Researchers develop new biobattery for hydrogen storage

May 25, 2022 (Nanwerk NewsA team of microbiologists from Goethe University Frankfurt has succeeded in using bacteria for the controlled storage and release of hydrogen. This is an important step in the search for carbon-neutral energy sources in the interest of climate protection. The corresponding paper has now been published in the scientific journal Joule … Read more

Scientists build subcellular map of entire brain networks

May 25, 2022 (Nanwerk News) Researchers at the Francis Crick Institute have developed an imaging technique to capture information about the structure and function of brain tissue at subcellular level – a few billionth of a meter, while also capturing information about the surrounding environment. The unique approach detailed in Nature Communications (“Functional and multiscale … Read more

Custom ‘headphones’ boost atomic radio reception 100-fold

May 25, 2022 (Nanwerk News) Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have boosted the sensitivity of their atomic radio receiver a hundredfold by enclosing the small glass cylinder of cesium atoms inside what looks like custom copper “headphones.” The structure — a square overhead loop connecting two square panels — increases … Read more

Machine learning speeds up search for new sustainable materials

May 25, 2022 (Nanwerk News) Researchers from Konica Minolta and the Nara Institute of Science and Technology in Japan have developed a machine learning method to identify sustainable alternatives for composite materials. Their findings were published in the journal Sscience and Technology of Advanced Materials: Methods (“A data-driven scheme to search for alternative composite materials”). … Read more

Traveling wave of light sparks simple liquid crystal microposts to perform complex dance

May 24, 2022 (Nanwerk NewsWhen humans twist and turn it is the result of complex internal functions: the body’s nervous system signals our intentions; the musculoskeletal system supports the motion; and the digestive system generates the energy to power the move. The body seamlessly integrates these activities without our even being aware that coordinated, dynamic … Read more

Researchers demonstrate significant energy savings using neuromorphic hardware

May 24, 2022 (Nanwerk NewsFor the first time TU Graz’s Institute of Theoretical Computer Science and Intel Labs demonstrated experimentally that a large neural network can process sequences such as sentences while consuming four to sixteen times less energy while running on neuromorphic hardware than non-neuromorphic hardware. The new research based on Intel Labs’ Loihi … Read more

New Path to Producing NPs with Hydrothermal Synthesis

In an article published recently in the journal Scientific Reportsa unique infinity-shaped reactor with spiral continuous flow was proposed to produce nanoparticles using continuous hydrothermal synthesis. Study: A novel spiral infinity reactor for continuous hydrothermal synthesis of nanoparticles. Image Credit: GiroScience/Shutterstock.com The Era of Nanotechnology Due to their remarkable physicochemical features, nanoparticles (NPs) are extensively … Read more

Electrospinning Nanofibers to Produce Highly Functional Air Filters

In a study published in Scientific Reportsa unique functionalized nanofiber air filter (FNA) made up of polyvinyl alcohol, carbon nanoparticle, and tea leaf extract was created through an electrospinning process. ​​​​​​​​​​​​Study: Functionalized electrospun nanofibers for high efficiency removal of particulate matter. Image Credit: NokkieVector/Shutterstock.com Electrospinning for Air Filters Electrospinning is a distinct process for creating … Read more