May 22nd, 2017 | by April Gocha, PhD
Researchers at the University of California, San Diego, have created synthetic nanoparticles that mimic the action of natural melanin. If proven safe and effective, the nanoparticles could someday be developed into a therapy for melanin-defective disorders and potentially even a natural sunscreen.
May 9th, 2017 | by April Gocha, PhD
Researchers from the University of Minnesota and beyond may have found the ideal indium tin oxide replacement in a transparent perovskite oxide material that displays record high conductivity despite having a wide bandgap.
May 4th, 2017 | by April Gocha, PhD
Two new papers, one published in Nature and one in Advanced Materials, describe 3-D printing techniques that use silica nanoparticle inks—rather than molten glass itself—to to fabricate optically clear glass components with micrometer-scale resolution, a huge leap forward for the integration of glass materials into additive manufacturing.
May 3rd, 2017 | by April Gocha, PhD
Researchers at the University of California, Riverside, have devised a technique to convert recycled glass bottles into nanosilicon anodes for next-gen lithium-ion batteries with the capacity to store almost four times as much energy as conventional anodes.
April 14th, 2017 | by Faye Oney
A Rutgers University research team has created a powerful and more efficient way to cool those tiny chips in computer devices using a combination of graphene and boron nitride.
April 12th, 2017 | by April Gocha, PhD
A University of Michigan team has developed the ultimate superhydrophobic spray-on coating that is so durable that it can be applied to virtually any surface, including vehicles, boats, clothing, and more.
April 4th, 2017 | by April Gocha, PhD
Researchers at Brigham Young University have devised a technique that incorporates glass to build tiny lab-on-a-chip devices, or flexible glass nanoelectromechanical systems (NEMS), that could broaden rapid medical diagnostics.
February 22nd, 2017 | by Faye Oney
A graduate student at the University of North Carolina created a portable solution to the cumbersome and expensive disease diagnostic tools currently on the market—watch how he used nanotechnology to create a simple biosensor using glass and thin metal films.
February 15th, 2017 | by April Gocha, PhD
A team at the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign, Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute, and Dow Electronic Materials has developed two-way LEDs that can both emit and harvest light—and may enable next-gen, smart touchless displays.
February 8th, 2017 | by April Gocha, PhD
Researchers at Kansas State University have devised and patented a simple, inexpensive, and scalable method to mass produce graphene—using only hydrocarbon gas, oxygen, and a spark plug.