Girl’s bandage breakthrough wins $15,000

October 7th, 2016

Anushka Naiknaware, a seventh-grader from Beaverton, Ore., finished in the top eight in an international science contest run by Google for her invention: a bandage that can tell doctors when it needs to be changed, thus speeding healing. According to a report in the Oregonian, Naiknaware’s bandage is embedded with extremely small monitors that let medical […]

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Chinese scientists invent fabric that cleans by sunlight

March 27th, 2015

Mingce Long and Deyong Wu, material scientists at Donghua University of China, have developed a special fabric that rids itself of dirt and bacteria when exposed to sunlight. According to a report at, they have done it by dunking cotton into a vat of specially crafted nanoparticles. The chemistry behind the self-cleaning fabric is […]

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Testing inhalation toxicity from nanoparticles

March 10th, 2011

The explosion of nanotechnology-based products and industries has raised increasing questions about the safety and environmental impact of nanoparticles, and the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) has a published a new international standard to support inhalation toxicity testing of nanoparticles. Entitled “Nanotechnologies—characterization of nanoparticles in inhalation exposure chambers for inhalation toxicity testing,” ISO 10808:2010 establishes […]

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