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.
Rapid medical diagnostics might soon look more like paper strips.
1 | January 25, 2011 3:51pm |
Tiny particles that have the bendable flexibility of red blood cells can skirt pass the body's defenses and circulate in the body longer than harder, rigid ones. These could help deliver drugs or...
January 11, 2011 8:05pm |
A handful of emerging nations -- including China, Korea, India, Russia and Brazil -- are increasing their spending on innovation more quickly than more established economies.
2 | January 3, 2011 4:18am |
Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Idaho National Laboratory in Idaho Falls have fused nanotechnology to solar cells in order to harvest infrared radiation - day or night.
10 | December 20, 2010 7:34pm |
Making gold nanoparticles with cinnamon could open the door to green nanotechnology.
November 29, 2010 3:31pm |
E-reader screens will soon be produced in Russia, which is quickly embracing digital content.
November 26, 2010 8:41am |
Computer simulations of an explosion to the head show how blast waves enter the brain from the soft tissues of the face.
4 | November 23, 2010 10:43pm |
Scientists have developed self-assembling, transparent nanospheres that are stiffer than steel and Kevlar. They could be used in medical implants and space tech.
4 | October 25, 2010 7:54am |
IBM researchers have devised how to track atoms and their behavior at nanoscale. The applications: storage, solar cell efficiency and quantum computing.
2 | September 23, 2010 11:00am |
Synthetic biology, the design and construction of new biological parts and systems, has the public's support, but many say that risks need to be evaluated, according to a survey.
2 | September 9, 2010 3:42am |
Did you know that 20 percent of your genes are patented? Are patents necessary for innovation?
23 | August 24, 2010 11:18am |
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 |
Purdue researchers have developed the first self-calibrating MEMS. These super accurate sensors or actuators could be used to fight crime and improve medical devices.
1 | August 12, 2010 11:32am |
Diagnostics over the next 10 years will move from the back line to the front line of medical care. And at much lower cost.
5 | August 11, 2010 6:40am |
Airbus has unveiled its vision of the future of flying in 2030: a concept plane that's sleek, slim and smart.
10 | July 21, 2010 7:10am |
UCLA and South Korean researchers create record-breaking nano-materials capable of storing carbon dioxide and hydrogen gases.
4 | July 19, 2010 4:00am |
Hydrogen in Atlanta; order takeout from a park; what to do with nuclear waste; infrared maps for energy efficiency; carbon capture for Alberta's oil sands.
July 14, 2010 6:23am |
MIT researchers have found that using carbon nanotubes in lithium batteries could improve their capacity for energy.
2 | June 21, 2010 7:23am |
According to a new report, high-speed rail will improve job creation, market access, connectivity, travel time savings and business sales. Here's how.
20 | June 14, 2010 8:08am |
Researchers find a new way to produce materials to keep electronics cool and carbon composites strong.
3 | June 1, 2010 4:00am |