down to the height of a single atom. (Learn More >>)

Bullet-Proof Armour and Hydrogen Sieve Add to Graphene’s Promise

One-atom-thick material blocks 'bullet' strikes but allows protons to pass through. (Learn More >>)

Nanoparticle Detects the Deadliest Cancer Cells in Blood

The nanoparticles—dubbed nanoflares—attach themselves to individual cancer cells in a blood sample and then glow, allowing cancerous cells to be detected and sorted with the help of a laser. (Learn More >>)

Nanomaterial Converts 90% of Captured Light into Heat

This work was funded by the U.S. Department of Energy's SunShot program. (Learn More >>)

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