Remote control actuation goes down to nanoscale

Nano-actuated magneto-mechanical devices can change shape on command using a remote magnetic external stimulus, with a control at the subnanometer scale.

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Handwritten, soft circuit boards using nanoparticles

This video shows that it is possible to ‘mechanically sinter’ liquid metal nanoparticles to form soft, electrically conductive traces by hand.

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Fuel cell water highways paved by electron radiation grafting

Researchers at the Paul Scherrer Institute have developed a coating technique that improves water management in fuel cells, thus raising their efficiency.

Video interview: New PI motor

Mark Freyer, Head of the Product Division for Piezoelectric Inertia Motors at Physik Instrumente in Karlsruhe, discusses their new stick-slip piezomotor.

Metallophilic crosslinking: a silver bullet for self-healing polyurethanes

Researchers at IK4-CIDETEC report a new, isocyanate-free synthesis of self-healing polyurethanes using a metallophilic crosslinking method.

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Video abstract: thermogelling polymers in medicine

Dr Loh Xian Jun discusses his review article on potential clinical applications for biodegrable thermogelling polymers.

Carbon nanotube broadband polarisers

Cole et al. report the fabrication of free-standing, horizontally aligned carbon nanotube membranes.

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Ali Khademhosseini at the 2014 ACS National Meeting

Professor Ali Khademhosseini spoke to us about his research into regenerative medicine at the 2014 ACS National Meeting in San Francisco.

Nanoelectronics gets a boost from electron-beam processed nanowires

Flexible metallic wires, only three atoms wide, produced with scanning transmission electron microscope.

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Nissan unveil self-cleaning prototype

Nissan in Europe has begun tests on super-hydrophobic and oleophobic paint technology that repels mud, rain and everyday dirt.