A team of researchers at the Centre de Nanosciences et de Nanotechnologies (C2N, CNRS/Univ. Paris-Saclay) has experimentally achieved the coherent propagation of electrons in circuits over macroscopic distances through a novel nano-engineering strategy.
Photo Illustration by Elizabeth Brockway/The Daily Beast/Getty More than ever, we want to know what we're breathing. It's the age of the air purifier, checking weather apps to see air quality, and shamelessly wearing masks to protect yourself from pollution and particles. But what if your clothes changed colors to notify you of dangerous breathing conditions? Nanotechnology scientists at Tufts University in Massachusetts have developed a simple technique that might do just that. Read more at The Daily Beast.
Forget the smart watch. Bring on the smart shirt.Researchers at UBC Okanagan's School of Engineering have developed a low-cost sensor that can be interlaced into textiles and composite materials. While the research is still new, the sensor may pave the way for smart clothing that can monitor human movement.
Synthetic proteins have now been created that can move in response to their environment in predictable and tunable ways. These proteins can use their movement to disrupt lipid membranes in cells. They show promise as tools for drug delivery, and might eventually rival the efficiency of virus vehicles, but without some of their drawbacks.
Humans are very good at linear thinking, but we can't solve complex problems that way. Have you ever thought about why humankind has successfully traveled to the moon, but companies still have a hard time figuring out how to grow faster than the competition? That we can make interventions using nanotechnology, but struggle to turn around the performance of a business unit? Or that we can build robots that perform delicate surgical operations, but we still can't find a way to provide good and cost-effective healthcare? Read Full Story