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Looks like nature picked a good one when she came up with the onion. Fill an onion-like nanoparticle with the right protein, fuse the nanolayers to each other, and you have a vaccine that’s safer than live viruses and more effective than synthetic vaccines.
Interbilayer-crosslinked multilamellar vesicles as synthetic vaccines for potent humoral and cellular immune responses, Nature Materials
Structure networks like an onion, with a tightly connected core and concentric outer layers, and you can make them more secure against attacks.
Onion-like network topology enhances robustness against malicious attacks, Journal of Statistical Mechanics: Theory and Experiment
Nano-antenna fashions charge from light, physicsworld.com
(Source: Science paper Photodetection with Active Optical Antennas)
Talking to the Wall, Technology Review
(Source: CHI 2011 paper Your Noise is My Command: Sensing Gestures Using the Body as an Antenna)
Next Generation Memories Will Be Improved By Noise, arXiv Blog
(Source: arXiv paper Stochastic Memory: Getting Memory Out Of Noise)
Carbon Nanotube Solution Could Eliminate Need for Indium Tin Oxide in Electronic Displays, IEEE Spectrum
Biodegradable replacement proposed for indium tin, EE Times
(Source: Nature Nanotechnology paper Controlling electrical percolation in multicomponent carbon nanotube dispersions)
True-color holograms may light up small displays, ars technica
(Source: Science paper Surface-Plasmon Holography with White-Light Illumination)
Speedier Nanotube Circuits, PUB
(Source: Nano Letters paper Linear Increases in Carbon Nanotube Density Through Multiple Transfer Technique)
New Type of Drug Kills Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria, Technology Review
Material-by-Design Paradigm Suggested with New Bacteria Killing Nanoparticle, IEEE Spectrum
IBM uses chip engineering to beat MRSA, EETimes
(Source: Nature Chemistry paper Biodegradable nanostructures with selective lysis of microbial membranes)
Making Bacteria into Drug Blimps, Technology Review
(Source:American Chemical Society National Meeting paper Toward a bacterial dirigible: Autonomous localization and actuation)
Drugging the Undruggable, Technology Review
(Source: American Chemical Society National Meeting paper Drugging the"undruggable")
Computer chips wired with nerve cells, Science News
(Source: ACS Nano paper Semiconductor Nanomembrane Tubes: Three-Dimensional Confinement for Controlled Neurite Outgrowth)
Nano cancer drugs move to the next level: humans
A growing number of cancer therapies packaged in infinitesimal particles are making their way to patients.
Can nanotech beat cancer?
Cancer will always be with us in some form, but the fear and devastation it causes could be history within a generation. We'll have the tiniest of things to thank for it.
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