Artificial lens mimics the human eye

Researchers have created a new artificial lens, made up of thousands of nanoscale polymer layers, that's almost identical to the lens in a human eye.

Scientists create 'cyborg' human flesh

Harvard scientists have, for the first time, merged human tissue with a  network of bio-compatible nanoscale wires to create 'cyborg tissue'.

MIT slows light to absorb and generate energy



Reducing the speed of light using nanotech could lead to new ways to generate electricity, say MIT researchers.

New memory device could cut power consumption

Scientists at the University of Edinburgh say they have created fast, low-energy memory for MP3s, smartphones and cameras.

Team creates smallest-ever battery

The world’s smallest battery — its anode a single nanowire one seven-thousandth the thickness of a human hair — has been created.

Cinnamon 'can replace harmful chemicals' in nanotech process

A University of Missouri researcher says it's possible to replace nearly all of the toxic chemicals required to make gold nanoparticles - with cinnamon.