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.
Researchers have built a nano-robot made entirely from DNA. Based on a technique called DNA origami, the smart drug can seek out and destroy cancer cells, leaving healthy cells unscathed.
1 | February 16, 2012 9:11pm |
Computer simulations of an explosion to the head show how blast waves enter the brain from the soft tissues of the face.
4 | November 23, 2010 10:43pm |
Scientists have created a new type of paper that foretells an end to the days of soggy newspapers and greasy lunch bags.
5 | May 3, 2012 5:25am |
Stanford scientists have developed featherweight, pliable batteries and supercapacitors in the form of everyday paper.
5 | December 9, 2009 8:04am |
As the Internet buckles under the pressures of age and an enormous explosion of content and traffic, researchers are hard at work trying to build a new, more improved version.
7 | August 3, 2011 8:33am |
Engineers have invented a new nanotechnology that could improve the performance and lower the cost of eyeglasses.
3 | September 17, 2009 2:16pm |
New research has suggested that nanofibers may prove as high a health risk as asbestos.
5 | August 27, 2012 3:13am |
Researchers find a new way to produce materials to keep electronics cool and carbon composites strong.
3 | June 1, 2010 4:00am |
A new nanostructure for batteries could exponentially extend battery life.
2 | May 12, 2012 8:18am |
"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 |
Atomic level snapshots by Zurich team show how charge travels in a molecule. Could lead to nano-circuits plus new energy storage, photovoltaics. Ramifications across physics, chemistry, biology.
February 29, 2012 7:58am |
Swiss physicists throw another, more energy efficient, material into the ring as a potential silicon substitute: molybdenite.
January 31, 2011 4:00am |
The U.S. Army is using eye-popping nanotechnology to upgrade and replace equipment soldiers bring onto the battlefield.
May 24, 2012 3:00am |
According to a new report, high-speed rail will improve job creation, market access, connectivity, travel time savings and business sales. Here's how.
20 | June 14, 2010 8:08am |
Researchers developed a new sensor that can respond to the environment and detect small changes in pH levels. It can detect glucose levels in blood, for instance.
2 | February 8, 2011 10:16pm |
Researchers at Stanford University have figured out how to use the same sensor technology used in computer hard drives, which could one day speed up drug discovery.
April 19, 2011 3:30pm |
SmartPlanet has a conversation with the CEO of Complete Genomics, Cliff Reid, a leader in the pursuit for low-cost human genome sequencing. A technology that promises to have a profound impact on...
March 25, 2012 12:39pm |
A new window coating could make smart windows more energy efficient and cheaper.
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MIT researchers have developed cardiac patches made with gold nanowires that could help those who have suffered a heart attack.
2 | September 26, 2011 11:27am |
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 |