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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 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 […]

10 Futuristic materials to wonder about

10 Futuristic materials to wonder about

This week, we came across an intriguing article on ’10 Futuristic Materials’ written by Lifeboat Foundation Scientific Advisory Board member, Michael Anissimov. Here’s what Anissimov got to say about the list of fabulous futuristic materials: 1.  Aerogel Aerogel holds 15 entries in the Guinness Book of Records, more than any other material. Sometimes called “frozen smoke”, […]

How to shut a drone up with Phonix

How to shut a drone up with Phonix

Last month we featured an article about Dotterel Technologies using Phonix nanofibre in their drone propeller shrouds. Dotterel Technologies were awarded the NAB 2016 Most Innovative Product Award in Las Vegas.   They’ve been making headlines again, with a feature in www.insideunmannedsystems.com. Here’s an excerpt from the article: Nanofiber Shrouds Dotterel believes it has a solution. It’s […]

Cool article on Phys.org – fabrics clean themselves with sunlight

Cool article on Phys.org –  fabrics clean themselves with sunlight

Here’s an interesting piece of nanonews from researchers in Melbourne, Australia, who have developed a way of growing nanostructures on fabric that degrade organic matter when exposed to sunlight. Here’s part of the article: A spot of sunshine is all it could take to get your washing done, thanks to pioneering nano research into self-cleaning […]