• Harnessing silicon nanoparticles to fight infections

    Harnessing silicon nanoparticles to fight infections

    There is an urgent need for better methods to treat bacterial infection in the race between developing new antibiotics and the emergence of drug-resistant bacteria. Read more

  • Nanoparticles could offer a new way to help eradicate polio worldwide

    Nanoparticles could offer a new way to help eradicate polio worldwide

    A new nanoparticle vaccine developed by MIT researchers could assist efforts to eradicate polio worldwide. Read more

  • Scientists make strong, super-tough carbon sheets at low temperature

    Scientists make strong, super-tough carbon sheets at low temperature

    An international research team led by scientists at Beihang University in China and The University of Texas at Dallas has developed high-strength, super-tough sheets of carbon that can be inexpensively fabricated at low temperatures. Read more

  • Butterfly wings inspire light-manipulating surface for medical implants

    Butterfly wings inspire light-manipulating surface for medical implants

    Inspired by tiny nanostructures on transparent butterfly wings, engineers at Caltech have developed a synthetic analogue for eye implants that makes them more effective and longer-lasting. Read more

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