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.
NASA Ames Research Park director Michael Marlaire discusses the plan to build a new research and development facility in Silicon Valley.
February 12, 2011 2:08am |
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 |
A new biomarker-detecting breathalyzer may one day be able to detect a range of problems -- from diabetes to lung cancer.
May 9, 2012 3:53am |
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 |
MIT researchers have found that using carbon nanotubes in lithium batteries could improve their capacity for energy.
2 | June 21, 2010 7:23am |
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 |
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 |
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 |
Hewlett-Packard's 2010 research annual report includes an interesting concept that revolves around CeNSE (Central Nervous System for the Earth).
February 18, 2011 5:42am |
Earth Day Special Feature 2011: The global healthcare industry must begin lobbying for a low-carbon future. Why? Because the effects of lowering greenhouse gas emissions benefit health, a study says.
23 | April 22, 2011 5:38am |
What if a lab technician could take a single drop of blood, place it on a microchip and test for hundreds of diseases simultaneously? An innovation brings us closer to that vision.
1 | October 19, 2011 9:16pm |
PARIS -- Eco-technology expo comes to Paris to showcase and discuss latest in environmental practices in France and beyond.
November 20, 2011 11:43pm |
In their quest for improving computers, IBM stumbled upon something that might help doctors fight antibiotic resistant staph infections.
May 28, 2012 3:00am |
"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 |
Three-fourths of the patents from the nation's top research universities were filed by immigrants. However, many may not be allowed to work in the United States.
19 | June 26, 2012 4:02pm |
"The Morning Briefing" is SmartPlanet's daily roundup of must-reads from the web. This morning we're reading about imbalances in size, wealth and influence.
1 | June 29, 2012 4:55am |
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 |
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 |
I thought this post particularly appropriate for a day on which it was widely reported that Amazon will make good on copies of "1984" that it deleted from Kindles over the summer with no warning....
1 | September 4, 2009 2:32pm |