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.
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 |
Future medical nanotechnology won't look robotic. Instead, think very smart particles that usefully imitate life.
3 | May 1, 2012 3:00am |
By changing the sugars in DNA and RNA strands, scientists created 6 new kinds of genetic molecules called XNAs. These variants can help scientists design better drugs and diagnostic tests.
April 23, 2012 11:11pm |
With the use of nanotechnology expanding and evolving, regulators say more tests are required to ensure safety.
2 | April 22, 2012 3:03pm |
The CEO of Nanoholdings -- a company focused on uncovering nanotechnology breakthroughs in energy generation, transmission, storage and use -- discusses the status of his field, the "eBox" and the...
April 2, 2012 3:26am |
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 |
Nanotechnologists at the University of Texas at Dallas have developed an artificial muscle made of carbon nanotubes.
8 | March 18, 2012 5:42pm |
A decade of nanotechnology advances should be revolutionizing building construction, as three new materials show. But architects and product makers have been slow to make it happen, says...
4 | March 1, 2012 3:21am |
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 |
Imagine if every time your cell phone ran out of power, you could just stick it in your pants pocket for a charge.
2 | February 27, 2012 5:04am |
The breakthrough could pave the way for quantum computers that could function on a nano scale and would be much faster than computers today.
5 | February 20, 2012 8:41am |
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 |
With decades of misuse gradually ruining the life-saving drugs, science is searching for new ways to kill dangerous bacteria.
7 | February 14, 2012 3:00am |
Using off the shelf materials and the latest nanotechnology, HWKN's Wendy is a big, blue air cleaning machine.
February 13, 2012 2:23pm |
Scientists have a found a way to transmit data on an atomic-scale. This may ultimately lead to very small digital devices.
January 31, 2012 4:33pm |
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 |
PARIS -- Eco-technology expo comes to Paris to showcase and discuss latest in environmental practices in France and beyond.
November 20, 2011 11:43pm |
Stanford University researchers have developed a transparent silicone sensor that can stretch and rebound without permanent damage.
October 26, 2011 7:42am |
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 |
As a child, Ryan Integlia learned about the plight of people in some developing countries who worked -- and lived -- in garbage dumps. He launched a nonprofit to help.
3 | October 18, 2011 4:00am |