Nylgold – Special Fabric Woven with 24 Carat Gold Nanoparticles that Slow Skin Aging



Nylstar, specialist in polyamide 6.6 fibers and yarns for more than 80 years, has lately introduced a new luxury fiber called Nylgold, which they say is going to represent a new era in textiles – the era of dermawear. The Nylgold luxury fiber features 24-carat gold nanostructures, and offers permanent and effective care of the skin. It was launched at the Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics held in October at Shanghai New International Expo Centre, Shanghai, China. Raul Gonzalez, head of marketing and international strategic development at Nylstar, said… (Video)


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Using Cinnamon to Produce Gold Nanoparticles


Cinnamon can be used as a replacement for toxic chemicals in the production of gold nanoparticles.

A humble spice found in nearly every kitchen could yield a safer, simpler way to produce gold nanoparticles, according to a new study. Researchers say the cinnamon-infused particles can even be used to fight cancer.


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‘Racetrack’ Memory Could Make Your Computer 100,000 Times Faster by 2015


‘Racetrack’ memory

Swiss researchers have developed a new type of ‘Racetrack’ memory that’s 100,000 times faster than even the fastest of today’s hard drives. It’s efficient and durable, but the best news is that it could be in your computer by 2015.



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Energy Harvesting: Nanogenerators

Grow strong enough to power small conventional electronic devices

Blinking numbers on a liquid-crystal display (LCD) often indicate that a device’s clock needs resetting. But in the laboratory of Zhong Lin Wang at Georgia Tech, the blinking number on a small LCD signals the success of a five-year effort to power conventional electronic devices with nanoscale generators that harvest mechanical energy from the environment using an array of tiny nanowires. Continue reading… “Energy Harvesting: Nanogenerators”


New Propulsion Method Developed for Metallic Micro And Nano-Objects

Nanotechnology, compared to an uncommonly blue match

A new propulsion method for metallic micro- and nano-objects has been developed by researchers from the Institute of Molecular Sciences

The process is based on the novel concept of bipolar electrochemistry: under the influence of an electric field, one end of a metallic object grows while the other end dissolves.

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Futuristic Concepts in Green Technology are Getting Attention

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Frederic Scheer, Cereplast CEO,  hopes to use an algae byproduct to make utensils and other items.

Clean-tech ideas that have received government funding include using bacteria to make a gasoline-type fuel. Solar proposals seeking funding include sending collectors into space and beaming the sun power back to Earth.


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Batteries May One Day Be Smaller Than a Grain of Sand


Batteries may one day be the size of a grain of sand.

When you think about batteries, two things come to mind; sitting out in the cold, waiting for your car batteries to be jumped, and the clunky lithium-ion batteries we’ve come to know and love as the life force of our gadgets. Research funded by DARPA is pushing the limits of battery technology in an effort to create the smallest batteries of all-time, the largest of which will be about the size of a grain of sand.


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Researchers Discover a Way to Create Aluminum Alloy as Strong as Steel


Surface etched aluminum bar

Using a technique that creates a new nanoscale architecture, researchers have created an aluminum alloy just as strong as steel but with reasonable plasticity to stretch and not break under stress. Importantly, the technique of creating these nanostructures can be used on many different types of metals and the team plans to work on strengthening magnesium, a metal that is even lighter than aluminum that could be used to make strong, lightweight body armor for soldiers.


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20 Years of Moving Atoms, One by One


Symantic Implications for Nanotechnology

In the last few years, Eigler’s group has built on his work and constructed custom molecules using the STM. They have also constructed and operated an electrical switch whose only moving part is a single atom.

In the “If you can read this, you are too close” image, the letters are just 1 nanometer wide and 1 nanometer tall.

A measure of the impact of this work is in the number of experiments and technical papers today that use atom manipulation as one of their primary scientific tools, says Eigler…

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Unusual Electrons Go With the Flow


This view provides a look into the heart of a scanning tunneling microscope in the specially designed Princeton Nanoscale Microscopy Laboratory, where highly accurate measurements at the atomic scale are possible because sounds and vibrations, through a multitude of technologies, are kept to a minimum.

On a quest to discover new states of matter, a team of Princeton University scientists has found that electrons on the surface of specific materials act like miniature superheroes, relentlessly dodging the cliff-like obstacles of imperfect microsurfaces, sometimes moving straight through barriers.

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