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

A breakthrough technology allows scientists to make the world’s smallest human sculptures
nanofabrication

A breakthrough technology allows scientists to make the world’s smallest human sculptures

Imagine a world where we will print our own goods. Download your favorite fashions from the internet and click a button to print the garment from a machine. Biomedical engineers would be able to design and fabricate custom prosthetic limbs specifically for the patient instead of mass produced alternatives. More amazingly, doctors would be able … Continue reading