Nanotech

16 January 2017

Scientists have tied the world's smallest knot; less than a millionth of a millimetre across.

10 October 2016

...and they're a thousand times thinner than a human hair.

09 December 2015

Geoff Baldwin is using nanocages to target cancer drugs to tumours, leaving healthy cells unharmed.

08 September 2015

The iridescent wings of a tropical butterfly could hold the key to developing new highly, selective gas detection...

10 August 2015

We have heard all the hype, but what is graphene actually doing for us right now? What are the current uses of this...

10 August 2015

Graphene has some impressive properties, but how do we actually make it commercially? What happens in a graphene-...

10 August 2015

Graphene was first isolated in 2004. Since then we have heard the hype, but what actually IS graphene? And why is...

13 March 2015

Light is fundamental to how we see, but what happens if our eyes can no longer detect light? Could we make bionic eyes...

23 September 2014

A new, nanoparticle treatment for multiple sclerosis is about to be trialled in Cambridge.

10 June 2014

How do we protect substances we need to survive harsh environments like washing powder or even our stomachs?

21 August 2012

Angela Murray explains how bacteria are being used to make catalysts for hydrogen fuel cells...

10 July 2012

The final story that we’ve got is a really nice paper published in Science. This is from Jennifer Doudna at the...

15 May 2012

Professor Julia Newton has been looking at muscle cells from patients with chronic fatigue syndrome, to see if a...

12 December 2010

Graphene is a very versatile material which we should soon see turning up in a range of applications. Dave spoke to...

12 December 2010

Physicists might use sticky tape to extract and test graphene, but that's not much use when it comes to making...

20 June 2010

Lithium ion batteries are an essential part of most of our everyday lives. For each different job, you're looking...

20 June 2010

With hydrogen tipped as the green fuel of the future, safer, more efficient methods of storage need to be found to make...

20 June 2010

We all know what happens to water when it freezes - it becomes ice. But it does some weird stuff as well, and there are...