Tag Archives: Nano-Technology

Nanoparticle injections give mice “night vision” superpower

by David Pescovitz, BoingBoing

Chinese nanotechnologists injected tiny particles into the eyes of mice resulting in the rodents demonstrating “infrared ‘night vision'” that lasted for months. According to nanoscientist Tian Xue and colleagues the University of Science and Technology of China, the technology could eventually help those with certain kinds of color blindness and “provide the potential for close integration within the human body to extend the visual spectrum.” From New Scientist: Continue reading Nanoparticle injections give mice “night vision” superpower

World’s Thinnest Lens Could Revolutionize Nanotechnology

by Katherine Derla, Tech Times

A team of Australian scientists said they have developed the thinnest lens in the world. The new 6.3-nanometer lens, which is 2,000 times thinner than a human hair, can lead to novel advances in medicine and science which could revolutionize nanotechnology.

Putting that in perspective, the previous thinnest lens was 50 nanometers thick. The new world’s thinnest lens was created by a team of scientists lead by The Australian National University’s Dr. Yuerui ‘Larry’ Lu. Continue reading World’s Thinnest Lens Could Revolutionize Nanotechnology

Israel, Germany, launch €30 million plan to advance nanotechnology

by Sharon Udasin, The Jerusalem Post

Nanotechnology, a branch of science conducted at a tiny scale of 100 nano-meters or less, already has a robust presence in the Israeli research community.

Aiming to advance global breakthroughs in the nanotechnology sector, the Israel Innovation Authority is inviting relevant Israeli innovators to submit proposals to pursue collaborative research projects with German partners. Continue reading Israel, Germany, launch €30 million plan to advance nanotechnology