Keyword: Nanotechnology

Stories

R&D: Robotics, Automation & Control
The microrobots are made of algae cells whose surfaces are speckled with antibiotic-filled nanoparticles.
R&D: Medical

An ancient metal used for its microbial properties is the basis for a materials-based solution to disinfection. A team of scientists has developed an antimicrobial spray that deposits a layer of...

R&D: Wearables

Researchers have shown that electrospun materials have many advantages over conventional bulk materials for the development of wearables. Electrospun materials’ high surface-to-volume...

R&D: Manufacturing & Prototyping

Researchers have developed a new way to 3D print glass microstructures that is faster and produces objects with higher optical quality, design flexibility, and strength....

R&D: Nanotechnology

Researchers have developed a compound consisting of insulin bound to a string of amino acids that includes an antioxidant group. An earlier study in mice suggested this nanomaterial’s...

Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Detecting nonuniformities in optical properties opens the door to new uses
R&D: Medical
Researchers have succeeded in moving tiny amounts of liquid at will by remotely heating water over a metal film with a laser.
R&D: Nanotechnology
A thermometer directly monitors temperature changes when ions pass through a nanopore.
R&D: Medical
A suite of diverse, multifunctional DNA nanotechnological tools offers unique capabilities.
R&D: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Skin-sensing wearables coat copper nanowires with graphene oxide.
R&D: Energy
New nanotechnology has many potential applications, including harvesting clean energy to operate devices implanted in the body through the body’s natural movements.
R&D: Test & Measurement
A diagnostic nanoparticle can reveal the presence of cancerous proteins.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
The patch can be stored for 30 days at room temperature.
R&D: Tubing & Extrusion
The 3D printable nanocomposite polymeric ink uses carbon nanotubes.
Briefs: Energy
Flexible thermoelectric generators could be a useful way to make carbon "green."
R&D: Wearables
A new dissolvable microneedle patch could treat baldness and help hair regrow quickly.
R&D: Manufacturing & Prototyping
A portable, thumb-sized device can quickly diagnose bad breath by “sniffing” exhalations.
Briefs: Materials
A flexible, silk-based coil is sewn on the textile.
Global Innovations: Sensors/Data Acquisition
A nanosensor-based system measures cardiac micropotential energies.
R&D: Materials
Researchers have demonstrated that they can print layers of electrically conductive ink on polyester fabric.
R&D: Test & Measurement
A prototype of a fluorescence-based sensor provides continuous detection of cortisol concentrations in real time.
R&D: Materials
Researchers report the design and fabrication of single-wall carbon nanotube thermoelectric devices on flexible polyimide substrates as a basis for wearable energy converters.
Briefs: Medical
The cellulose nanofiber coating counters bending damage and retains electrode function under water.
R&D: Manufacturing & Prototyping
A new technique that mimics the ancient Japanese art of kirigami may offer an easier way to fabricate complex 3D nanostructures for use in applications, including healthcare.
Briefs: Energy
The wireless patches power themselves with harvested energy.
Briefs: Medical
The stent delivers regenerative stem cell-derived therapy to blood-starved tissue.
Global Innovations: Nanotechnology
The nanogold is implanted under the skin where it reports changes in drug concentrations by changing its color.
Global Innovations: Medical
To highlight tumors in the body for cancer diagnosis, doctors can use tiny optical probes (nanoprobes) that light up when they attach to tumors.
R&D: Nanotechnology
Researchers have developed a sensor for measuring concentrations of hydrogen peroxide in the vicinity of cell membranes, with nanometer-resolution.

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Rapid prototyping technologies play an important role in supporting new product development (NPD) by companies that are working to bring novel and innovative products to market. But in advanced industries where products often make use of multiple technologies, and where meeting a part’s exacting tolerances is essential, speed without precision is rarely enough. In such advanced manufacturing—including the medical device and surgical robotics industries — the ability to produce high-precision prototypes early in the development cycle can be critical for meeting design expectations and bringing finished products to market efficiently.