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.
FiberCell Inc. and Wake Forest University add a splash of purple to solar cells. The fruit-dye coating may enhance efficiency but can it bring affordable solar energy to developing countries?
May 5, 2010 4:00am |
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 |
This is a chemical test, that could be administered before the cancer is large enough to be extractable for a biopsy. It could also be used on blood to detect single-cell cancers after treatment,...
February 19, 2010 10:29am |
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...
12 | February 2, 2010 12:26pm |
Here's a look at the major technology and science priorities listed in President Obama's $3.8 trillion proposed fiscal 2011 budget.
February 2, 2010 10:40am |
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 |
Top 20 most popular future jobs of 2030: Vertical farmer, limb maker, waste data handler, narrowcaster
In 2030, some of the most popular jobs could be vertical farmer, limb maker, waste data handler or narrowcaster, according to a new U.K. report.
7 | January 19, 2010 10:48am |
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 |
Researchers at Tel Aviv University have developed a nanotechnological way to make solar panels more resistant to dust and water.
1 | December 15, 2009 2:35pm |
Stanford scientists have developed featherweight, pliable batteries and supercapacitors in the form of everyday paper.
5 | December 9, 2009 8:04am |
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...
90 | December 7, 2009 9:48am
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 |
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 |
Researchers have created the first-ever "transition contact lenses," which darken automatically in response to bright sunlight and could replace sunglasses.
7 | November 11, 2009 11:34am |
Radioactive waste is seeping from mountain burial sites in the canyons of northern New Mexico and moving toward the area's springs and streams, but officials insist it's not a health risk.
9 | November 3, 2009 11:34am |
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 |
Engineers have invented a new nanotechnology that could improve the performance and lower the cost of eyeglasses.
3 | September 17, 2009 2:16pm |
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 |
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June 3, 2009 12:01am |