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Synthetic materials mimic living creatures

Added: 24 Jun 2020

Northwestern University researchers have developed a family of soft materials that imitates living …

Reactive 3D printing for autonomous shapeshifting materials

Added: 12 Jun 2020

Soft robots and biomedical implants that reconfigure themselves upon demand are closer to reality w…

Machine learning predicts nanoparticle structure and dynamics

Added: 12 Jun 2020

Researchers at the Nanoscience Center and at the Faculty of Information Technology at the Universit…

Oil-hungry smart sponge could restore our oceans

Added: 2 Jun 2020

A Northwestern University-led team has developed a highly porous smart sponge that selectively soak…

New technique for higher resolution molecular imaging and analysis

Added: 1 Jun 2020

A Northwestern University research team has developed a new method to conduct spectroscopic nanosco…

Tracking the physics of biological cells using nanodevices (video)

Added: 28 May 2020

For the first time, scientists have introduced minuscule tracking devices directly into the interio…

Biohybrid organic battery combines nanocomposite and bacteria

Added: 27 May 2020

Scientists from Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) have developed a programmable, biohybrid ma…

Higgs Spectroscopy: A new method to measure superconductors

Added: 13 May 2020

From sustainable energy to quantum computers: high-temperature superconductors have the potential t…

Generating sustained nanolight

Added: 12 May 2020

An international research team has discovered an effective method for controlling the frequency of …

Extending the design rules for clean energy production

Added: 7 May 2020

Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory have uncovered the …

Scalable ‘Twistronics’ for exotic 2D applications

Added: 4 May 2020

Researchers from Aalto University have developed a completely new method for twisting atomically th…

Nanoarray breakthrough aids electric vehicles

Added: 4 Mar 2020

A team from the University of Bristol have developed a new type of nanoelectromechanical relay to e…

New carbon nanotube source relief for nanotech community

Added: 8 Jan 2020

A new method of producing carbon nanotubescould have solved a growing problem in the field of carbo…

Carbon nanotubes grown on newsprint

Added: 26 Nov 2019

Your old copies of Lab News may still have some unexpected uses in the lab…

Wellcome Trust on the hunt for best public engagement

Added: 16 Oct 2019

The Wellcome Trust has launched an initiative to find the best examples of public engagement projec…

Nanolaser functions inside living human tissue

Added: 26 Sep 2019

A US team has developed a nanolaser that can operate in confined spaces such as quantum circuits, m…

PM reintroduces graduate visa

Added: 18 Sep 2019

A new work visa introduced by Boris Johnson’s government will allow international science students …

US environmental agency to end animal testing by 2035

Added: 18 Sep 2019

The US Environmental Protection Agency will phase out animal testing of chemical products by 2035, …

Simple, beautiful, classic: MIT creates blackest black material

Added: 16 Sep 2019

Engineers have claimed a new record for the blackest material ever created.

Scalable membrane could filter greenhouse gases

Added: 11 Sep 2019

A new membrane filtration could be used to separate greenhouse gases from waste emissions on an ind…