Search Results for nanotechnology

Scientists develop miniature biological supercomputers that run on adenosine triphosphate

Adenosine triphosphate (ATP), the substance responsible for providing energy to living cells, is more versatile than one would think, new study reveals. In an recent research, scientists from Canada’s McGill University have successfully managed to power special miniature supercomputers using this chemical compound. The breakthrough, the team believes, could pave the way for a generation…


German scientists use DNA to construct the world’s smallest rotary motor

Nanotechnology’s stupendous growth in recent years has led us to something even more revolutionary: DNA origami. It refers to the highly-specialized technique of DNA folding, as a means to create two- and three-dimensional shapes in nanoscale. Using this technology, a team of scientists has developed what appears to be the smallest rotary engine in the entire…


New anesthetic technique uses electric current instead of the dentist’s needle

A team of scientists, at Brazil’s University of São Paulo, has devised a new and innovative technique of administering anesthetic in a patient’s mouth, without using needles. As effective and fast-acting as injections traditionally used in dental surgery, the new method involves the application of small amounts of electric current to give patients a local painkiller, in…








Innovative 3D-printed swimming microfish can deliver drugs and locate toxins inside the human body

Many of the recent breakthroughs, in medical science, have been the result of the implementation of nanotechnology principles. These include the use of nanodiamonds for targeted drug delivery and therapeutics; gold nanoparticles for the detection of breast cancer as well as specially-designed nano drones that help prevent heart attacks by repairing arterial inflammation. Using an…