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NANOTECHNOLOGY

NEW-GEN is a futuristic utopia where human beings, alien creatures, and mechanical life forms co-exist in harmony. Built with nanotechnology by a scientist and explorer from Earth, NEW-GEN weaves nature and technology together into a sustainable paradise. But a nanotech war has erupted - begun by an exiled genius and now both NEW-GEN and Earth are threatened with annihilation.

Nanotecnology is already transforming out world. Microscopic machines manipulate matter, rearranging atoms to solve mankind's problems: 

 

Nanomedicine - Nanobots serve as a mechanical immune system, repairing, healing, and curing any illness, injury, or disease. 

Environmental repair - Nanobots scrubcarbon dioxide from the atmosphere, break down water pollutants, and provide oxygen via artificial photosynthesis.

Future bio-enhancement - Jump higher, run longer, adapt to new climate. 

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November 6, 2023

For the first time, scientists and engineers have observed in real time how two types of nanoparticles made from different materials combine into new composite materials.

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Research team begins designing a perishable food 'smart packaging' system for transport

August 21, 2023

Case Western Reserve University researchers are leading the development of a "smart packaging" system to monitor temperature fluctuations, moisture changes and pathogens in perishable food products during transportation.

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Nanoparticles made from plant viruses could be farmers' new ally in pest control

Sptember 21, 2023

Engineers have devised a new solution to control a major agricultural menace, root-damaging nematodes. Using plant viruses, the researchers created nanoparticles that can deliver pesticide molecules to previously inaccessible depths in the soil. This 'precision farming' approach could potentially minimize environmental toxicity and cut costs for farmers.

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New Approach to Construct Sensors to Detect Bacteria and Viruses

July 24, 2023

An interdisciplinary research group from Bochum, Duisburg, and Zurich has come up with a new method to build modular optical sensors which have the potential of detecting bacteria and viruses.

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Machine learning enhances X-ray imaging of nanotextures

July 7, 2023

Using a combination of high-powered X-rays, phase-retrieval algorithms and machine learning, Cornell researchers revealed the intricate nanotextures in thin-film materials, offering scientists a new, streamlined approach to analyzing potential candidates for quantum computing and microelectronics, among other applications.

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Penn State Researchers Develop Protein-Based Nano-Computing Agent for Advanced Cell-Based Therapies

June 9, 2023

Nanomaterials have emerged as a game-changing component in various fields, including the realm of nanotechnology, and now, researchers at Penn State have integrated them into a groundbreaking protein-based nano-computing agent. 

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New 3D stretchable electronics can advance organ-on-chip technology

May 31, 2023

Flexible electronic nanomembranes show promise for revolutionary organ-on-chip technologies, potentially reducing the need for animal testing in medical research.

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Fighting cancer with light, and a drug that self-assembles into nanoparticles

May 12, 2023

Chemotherapy that does not harm the body, but effectively fights cancer cells: that is the goal of chemist Sylvestre Bonnet and his team. Targeted irradiation with visible light then attacks the tumor. The research has now been published in Nature Chemistry.

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Self-folding origami machines powered by chemical reaction

May 2, 2023

Scientists have harnessed chemical reactions to make microscale origami machines self-fold -- freeing them from the liquids in which they usually function, so they can operate in dry environments and at room temperature.

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Small Biobattery That Works on Bacteria Has a 100-Year Shelf Life

April 19, 2023

Last fall, Binghamton University Professor Seokheun "Sean" Choi and his Bioelectronics and Microsystems Laboratory published their research into an ingestible biobattery activated by the Ph factor of the human intestine. 

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Smart nanotechnology for more accurate delivery of insulin

March 14, 2023

More efficient and longer lasting glucose-responsive insulin that eliminates the need for people with type 1 diabetes to measure their glucose levels could be a step closer thanks to a Monash University-led project.

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This groundbreaking biomaterial heals tissues from the inside out

January 30, 2023

A new biomaterial that can be injected intravenously, reduces inflammation in tissue and promotes cell and tissue repair. The biomaterial was tested and proven effective in treating tissue damage caused by heart attacks in both rodent and large animal models. Researchers also provided proof of concept in a rodent model that the biomaterial could be beneficial to patients with traumatic brain injury and pulmonary arterial hypertension.

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Nanoparticles self-assemble to harvest solar energy

February 21, 2023

Solar-thermal technology is a promising, environmentally friendly energy harvesting method with a potential role to play in solving the fossil fuel energy crisis.

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Researchers develop new, heat-efficient nanoparticles for treating cancer

November 15, 2022

Oregon State University scientists have invented a way to make magnetic nanoparticles that get hotter than any previous nanoparticle, improving their cancer fighting ability.

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Advanced Cancer Chemoimmunotherapy with Novel Nanoparticles

November 25, 2022

According to a recent study published on November 24th, 2022 in the journal Nature Nanotechnology, scientists at the University of Pittsburgh have created cancer-fighting nanoparticles that deliver both a novel immunotherapy and a chemotherapy drug.

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Chemists create quantum dots at room temperature using lab-designed protein

December 12, 2022

Nature uses 20 canonical amino acids as building blocks to make proteins, combining their sequences to create complex molecules that perform biological functions.

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New nanoparticle-based sensors can measure residual herbicides in food

November 1, 2022

Two newly developed, low-cost tests that use nanoparticles to detect chemicals can accurately measure tiny amounts of two potentially harmful herbicides in fruits, vegetables and their products.

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Self-powered bioelectronic face mask measures glucose levels

October 17, 2022

New research describes the first example of self-powered bioelectronics on a mask that can measure the biological glucose signal with continuous energy.

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Technology produces more than 100 medical microrobots per minute that can be disintegrated in the body

September 27, 2022

Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science & Technology collaborated with Professor Sung-Won Kim's team at Seoul St. Mary's Hospital, Catholic University of Korea, and ETH Zurich to develop a technology that produces more than 100 microrobots per minute that can be disintegrated in the body.

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SMART Innovation Center awarded five-year NRF grant for new deep tech ventures

September 13, 2022

By providing researchers with financial and strategic support from the early stages, the Innovation Center hopes to bring new and disruptive technologies to market.

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Impact of Nanoparticles on Soybean Oil-Based Biodiesel Examined

August 29, 2022

Global energy production relies heavily on fossil fuels, which are depleting rapidly and are also regarded as the primary source of harmful emissions and climate change. As a result, there is an urgent need to develop green energy sources that can replace fossil fuels. In this context, biodiesel has the potential to be a viable alternative for diesel engines in the coming years.

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Novel Nanoplatform Found Effective Against Esophageal Cancer

August 10, 2022

Among the total number of deaths caused by different types of cancer, esophageal cancer is the sixth most significant. Several conventional treatments, such as radiotherapy, chemotherapy, and surgery have multiple side effects, including off-target toxicity and multidrug resistance (MDR).

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How Silicate Nanoparticles Help Save Historic Buildings

July 12, 2022

Constructions made of porous rock may weather over time. TU Wien (Vienna) researchers have now thoroughly examined how silicate nanoparticles can help save them for the first time.

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New nanoparticles aid sepsis treatment in mice

June 6, 2022

Sepsis, the body's overreaction to an infection, affects more than 1.5 million people and kills at least 270,000 every year in the U.S. alone. The standard treatment of antibiotics and fluids is not effective for many patients, and those who survive face a higher risk of death.

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Fluorine-Based Nanostructures Successfully Filter Salt from Water

May 16, 2022

Researchers have successfully filtered salt from water using fluorine-based nanostructures for the first time. These fluorous nanochannels work more effectively, require less pressure and energy, and are a more efficient filter than current desalination methods.

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Biodegradable Fruit Packaging Combines Nanocellulose and Green Protein Isolates

May 2, 2022

An article published in the journal Scientific Reports the commercialization of byproducts from the sunflower-based biofuel sector to develop bio-based, biodegradable food packaging reinforced with nanocellulose.

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'Nanocapsules' provide new solution for efficient cancer chemodynamic therapy

March 14, 2022

In a paper published on Small recently, reported the synthesis of hollow cuprous oxide nitrogen-doped carbon (HCONC) by one-step hydrothermal method as well as their applications in efficient chemodynamic therapy.

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Easy aluminum nanoparticles for rapid, efficient hydrogen generation from water

February 21, 2022

Its widespread use in products that get wet poses no danger because aluminum instantly reacts with air to acquire a coating of aluminum oxide, which blocks further reactions.

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Scientists use 'sticky' DNA to build organized structures of gel blocks

January 31, 2022

Researchers from the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST) have used microscopic strands of DNA to guide the assembly of gel blocks that are visible to the naked eye.

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Nanotherapy offers new hope for the treatment of Type 1 diabetes

January 17, 2022

A team of researchers at Northwestern University have discovered a technique to help make immunomodulation more effective. The method uses nanocarriers to re-engineer the commonly used immunosuppressant rapamycin.

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Nanobubbles Help to Effectively Separate High Ash Fine Coal

January 7, 2022

A group of researchers developed an efficient approach for handling high-ash fine coal utilizing water comprising positively charged nanobubbles (PCNBs) and polyaluminum chloride (PAC) in a work published in the journal ACS Omega.

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Sensor based on quantum physics could detect SARS-CoV-2 virus

December 20, 2021

A novel approach to testing for the presence of the virus that causes COVID-19 may lead to tests that are faster, less expensive, and potentially less prone to erroneous results than existing detection methods.

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Smart transformable nanoparticles promise advances in tumor diagnoses, treatment

December 7, 2021

In Applied Physics Reviews, researchers from China and the United States examine how biology triggers morphological changes in certain types of nanoparticles.

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Researchers develop new approach to nanoparticles that stop internal bleeding

November 23, 2021

Four University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) researchers have developed a unique way of modifying the surfaces of nanoparticles more quickly and with a reduced risk of negative reactions.

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The Use of Nanotechnology in Face Masks Against Airborne Pathogens

November 9, 2021

The evolution of nanotechnology continues to develop at exponential rates! It’s conceptual ideas have the potential to vastly transform current day objects. Check out how nanotech could be used in face masks to further protect against airborne pathogens.

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A Big Bet on Nanotechnology Has Paid Off

October 9, 2021

For as microscopic as Nanotechnology is, the bets against its concept seemed cosmic. Nanotechnology and it’s research has come a long way! What seemed like a fictitious sci-fi concept is now a reality! Check out how the big bet on nanotech has paid off. 

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3D Nano-Inks Show Potential for Applications in Aerospace, Medicine and Electronics

September 27, 2021

Mechanical engineering researchers at Michigan Technological University have created a way to make a 3D-printable nanocomposite polymeric ink that uses carbon nanotubes. 

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New DNA-based chip can be programmed to solve complex math problems

September 15, 2021

The term DNA immediately calls to mind the double-stranded helix that contains all our genetic information. Turns out, one can take advantage of this pairing property to perform complex mathematical calculations, and this forms the basis of DNA computing.

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What Is Nanotechnology And How Is It Impacting Neuroscience?

August 23, 2021

Neurologists have long been accustomed to calculating treatments down to the most minuscule units. What if they could target even more sufficiently microscopic surface areas using technology? Check out how nanotechnology can impact neuroscience.

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Novel Nanotechnology Could Enhance Effectiveness of Chemo

August 13, 2021

The ongoing battle against cancer is continuing strong. Check out how the University of Arizona Health Sciences research team has completed a study that has the potential to improve chemotherapy and cancer treatments.

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Researchers develop new nanomaterial to derive clean fuel from the sea

July 30, 2021

Hydrogen fuel derived from the sea could be an abundant and sustainable alternative to fossil fuels, but the potential power source has been limited by technical challenges, including how to practically harvest it.

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Microbially produced fibers: Stronger than steel, tougher than Kevlar

July 21, 2021

Engineers at Washington University in St. Louis have designed amyloid silk hybrid proteins and produced them in engineered bacteria.

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Speedy nanorobots could someday clean up soil and water, deliver drugs

June 29, 2021

Researchers have discovered that particles called "nanoswimmers" paving the way for their use in everything from industrial clean-ups to medication delivery.

 

 

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Carbon-based nanomaterials show promising results against SARS-CoV-2 and 12 other viruses

June 10, 2021

Professor Ángel Serrano recently published an article in journal ACS Nano showing that carbon-based nanomaterials (CBNs) with low or zero toxicity for humans, are "promising treatments" against the pneumonia caused by COVID-19. 

High-performance biolubricants made from corn starch

May 25, 2021

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Nature has developed excellent biolubricating systems  however, once biolubrication of joints break down, relief has to come from partially or fully synthetic biolubricants – such as polymeric micro- or nanoparticle-based lubricants.

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Scientists design 'nanotraps' to catch, clear coronavirus

April 27, 2021

Researchers at the University of Chicago have designed a completely novel potential treatment for COVID-19.

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