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Inexpensive, super-sensitive device detects even low levels of toxic metals in water and fish.
Using nanotechnology, DeSimone has developed a way to engineer drug particles so they target only diseased regions of the body and avoid healthy cells.
Series discusses the benefits and dangers of nanotechnology- the science of the very small- as it relates to agriculture.
David Carroll is getting closer to creating a new kind of solar cell, one made of plastic that would be lightweight, flexible, and more efficient than the more familiar silicon solar cells.
Here’s another reason to love cicadas: A new study has found that tiny structures on cicada wings can kill bacteria through physical and not chemical means.
Researchers are working on a multi-university, nationwide project for the U.S. Navy that one day will put life-like autonomous robot jellyfish in waters around the world. Make sure you check out the cool video!
New spin technique moves researchers closer to creating the first viable high-speed quantum computer.
Scientists from MIT have designed a next-generation water desalination membrane that could greatly improve our ability to extract drinkable water from the sea.
Researchers have found a simple and economical way to nearly triple the efficiency of organic solar cells.
Hear about the Snowball Earth theory, the upcoming penumbral eclipse, and of course, hear great music, like the Heartless Bastards’ “Gotta Have Rock n Roll” – on this week’s EarthSky 22!
Inspired by the biology of canine scent receptors, UC Santa Barbara scientists develop a chip capable of quickly identifying trace amounts of vapor molecules
The researchers urge that care be taken to prevent the release of carbon nanotubes into the environment.
What’s 100 times stronger than steel, weighs one-sixth as much and can be snapped like a twig by a tiny air bubble? The answer is a carbon nanotube — and a new study by Rice University scientists details exactly how the much-studied nanomaterials snap when subjected to ultrasonic vibrations in a liquid.
Scientists have found the world’s oldest known human blood in the 5,300 year-old mummy known as the Iceman.
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., April 19, 2012 — The boundary between electronics and biology is blurring with the first detection by researchers at Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory of ferroelectric properties in an amino acid called glycine.
Baughman’s lab creates tiny artificial muscles. They spin carbon nanotubes into yarn stronger than steel yet so light it almost floats in air.
George M. Whitesides is a chemist and professor of chemistry at Harvard University. He is best known for his work in the areas of NMR spectroscopy, organometallic chemistry, molecular self-assembly, soft lithography, microfabrication, microfluidics, and nanotechnology. Whitesides began his independent career as an assistant professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1963 and remained…read more »
Richard Baraniuk is unlocking the secrets of nature’s best camouflage artists – the cephalopods.
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Where did life come from? The state of the future. On your science and music 22 minutes from Austin, Texas.
Ray Baughman is the Robert A. Welch Professor of Chemistry and Director of NanoTech Institute at the University of Texas at Dallas after 31 years in industry. He received a B.S. in Physics from Carnegie Mellon University and a Ph.D. in the Materials Science area from Harvard University. He is a Member of The National…read more »
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Astronomers may have glimpsed graphene in space, providing a clue about how our carbon-based selves and other life on Earth developed.
Ted Sargent received the B.Sc.Eng. (Engineering Physics) from Queen’s University in 1995 and the Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering (Photonics) from the University of Toronto in 1998. He holds the rank of Professor in the Edward S. Rogers Sr. Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Toronto, where he holds the…read more »
Researchers used a combination of synthesized DNA and semiconductors to create a tiny antenna that harnesses light.
A strange and wonderful orchid in Western Australia lives its entire life cycle underground.
Is there a universal Cheerios love principle? Nope. Just the physics of surface tension.
Astronomers have found a large and very special type of molecule in space.
A Norwegian scientist is trying to discover how nanoparticles might behave in nature.
The USA Science and Engineering Festival, expected to draw a million visitors to Washington’s National Mall in October 2010. Dr. Johnson explained what it’s all about.
Listen to Elke Anklam talk about the possible pros and cons of using nanotechnology in food products.
Let the buyer beware. If your sunscreen goes on clear, it contains manufactured nano-particles.
Once we create a superintelligent machine, the robots will be able to improve and replicate by themselves.
This Harvard chemist said that, to understand a plant, you have to look inside its cells.
He said nanotechnology – the control of matter at the atomic scale – can make our animal food systems safer.
Jennifer Kuzma talks about the impact of nanotechnology – the engineering of materials at the atomic scale – on the food we eat.
Strickland said, ” The specific idea was to incorporate sensors into pesticide spray, so that you can monitor how well the crop field was sprayed for pests, or while adding nutrients to the crop field.”
Rosalyn Berne studies the ethics of nanotechnology. She said we don’t understand what happens to nano products used in agriculture, at the point when that product filled with nano particles washes into the soil.
Hear Nick Bostrom, director of the Future of Humanity Institute at Oxford University talk about transhumanism — the belief that human life will be radically enhanced in the future.
Calestous Juma of Harvard University reports that some of the best engineers in the world are coming together to tackle environmental problems in order to increase food and water supplies in the developing world.
Listeners witness the scientific process first hand over the period of about a year as EarthSky follows an experiment aimed at developing innovative materials modeled from nature.
Nanotechnology has the potential to help us produce more energy, says Shell scientist Sergio Kapusta. Hear Kapusta talk about the applications of nanotechnology to renewable energy.
In the future, an elite class might be able to enhance their physical bodies and their senses. Rosalyn Berne of the University of Virginia talks about how nanotechnology might redefine what it means to be human.
He said humans have experienced catastrophes in the past, but that the events of this century could determine the survival of our species.
Listen to Jochen Weiss of the University of Hohenheim speak about using nanotechnology to add omega-3 fatty acids to a variety of foods.
EarthSky Communications today announced the launch of a new series of 10 podcasts – focused on the emerging science of nanotechnology – as part of the nationwide Nanotechnology: Power of Small project. The first podcast is available now. It features Andrew Maynard, Chief Science Advisor of the Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies, who speaks with EarthSky…read more »
Selected radio programs from the Earth & Sky science radio series have been incorporated into a traveling exhibition on nanotechnology. The exhibition – called “Too Small to See” – opens today in INNOVENTIONS at Epcot® at the Walt Disney World® Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. “Partnering with Earth & Sky has given ‘Too Small…read more »
Lead Producer and On-Air Host Comment in Jorge’s blog. Jorge Salazar has conducted thousands of in-depth interviews with scientists in the process of creating science content for EarthSky. He is EarthSky’s Lead Producer, and helps host the 90-second EarthSky and 8-minute EarthSky Clear Voices for Science podcasts. He leads the EarthSky community on Twitter. He…read more »