The colorful secret of a 1,600-year-old Roman chalice at the British Museum is the key to a supersensitive new technology that might help diagnose human disease or pinpoint biohazards at security checkpoints.The glass chalice, known as the Lycurgus Cup because it bears a scene involving King Lycurgus of ...
Researchers at the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) have created a new prototype radiation detection device for use at ports, border crossings, airports and elsewhere.
Big Blue's long had a fascination with the tiny, and now IBM scientists have for the first time been able to measure how charge is distributed within a single molecule.
Researchers at the University of Notre Dame have developed a 'solar paint' that could be slapped on the outside of a house to help generate power for the devices inside.
When you have a heart attack, a part of your heart dies. Specialized heart cells perish and you can never get them back.
University of Illinois scientists have discovered that graphene transistors have a nanoscale cooling effect.
They're notably tight-fisted in Scotland, and now a group of engineers at Glasgow University have found a way to potentially slash postage costs - they've created the world's smallest Christmas card.
The average consumer of electronic devices wishes for a longer lasting, rechargeable battery that gives them more charges. Nanotechnology that is already being used in most conventional batteries and new research could give birth to a tiny generation of rechargeable batteries that hold more energy than ever before.
Would you eat meat grown in vats? No? Well, how about if you were really hungry? What could be better than a nice juicy cheeseburger with fries?
And does it really matter whether the meat was raised, grown or cloned?
Boston University computer engineering professor Francesco Cerrina was found dead yesterday morning inside an unattended lab on campus.
A new 'smart' medical dressing uses nanotechnology to both detect and treat infection in wounds.
Scientists are going to perform research on HIV, tuberculosis, and malaria, with the help of a cell phone and a brand new kind of microscope.
A Harvard-led team has created nanodevices made of DNA that self-assemble and can be programmed to move and change shape. They're perfect for medical applications, says the team, because DNA is biocompatible and biodegradable.
Imagine a foldable iPad: it's perfectly possible, say Duke University scientists, who have found a simple way to make tiny copper nanowires in quantity.
Researchers have created and programmed robots the size of single molecules that can move independently and even make tiny products themselves.
A Duke University engineer says he can produce more simple logic circuits in a day than the world's entire monthly output of silicon chips.
We could soon all be strolling past the checkout with a cartful of goods, thanks to the development of new, printable, nano-based RFID tags.