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.
MIT researchers have developed cardiac patches made with gold nanowires that could help those who have suffered a heart attack.
2 | September 26, 2011 11:27am |
Researchers from Cornell, Penn and UNC determine that we all harbor a subtle bias against creativity -- and it comes from a need for certainty.
7 | September 8, 2011 4:58am |
A tiny motor that measures a mere 1 nanometer across may lead to a whole new class of medical and engineering devices.
8 | September 6, 2011 7:36am |
Indianapolis and Nashville have become the hubs for life sciences and companies that create medical devices and patient-care systems, respectively. A look at what makes a spot hot.
August 25, 2011 11:55am |
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 |
As the Internet buckles under the pressures of age and an enormous explosion of content and traffic, researchers are hard at work trying to build a new, more improved version.
7 | August 3, 2011 8:33am |
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 |
Tiny magnetic nanoparticles destroy tumors with no apparent side effects, while big electromagnets keep blood flowing smoothly.
3 | July 1, 2011 3:26pm |
Normally, typing on your phone uses up a bit of its battery life. But a new breakthrough could use the pressure from your typing to charge the battery.
11 | June 21, 2011 8:34pm |
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 |
Welcome to the new, improved and redesigned SmartPlanet. Here's why we changed things, and why we're so gosh darn excited about it.
17 | April 26, 2011 3:18pm |
University of Southern California researchers developed a carbon nanotube synapse circuit. Enter the synthetic brain.
6 | April 25, 2011 6:50pm |
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 |
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 |
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 |
An ideal battery would charge quickly, store a lots of energy, and release it quickly. Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign offer a potential way to bring such batteries...
3 | March 21, 2011 4:00am |
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 |
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 |
Researchers developed a new sensor that can respond to the environment and detect small changes in pH levels. It can detect glucose levels in blood, for instance.
2 | February 8, 2011 10:16pm |
Swiss physicists throw another, more energy efficient, material into the ring as a potential silicon substitute: molybdenite.
January 31, 2011 4:00am |