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Nanocrystal links could lead to better electronics, scientists say

Nanocrystal links could lead to better electronics

Chemists and engineers today are very interested in a kind of nanotechnology enabled by tiny islands of nanoparticles called “colloidal nanocrystals.” They can be made...

Could diamonds be a computer’s best friend?

Landmark experiment reveals the precious gem's potential in computing For the first time, physicists have demonstrated that information can flow through a diamond wire. In the...

Unavoidable disorder used to build nanolaser

Researchers the world round are working to develop optical chips, where light can be controlled with nanostructures. These could be used for future circuits...

Walk like a transcription: DNA motor hobbles along nanotube

Researchers have created a new type of molecular motor made of DNA and demonstrated its potential by using it to transport a nanoparticle along...

‘Nanosponge vaccine’ fights MRSA toxins

Nanosponges that soak up a dangerous pore-forming toxin produced by MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus) could serve as a safe and effective vaccine against this...

Creating synthetic antibodies

MIT chemical engineers have developed a novel way to generate nanoparticles that can recognize specific molecules, opening up a new approach to building durable...

New milestone could help magnets end era of computer transistors

New work by researchers at UC Berkeley could soon transform the building blocks of modern electronics by making nanomagnetic switches a viable replacement for...

Tiny nano and laser tech tests antibiotic treatment in minutes

Researchers at EPFL have built a matchbox-sized device that can test for the presence of bacteria in a couple of minutes, instead of up...

Quantum Computing Has Applications in imaging

Quantum computing—considered the powerhouse of computational tasks—may have applications in areas outside of pure electronics, according to a University of Pittsburgh researcher and his...

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