Nanotechnology Archive
21 October 2008, 06:30 AM ET
Diane Hinkens was a clothing designer. Now she's designing solar cells.
06 August 2008, 11:59 AM ET
Scientists have created the world's thinnest balloon, made of a single layer of carbon.
07 July 2008, 09:43 AM ET
If the white blood cells of our immune system—particularly the powerhouse "killer" t-cells—could easily identify cancer, they would become a nanoscale army dedicated solely to eradicating mutated cells.
30 May 2008, 09:17 AM ET
A mat of nanowires with the feel of paper could be a new tool in the cleanup of oil.
08 February 2008, 04:07 AM ET
Tiny nanocatalysts manipulate chemicals to eliminate pollution.
10 January 2008, 07:55 PM ET
Biodegradable soap-like molecule gives rodents some ability to move limbs.
30 October 2007, 01:49 PM ET
MIT scientists use light beam to move minuscule particles.
11 October 2007, 07:19 AM ET
New process crates strong material from nanoscale building blocks.
13 August 2007, 01:00 PM ET
We'll have the ability to print batteries, researcher says.
06 July 2007, 10:06 AM ET
Tiny robots will pass a “soccer ball” the width of a human hair.
31 May 2007, 05:25 AM ET
The surprisingly uneven structure of bone may help to explain why it is so strong.
14 May 2007, 04:32 AM ET
Advanced salad-dressing-like mixes could help cleanse masterpieces.
11 May 2007, 04:58 AM ET
At the molecular level, water exhibits viscous, even solid-like properties.
13 April 2007, 05:51 AM ET
Novel nanogenerator could power small electronic devices by harnessing your footsteps or even your blood flow.
25 March 2007, 06:32 AM ET
Scientists in Japan have created molecular clippers that are opened and closed with light.
23 March 2007, 07:43 AM ET
Scientists have created the tiniest-ever alphabet soup by designing and producing billions of microscale fluorescent particles in the shapes of the 26 letters, all in one font and suspended in a liquid.
08 January 2007, 06:58 AM ET
Korean researchers have crafted a microscopic version of Rodin's famed sculpture that's about twice the size of a red blood cell. Find out how they did it and why.
05 January 2007, 04:03 AM ET
A protective coating of nanomaterial repels water, oil and bacteria.
30 November 2006, 09:58 AM ET
The technology would allow soldiers to use the right kind of anti-pathogen protection at just the right time.
30 November 2006, 09:03 AM ET
A popular runner's device that combines Nike shoes with an iPod to track a workout could also be used by criminals to track a person's whereabouts.
09 October 2006, 08:16 PM ET
Scientists develop a biodegradable liquid that can stop bleeding in seconds.
07 September 2006, 04:57 AM ET
In the next five years, dozens of food and agriculture products could emerge based on nanotechnology. Little is known about potential health threats, however.
18 August 2006, 06:43 AM ET
A new device in development that uses teardrops to measure the amount of sugar in a person's blood could allow diabetics to forgo painful daily pinpricks.
20 June 2006, 05:52 AM ET
Scientists have found ways to bend the 'code of life' to do their bidding.
16 June 2006, 05:29 AM ET
Microscopic machines need tiny switches. This is about as small as you get.
08 June 2006, 05:38 AM ET
Stir in a nano-scaffold and some of a patient's own cells, and this living cement could fill bone gaps.
09 May 2006, 04:50 AM ET
Such bones could come in handy in those circumstances in which chunks of bone in the human body go missing.
26 April 2006, 09:41 AM ET
Nanoparticles that make their own light with the help of sea creatures could help medical technicians take clearer pictures from deeper inside the human body.
13 April 2006, 05:24 AM ET
Roughly 20,000 of these solar-powered vehicles could park side-by-side in a lot no wider than a human hair.
30 March 2006, 05:31 AM ET
While much of the promise of nanotech remains in the lab, it is already in many everyday products.
24 March 2006, 06:10 AM ET
Tiny drug-packing vessels could self-navigate to where they’re needed.
15 March 2006, 08:02 AM ET
A new technique can weave DNA into smiley faces and snowflakes and could one day be used to build nano-circuit boards and molecular electronics.
13 March 2006, 01:29 PM ET
Brain cells reconnect across a synthetic bridge.
10 March 2006, 03:41 AM ET
Tiny remote-controlled tubes might someday let doctors deliver potent drugs to the exact spots in the body where they are most needed.
06 March 2006, 04:03 AM ET
Buckyballs, among the most used and certainly the most celebrated of manmade nanoparticles, might represent a potent health threat.
08 February 2006, 03:01 AM ET
The carbon nanotube and DNA sandwich might one day join a growing list of tiny probes that could be launched into the human body to monitor health.