November2016


World’s ‘smallest magnifying glass’ makes it possible to see individual chemical bonds between atoms

World’s ‘smallest magnifying glass’ makes it possible to see individual chemical bonds between atoms

University of Cambridge has published an exciting article – “World’s ‘smallest magnifying glass’ makes it possible to see individual chemical bonds between atoms.” Researchers led by the University of Cambridge have concentrated light down to smaller than a single atom using tiny particles of gold, allowing them to look at individual chemical bonds inside molecules, […]

The future of brain and machine is intertwined, and it’s already here

The future of brain and machine is intertwined, and it’s already here

Cosmos featured a very interesting article, ‘The future of brain and machine is intertwined, and it’s already here,’ which highlights a promising future of neurological connections between the brain and machine. This technology is helpful for victims of severe strokes or other neurological damage experiencers who suffer from locked-in syndrome; they are fully conscious but […]

This highly sensitive nanotechnology microsensor can detect the beat of insect wings

This highly sensitive nanotechnology microsensor can detect the beat of insect wings

Spanish researchers from Barcelona’s UAB, IMB CNM-CSIC, and the Polytechnic University of Catalonia created a thermoelectric sensor based on silicon nanotechnology that is so sensitive that it can detect the flutter of butterfly wings. The researchers see a huge potential for the use of this device in a number of applications amidst a range of […]

The nanobionic spinach detects bombs

The nanobionic spinach detects bombs

A group of Massachusetts Institute of Technology engineers led by Michael Strano has changed ordinary spinach plants into biological bomb detectors with the help of nanotechnology. Their research is published in Nature Materials. The MIT engineers applied nanoparticles to the underside of the leaves, enabling them to be taken up into the mesophyll layer where photosynthesis […]