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New Skin Patch Helps Reduce 'Love Handles' In Mice

The mice who wore the patch ended up having 20% less fat on the side of the patch versus the other side of their bodies. (Learn More >>)

Football helmet smartfoam signals potential concussions in real time, study suggests

Engineers have now developed and tested a nano composite smartfoam that can be placed inside a football helmet (and pads) to more accurately test the impact and power of hits. (Learn More >>)

Beating the Heat with Nanoparticle Films

Thermochromic nanoparticles switch from infrared transparent to infrared reflective when they heat up, which will help to keep office buildings, homes and even cars cool. (Learn More >>)

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 >>)