The glass is already half-full for nano-based water treatments

Clean drinking water is in short supply for most of the world’s population, but nanotechnology can go a long way to ensuring no one goes thirstyWe’re a thirsty species. Humans can’t survive without fresh, clean, drinking water, yet we sprang to life on…

Reversible doping: Hydrogen flips switch on vanadium oxide

If you are not a condensed matter physicist, vanadium oxide may be the coolest material you’ve never heard of. It’s a metal. It’s an insulator. It’s a window coating and an optical switch. And thanks to a new study by physicists, scientists have a new …

Reversible doping: Hydrogen flips switch on vanadium oxide

If you are not a condensed matter physicist, vanadium oxide may be the coolest material you’ve never heard of. It’s a metal. It’s an insulator. It’s a window coating and an optical switch. And thanks to a new study by physicists, scientists have a new …

DNA origami gets into the fold of drug delivery

Using DNA building blocks that can be manipulated into many complex shapes, scientists are hoping to develop ‘nanorobots’ that could potentially deliver drugs to target cancer cellsFor centuries, Japanese craftsmen have been practising the art of origa…

Dopant gives graphene solar cells highest efficiency yet

(Phys.org) — By taking advantage of graphene’s favorable electrical and optical properties, and then adding an organic dopant, researchers have achieved the highest power conversion efficiency yet for a graphene-based solar cell. The 1.9% power …

Benny Landa and nanoprinting

There’s one more announcement from DRUPA (the 2012 edition of the International Trade Fair for prepress, premedia, printing, book binding, print finishing and paper converting held May 3 – 16, 2012) that I want to feature here, especially since it’s nanotechnology-related.  From the May 17, 2012 news item on Nanowerk, Landa Corporation announced the details […]

Memory of the world

The fact that UNESCO will be holding its International Conference: “Memory of the World in the Digital Age: Digitization and Preservation” in Vancouver (Canada), Sept. 26 – 28, 2012 was one of the many snippets of information that Luciana Duranti, Chair and Professor at the School of Library, Archival and Information Studies at the University […]