University of Central Florida: UCF Researchers Develop Rapid, Highly Accurate Test to Detect Viruses like COVID-19

University of Central Florida: UCF Researchers Develop Rapid, Highly Accurate Test to Detect Viruses like COVID-19. “University of Central Florida researchers have developed a device that detects viruses like COVID-19 in the body as fast as and more accurately than current, commonly used rapid detection tests. The optical sensor uses nanotechnology to accurately identify viruses in seconds from blood samples.”

Ars Technica: The secret to preventing color fading in art may lie in veils of graphene

Ars Technica: The secret to preventing color fading in art may lie in veils of graphene. “Graphene is the thinnest material yet known, composed of a single layer of carbon atoms arranged in a hexagonal lattice. That structure gives it many unusual properties that hold great promise for real-world applications: batteries, super capacitors, antennas, water filters, transistors, solar cells, and touchscreens, just to name a few. And now this wonder material might just provide a solution to the fading of colors of many artistic masterpieces, according to a recent paper published in Nature Nanotechnology.”

ScienceBlog: Researchers Mimic Nature For Fast, Colorful 3D Printing

ScienceBlog: Researchers Mimic Nature For Fast, Colorful 3D Printing. “Brilliantly colored chameleons, butterflies, opals – and now some 3D-printed materials – reflect color by using nanoscale structures called photonic crystals. A new study that demonstrates how a modified 3D-printing process provides a versatile approach to producing multiple colors from a single ink is published in the journal Science Advances.”

Photonics: VR Classroom Immerses Students in Nanotechnology

Photonics: VR Classroom Immerses Students in Nanotechnology. “In a custom-developed virtual reality (VR) classroom at the University of Arizona, students can pick up and examine scaled-up versions of nanosize objects. The classroom is part of Nano 2020, a University of Arizona-led initiative to develop curriculum and technology focused on educating students in the rapidly expanding role of nanotechnology within the fields of agriculture and the life sciences.”

European Union Observatory for Nanomaterials: Search for over 300 nanomaterials on the EU market

European Union Observatory for Nanomaterials: Search for over 300 nanomaterials on the EU market. “It is now possible to search for over 300 nanomaterials found in the EU and link them to hazard data. The search uses REACH registrations, the cosmetic ingredients notification portal and the French and Belgian national inventories to make up the most comprehensive search for nanomaterials in the EU.”

InPublishing: Future Markets launches digital archive of Nanotech and Graphene

InPublishing: Future Markets launches digital archive of Nanotech and Graphene. The title makes it sound like this might be one publication, but it is in fact two. “Nanotech is one of the world’s leading nanotech business magazines. Published monthly, each issue contains in-depth articles on the latest nanotech innovations with contributions from prestigious companies, as well as features on the latest nanotech products and industry news. … Graphene is the world’s only Graphene and 2D Materials business publication, say the publishers.”

Now Available: Database of Crystal Surfaces and Shapes

Now available: a database of crystal surfaces and shapes. “Dubbed Crystalium, this new open-source database can help researchers design new materials for technologies in which surfaces and interfaces play an important role, such as fuel cells, catalytic converters in cars, computer microchips, nanomaterials and solid-state batteries…. The work, published Sept. 13 in the journal Scientific Data, provides the surface energies and equilibrium crystal shapes of more than 100 polymorphs of 72 elements in the periodic table.”