Nanoscience News


Injecting Electrons Jolts 2-D Structure Into New Atomic Pattern

Berkeley Lab study is first to show  potential  of energy-efficient next-gen electronic memory.


TU Delft and University of Vienna Measure Quantization of Vibrations

In the new study, the researchers adapted one of the seminal tests of the particle character of light.​


New App Replaces Ultrasound with Smartphone Camera to Measure Heart Health

Effectiveness of the app, which measures pressure waveforms of blood flow through the cardiovascular system, demonstrated in clinical trials​


Chromosome Motor Discovery Supports DNA Loop Extrusion

Study boosts a theory of how cells pack two  metres  of DNA into tidy little packages—chromosomes. 


First On-chip Nanoscale Optical Quantum Memory Developed

Smallest-yet optical quantum memory device is a storage medium for optical quantum networks; potential to be scaled up for commercial use​


Scientists Fine-Tune System to Create ‘Syngas’ from CO2

From there, syngas can be converted downstream into small molecules, like ethanol, or larger hydrocarbons, such as those in gasoline.​


Smaller, Smarter, Softer Robotic Arm for Endoscopic Surgery

Bioinspired approach combines pop-up fabrication with soft robotics​


Wiesner Team Images Tiny Quasicrystals as They Form

Cornell team conducted hundreds of experiments to capture the formation of these structures at early stages of their development.


Slippery Liquid Surfaces Confuse Mussels to Prevent Their Adhesion to Underwater Structures

Non-toxic, lubricant-infused coatings deter mussels and prevent their attachment by disrupting their mechanosensory and adhesive systems​


Cyborg Bacteria Turn Sunlight into Useful Chemicals

UC Berkeley scientists have taught bacteria to cover themselves in tiny, highly efficient solar panels to produce useful chemical compounds.​