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Argonne explores how ants, bees, and fruit flies can be the next big buzz in artificial intelligence

5 days ago

Argonne targets neuromorphic chips to solve a complex challenge: improving how computer chips perform and adapt in extreme…
Tiny Supersonic Jet Injector Accelerates Nanoscale Additive Manufacturing

July 3, 2019

By energizing precursor molecules using a tiny, high-energy supersonic jet of inert gas, researchers have dramatically accelerated the…
Electronics at the nanoscale: challenges and opportunities for making metal nanowires

March 26, 2019

Silver, gold and copper nanowires are leading contenders for next-generation nanoscale devices, however greater understanding of how they…
Rice University engineers have developed a method to transfer complete, flexible, two-dimensional circuits from their fabrication platforms to curved and other smooth surfaces. Such circuits are able to couple with near-field electromagnetic waves and offer next-generation sensing for optical fibers and other applications. (Credit: Zehua Jin/Rice University)
Form-fitting, nanoscale sensors now make sense

December 7, 2018

What if a sensor sensing a thing could be part of the thing itself? Rice University engineers believe…
The molecular shuttle is attached to two polystyrene beads through two DNA molecules. Picture credit: Scixel.
Five minutes in the life of a molecular shuttle

October 31, 2018

Scientists from IMDEA Nanociencia follow and operate one molecular shuttle-at-a-time, in real time, for several hundreds of cycles.…
How to mass produce cell-sized robots

October 24, 2018

Tiny robots no bigger than a cell could be mass-produced using a new method developed by researchers at…
Physicists design a nano-resonator with strong nonlinear response

July 23, 2018

An international research team has found a way to make light frequency conversion at the nanoscale a hundred…
Harnessing DNA tricks to boost nanosensors

June 22, 2018

Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania have found a way to increase the sensitivity of diagnostic devices, in…
Strain Improves Performance of Atomically Thin Semiconductor Material

May 11, 2018

Researchers in UConn’s Institute of Materials Science significantly improved the performance of an atomically thin semiconductor material by…
Atomically thin magnetic device could lead to new memory technologies

May 7, 2018

Magnetic materials are the backbone of modern digital information technologies, such as hard-disk storage. A University of Washington-led…
One string to rule them all

April 17, 2018

EPFL scientists have engineered a tiny guitar string that vibrates 1 billion times when plucked.  They’d like to…
Cat-like ‘hearing’ with device trillions times smaller than human eardrum

April 10, 2018

Researchers at Case Western Reserve University are developing atomically thin “drumheads” able to receive and transmit signals across…
Breakthrough made in atomically thin magnets

April 4, 2018

Cornell researchers have become the first to control atomically thin magnets with an electric field, a breakthrough that…
These micro-robots do the breaststroke

March 23, 2018

What are those tiny spheres doing as they move across that slide? They’re doing the breaststroke. Rice University…
Researchers invented light-emitting nanoantennas based on halide perovskites

February 13, 2018

Young scientists from ITMO University developed new effective nanoscale light sources based on halide perovskite. The considered nanosources…
Touchy nanotubes work better when clean

January 5, 2018

Carbon nanotubes bound for electronics need to be as clean as possible to maximize their utility in next-generation…
Scientists write ‘traps’ for light with tiny ink droplets

October 24, 2017

A microscopic ‘pen’ that is able to write structures small enough to trap and harness light using a…
Vibrating nanoparticles interact

October 18, 2017

Like a tuning fork struck with a mallet, tiny gold nanodisks can be made to vibrate at resonant…
NIST Researchers Revolutionize the Atomic Force Microscope

September 13, 2017

Most measuring instruments are limited by the tradeoff between how precisely and how rapidly a measurement is made:…
Motorized molecules drill through cells

September 1, 2017

Motorized molecules driven by light have been used to drill holes in the membranes of individual cells and…
Drug-delivering Micromotors Treat Their First Bacterial Infection in the Stomach

August 17, 2017

Nanoengineers at the University of California San Diego have demonstrated for the first time using micromotors to treat…
Scientists announce the quest for high-index materials

July 22, 2017

A team of physicists featuring researchers from MIPT and ITMO University has conducted a comparative analysis of a range…
Tiny “motors” are driven by light

July 3, 2017

Science fiction is full of fanciful devices that allow light to interact forcefully with matter, from light sabers…
Scientists Design New Heat-Guiding Device That Is Thinner Than Hair

December 24, 2016

Researchers at Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD), University of Bath and University of Cambridge have designed…
New stamping technique creates functional features at nanoscale dimensions

December 19, 2016

The next time you place your coffee order, imagine slapping onto your to-go cup a sticker that acts…
Tiny Machines

October 29, 2016

In 1959 renowned physicist Richard Feynman, in his talk “Plenty of Room at the Bottom,” spoke of a…
Nanocars taken for a rough ride

June 2, 2016

If you’re driving a nanocar on the open road, things are bound to get sticky. Rice University researchers…
Submicroscopic tunable, optical amplifier

May 10, 2016

Rice University photonics researchers have unveiled a new nanoparticle amplifier that can generate infrared light and boost the…
Little ANTs: researchers build the world’s tiniest engine

May 3, 2016

Researchers have developed the world’s tiniest engine – just a few billionths of a metre in size –…
German Physicists Build the Single-Atom Engine Outlined Back in 2014

April 16, 2016

Experimental physicists at the University of Mainz in Germany, led by Johannes Roßnagel, had just built the world’s…
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