Engineers create new adhesive that mimics gecko toe hairs
A new anti-sliding adhesive developed by engineers at the University of California, Berkeley, may be the closest man-made material yet to mimic the remarkable gecko toe hairs that allow the tiny lizard to ...
Discovering new properties in carbon nanotubes
Nanowire generates its own electricity
Harvard chemists have built a new wire out of photosensitive materials that is hundreds of times smaller than a human hair. The wire not only carries electricity to be used in vanishingly small circuits, but generates power ...
The next generation: nanomagnets could replace semiconductors
Just as compact discs all but wiped out vinyl records, semiconductors could be on their way out, too. A University of Houston professor has developed a similar ‘disruptive technology,’ using magnetic cellular networks, ...
Quantum physicists turn waste heat into power
(PhysOrg.com) -- University of Arizona physicists have discovered a new way of harvesting waste heat and turning it into electrical power. Taking advantage of quantum effects, the technology holds great promise ...
Researchers make world's smallest piano wire
Researchers from Delft University of Technology and FOM Foundation (Netherlands) have successfully made and 'tuned' the world's smallest piano wire. The wires are made of carbon nanotubes that measure approximately ...
Researchers produce world's first programmable nanoprocessor
Engineers and scientists collaborating at Harvard University and the MITRE Corporation have developed and demonstrated the world's first programmable nanoprocessor.
Small-molecule solar cells get 50% increase in efficiency with optical spacer
Nanowire Manipulation Could Lead to Hand-Held Supercomputers
Nanoparticles self-assemble through chemical lithography
Engineers invent programming language to build synthetic DNA
Similar to using Python or Java to write code for a computer, chemists soon could be able to use a structured set of instructions to "program" how DNA molecules interact in a test tube or cell.
Carbon Nanotubes as a Single-Photon Source
Engineers Teach Nature to 'Grow' Computer Components
Computers don't grow on trees, but with a little prodding from engineers, nature can produce computer components.
Magnetic needles turn somersaults
For about ten years now, tiny magnetic structures measuring a few millionths of a millimetre have met with growing interest from the worlds of science and technology, particularly on account of their potential ...