Tag: Nanoparticles

Are Nanoparticles Getting Into Your Cells?

Scientists want to use nanoparticles to deliver drugs straight to where they’re needed in your body – but can the nanoparticles enter the right cells? A new model describes how to design nanoparticles that get to where they’re needed.

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Fishing for bacteria with gold and DNA

What happens when you bring DNA strands, gold nanoparticles, conformation-induced color changes, and a highly-intrusive bacterium together? A field-portable, inexpensive test for the world’s greatest bacterial threats.

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Nanoparticles for Cancer Detection and Treatment

New nanoparticle devices can respond to ATP levels, deliver drugs, and induce their own removal from cells. Read about the structure of these nanoparticles and how they can advance cancer therapy and diagnostics!

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Looking inside your TV

Ever wondered how the images on your TV or computer screen are formed? Today let’s look inside your TV and learn about the nanoparticles forming the high definition display! (Obviously without slicing it open!)

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Using Heat to turn Water into Fuel

The development of clean, efficient, and renewable forms of energy is a critical scientific challenge. Plants have already figured out how to do this via photosynthesis. Can we develop a process that mimics this?

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Getting Rid of the Coffee Ring

Coffee has more to offer your brain than just yawn-free days! Transform your everyday experience with coffee and its stains to an understanding of the interesting phenomenon of coffee ring effect. Explore its implications and challenges in materials industry and learn about a simple approach to get rid of it.

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Unveiling the Mystery of Nanomaterials

Ever wondered how and why the world of ‘nanomaterials’ is fueling the ‘big’ technological advances! Let us travel past the layers of sophisticated ingenious performance of nanomaterials and learn the fundamental reason behind their properties.

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Enhanced Fisher-Tropsch Chemistry Inside Carbon Nanotubes Containing Iron Nitride Nanoparticles

Title: FeN nanoparticles confined in carbon nanotubes for CO hydrogenation  Authors: Zhiqiang Yang, Shujing Guo, Xiulian Pan, Junhu Wang, and Xinhe Ba Journal: Energy and Environmental Science Affiliation: * State Key Laboratory of Catalysis, Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences Above: Cartoon depicting Iron Nitride…

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