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Aerogels: all you need to know
graphene / nano applications / Nano materials

Aerogels: all you need to know

Aerogels belongs to a class of solid porous materials that shows a long array of extreme material properties. Aerogels are so amazing that almost everyone who see this material for the first time will simply be astonished by it. The name “aerogel” would indicate towards its character. The adjective “Aero” mean air and the “Gel” … Continue reading

Spiderman gloves & more : nanotechnology enables gecko pads
biomimicry / nano surfaces

Spiderman gloves & more : nanotechnology enables gecko pads

Geckos have always been a subject of great interest for zoologists for many number of years. Few years back, this humble lizard family started captivating the minds of materials scientists and nanotechnologists due to their amazing ability stick in to number of different surfaces. It all started when scientists took a close look at gecko … Continue reading

5 leading nanotechnology water purification methods
nano applications / nano consumer / Nano products

5 leading nanotechnology water purification methods

Clean drinking water is a basic human need. The pity is after so much of advancement in science and technology, 780 million people around the world do not have access to clean drinking water even today. To put it in to a context, this number is slightly higher than the population of all European countries … Continue reading

Spider silk: nanomaterial that can stop a jumbo jet in the midflight
biomimicry / nano consumer / nanofabrication

Spider silk: nanomaterial that can stop a jumbo jet in the midflight

Mother Nature can sometimes be peculiarly amazing. She hides some of her greatest of creations in the simplest of creatures. A gecko seemingly defies the gravity with its special fingertips. Many simple insects including honey bees, navigate long distances using special nanoscale structures in their eyes. Marble berries produce the most intense blue color known … Continue reading

Scientists roll up and inject brain implants using a syringe (just like a drug)!
nano applications / nano medicine / nanofabrication

Scientists roll up and inject brain implants using a syringe (just like a drug)!

The day has come! Scientists now can just inject the electronics in to living things (and the subject lives) just like any other drug. Amazingly, they picked the most complex place to begin with; brain. The work was truly groundbreaking in its field and described in Nature Nanotechnology journal two months back. The research was … Continue reading

Graphene “Kirigami” makes stretchable,implantable cell monitors
graphene / nano medicine / nanofabrication

Graphene “Kirigami” makes stretchable,implantable cell monitors

Some of you must have heard the word “Kirigami”.  It’s a fascinating art involving paper and creative folds and cuts, which is commonly associated with Japanese culture. In Japanese, the word “Kirigami” means cutting of paper ( “kiru” = to cut, “kami” = paper). Some of the Kirigami structures are truly amazing, from beautiful paper … Continue reading

Smart DNA nanobots mount a deadly attack on cancer cells, First human trial this year
nano applications / nano bio / nano medicine / nanofabrication

Smart DNA nanobots mount a deadly attack on cancer cells, First human trial this year

Cancer is one of the biggest killers in the world. Every year it takes more than 8 million lives which amounts to approximately 50% of the amount diagnosed with the disease. The most unfortunate is the suffering that the patient and the family has to go through. This is primarily due to the side effects … Continue reading