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October 13, 2020
Researchers have increased the conductivity of copper wire by about 5%. Higher conductivity means that less copper is needed for the same efficiency, which can reduce the weight and volume of future electric vehicles.
Matching Your Product to Your Customer: A Conversation with Jessica Winter
October 05, 2020
In this episode of the Nano Entrepreneurship Network podcast, Jessica Winter of the Ohio State University discusses her entrepreneurial journey as an academic researcher.
Nanoscale devices precisely target cells
August 20, 2020
Researchers have demonstrated a new way to precisely target cells by using nanoscale devices made of synthetic proteins that target a therapeutic agent only to cells with specific, predetermined combinations of cell surface markers.
Better wastewater treatment? It’s a wrap
July 20, 2020
Researchers have demonstrated that spheres made of bismuth, oxygen, and carbon wrapped with nitrogen-doped graphene oxide can inactivate multidrug-resistant bacteria and degrade antibiotic-resistant genes in secondary wastewater effluent.
New platform for controlled delivery of nanoscale drugs
August 28, 2020
Engineers have developed a platform for the controlled delivery of drugs and nutrients to human cells. This novel approach creates small capsules containing thousands of nanosized droplets loaded with a drug or other active ingredient.
Silver-plated gold nanostars detect early cancer biomarkers
July 21, 2020
Engineers have devised a method that uses nanoparticles, called gold nanostars, to help identify early biomarkers of cancer without the need for the elaborate, time-consuming, and expensive processes required by current technologies.
New nanomaterial-based batteries are lighter, faster-charging
August 31, 2020
Scientists have developed a new type of battery electrode that can store more energy than graphite electrodes in lithium-ion batteries. The new electrode uses layers of a carbon nanotube material with silicon nanoparticles sandwiched between them.
DNA-based nanotechnology stimulates potent antitumor immune response
September 10, 2020
Scientists have successfully delivered nanoparticle antitumor vaccines that stimulated robust T cell immunity and controlled the growth of melanoma (a form of skin cancer) in preclinical models.
Inspiring the Next Generation with Nanotechnology: A Conversation with Abby Carbone
August 24, 2020
This week’s episode of Stories from the NNI, with guest Abby Carbone, a recent graduate of North Carolina State University, focuses on the importance of science communication and outreach.
Better wastewater treatment? It’s a wrap
July 20, 2020
Researchers have demonstrated that spheres made of bismuth, oxygen, and carbon wrapped with nitrogen-doped graphene oxide can inactivate multidrug-resistant bacteria and degrade antibiotic-resistant genes in secondary wastewater effluent.