Magnetic Micromachines

Chinese researchers have used lasers to made tiny springs and turbines out of a polymerized ferrofluid, which could be used in micro- or nanomachines.

Biocompatible Quantum Dots

Progress in using quantum dots for in vivo imaging: for the first time, a systematic biodistribution study of silica-coated quantum dots is reported.

Brushes Grown on Brushes

How to make one layer of polymer brushes on top of another layer by using a simple chemical initiator method…

Hot-Spot-Light on Cells

Keep an eye on single cells with a new fluorescence imaging technique which gives a high resolution image of a surface using nanoislands.