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Popular scientific presentations

Here you find links to video presentations as well as news articles related to for example nanoscience, nanotechnology and aerosol technology.

New method to get nanodiamonds into living cells

The researchers use gentle electrical pulses to widen pores in the cell membrane and then use hollow nanowires (similar to drinking straws, only smaller) to get the nanodiamonds into the cell. This does not harm the cell, after a while the pores are just closing again. In the article, NanoLund researcher Elke Hebisch explains how the method works and why this is an important contribution to obtaining information about the health status of single cells.

News article: incomparably small molecular machines (in Swedish)

The article explains how researchers are building small machines with moving parts. The building blocks for the machines are borrowed from nature's own toolbox, namely DNA, proteins and cell filaments. One of the first real applications is biological computing, where muscle filaments are used to solve mathematical problems.

Bio4Comp - biological computing with muscle filaments 


Nanotechnology – It’s a matter of size

A short introductory film about nanotechnology (2:06 minutes, in English)

Heiner Linke at TEDxLund – Nanoscience can change our future for the better

Heiner Linke talks about nanotechnology in general, and several of its sub areas.

Nanoscience at Lund University

Researchers at the Faculty of Engineering (LTH) at Lund University explain their research within nanoscience (one minute and three minute versions, respectively).

Let there be light: Lars Samuelsson at TEDxLundUniversity

Lars Samuelson talks about how nanotechnology is used in solar cells and light emitting diodes (LEDs).

Aerosol research

In the two videos below, Christina Isaxon at the Faculty of Engineering (LTH) at Lund University explains their research within virtual reality and aerosol technology.

DIY tests to detect malaria and sleeping sickness

Jonas Tegenfeldt talks about the development of a cheap and easy method to detect parasitic diseases. If the world wants to eradicate Malaria, it is important to have reliable and cheap diagnostics that can be used anywhere. Jonas Tegenfeldt's research can contribute to this goal with a method called deterministic lateral displacement.