The NanoMslide causes potentially cancerous cells to ‘light up’ with vivid colour contrast. It has already been successful in finding early-stage breast cancer cells in human tissue.
Nanotechnology, which approaches materials at the scale of atoms and molecules, has numerous applications for food production. Applying nanotech could revolutionize the agricultural sector.
Researchers are developing tattoo inks that do more than make pretty colors. Some can sense chemicals, temperature and UV radiation, setting the stage for tattoos that diagnose health problems.
Nanotechnology has an impressive record against viruses.
Bricks turn out to be useful for storing electricity thanks to their porousness and red pigment.
Nanoparticles dressed up in cell membranes snag SARS-CoV-2 virus particles before they reach human cells.
We’re not powerless to change the future of food. Nature and technology can combine to nourish both the earth and its inhabitants.
These tiny nanoparticles might provide a new way to see what’s happening in the brain and even deliver treatments to specific cells – if researchers figure out how to use them safely and effectively.
A nanotube innovation using waste plastic could help solve one of the world’s energy problems.
Nanoparticles are extremely tiny particles, with external dimensions smaller than 100 nanometres (0.0001 of a millimetre). Here’s what we know about nanotechnology in food.
Phosphorene nanoribbons are like tagliatelle, but carry the potential to boost battery capacity by 50%.
Gold is one of 12 confirmed elements on the periodic table whose discoverer is unknown.
Nanotechnology and materials are the source of countless innovations, but we don’t accurately know how they are affecting humans and the environment.
After declining for nearly a decade, the number of hungry people in the world is growing again. Climate change, which is disrupting weather patterns that farmers rely on, is a major cause.
The reason that nanoparticles hold such hope for TB treatment is that they can be carefully targeted.
There are countless nanoscopic architectures in nature, creating iridescence, sticky feet, magnetic navigation – and more.
Nanotechnology brings together multiple science disciplines to create devices that mimic the refinements of nature. It’s difficult – and exhilarating.
Nanotechnology isn’t science fiction – you can find it in the latest TV screens, solar cells and tennis rackets.
Last week, Elon Musk ‘called BS’ on nanotechnology. And it threw up an important question: just what is nanotech, and is it more hype than science?
A new pill may lower blood alcohol levels, helping a hangover and preventing alcohol overdose deaths.