IBM says it's made a big step towards the commercial production of carbon nanotube-based computer chips.
Researchers have calculated that it should be perfectly possible to grow a perfect, meter-long single-walled carbon nanotube 50,000 times thinner than a human hair.
NASA engineers have produced the blackest stuff ever created - a material that absorbs more than 99 percent of the ultraviolet, visible, infrared, and far-infrared light that hits it.
An international team of researchers has invented minute artificial muscles that can rotate object a thousand times their own weight.
Researchers have built a synthetic synapse in work that could one day lead to a fully-functioning artificial brain.
MIT researchers have discovered a completely new way of producing electricity - and they don't fully understand how it works.