A fast screening method could help separate the good from the bad.
An explosives detector that uses luminescent polymers is being field-tested in Iraq.
Scientists find an elusive diamond structure in a Brazilian beetle.
A nanowire membrane that sops up oil while repelling water could be used for cleaning up oil spills.
A new material can break through a cell membrane without killing the cell.
New composites could lead to better food packaging, and to lighter car and airplane parts.
A new shape for nanoparticles helps deliver imaging agents.
A new method melts away tiny defects in nanostructures.
A startup is planning human trials for a nanostructured material that quickly stops bleeding.
Copper nanowires could be used in ultra-thin field-emission displays that are brighter and sharper than flat-panel displays.