MIT researchers create nanobionic glowing plants that are actually living

With the byline of "nanobionic plants might one day replace some electrical lighting", MIT scientists had taken the first step towards truly 'organic' lighting. To that end, a group of researchers led by postdoc Seon-Yeong Kwak has successfully embedded particular types of nanoparticles into the leaves of a watercress plant. This experiment resulted in what…


Bacterial movements could soon power miniature wind farms for your smartphone

A team from Oxford University has found a way to exploit the natural movements of bacteria, utilizing them to power microscopic machines, including miniature wind farms for future smartphones. Recently published in the Science Advances journal, the research, scientists believe, could pave the way for an entire generation of self-assembling, micro-sized devices that in turn produce…

Butterfly Wings Could Pave The Way For Brighter Displays-2

New technology inspired from butterfly wings could pave the way for brighter displays

Bio-inspired electronics are no longer a thing of the future, with scientists increasingly looking for ways to replicate complex natural processes in the realm of nanotechnology, robotics and other related fields. In the past, for instance, researchers developed high-definition LCD displays by studying the color-changing abilities of squids and octopuses. Previously, a team from Stanford…

Scientists Design World's Smallest Thermometer Using DNA-2

Canadian scientists design world’s smallest thermometer using DNA molecules

Scientists at Canada's University of Montreal have devised an incredibly advanced, programmable DNA thermometer 20,000 times smaller than a single human hair. Recently published in the Nano Letters journal, the breakthrough could enhance our understanding of natural and human-designed nanotechnologies, by allowing researchers to accurately measure temperature in nanoscale. According to the scientists, DNA molecules…

UK Scientists Create The World's Most Light-Absorbent Material-1

Inspired by moths’ eyes, scientists use graphene to develop world’s most light-absorbent material

Despite its long list of impressive properties, including remarkable electrical conductivity, flexibility and mechanical strength among others, graphene was until now quite poor at absorbing light. As part of a new research, scientists at UK-based University of Surrey have developed an incredibly innovative technique that greatly enhances the light-absorption abilities of this one-atom-thick wonder material.…

New Biological Supercomputers Are Powered By Adenosine Triphosphate-1

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…

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