Keyword: Nanotechnology

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Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Detecting nonuniformities in optical properties opens the door to new uses
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: Nanotechnology
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: Medical
The patch can be stored for 30 days at room temperature.
R&D: Materials
The 3D printable nanocomposite polymeric ink uses carbon nanotubes.
Briefs: Nanotechnology
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: Nanotechnology
A portable, thumb-sized device can quickly diagnose bad breath by “sniffing” exhalations.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
A flexible, silk-based coil is sewn on the textile.
Global Innovations: Nanotechnology
A nanosensor-based system measures cardiac micropotential energies.
R&D: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Researchers have demonstrated that they can print layers of electrically conductive ink on polyester fabric.
R&D: Photonics/Optics
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: Materials
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: Test & Measurement
The stent delivers regenerative stem cell-derived therapy to blood-starved tissue.
Global Innovations: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The nanogold is implanted under the skin where it reports changes in drug concentrations by changing its color.
Global Innovations: Nanotechnology
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: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Researchers have developed a sensor for measuring concentrations of hydrogen peroxide in the vicinity of cell membranes, with nanometer-resolution.
Briefs: Wearables
Infused lenses create a safer way to see colors.
R&D: Test & Measurement
NIST researchers are in the early stages of a massive undertaking to design and build a fleet of tiny ultra-sensitive thermometers.
Briefs: Wearables
The system harvests energy from human breathing and motion.
R&D: Materials
A new nanomaterial from the silk produced by the Tetranychus lintearius mite has the ability to penetrate human cells without damaging them and, therefore, has promising biomedical properties.
Global Innovations: Medical
Smart dressings made of silk and nanodiamonds effectively sensed wound temperature.
R&D: Medical
Researchers have used 3D printing to make electronic fibers, each 100 times thinner than a human hair, to create non-contact, wearable, portable respiratory sensors.
R&D: Materials
Combining silk fabric with epoxy creates laminates that can be formed into shapes for medical uses.

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