Create a smart ‘bandage’ to monitor patients

A team of scientists from South Korea and the United States has developed an ultra-slim device that can monitor patients by monitoring muscle activity and deliver drugs in response to the received data.

This so discreet device that resembles a conventional plaster (but using nanotechnology), serve to control the movement related disorders as epilepsy or Parkinson’s disease. The “smart bandage” is flexible, elastic, has just one millimeter thick and is made from nanomaterials. Read the rest of this entry »

Scientists play for the filter to all to solve water pollution in Arica

Through nanotechnology Region of Arica and Parinacota could get a short-term solution to water pollution citizen consumption, making a water filter for home use and inexpensive. This is because the University of Tarapaca is determined to create a research group in this area, in order to develop practical applications to problems in the Region of Arica and Parinacota, a task that is also interested the regional government, as it is to find solutions to improve the quality of life of the population. Read the rest of this entry »

Nanotechnology on the pillow to sleep better

Companies Textils Mora and MLS (which sells its sporting side under the signature  Lurbel ) jointly launched an innovative project that consists of three break pillowcases apply high performance Tech Fir, Fresh Tech Soft Tech and technologies

Thus, the first of these cases, called  SleepRevitalize  Fir Tech uses technology that MLS has applied in the range of compression garments. It is designed to offer a break from high-performance, thanks to its antibacterial capacity, carbonized bamboo, and its mineral particles that allow return infrared rays that the body emits naturally optimizing temperature and breath ability of the cervical . Read the rest of this entry »

Microscopic particles are major concerns

Thousands of consumer products containing engineered nano particles, microscopic particles found in everyday items, from cosmetics and clothing to building materials, are entering the market every year. Continued growing concern about the impact of these nano technology products on the health and environmental safety, so scientists strive for, fast and economical, simple cell detection systems to identify the possible dangers of the huge amounts of nano materials.

However, to determine what level of exposure to artificial nano particles is hazardous to humans, an accurate knowledge of the number or doses of nano materials that interact, for example, to cells and tissues of the lungs and the skin is needed. Read the rest of this entry »

Scientists fight cancer with nano globos and lasers

Scientists are working with nano globos that are blown by laser to direct chemotherapy treatments directly to cancerous tumors.

The new treatment based on nanotechnology could make chemotherapy more effective, reducing the damage to healthy tissue and proteins and molecules that help the cancer growth is captured. Read the rest of this entry »

Nanorobots fed back

By Jose Luis Pereyra

Nanorobots that are introduced into the body to eradicate tumor cells or clean clogged arteries are not just science fiction, they are a realistic view of the technical possibilities of the not so distant future. Efficient nanoengines is needed to drive these nanomachines.

A team of scientists from the University of California, San Diego (USA) and Arizona State University (Tempe, USA) has developed nanorods that can swim very fast. ? These nanorods travel about 75 times its own length in a second?, Report Joseph Wang and colleagues in the journal Angewandte Chemie. ? We are getting closer to the speed of the most efficient biological nanomotors, including flagellated? Bacteria? Read the rest of this entry »

Nanorobot magnetic levitation

A micro-robot that flies by magnetic levitation is the first of its kind and was created by engineers at the University of Waterloo, Canada. Estimate that will be invaluable to perform difficult tasks so far value: assemble tiny pieces, handling hazardous materials and for microsurgery.

A team of scientists from the University of Waterloo (Ontario) and led by Professor Mir Behrad Khamesee, has developed a small robot that can fly through smart use of magnetism. According to its creators, a series of electromagnets are used to create a parabolic magnetic field, on top of which sits the mini robot. The device is provided in turn by another group of small electromagnets, which interacts with the magnetic field created in the first place. The resulting forces allow the robot? Fly? or rotate in any direction. Read the rest of this entry »

The robots are gaining ground on the battlefield

The last three soldiers to join the ranks of the Spanish army have special characteristics. They are prepared to make one of the most dangerous and delicate work in foreign missions: explosive ordnance.

Despite the enormous risks this task, do not feel fear or affect them as low as possible from his colleagues on duty. Moreover, neither was tired, or bored, or need to eat. Theodor are called, and are guided robots (made by British company Cobham) to remove explosives and facilitate the work of the engineers, Read the rest of this entry »

The second principle of thermodynamics temporarily violated at the microscopic scale

IBM, the Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETHZ), the Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI) and the University of Lugano (USI) will work together on the project supported Repcool on the sidelines of Sinergia program for three years up to a million Swiss francs by the Swiss National Fund for Scientific Research (SNSF). Read the rest of this entry »

Transparent, thin and flexible electronic circuits adaptable to different types of surfaces

Dr. Giovanni A. Salvatore and Niko Munzenrieder, a postdoctoral researcher, developing new types of electronic circuits within the electronic laboratory of the ETH Zurich (ETHZ), led by Professor Gerhard Troster. These can adhere to different surfaces while remaining flexible, adaptable, and light, if necessary, transparent. Read the rest of this entry »


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