“Hope lies in dreams, in imagination, and in the courage of those who dare to make dreams into reality” – Jonas Salk
Stretching the boundaries of neural implants
Money Quote: ” After the entire fabrication process, what’s left is the transparent fiber with electrically conductive, stretchy nanowire coatings. “It’s really just a piece of rubber, but conductive,” Anikeeva says. The fiber can stretch by at least 20 to 30 percent without affecting its properties, she says.
But Still… A Very Dark Story
What is Vantablack?
Money Quote – ” It reflects so little light that it is often described as the closest thing to a black hole we’ll ever see.”
Photo Courtesy of Surrey NanoSystems
Launching the Nanomedicine Academy of Minority Serving Institutions
Money Quote: “Northeastern boasts several pioneers in the field, including Thomas Webster, the Art Zafiropoulo Chair in Engineering and the chair of Northeastern’s chemical engineering department, and Srinivas Sridhar, Arts and Sciences Distinguished Professor of Physics and director of Northeastern’s Electronic Materials Research Institute… Recently the two received a $496,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to launch the academy – a scalable, interactive network that will use Web-based videoconferencing to live broadcast graduate courses and research protocols in real-time from a classroom at Northeastern to students enrolled at four partner institutions: the University of Puerto Rico Mayaguez, Tuskegee University, Morgan State University, and Florida International University.”
Living up to the Man’s Best Friend Legacy over at NU
Unprecedented precise determination of three-dimensional atomic positions
Money Quote: “This research combines high resolution microscopy with new electron image analysis to measure atomic positions with an unprecedented precision of less than half the radius of a hydrogen atom.”
Moore’s Law at work in the Open-Wheel category!
Money Quote: “The NanoCar race is mostly a fantastic human and scientific adventure that will be broadcast worldwide. The event will take place in October 2016.”…
NanoCar Race, the first-ever race of molecule-cars (w/video)
Apparently, drivers couldn’t see the tiny green flag!
The world’s first international race for molecule-cars, the Nanocar Race is on
New stretchable, wearable carbon nanotube sensor made with chewing gum
Money Quote: “To make their supple sensor, a team member chewed a typical piece of gum for 30 minutes, washed it with ethanol and let it sit overnight.”
Researchers find new phase of carbon, make diamond at room temperature
Money Quote: “We’ve now created a third solid phase of carbon,… The only place it may be found in the natural world would be possibly in the core of some planets.”