In the not-too-distant future, tattoos could become medical diagnostic devices as well as body art.
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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 could do double duty as building materials and supercapacitors.
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Bricks turn out to be useful for storing electricity thanks to their porousness and red pigment.
Duck decoys lure real ducks within range of hunters. Nanoparticles that look like cells serve as both decoys and hunters to ensnare virus particles.
Nanoparticles dressed up in cell membranes snag SARS-CoV-2 virus particles before they reach human cells.
Nature and technology can combine to help farms of the future nourish the earth and its inhabitants.
We're not powerless to change the future of food. Nature and technology can combine to nourish both the earth and its inhabitants.
Red quantum dots glow inside a rat brain cell.
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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 occur naturally in some foods, and others have them added.
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.
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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.
A man walks through a greenhouse in northeastern Uganda where sustainable agriculture techniques such as drought-resistant crops and tree planting are taught, Oct. 19, 2017.
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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.
Nanomedicine could scupper the need for TB patients to take multiple daily tablets with toxic side effects.
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.
The colour of gold nanoparticles in suspension varies according to the size of the nanoparticles.
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.
Carbon nanotubes are one of the products created from engineering at the nanoscale.
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?
Keep the buzz. Lose the hangover.
A new pill may lower blood alcohol levels, helping a hangover and preventing alcohol overdose deaths.
There are nanometals in your washing machine.
Many socks, towels and other textiles are treated with silver nanoparticles to kill germs and odors. When the silver washes out, it can pollute waterways. Two chemists propose a way to collect it from wastewater.
New research shows bees see a blue halo around flowers thanks to nanostructures on its petals.