Scientists build world's smallest 'water bottle'

Scientists have designed and built a container that holds just a single water molecule. The container consists of a fullerene cage and a phosphate moiety that acts as the “cap” to keep the water inside.

Buckybomb shows potential power of nanoscale explosives

(Phys.org)—Scientists have simulated the explosion of a modified buckminsterfullerene molecule (C60), better known as a buckyball, and shown that the reaction produces a tremendous increase in temperature and pressure within ...

'Millipede' small scale MEMS prototype shown at CeBIT

Nanomechanical data storage device from the IBM Zurich Research Laboratory, Switzerland Given the rapidly increasing data volumes that are downloaded onto mobile devices such as cell phones and PDAs, there is a growing demand ...

Study shows graphene able to withstand a speeding bullet

(Phys.org)—A team of researchers working at Rice University in the U.S. has demonstrated that graphene is better able to withstand the impact of a bullet than either steel or Kevlar. In their paper published in the journal ...

Toshiba's 'NanoBattery' Recharges In Only One Minute

Toshiba Corporation today announced a breakthrough in lithium-ion batteries that makes long recharge times a thing of the past. The company's new battery can recharge 80% of a battery's energy capacity in only one minute, ...

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