NanotechnologyThe very small in an age of robots
The Very Tiny
Nanotechnology is going to change the way we live in ways that are hard to imagine. Manipulating molecules into tiny machines and new materials is a frontier that will revolutionise manufacturing, robotics, and life in general. Watch this space – it’s one of the most exciting things that’s happening in the second machine age.
Scientists have demonstrated how living cells can be induced to carry out computations in the manner of tiny robots or computers.
Researchers at North Carolina State University and Duke University have developed a way to assemble and pre-program tiny structures made from microscopic cubes – “microbot origami” – to change their shape when actuated by a magnetic field and then, using the magnetic...
Rice University, Oak Ridge scientists show growing atom-thin sheets on cones allows control of defects.
A future android brain like that of Star Trek’s Commander Data might contain neuristors, multi-circuit components that emulate the firings of human neurons.
A new type of micropropulsion system for miniature satellites called CubeSats uses an innovative design of tiny nozzles that release precise bursts of water vapor to maneuver the spacecraft. Low-cost “microsatellites” and “nanosatellites” far smaller than conventional...
Advance points toward new generation of computers for coming superstorm of data.
Rapid 3D printing in water using novel hybrid nanoparticles holds promise for old and new industries
A new type of nano-photoinitiator could lead to advanced biomedical and industrial materials, along with more environmentally friendly printing processes.
Attaching curcumin, a component of the common spice turmeric, to nanoparticles can be used to target and destroy treatment-resistant neuroblastoma tumor cells, according to a new study published in Nanoscale. The study, conducted in partnership by researchers at...
Berkeley Lab researchers find tunable halide perovskites could usher in new generation of optoelectronic devices.
CAMERA researchers capitalize on their Multi-Tiered Iterative Phasing approach to determine molecular structure of proteins and viruses from X-ray free electron laser data.
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