Nanoparticles To Convert Carbon Dioxide Into Fuel

Gold nanoparticles that use solar energy to convert carbon dioxide into methane could help limit the effects of climate change, say scientists in India.

A Gold-Laced Protein Cage For Drug Delivery

By including gold atoms in the fabrication process, researchers in Japan and Poland have created nano-sized protein cages with ‘impossible’ geometries.

An Antimalarial Drug Strikes Gold

With the help of gold, scientists have developed an antimalarial drug that is effective against resistant parasites.

Gold Nanoparticles Self-Assemble Into Large Arrays

Scientists in China have have devised a method to induce self-assembly of gold nanoparticles into centimeter-scale arrays for use in biosensors and catalysis.

Gold That Goes Invisible When Ground

This gold compound shifts its emission profile by an unprecedented 452 nm when ground, changing from fluorescent blue to infrared.

Sugar-Coated Catalysts That Work In Live Mice

Carbohydrate structures called glycans could help researchers send metal catalysts to specific tissues without the need for time-consuming antibody development.

When Crushed, Light-Emitting Compounds Reveal Their True Colors

Scientists have developed a series of luminescent compounds that change the color of emission upon mechanical stimulation.

Bringing The Bling To Antibacterials

Gold nanoparticles, which are well tolerated by the body and bactericidal in the dark, could be used to prevent biofilms from forming on medical implants, scientists show.

Japanese Artists Used Nanometer-Thin Gold Leaf

X-ray fluorescence shows that ancient Japanese artists worked with delicate nanometer-thin gold leaf.