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.
How large is the actual image? It is the same size as a single human hair - but how?
2 | August 13, 2012 11:02am |
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 |
What if performance enhancers were legal? Here's a look at how science could push human performance to new extremes. From steroids to genetic modifications.
1 | August 3, 2012 6:43pm |
Scientists have discovered how LED lighting can be printed onto paper using nanotechnology, making futuristic novelties such as glowing wallpaper and luminescent curtains possible, Sweden's...
4 | July 31, 2012 6:28pm |
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 |
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 |
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 |
"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 |
"The Morning Briefing" is SmartPlanet's daily roundup of must-reads from the web. This morning we're reading about successes and failures for the world's biggest brands.
1 | June 28, 2012 5:36am |
"The Morning Briefing" is SmartPlanet's daily roundup of must-reads from the web. This morning we're reading about fresh starts for established businesses.
June 27, 2012 4:12am |
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 nanotechnology.
June 25, 2012 12:39am |
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 |
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 U.S. Army is using eye-popping nanotechnology to upgrade and replace equipment soldiers bring onto the battlefield.
May 24, 2012 3:00am |
Tiny reflective crystals could revolutionize everything from medicine to computing - but are they safe?
2 | May 22, 2012 3:00am |
A breakthrough that combines a virus with an electrode could someday help us power our electronics with every step we take.
3 | May 21, 2012 3:10am |
A new nanostructure for batteries could exponentially extend battery life.
2 | May 12, 2012 8:18am |
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 |
Engineers are developing self-propelled nano-submarines to gather tiny droplets of oil from waters where a spill occurred.
3 | May 5, 2012 6:09pm |