Graphene-based gadgets may be just years away
Researchers at The University of Manchester have produced tiny liquid crystal devices with electrodes made from graphene – an exciting development that could lead to computer and TV displays based on this ...
Nanotechnology brings brain recovery in sight
Rodents blinded by a severed tract in their brains' visual system had their sight partially restored within weeks, thanks to a tiny biodegradable scaffold invented by MIT bioengineers and neuroscientists.
Smaller is stronger -- now scientists know why
As structures made of metal get smaller -- as their dimensions approach the micrometer scale (millionths of a meter) or less -- they get stronger. Scientists discovered this phenomenon 50 years ago while measuring ...
Researchers Produce Best-Yet Dye-Based Solar Cells
Intel, UCSB Develop World's First Hybrid Silicon Laser
Researchers from Intel and the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) have built the world’s first electrically powered Hybrid Silicon Laser using standard silicon manufacturing processes. This breakthrough ...
Stretchable Silicon May Inspire a New Wave of Electronics
New Nanomaterial, 'NanoBuds,' Combines Fullerenes and Nanotubes
'Accelerator on a chip' demonstrated
In an advance that could dramatically shrink particle accelerators for science and medicine, researchers used a laser to accelerate electrons at a rate 10 times higher than conventional technology in a nanostructured ...
Paper-thin supercapacitor has higher capacitance when twisted than any non-twisted supercapacitor
'Nanomechanical Oscillators' Could Lead to New Class of Computers
Material may help autos turn heat into electricity
Researchers have invented a new material that will make cars even more efficient, by converting heat wasted through engine exhaust into electricity. In the current issue of the journal Science, they describe a material with t ...
Graphite + water = the future of energy storage
A combination of two ordinary materials graphite and water could produce energy storage systems that perform on par with lithium ion batteries, but recharge in a matter of seconds and have an ...
Impossible material with world record breaking surface area made by swedish researchers
A novel material with world record breaking surface area and water adsorption abilities has been synthesized by researchers from Uppsala University, Sweden. The results are published today in PLOS ONE.