New nanoparticles make solar cells cheaper to manufacture

University of Alberta researchers have found that abundant materials in the Earth's crust can be used to make inexpensive and easily manufactured nanoparticle-based solar cells.

Silicon powder produces hydrogen on demand

Super-small particles of silicon react with water to produce hydrogen almost instantaneously, University at Buffalo researchers have discovered.

Nanoparticles may offer cure for MS

In a major breakthrough for nanotechnology, Northwestern Medicine researchers have succeeded in stopping multiple sclerosis in its tracks.

Glass bubble find may explain weird lunar soil

The discovery of nanoparticles inside bubbles of glass in lunar soil could explain why the moon's surface topsoil has such unusual properties.

Nanoparticles are major threat to health

Nanoparticles in the environment can cause serious auto-immune diseases including rheumatoid arthritis, say scientists.

These nanoparticles attack cancer cells

Northwestern University scientists have developed a simple but specialized nanoparticle capable of delivering a drug directly to a cancer cell's nucleus. 

DARPA wants to replace antibiotics with nanoparticles

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency - aka DARPA - wants to replace outdated antibiotics with nanoparticles capable of targeting unknown, evolving and genetically engineered bioweapons.

Nanoparticles 'no threat to health'

There's no need to worry about the effects of nanoparticles on human health, it appears - we've all been surrounded by them for years.

Nanoparticles lethal to Arctic ecosystem

Queen’s University researchers have discovered that nanoparticles - now found in everything from socks to suntan lotion - may be causing irreparable harm to soil systems and the environment.

Cinnamon 'can replace harmful chemicals' in nanotech process

A University of Missouri researcher says it's possible to replace nearly all of the toxic chemicals required to make gold nanoparticles - with cinnamon.

Sulphuric acid could cut global warming

It's so obvious, it's a wonder nobody thought of it before: releasing vast quantities of sulphuric acid into the atmosphere to save - yes, save - the planet.