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.
Researchers from Tokyo Tech and Kyoto University have developed an artificial receptor that can bind sucrose in water with exquisite precision. The achievement represents a leap forward for the development of biosensors, and provides new insights into our perception of sweetness.
A DNA nanorobot is programmed to pick up and sort molecules into predefined regions. Imagine a robot that could help you tidy your home: roving about, sorting stray socks into the laundry and dirty dishes into the dishwasher.
In a study published today in Science, researchers from Lehigh and Cardiff University have demonstrated a promising approach to using colloidal gold-palladium nanoparticles to directly oxidize methane to methanol with high selectivity in aqueous solution at mild temperatures.
Rutgers materials scientists discover powerful effect that could benefit robotics, aviation, medicine and other fields.
Scientists have developed carbon nanotube pores that can exclude salt from seawater.
A nanosheet made of organic polymers has been developed to prevent the drying and deforming of biological samples, thus enabling high-quality imaging under microscopes.
Nanoscale chip system measures light from a single bacterial cell to enable portable chemical detection
Further development could open door to on-chip biological and chemical sensing applications, e.g. detecting chemicals in real-time continuous flow systems and even in an open-air environment.
A study published August 30 in Nature Communications presents a new approach to cell therapy that’s as simple as ‘just add water’
Rice nanomachines constructed to deliver drugs, destroy diseased cells.
Berkeley Lab and Magic Leap Inc. scientists create widely controllable ultrathin optical components.
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