Nanotechnology Archive
31 August 2012, 11:02 AM ET
Save your finger tips — new biosensor tests blood sugar through saliva, tears and urine.
30 August 2012, 04:30 PM ET
A new flat lens could allow cameras to take distortion-free photos in the near future, researchers say.
23 August 2012, 03:16 PM ET
Creating new alloys used to be a matter of trial and error, but now a technique developed at MIT could change that.
24 July 2012, 05:21 PM ET
Factory robots, nanotechnology and 3D printers can revive U.S. manufacturing, but may not bring back human jobs.
27 June 2012, 11:46 PM ET
The new work brings wearable electronics and flexible displays closer to reality.
01 May 2012, 04:09 AM ET
A simple treatment deposits lacy branches on tiny, nano-size wires.
12 April 2012, 04:20 PM ET
Former Vanderbilt University football player Baratimde Cola discusses his engineering research and mentoring role.
25 March 2012, 02:19 AM ET
The double-slit experiment, one of the foundations of quantum physics, showed that particles can behave like waves. Scientists have recreated the interference effect caused by wave-like behavior with the largest molecules yet, containing 114 atoms.
17 January 2012, 10:43 AM ET
Nano-ears can detect sound a million times fainter than humans can hear.
26 September 2011, 04:40 PM ET
Gold nanowires help cardiac arrest-damaged hearts beat on their own.
10 August 2011, 04:57 PM ET
An NSF supported small business development project is working to develop clear, full window displays for automobile manufacturing technology and window-based advertisements.
09 May 2011, 04:59 PM ET
Masoud Agah merges MEMS and nanotechnology to develop microsystems for environmental and healthcare applications, including early breast cancer detection.
13 April 2011, 02:22 PM ET
Silver has a tarnished reputation. Museums must give their shiny metal artifacts highly transparent coatings. Now, a new lab process may yield protective barriers only nanometers in thickness.
13 September 2010, 09:33 AM ET
A new type of artificial skin with a sense of touch that rivals the human variety could lead to next-generation robotic and prosthetic devices.
19 July 2010, 04:26 AM ET
Experts weigh in on whether humanity can defy extinction and use its technological tools to survive on Earth.
12 May 2010, 07:28 AM ET
New DNA-based machines that can perform more complex tasks with greater autonomy than ever before.
30 April 2010, 04:56 AM ET
A breakthrough technique allows researchers to "paint" and "sculpt" images thousands of times smaller than a grain of salt.
26 April 2010, 05:31 AM ET
A superthin computer just two molecules thick can solve complex problems.
24 March 2010, 06:26 AM ET
Light can twist matter, according to a new study that observed ribbons of nanoparticles twisting in response to light.
18 February 2010, 03:50 AM ET
Nano-sized discs can destroy cancer cells by shaking them to death
05 February 2010, 05:55 AM ET
Scientists have discovered a new technique for destroying cancer cells with tiny bubbles, or "nanobubbles."
19 January 2010, 03:58 AM ET
Researchers have built a new super-small "nanodragster" that improves on prior nanocar designs and could speed up efforts to craft tiny factories for making atomically precise products.
07 December 2009, 04:45 AM ET
Researchers examine skin cream on the nanoscale to understand what makes it feel smooth
16 September 2009, 07:48 AM ET
Scientists have used DNA material to write letters.
27 August 2009, 10:18 AM ET
A new technique reveals the atoms and bonds within a molecule.
23 July 2009, 10:06 AM ET
Study finds variation in raindrop sizes is result of drops bursting as fall to ground.
10 July 2009, 05:32 AM ET
A chemist is fascinated with seeing atoms and molecules move on a computer screen and using technology to move them himself.
02 July 2009, 08:14 AM ET
Ryan Hayward studies nanomaterials and how they self-assemble.
26 June 2009, 04:24 AM ET
Engineers explore using nanoparticles both as a preventative and a treatment for disease.
31 March 2009, 12:54 PM ET
Hari Manoharan recently created the world’s smallest letters – an S and a U, for Stanford University – each only one third of one billionth of a meter across and crafted from a flow of electrons on a copper surface.
26 March 2009, 07:11 AM ET
Power generated from flowing blood could one day be converted to electricity.
05 March 2009, 12:42 PM ET
Researcher Adrienne Stiff-Roberts explains how new nanotechnology can enhance and fine-tune vital optical devices.
11 December 2008, 04:09 AM ET
By replicating and learning from biological species, we can build materials and structures that have superior performance.
18 November 2008, 05:50 AM ET
Group of engineers use carbon nanotubes to make mini-portraits of Barack Obama.
07 November 2008, 05:56 AM ET
A scientist can make tiny, metallic objects swim using nano-motors.
21 October 2008, 06:30 AM ET
Diane Hinkens was a clothing designer. Now she's designing solar cells.