Government will focus on high-end research, innovation: Indian President

President Pranab Mukherjee Monday said that the government will focus on high-end research and nurturing innovation.

Now, `hydrophobic nanotech` swim trunks that repel water, stains

Scientists have come up with Hydrophobic nanotech swim trunks that repel water and stains.

Scientists develop nanovehicle for targeting diseased tissues

Two Indian scientists have developed a "gold nanovehicle" that can be used to deliver drugs specifically to diseased tissues without affecting other healthy organs, according to a recent study.

Johnny Depp trades `clown nose` for serious `Transcendence`

Johnny Depp has abandoned flashy pirate gear, wigs and other "clown nose" costumes to plunge into the serious, even cerebral "Transcendence," a sci-fi thriller about nanotechnology.

Smart holograms that detect and monitor diseases developed

Researchers have created `smart` holograms that can detect diseases and monitor health conditions by changing colour in the presence of disease indicators in a person`s breath or bodily fluids.

Now, vaginal cream to prevent HIV transmission

Scientists claim to have developed a new vaginal cream, made-up of silver nanoparticles, that can prevent the transmission of HIV by inactivating the deadly virus.
The cream, when applied, starts to work in less than a minute, and has an effective protection of up to 72 hours, researchers said.

Nanoemulsions to target infectious diseases: Study

Nano-engineered oil droplets can be used to target infectious diseases and provoke specific immune responses to deal with side-effects of broad-spectrum treatments such as chemotherapy, according to a new research.

Sperm robots on way to deliver babies!

Apart from their natural act, sperms are set to be used as biological motors for transporting drugs, genes and other sperms to help treat infertility and other issues.

Beat winters with smart gloves that mimic human touch

AEON Attire is offering a range of gloves to beat the dropping temperatures this winters.

Indian-American freshman at MIT wins Ingenuity award

Indian-American teenager Saumil Bandopadhyay has been selected for the prestigious Ingenuity Award for revolutionising nanotechnology that would upend industries ranging from automobiles to astronomy.

`Painful` pinpricks may soon be history for diabetics

A new nanotechnology-based technique for regulating blood sugar in diabetics may give patients the ability to release insulin painlessly using a small ultrasound device, allowing them to go days between injections - rather than using needles to give themselves multiple insulin injections each day.

EADS to fund aerospace research in India

The European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company N.V. (EADS) will fund Indian universities and institutes for research projects in aerospace, the global aerospace major said Wednesday.

Soon, spring-like fibres to mend broken hearts

Researchers have fabricated spring-like fibers to help repair damaged heart tissue.

Nanodiamonds can help boost treatment of chemo-resistant leukemia

By binding multiple molecules of a common leukemia drug with nanodiamonds, scientists have managed to boost the delivery of the drug to leukemic cells and retain the drug within the cells to combat the cancer.

Nanotechnology to preserve cultural treasures

Experts from nine countries have come together to promote the use of nanotechnology to preserve works of art and other cultural treasures, Mexico`s National Institute of Anthropology and History said.

Scotch tape finds new role as grasping `smart material`

Researchers have converted the humble scotch tape - a versatile household staple and an absolute necessity for gift-wrapping - into shape-changing smart material using nanotechnology.

`Nanotechnology a solution for environmentalal problems`

DRDO scientist and `AGNI` project director Dr Tessy Thomas today said nano technology can provide practical solutions to various environmental problems in the modern world.

Coming soon: A machine to filter your toilet waste into water?

British scientists claim they are developing a unique device which can turn used toilet waste into drinking water.

Nanotechnology turns plants into common plastic

Dutch scientists have found a way of turning plant matter into the building blocks of common plastics using a nanotechnology process that offers an alternative to oil-based production.

Nano drug delivery to eliminate transplant failures

Sceintists are developing a nano-sized drug particle for organ transplant patients to eliminate its harmful side-effects.