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.
The CEO of Nanoholdings -- a company focused on uncovering nanotechnology breakthroughs in energy generation, transmission, storage and use -- discusses the status of his field, the "eBox" and the...
April 2, 2012 3:26am |
University of Southern California researchers developed a carbon nanotube synapse circuit. Enter the synthetic brain.
6 | April 25, 2011 6:50pm |
Conventional wisdom says China is losing its outsource manufacturing edge due to rising worker wages. But technology advances in North America are dramatically lowering domestic manufacturing costs.
29 | July 25, 2012 8:13am |
Works on mice. Coming to your medicine cabinet soon?
5 | February 18, 2013 5:11am |
Big ideas can sometimes start small. Two industrial design students have designed a prototype portable solar water purification system that could save countless lives at a cost of just a few...
2 | August 7, 2012 7:25pm |
Exponential growth in machine intelligence is creating new opportunities for growth and problem-solving unimaginable even a few years ago
14 | November 18, 2009 9:22pm |
Lighting designer Ingo Maurer has been working with LED for decades, and says the circuit board aesthetic is "magnificent."
September 6, 2012 3:00am |
A new nanostructure for batteries could exponentially extend battery life.
2 | May 12, 2012 8:18am |
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 |
A decade of nanotechnology advances should be revolutionizing building construction, as three new materials show. But architects and product makers have been slow to make it happen, says...
4 | March 1, 2012 3:21am |
As a child, Ryan Integlia learned about the plight of people in some developing countries who worked -- and lived -- in garbage dumps. He launched a nonprofit to help.
3 | October 18, 2011 4:00am |
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 |
ecoSolargy says that advanced nanotechnology has cut years off of its PV panels' payback time though higher energy absorption.
3 | July 22, 2012 5:39pm |
Researchers from Cornell, Penn and UNC determine that we all harbor a subtle bias against creativity -- and it comes from a need for certainty.
7 | September 8, 2011 4:58am |
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 |
The Puralytics SolarBag is a refillable, 3-liter container that uses sunlight-activated nanotechnology to purify water in about three hours.
5 | July 15, 2012 2:40pm |
Diagnostics over the next 10 years will move from the back line to the front line of medical care. And at much lower cost.
5 | August 11, 2010 6:40am |
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 |
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 |
Several companies are working on retinal implants that contain hundreds of tiny electrodes while requiring no external camera.
December 8, 2012 7:12pm |