Tagged: Nanotechnology

‘Potentially toxic’ nanoparticles in baby formula – why the sensationalist headlines do nothing but scare parents - Nano Girl

Michelle Dickinson Jul 02, 2017

Wow, now this is a new headline that would scare the bejeebers out of you if you were currently using baby formula: The Sydney Morninig Herald goes on to say: A world-leading team in nanotechnology at Arizona State University tested seven off-the-shelf baby formula products and found two – Nestle’s NAN HA 1 Gold and Nature’s Way Kids … Read More

A guide to the nanotechnology used in the average home - Guest Work

Guest Work Jul 05, 2016

By Cameron Shearer, Flinders University As a researcher of nanomaterials, I am often asked: “When are we finally going to start seeing nanotechnology products on the market?” This is a simple question to answer because the average home is already filled with products enhanced or reliant upon nanotechnology. In fact, there are several online repositories listing … Read More

Spiders create super-strong webs with nanotechnology! - Nano Girl

Michelle Dickinson May 11, 2015

Take two fascinating strong materials, spider silk and carbon nanotubes, and mix them to create a material with a combined strength, toughness and ductility that’s just not been seen before. If you just want to watch this story, click on the picture video link, otherwise keep reading. It sounds like a happy weekend in Italy […] … Read More

A Jacket that powers your devices using nanotechnology - Nano Girl

Michelle Dickinson Mar 14, 2015

What if the jacket that you were wearing to keep you warm, also had the capability of generating electricity from your tiniest movements such as your heartbeat or blood flow to the larger movements from you walking around to use for powering integrated electronics or sensors. Well researchers at Sungkyunkwan University and the University of […] … Read More

A 3D printed microbattery - Ariadne

Robert Hickson Jun 23, 2013

The research uses of 3D printing are rapidly diversifying. The latest application is a lithium ion microbattery (subscription to Advanced Materials required to read full article). Unlike existing thin film batteries this printed microbattery is reported to have a similar performance to commercial batteries. Potential applications are for micro-robots and implantable medical devices. The critical issues for … Read More