News & Comment

  • Feature |

    Art galleries are the right setting to promote the dialogue between scientists and the general public.

    • Christian Rauch
  • Feature |

    Art-based absurd scenarios serve as a vector to challenge perceptions of emergent biotechnologies.

    • Guy Ben-Ary
  • Editorial |

    Scientists and engineers should embrace art as a part of their work.

  • Feature |

    With their unique perspectives, artists can become part of the scientific process.

    • Thomas Duggan
    •  & S. J. Fowler
  • Feature |

    Neuroscience as a form of abstract expressionism

    • Julia Buntaine Hoel
  • Feature |

    Rich in drama, the scientific enterprise is an ideal subject to elicit an emotional response in the public.

    • Andrea Brunello
    • , Pierre Echard
    •  & Stefano Oss
  • News & Views |

    Carbon fibres maximize lithium usage, offering a path to realistic high-energy-density lithium-metal batteries.

    • Rodrigo V. Salvatierra
    •  & James M. Tour
  • News & Views |

    A semiconductor quantum dot that generates polarization-entangled photon pairs on demand has been realized, marking an important milestone for scalable integrated quantum photonics and information processing.

    • Igor Aharonovich
  • News & Views |

    The ability to synthesize metal-doped nanoplastic opens windows to accurately assess the potential environmental hazards that nanoplastic poses.

    • Albert A. Koelmans
  • Editorial |

    Plastic nanoparticles raise concern because of their potential impact on the environment. However, many questions need to be answered to establish how dangerous they really are.

  • Comment |

    To assess potential risks posed by plastic nanoparticles, we must study the way in which they transfer and transform in the environment. Using 13C-labelled nanoplastics could provide a safe and effective way to establish whether the plastic is mineralized or whether it persists in the environment.

    • Michael Sander
    • , Hans-Peter E. Kohler
    •  & Kristopher McNeill
  • News & Views |

    An FDA-approved iron oxide nanoparticle used for the treatment of anaemia can be repurposed for leukaemia therapy.

    • Suzy V. Torti
    •  & Frank M. Torti
  • News & Views |

    Built-in molecular motors in a porous crystal show unidirectional rotary motion fuelled by light.

    • Hubiao Huang
    •  & Takuzo Aida
  • Editorial |

    The definition and classification of nanomaterials in regulations leave too much room for interpretation.

  • Editorial |

    Nature Nanotechnology has started publicly acknowledging reviewers of published papers.

  • News & Views |

    A nanoelectromechanical system made from a nanobeam embedded in a phononic crystal and coupled to a pair of superconducting microwave oscillators can couple hypersonic sound quanta at 0.425 GHz and light quanta with high coherence.

    • Guido Burkard
  • News & Views |

    Far-field photons can be coupled to acoustic graphene plasmons with near 100% efficiency and used to acquire infrared spectra of thin, subnanometre-layer samples.

    • Marta Autore
    •  & Rainer Hillenbrand
  • Editorial |

    The connection between properties and environmental performance of graphene-derived structures is necessary to develop materials that can improve industry standards.

  • News & Views |

    On the route towards a useful quantum computer, we must not ignore the materials challenges facing us nor the opportunities that materials science may provide for disruptive new qubits.

    • Charles Tahan
  • News & Views |

    Nanoparticles can affect vascular integrity, promoting cancer cell intravasation and extravasation and metastasis in murine breast cancer models.

    • Tsveta S. Malinova
    •  & Stephan Huveneers
  • News & Views |

    Responsive polymersomes enhance the action of STING-targeting cyclic dinucleotides in cancer therapy.

    • Jeffrey A. Hubbell
    •  & Melody A. Swartz
  • News & Views |

    Ultrasoft, flexible nanoelectronics enables electrical monitoring and chemical alteration of the behaviour of stem-cell-derived cardiomyocytes.

    • Donata Iandolo
  • Research Highlight |

    • Chiara Pastore
  • Editorial |

    The constantly growing needs for data storage call for new memory technologies and downscaling strategies.