Nanoscience News


A Multifunctional, Multiscale, Reconfigurable Surface

Composite surface has features that can move microparticles, mix droplets, repel biofilms and more.


Next-Generation Robotic Cockroach Can Explore Underwater Environments

'HAMR’ can walk on land, swim, and walk underwater.


Weighing the Planet's Biological Matter

Though only one nine  thousandth  of the planet's biomass, humans have an outsized impact on Earth.


Collaboration Yields Discovery of 12-Sided Silica Cages

Nano cages could have applications in mesoscale material assembly, as well as medical diagnosis and therapeutics.


‘Elegant’ Design Could Lead to More Powerful, Safer Lithium Metal Battery

“Hairy” nanoparticles key to a more powerful and safer lithium battery


A Sprinkle of Platinum Nanoparticles Onto Graphene Makes Brain Probes More Sensitive

Graphene electrodes could enable higher quality imaging of brain cell activity​


Delft Scientists Make First ‘On Demand’ Entanglement Link

Researchers have succeeded in generating quantum entanglement between two quantum chips faster than the entanglement is lost.​


Opening Pyrolysis Kiln Offers Waste-to-Reward Reality

Cornell’s new pyrolysis kiln – the largest of its kind at a U.S. university – opened May 24.


A Photosynthetic Engine for Artificial Cells

Researchers engineered a cell-like structure that harnesses photosynthesis to perform designer reactions​


Butterfly Wings Inspire Light-Manipulating Surface for Medical Implants

Nanoscale structures based on ones found in nature make eye implants more effective and last longer​