Desktop printing at the nano level

A new low-cost, high-resolution tool is primed to revolutionize how nanotechnology is produced from the desktop, according to a new study by Northwestern University researchers.

Report: Android antivirus apps are less-than-stellar

Think your antivirus product is keeping your Android smartphone or tablet safe? Think again.

A stretchable battery for flexible electronics

A newly-developed, stretchable lithium-ion battery could be used in the human body to power bionic implants and monitor brain or heart activity.

Double-star systems pose big risk for planets

Planets with binary stars - such as Star Wars' Tatooine - may be dangerous places to live, even risking the chance of being ejected into interstellar space.

Could spin logic circuits replace CMOS?

In ten years' time, computers could be a million times more power-efficient than they are today, thanks to a new alternative to today's complementary metal-oxide semiconductor (CMOS) technology.

Improve your piano playing while you sleep

Playing music while you sleep can help improve your ability to play the same tune, new Northwestern University research suggests.

Spinal cord bypassed to move paralyzed hand

Medical researchers have successfully enabled a paralyzed monkey to move its hand, by delivering messages from the brain directly to the muscles.

These nanoparticles attack cancer cells

Northwestern University scientists have developed a simple but specialized nanoparticle capable of delivering a drug directly to a cancer cell's nucleus. 

New cellphone battery technology promises ten times longer life

IPhone 4S owners bemoaning their feeble battery life may have some hope, at least, for the future: Northwestern University engineers have developed a cellphone battery that charges in 15 minutes and stays charged for more than a week.

Nanomaterial allows computer to rewire itself

Scientists at Northwestern University have developed a new nanomaterial that could allow a computer to reconfigure its internal wiring and become an entirely different device as required.

Team discovers how to turn off peanut allergy

Scientists at at Northwestern University say they believe they've found a way to turn off potentially life-threatening food allergies.

New materials could help find hidden nuclear weapons

Northwestern University scientists say they've taken a big step towards a handheld device for detecting nuclear weapons and materials such as a 'bomb in a suitcase'.

'Wrong way' planetary orbits explained

Scientists believe they've worked out why some extrasolar planets orbit in the opposite direction to their star's rotation.

Google Apps discriminates against the blind, group claims

The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) has filed a federal complaint against New York University and Northwestern University, claiming that their use of Google Apps for Education is discriminatory.

Researchers say they can read terrorists' minds

Northwestern University researchers say they have developed a system that can pluck details of planned attacks from the minds of terrorists.