Splitting water into hydrogen and oxygen using light, nanoparticles
Researchers from the University of Houston have found a catalyst that can quickly generate hydrogen from water using sunlight, potentially creating a clean and renewable source of energy.
From moths and cicadas come improvements to solar cells
Designing better solar cells might seem a question of electronics or chemistry, but for one University of Florida engineer, it starts with bugs.
New Organic Gold-Nanoparticle Memory Device
Ceramics don't have to be brittle: Materials scientists are creating materials by design
Imagine a balloon that could float without using any lighter-than-air gas. Instead, it could simply have all of its air sucked out while maintaining its filled shape. Such a vacuum balloon, which could help ...
Physicists capture first images of atomic spin
(PhysOrg.com) -- Though scientists argue that the emerging technology of spintronics may trump conventional electronics for building the next generation of faster, smaller, more efficient computers and high-tech ...
Capturing wasted electricity with triboelectric generators
(Phys.org) —With one stomp of his foot, Zhong Lin Wang illuminates a thousand LED bulbs – with no batteries or power cord. The current comes from essentially the same source as that tiny spark that jumps ...
Simple Magnet Can Control Color of Liquid
University of California, Riverside nanotechnologists have succeeded in controlling the color of very small particles of iron oxide suspended in water simply by applying an external magnetic field to the solution. ...
Magnetic particles act as ink in new printer
Telescoping nanotubes offer new option for nonvolatile memory
New 'layered-layered' materials for rechargeable lithium batteries
Researchers at the Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory have developed a new approach to increasing the capacity and stability of rechargeable lithium-ion batteries.
Scientist warns of nanotechnology dangers
A British scientist is warning that hundreds of nanotechnology products are about to go on sale despite a lack of biological safety testing.
IBM Scientists Demonstrate World's Fastest Graphene Transistor
(PhysOrg.com) -- In a just-published paper in the magazine Science, IBM researchers demonstrated a radio-frequency graphene transistor with the highest cut-off frequency achieved so far for any graphene device ...
Carbon Nanotubes Improve Fuel Cells
IBM builds first IC around a single carbon nanotube
IBM today announced that its researchers have built the first complete electronic integrated circuit around a single “carbon nanotube” molecule, a new material that shows promise for providing enhanced ...