Medicine & TechnologyMaterials tend to behave differently under very small environments, such as in the micro and nano scales. In some substances, it includes the formation of mesocrystals - and researchers have observed their formation for the first time.
Unbeknownst to many, consumer products are filled with nanomaterials that are harmful to the health. They are considered the invisible killers that are more dangerous to viruses in the long term if no safety precautions are made.
Researchers have found that silver embedded in antimicrobial plastic - often used for food and beverage packaging - could lead the packaging and form into its contents, especially for sweet and sugary foods.
A culmination of more than 15 years of work, researchers from the University of Texas at Dallas, together with collaborators from the US, South Korea, Australia, and China, have created unipolar carbon nanotube "muscles."
Physicists from the University of Basel in Switzerland and Ruhr University Bochum in Germany developed a novel source of single photons - capable of producing billions of tiny quantum particles each second.
Nanomedicine is an emerging field of study that employs techniques, diagnostics, and therapies in the minute yet precise nanometer scale - and new research could help better observe these very small particles.