Beetle spawns new material
The Namib Desert, one of the driest regions in the world, gets less than half an inch of rain per year. But early in the morning, a light fog drifts over the desert, offering the plants and animals living in ...
Nanoparticles Generate Supersonic Shock Waves to Target Cancer
Study shows graphene able to withstand a speeding bullet
Nano-boric acid makes motor oil more slippery
One key to saving the environment, improving our economy and reducing our dependence on foreign oil might just be sitting in your mother's medicine cabinet.
Researchers Hear the Sound of Quantum Drums
Forty years ago, mathematician Mark Kac asked the theoretical question, "Can one hear the shape of a drum?"
Beyond LEDs: Brighter, new energy-saving flat panel lights based on carbon nanotubes
Even as the 2014 Nobel Prize in Physics has enshrined light emitting diodes (LEDs) as the single most significant and disruptive energy-efficient lighting solution of today, scientists around the world continue ...
Air-purifying church windows early nanotechnology
Stained glass windows that are painted with gold purify the air when they are lit up by sunlight, a team of Queensland University of Technology experts have discovered.
New energy storage device could recharge electric vehicles in minutes
Scientists discover ground-breaking material: Graphane
(PhysOrg.com) -- Researchers at The University of Manchester have produced a ground-breaking new material, graphane, which has been derived from graphene.
Carbon's new champion: Theorists calculate atom-thick carbyne chains may be strongest material ever
(Phys.org) —Carbyne will be the strongest of a new class of microscopic materials if and when anyone can make it in bulk.
Small in size, big on power: New microbatteries the most powerful yet
(Phys.org) —Though they be but little, they are fierce. The most powerful batteries on the planet are only a few millimeters in size, yet they pack such a punch that a driver could use a cellphone powered ...
Nanowire technology could make LCDs brighter, thinner, and cheaper
New nanoscale engineering breakthrough points to hydrogen-powered vehicles
Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory have developed an advanced concept in nanoscale catalyst engineering – a combination of experiments and simulations that will bring ...