One-nm-thick graphene engine mimics two-stroke engine
Nano machine of the future captures great scientist’s bold vision
An idea conceived by one of the world's greatest scientists nearly 150 years ago has finally been realised with a tiny machine that could eventually lead to lasers moving objects remotely.
Toward a new generation of paper-thin loudspeakers
In research that may redefine ear buds, earphones, stereo loudspeakers, and other devices for producing sound, researchers in China are reporting development of flexible loudspeakers thinner than paper that ...
Using fireballs to uncover the mysteries of ball lightning
Researchers achieve dramatic increase in thermoelectric efficiency
Researchers at Boston College and MIT have used nanotechnology to achieve a major increase in thermoelectric efficiency, a milestone that paves the way for a new generation of products — from semiconductors ...
Scientists First To Measure Force Required To Move Individual Atoms
IBM scientists, in collaboration with the University of Regensburg in Germany, are the first ever to measure the force it takes to move individual atoms on a surface. This fundamental measurement provides ...
The Library of Congress in your wrist watch?
Every advance in memory storage devices presents a new marvel of just how much memory can be squeezed into very small spaces. Considering the potential of nanolasers being developed in Sakhrat Khizroev’s lab at the University ...
'Nano-Piezotronics' -- New Class of Electronic Components
Researchers have taken advantage of the unique coupled semiconducting and piezoelectric properties of zinc oxide nanowires to create a new class of electronic components and devices that could provide the foundation ...
Nano World: Fast flow through nanotube membranes (Update)
Surprisingly, gas and water flow far more rapidly through membranes that use carbon nanotubes as pores than through conventional membranes with pores 10 times or so wider, experts tell UPI's Nano World.
Boron 'buckyball' discovered
The discovery 30 years ago of soccer-ball-shaped carbon molecules called buckyballs helped to spur an explosion of nanotechnology research. Now, there appears to be a new ball on the pitch.
New material could speed development of hydrogen powered vehicles
Researchers in Greece report design of a new material that almost meets the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) 2010 goals for hydrogen storage and could help eliminate a key roadblock to practical hydrogen-powered ...
Popcorn-ball design doubles efficiency of dye-sensitized solar cells
A new approach creates a dramatic improvement in cheap solar cells now being developed in laboratories.
Nanowire arrays can detect signals along individual neurons
Opening a whole new interface between nanotechnology and neuroscience, scientists at Harvard University have used slender silicon nanowires to detect, stimulate, and inhibit nerve signals along the axons and dendrites of ...
Nanotechnology pushes battery life to eternity
(PhysOrg.com) -- A simple tap from your finger may be enough to charge your portable device thanks to a discovery made at RMIT University and Australian National University.