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News

Plasmonic chip diagnoses diabetes

Gold nanoparticles could help with early disease detection

New medical probe combines sound and electromagnetic induction

Technique could give doctors a “feel” for internal organs

Charging up with jumping droplets

Energy-harvesting device taps into atmospheric humidity

Hydrogel matrix makes superhydrophobic surface

Film could be used as coating on any substrate

In depth

Electricity, eels and evolution

The role of electric eels and other electrogenic animals in guiding early studies of electricity is revealed in this fascinating book, reviewed by Brian Rasnow

Nanoethical concerns

Using nanotechnology to teach ethics has its pros and cons, finds Robert P Crease

Nanoscience debate rages on

Jon Cartwright looks at the debate surrounding "stripy nanoparticles"

Tiny pretty things

A beautiful introduction to the glories of the nanoworld, reviewed by Margaret Harris