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A tale of two disciplines

Hybrid training in clinical and basic sciences can promote patient-centred discoveries in nanomedicine, says Wen Jiang.

2016-09-02

Origin and control of blinking in quantum dots

Semiconductor nanocrystals offer an enormous diversity of device applications that have been potentially limited by intermittent fluorescence intensity or 'blinking' dynamics. However, recent progress in both experiment and theory suggest a more promising outlook.

2016-09-02

Hopes and anxieties

The uncertainty created by the result of the Brexit referendum will be damaging for science in the UK.

2016-09-02

Keep nanotechnology in mind

Advances in nanotechnology and materials science suggest that a paradigm shift in computation may be closer than we think.

2016-09-02

Don't hesitate, innovate

Looking at your research with a business mentality can be surprisingly satisfying, says Ying Lia Li.

2016-07-12

The nanotechnology of life-inspired systems

Living matter should inspire the design of future nanosystems.

2016-07-12

Environment matters for all

Nanotechnology-induced risks to the environment are of greater concern than envisaged, although different groups of people are concerned for different reasons, as Chris Toumey explains.

2016-07-12

What is Nano?

A comprehensive nanotechnology-specific database has been launched as part of the Nature Research portfolio.

2016-07-12

Innovation off the beaten path

The Nature/Entrepreneur First Innovation Forum in Quantum Technologies was an experiment in entrepreneurial thinking for young scientists.

2016-07-12

The joy of working together

Cooperation can help transform small ideas into a complete workable system, says Hyunjae Lee.

2016-06-13

Metallic, magnetic and molecular nanocontacts

This article reviews emergent nanoscale phenomena related to nanoscale contacts, which can have a great impact on the results of nanoelectronic experiments.

2016-06-13

Are we ready for spray-on carbon nanotubes?

As artists and manufacturers explore the use of spray-on carbon nanotube coatings, Andrew D. Maynard explores the state of the science around nanotube safety.

2016-06-13

Inspirational molecules

Harry Kroto, buckminsterfullerene and an enduring legacy.

2016-06-13

Nanoheroes assemble

Nanotechnology and superheroes can inspire high school students to explore science, as Lisa E. Friedersdorf and Quinn A. Spadola explain.

2016-05-19

Enzymatic reactions in confined environments

This Review discusses the fundamental challenges for making enzymatic reactions occur in surface- or volume-confined environments that may be suitable for technological applications in vitro and in vivo.

2016-05-19

Challenge driven

Nature Nanotechnology talked to Michael A. Meador, director of the National Nanotechnology Coordination Office in the US, about the way in which the US National Nanotechnology Initiative operates and how this has changed since its launch in 2001.

2016-05-19

Broadening nanotechnology's impact on development

Discussions about nanotechnology and development focus on applications that directly address the needs of the world's poor. Nanotechnology can certainly make an impact in the fight against global poverty, but we need to broaden our imagination.

2016-05-19

Challenging times

The National Nanotechnology Initiative and the challenges of modern society.

2016-05-19

Get the word out

Sharing progress in nanotechnology education is as important as developing the research programmes themselves, as Kurt Winkelmann explains.

2016-04-06

Reaction–diffusion processes at the nano- and microscales

This Review discusses the integration of self-assembly, self-organization and reaction–diffusion processes for the creation of nanoscale synthetic systems inspired by living systems.

2016-04-06
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