This is what happens to a worm if you feed it graphene

Graphene , a two-dimensional material made up of carbon atoms that are organized in hexagons, is called to be one of the materials of the future to obtain all kinds of wonders. However, if we feed a worm some graphene, we can also get something very interesting. What the worms do is start to manufacture, … Read more

The first virus-sized computing device could be close

A dense, three-dimensional circuit operating on a conventional type of logic that could, in theory, be packed into a block no larger than 50 nanometers on a side . This design for a nanoscale functional computing device has been developed by electrical and computer engineers at the University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB). Thus the … Read more

China has built the world’s largest facility for nanoscience

In order to develop more powerful computers and smarter robots, China has built Nano-X, the world’s largest multi-functional research facility for nanoscience and nanotechnology . The Vacuum Interconnected Nano-X Research Facility is located specifically in Suzhou, Jiangsu province. Nano-X Nano-X has received initial funding of 320 million yuan (about 46.5 million US dollars), and will … Read more

Painted on a DNA canvas, this is the smallest Mona Lisa in the world

Conceived on a canvas made of DNA , researchers at Caltech (California Institute of Technology) have produced the smallest Mona Lisa in the world through an inexpensive method whereby DNA origami is assembled into large arrays with fully customizable patterns, creating a kind canvas that can display any image. Nanoart To make this curious adaptation … Read more

The smallest flag ever conceived

A flag is much more than a piece of painted rag for many people. Flags, for some, are indelible marks on a sociological level . And they can also be icons to experiment with, both for their psychological influences, and even for addressing physical challenges. Like the creation of the smallest flag in the world … Read more

Graphene could boost high-speed communications

Communications could be faster thanks to the discovery of a new technology that has shown how electric fields increase the non-linear optical effects of graphene . The results have been published in the journal Nature Nanotechnology . Due to a physical phenomenon called generation of optical harmonics, which is characteristic of non-linear materials, graphene has … Read more

A molecular engine consisting of only 16 atoms is the smallest in the world: 100,000 times finer than a hair

At the boundary between classical motion and the quantum tunneling effect, a team of researchers from Empa (Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology) and EPFL (Federal Polytechnic School of Lausanne) have developed a molecular motor consisting of only 16 atoms ( 100,000 times finer than a hair) and turns reliably in one direction. … Read more