Topic: Nanotechnology

April 30, 2013 Nanosponges - “Nanosponges” in the bloodstream could mop up toxins from bacteria, bees, or snakes.
March 15, 2013 Podcast for 15 March 2013 - An ancient pigment with futuristic applications, the hidden electricity between flowers and bees, and a new, improved anti-fog coating. Also: the unlikely history of camels.
May 3, 2011 Vehicle Nanoparticles - Nano-sized particles from vehicles damage brain cells, according to an animal study.
January 27, 2011 Sea Urchin Teeth - The sea urchin's super-sharp could inspire new nano-materials.
November 12, 2010 Body Networks Roundup - Your body could one day act as a cell phone antenna.
September 10, 2010 Podcast - FLU SEASON: Can exercise help stave off illness? Changes to the seasonal flu vaccine, bacterial surprises, and better ways to purify water in developing countries. Also: did life originate between mica sheets?
August 13, 2010 Nanotech Roundup - Scientists are tapping in to the energy-producing potential of sewage-eating bacteria.
August 6, 2010 Podcast - SUNSCREEN & SUPPLEMENTS: Sunscreens from ivy, why tanning oil speeds up skin damage, and when to apply sunscreen. Also: the link between fructose and pancreatic cancer, and over-the-counter weight-loss supplements fail the grade.
Nanotech Roundup - Nanomaterials with antibacterial properties could be used in food packaging and footwear.
August 4, 2010 Ivy Sunscreen - English ivy produces natural nano-sized particles that could improve sunscreens.
January 1, 2010 Boron Nanotubes - The main ingredient in clown makeup is being used to create a nano-material that could protect astronauts from solar radiation.
August 18, 2009 Nano-Diamond Therapy - Nano-sized diamonds can help deliver targeted doses of insulin to heal burns.
August 14, 2009 Podcast - HEALTH UPDATE - The genetics of the placebo effect, nano-diamond wound therapy, the rise of vitamin D deficiency, and more.
June 11, 2009 Nano-Needle - A nano-sized needle delivers molecules to particular spots inside a cell.
May 8, 2009 Nano Roundup - Microscopic flying robots have uses in industry and medicine.
April 7, 2009 Nanoparticles - Nanoparticles aren't any more toxic to cells than larger particles.
January 15, 2009 Electronic Cotton - Electrically conductive cotton could be used to make clothes that monitor your health.
November 14, 2008 Podcast - TECHNOLOGY UPDATE: Could sunscreens be more than skin deep? Why headphones and pacemakers don't mix and a new use for electric cars.
November 12, 2008 Nanoparticles & Skin - Nanoparticles are common ingredients in cosmetics, but scientists are finding that they're more than skin deep.
September 10, 2008 Optical Silk - Silk makes a good material for biodegradable sensors.