Articles

3D Printing at Nanoscale

With a new extension set for its 3D printer the technological leader Nanoscribe is the first manufacturer to provide a complete solution for microfabrication. This adds the highest 3D printing...

New nanowire structure absorbs light efficiently

Researchers at Aalto University, Finland have developed a new method to implement different types of nanowires side-by-side into a single array on a single substrate. The new technique makes it...

Graphene shows potential as novel anti-cancer therapeutic strategy

University of Manchester scientists have used graphene to target and neutralise cancer stem cells while not harming other cells.  This new development opens up the possibility of...

Moving molecules write letters

High performance materials for gas storage, thermal insulators or nanomachines need a thorough understanding of the behavior of the material down to the molecular level. Thermodynamics, which...

New Nanotechnology report from the Institution of Mechanical Engineers

Nanotechnology: The Societal Impact of the Invisible – highlights the enormous potential for nanotechnology in our society but calls on the Government to increase funding for nanotech...

Magnetic nanoparticles could stop strokes caused by blood clots

By loading magnetic nanoparticles with drugs and dressing them in biochemical camouflage, Houston Methodist Institute researchers say they can destroy blood clots 100 to 1000 times faster than...

Building tailor-made DNA nanotubes step by step

Researchers at McGill University (Canada) have developed a new, low-cost method to build DNA nanotubes block by block – a breakthrough that could help pave the way for scaffolds made from DNA...

Simulating superconducting materials with ultracold atoms

Using ultracold atoms as a stand-in for electrons, a team of physicists predominantly from Rice University has simulated superconducting materials and made headway on a problem that's vexed...

Better business-university collaboration

Dame Ann Dowling DBE FREng FRS has been asked by the Minister for Universities, Science and Cities, Rt Hon Greg Clark MP, to lead a review examining how government can support the...

EPSRC unveils world-leading SuperSTEM microscope that sees single atoms

A new super powerful electron microscope that can pinpoint the position of single atoms, and will help scientists push boundaries even further, in fields such as advanced materials, healthcare...

Cheap solar cells made from shrimp shells

Electricity-generating solar cells with chemicals found the shells of shrimps and other crustaceans for the first time The materials chitin and chitosan found in the shells are...

University of Leeds demonstrates that gold nanotubes can launch a three-pronged attack on cancer cells

Scientists from University of Leeds have shown that gold nanotubes have many applications in fighting cancer: internal nanoprobes for high-resolution imaging; drug delivery vehicles; and agents...

A good time to apply for the next SMART funding

Smart is a grant scheme which offers funding to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to engage in R&D projects in the strategically important areas of science, engineering and...

3-D printing with custom molecules creates low-cost mechanical sensor

Imagine printing out molecules that can respond to their surroundings. A research project at the University of Washington merges custom chemistry and 3-D printing. Scientists created a...

The Horners’ Award for Plastics Innovation & Design 2015 Now Open

The competition for The Worshipful Company of Horners’ Award for Plastics Design and Innovation, in conjunction with the British Plastics Federation (BPF), is now declared open and entries must...

Two new libraries join the UK patent libraries network

Hull and Northamptonshire Central Libraries become recognised intellectual property centres after joining the UK’s patent library network. The addition of these two libraries to the...

A nanoscale solution to the big problem of overheating in microelectronic devices

Anyone who has ever toasted the top of their legs with their laptop or broiled their ear on a cell phone knows that microelectronic devices can give off a lot of heat. These devices...

X-ray pulses uncover free nanoparticles for the first time in 3D

For the first time, a German-American research team has determined the three-dimensional shape of free-flying silver nanoparticles, using DESY's X-ray laser FLASH. The tiny particles, hundreds...

The Graphene Flagship launches an open invitation for Expression of Interest for new industrial partners to be incorporated under the Horizon 2020 pha

The Graphene Flagship’s overriding goal is to take graphene, related layered materials and hybrid systems from a state of raw potential to a point where they can revolutionize multiple...

One-atom-thin silicon transistors hold promise for super-fast computing

Researchers at The University of Texas at Austin's Cockrell School of Engineering have created the first transistors made of silicene, the world’s thinnest silicon material. Their research...
Showing 1 - 20 of 249 results.
Items per Page 20
of 13

Featured events

Wed 04 Mar 2015

Powering Wearables Workshop

09:00 until 16:00

This workshop aims to link and build the Wearables and Energy Harvesting (& Energy Storage) communities in the UK. As such, we will bring together academics, designers and industrialists from the...

From Materials

Mon 09 Mar 2015

4th World Water-Tech Investment Summit

All Day

Knowledge Transfer Network is delighted to support the 4th World Water-Tech Investment Summit, taking place in London on March 9-11, in partnership with British Water. The summit will gather...

From Materials

Mon 09 Mar 2015

Creating smart products from smart materials

09:30 until 13:30

The Knowledge Transfer Network is supporting Innovate UK’s smart materials competition by running a series of consortia building events on and around the time that the call opens. The events...

From Materials

Funding news

Click here for funding news.