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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

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

Rise and fall of an electrical genius

W Bernard Carlson's biography of Nikola Tesla begins well but descends along with its subject, according to reviewer David Goodstein