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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June 3, 2009 12:01am |
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 |
Ohio astronomers are developing a potential cancer treatment that, while years away, could reduce the amount of radiation cancer patients endure.
1 | July 7, 2011 4:00am |
Scientists have developed self-assembling, transparent nanospheres that are stiffer than steel and Kevlar. They could be used in medical implants and space tech.
4 | October 25, 2010 7:54am |
A new window coating could make smart windows more energy efficient and cheaper.
1 | January 14, 2013 12:38pm |
By harnessing the power of fireflies, scientists at Syracuse University have produced light that doesn't need electricity to glow.
1 | June 17, 2012 7:25am |
Researchers at Stanford University are using nanosensors to transform a centimeter-sized microchip into a stand-in for the human body in the drug development process.
1 | May 3, 2011 4:00am |
Scientists have long debated if gasses could display the same magnetic properties as solids. With a little help from lasers, a team of researchers has proven it to be true.
September 21, 2009 12:28pm |
Russian prime minister Vladimir Putin writes in the Financial Times that Russia needs direct investment and innovation to achieve economic stability. Is he sincere?
3 | January 30, 2012 8:27am |
Engineers have developed a new sensor that could inexpensively test for glucose levels in the exhaled breaths of diabetics or indicators for breast cancer using saliva.
3 | January 22, 2010 11:53am |
IBM has prototypes of two experimental semiconductors that aim to match the human brain and its ability to interpret its surroundings and learn.
5 | August 17, 2011 9:01pm |
IBM researchers and scientists from the Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology will unveil a nanomedicine breakthrough---biodegradable nanoparticles that make antibiotics physically...
1 | April 3, 2011 10:00am |
Tiny reflective crystals could revolutionize everything from medicine to computing - but are they safe?
2 | May 22, 2012 3:00am |
Green building, earthquakes, NASA algae, lighting design, ultrasound, instant translation, boarding passes 2.0, user interface, automated driving, diabetic nanotechnology. Here are the Top 10 most...
December 20, 2009 9:55am |
"The Morning Briefing" is SmartPlanet's daily roundup of must-reads from the web. This morning we're reading about nanotechnology.
June 25, 2012 12:39am |
Researchers have created hydrogen using modified algae, offering a clean alternative fuel source that could help the U.S. wean its dependence on foreign oil.
November 17, 2009 8:15am |
One in four Germans would be happy to have a microchip implanted in their body if they derived concrete benefits from it, according to a new survey.
10 | March 5, 2010 12:38pm |
Northwestern University researchers used beam-pen lithography to draw 15,000 copies of the Chicago skyline with impressive precision and speed.
August 16, 2010 10:52am |
IBM researchers have devised how to track atoms and their behavior at nanoscale. The applications: storage, solar cell efficiency and quantum computing.
2 | September 23, 2010 11:00am |
Tiny particles that have the bendable flexibility of red blood cells can skirt pass the body's defenses and circulate in the body longer than harder, rigid ones. These could help deliver drugs or...
January 11, 2011 8:05pm |