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Antioxidants get small: Molecular compounds mimic effective graphene agents, show potential for therapies

January 31, 2017 - 7:45am
Treated particles of graphene derived from carbon nanotubes have demonstrated remarkable potential as life-saving antioxidants, but as small as they are, something even smaller had to be created to fi...

Sound waves create whirlpools to round up tiny signs of disease: New technique could form the basis of a small, inexpensive point-of-care device for early disease diagnosis

January 31, 2017 - 7:45am
Mechanical engineers at Duke University have demonstrated a tiny whirlpool that can concentrate nanoparticles using nothing but sound. The innovation could gather proteins and other biological structu...

First 3-D observation of nanomachines working inside cells: Researchers headed by IRB Barcelona combine genetic engineering, super-resolution microscopy and biocomputation to allow them to see in 3-D the protein machinery inside living cells

January 31, 2017 - 7:45am
Currently, biologists who study the function of protein nanomachines isolate these complexes in test tubes, divorced from the cell, and then apply in vitro techniques that allow them to observe their...

Scientists unveil new form of matter: Time crystals: Physicists repeatedly tweaked a group of ions to create first example of a non-equilibrium material

January 31, 2017 - 7:45am
To most people, crystals mean diamond bling, semiprecious gems or perhaps the jagged amethyst or quartz crystals beloved by collectors.

NIST updates 'sweet' 1950s separation method to clean nanoparticles from organisms

January 31, 2017 - 7:45am
Sometimes old-school methods provide the best ways of studying cutting-edge tech and its effects on the modern world.

Boron atoms stretch out, gain new powers: Rice University simulations demonstrate 1-D material's stiffness, electrical versatility

January 31, 2017 - 7:45am
Hold on, there, graphene. You might think you're the most interesting new nanomaterial of the century, but boron might already have you beat, according to scientists at Rice University.