Nanotechnology, or "nanotech" for short, involves the manipulation of matter at the molecular or atomic scale. Nanotechnology promises to create new materials and devices with a vast range of applications in medicine, electronics, biomaterials and energy production.
Creating an "invisibility" cloak could one day be cheap enough to do at home.
1 | May 8, 2013 1:57am |
Some scientists are staking out extreme frontiers in science and technology. Author W. Patrick McCray recounts how their visions have shaped - and could shape - our world.
February 27, 2013 3:00am |
Scientists from UC Santa Barbara's have reinvented solar power with completely new technology.
6 | February 25, 2013 8:25pm |
Works on mice. Coming to your medicine cabinet soon?
5 | February 18, 2013 5:11am |
Big Blue's water-soluble concoction may someday be used in creams and various treatments for open wounds, skin infections and other injuries.
3 | February 7, 2013 4:40am |
Two of the world's top oil and gas producers are transitioning to renewable energy. So why isn't the U.S.? Energy expert Chris Nelder reports from the World Future Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi.
30 | January 23, 2013 3:00am |
A new window coating could make smart windows more energy efficient and cheaper.
1 | January 14, 2013 12:38pm |
Yes, 2012 is behind us. But that doesn't mean you can't walk down memory lane. Here is our list of 25 amazing people we talked to last year.
January 2, 2013 8:14pm |
Princeton University researchers applied a "nano-mesh" to plastics, which could make way for inexpensive, flexible devices, or even greatly improve the efficiency of standard photovoltaic panels.
1 | December 11, 2012 7:49pm |
Several companies are working on retinal implants that contain hundreds of tiny electrodes while requiring no external camera.
December 8, 2012 7:12pm |
Stanford scientists have designed a flexible, electrically conductive polymer, making it possible for prosthetics and electronic skin to feel pressure and heal their own cuts.
1 | November 11, 2012 10:04pm |
Oil spills may cost a fortune but one area of the industry may benefit -- the technology used to clean them up.
November 2, 2012 1:01pm |
As the child of refugee parents in Germany, Van Bo Le-Mentzel always walked to the beat of a different drum. As an adult, he's rethinking everything.
1 | November 1, 2012 1:11pm |
Are we less innovative and imaginative than 50 years ago? Or is amazing innovation just now so commonplace it has become routine?
5 | September 27, 2012 8:11am |
The ultrasensitive device can detect heavy metals in fish and drinking water. The 'nano-velcro' detects mercury amounts millions of times smaller than current methods.
September 18, 2012 10:10pm |
"The Morning Briefing" is SmartPlanet's daily roundup of must-reads from the web. This morning we're reading about advances in nanotechnology.
1 | September 11, 2012 12:56am |
At just a couple millionths of a meter, the device can weigh things as small as viruses, proteins and nanoparticles, helping scientists diagnose diseases and measure air pollution.
1 | September 7, 2012 10:32pm |
Lighting designer Ingo Maurer has been working with LED for decades, and says the circuit board aesthetic is "magnificent."
September 6, 2012 3:00am |
New research has suggested that nanofibers may prove as high a health risk as asbestos.
5 | August 27, 2012 3:13am |
These new wearable electronics can augment a surgeon's senses. Researchers hope to improve the tech, making it possible to recreate sensations of heat and even texture.
1 | August 13, 2012 11:22pm |