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  • Port Discovery Children's Museum, Baltimore, Maryland
    Port Discovery Children's Museum: Museum on the Move
    Port Discovery Children's Museum is on the move! Visitors to the Robinson Nature Center in Columbia, Maryland, can learn all about nanotechnology through Port Discovery Children's Museum's Museum on the Move program.A new interactive...
  • UCLA researchers develop nanotechnology treatment for pancreatic cancer
    UCLA researchers develop nanotechnology treatment for pancreatic cancer
    Pancreatic cancer is a particularly devastating malignancy that has a five-year survival rate of only 5%. Symptoms often do not appear until the disease is at an advanced stage when the likelihood of a cure is extremely low. A new study by...
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    Are nanoparticles a threat to our health and environment?
    Forget GMO modified food- there’s something happening to our food supply that’s scarier and probably more dangerous. Nanoparticles are the new concern. Nanoparticles are infinitesimally small pieces of elements or compounds, so small...
  • 'Microbots' that mimic human muscle mark a breakthrough in nanotechnology
    'Microbots' that mimic human muscle mark a breakthrough in nanotechnology
    For some the cause of persistent dread, for others a source of playful speculations, the details of the end of the world and the primary agent of human extinction have been discussed since, well, since ever. Of late, in large part due to headlines...
  • 'Star Trek' tricorder technology being developed at Google X that uses nanotechnology
    'Star Trek' inspires Google X to attempt tricorder medical technology
    According to Uproxx on Saturday, Google X has been inspired to use "Star Trek" as their "guiding force" for the purpose of creating their technologies. Now, this somewhat secret location just around a mile outside of Google...
  • Security Sentinels
    Security Sentinels
    Plants are conscious. Plants contain highly sensitive sensors. Plants have an extraordinary ability to detect various forms of energy such as: detecting certain chemicals, gravity, heat, touch, pressure, moisture and light. Plants are said to be...
  • Boron "Buckyballs" Discovered
    Boron “Buckyball” Discovered
    Researchers have finally proven that boron cage structures similar to the nanotechnology standby, the carbon buckyball, do exist. This is the first time this kind of structure has been seen, not just speculated about.The researchers responsible...
  • Lehigh University hosts nanotechnology event
    Lehigh University hosts nanotechnology event
    Since 2005, an event for businesses that use nanotechnology is hosted by either Drexel University in Philadelphia, or Lehigh University in Bethlehem. The event alternates between the two universities, and this year's seminar was held at the...
  • Nano Wires
    Researcher uses electron beam to create nanowires
    On April 28, it was announced that Junhao Lin, a Vanderbilt University Ph.D. student and visiting scientist at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), has managed to create metallic wires that are only three atoms wide. This is three orders of...
  • 30 second smartphone charger on the horizon
    30 second smartphone charger on the horizon
    Sick of your smartphone dying in the middle of the day? Even sicker of waiting an hour or longer for it to charge? Israeli startup StoreDot is banking on it, and its reveal of its groundbreaking smartphone battery charger at the Think Next...
  • Revolution Spoiler:  Life is normal? Life with electricity
    'Revolution' spoiler: Aaron struggles with nanotechnology and alternate universe
    Wednesday night is the midweek blast for America’s TV watching. Grabbing the pizza and soda for dinner, the fans of Revolution are getting ready to see what happens next in the "Dreamcatcher" episode about nanotechnology. One of...
  • Nanotechnology holds much promise for cancer treatment
    Nanotechnology holds much promise for cancer treatment
    Nanotechnology holds much promise for the diagnosis and treatment of many diseases. One hot button topic of this research is focused on cancer because it is the second leading cause of death in the US. This research is not only ongoing at the...
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    A new efficient vaccination method uses nanoparticles
    Scientists have developed a new vaccination methodthat may improve vaccination efficacy. The results of this study were reported in the journalNature Nanotechnology on Dec. 1, 2013. Unlike traditional inactivated vaccines where the inactivation...
  • UCLA nanotechnology researchers develop new pancreatic cancer treatment
    UCLA nanotechnology researchers develop new pancreatic cancer treatment
    Pancreatic cancer is the fourth most common cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States. It is a particularly deadly form of cancer because it often is not diagnosed until at an advanced stage—most people diagnosed with the disease...
  • Professor Chad Mirkin.
    Invention: Printing cheap nanotech for medical applications
    Chad A. Mirkin, director of the Northwestern University International Institute for Nanotechnology, the George B. Rathmann Professor of Chemistry in the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, professor of medicine, chemical and biological...