Super-light graphene and ceramic metamaterial possesses high strength, other attributes

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — A new featherweight, flame-resistant and super-elastic “metamaterial” has been shown to combine high strength with electrical conductivity and thermal insulation, suggesting potential applications from buildings to aerospace. The composite combines nanolayers of a ceramic called aluminum oxide with graphene, which is an extremely thin sheet of carbon. Although both the ceramic … Continue reading “Super-light graphene and ceramic metamaterial possesses high strength, other attributes”

IBM NanoDLD for accelerating early detection of Diseases with nanobiotechnology

3D Visualization of IBM Research NanoDLD Pillar Array Technology 3D rendering of IBM Research lab-on-a-chip nanotechnology that can separate biological particles down to 20 nanometers (nm) in diameter, a scale that gives access to important particles such as DNA, viruses and exosomes. The IBM team’s work has focused on exosomes which are vesicles that contain … Continue reading “IBM NanoDLD for accelerating early detection of Diseases with nanobiotechnology”

HyMeAir’s Nano Towers might solve Energy crises and Climate Change

A new Swedish company named “HyMeAir” is seeking to raise funds on kickstarter.com to support the development of its Nano Towers that will filter out hydrogen and methane from the air when the wind blows . According to the HyMeAir’s kickstarter project description, Nano Towers will give the world virtually free energy, free from emissions, … Continue reading “HyMeAir’s Nano Towers might solve Energy crises and Climate Change”

Researchers combine simulation, experiment for nanoscale 3-D printing

Designing a 3-D printed structure is hard enough when the product is inches or feet in size. Imagine shrinking it smaller than a drop of water, smaller even than a human hair, until it is dwarfed by a common bacterium. This impossibly small structure can be made a reality with focused electron beam induced deposition, … Continue reading “Researchers combine simulation, experiment for nanoscale 3-D printing”

No more washing: nano-enhanced textiles clean themselves with light

Researchers from RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia say they have developed a cheap and efficient new way to infuse textiles with tiny strands of silver – which can degrade organic matter when exposed to light. The work paves the way towards nano-enhanced textiles that can spontaneously clean themselves of stains and grime simply by being … Continue reading “No more washing: nano-enhanced textiles clean themselves with light”