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.
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Future medical nanotechnology won't look robotic. Instead, think very smart particles that usefully imitate life.
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Researchers have created the first-ever "transition contact lenses," which darken automatically in response to bright sunlight and could replace sunglasses.
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Creating an "invisibility" cloak could one day be cheap enough to do at home.
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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.
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Airbus has unveiled its vision of the future of flying in 2030: a concept plane that's sleek, slim and smart.
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Scientists have discovered how LED lighting can be printed onto paper using nanotechnology, making futuristic novelties such as glowing wallpaper and luminescent curtains possible, Sweden's...
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With decades of misuse gradually ruining the life-saving drugs, science is searching for new ways to kill dangerous bacteria.
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Insulin injections may soon be a thing of the past for diabetics thanks to nano-technology. At UCSF Professor of bioengineering, Tejal Desai, implants millions of pancreatic cells that secrete...
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Scientists from UC Santa Barbara's have reinvented solar power with completely new technology.
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Nanotechnologists at the University of Texas at Dallas have developed an artificial muscle made of carbon nanotubes.
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Imagine if every time your cell phone ran out of power, you could just stick it in your pants pocket for a charge.
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A handful of emerging nations -- including China, Korea, India, Russia and Brazil -- are increasing their spending on innovation more quickly than more established economies.
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By changing the sugars in DNA and RNA strands, scientists created 6 new kinds of genetic molecules called XNAs. These variants can help scientists design better drugs and diagnostic tests.
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Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Idaho National Laboratory in Idaho Falls have fused nanotechnology to solar cells in order to harvest infrared radiation - day or night.
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What if performance enhancers were legal? Here's a look at how science could push human performance to new extremes. From steroids to genetic modifications.
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A tiny motor that measures a mere 1 nanometer across may lead to a whole new class of medical and engineering devices.
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An ideal battery would charge quickly, store a lots of energy, and release it quickly. Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign offer a potential way to bring such batteries...
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Battery technology is undergoing unprecedented change. The change is so rapid that innovations can't get into mass production before another innovation promising even more takes its place in the...
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University of Southern California researchers developed a carbon nanotube synapse circuit. Enter the synthetic brain.
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