February 5th, 2016 | by Stephanie Liverani
Researchers at Michigan Technological University (Houghton, Mich.) are “revamping the fundamental base of transistors and creating a series of stepping-stones that use an electron movement called quantum tunneling” to change the wearable tech game, according to a university news release
February 1st, 2016 | by April Gocha, PhD
Materials science company Lucideon has developed a new strategy that can prevent drug abusers from using dangerous methods to get high—the company’s ceramic pills are much more structurally robust than traditional pharmaceuticals, making them very difficult to crush or to dissolve into alcohol or other solvents.
January 27th, 2016 | by April Gocha, PhD
A new six-part series created by NSF and NBC Learn, called “Nanotechnology: Super small science,” is exploring just how nanotechnology affects our world and tomorrow’s technology.
January 26th, 2016 | by April Gocha, PhD
Researchers at University of California Los Angeles and Missouri University of Science & Technology have developed a new super-strong yet super-lightweight metal nanocomposite—a metal that owes its surprising strength to ceramic nanoparticles.
January 22nd, 2016 | by Stephanie Liverani
To better understand graphene’s potential when it comes to flexible electronics, researchers at Rice University in Houston, Texas, are testing how graphene layers interact under shear strain.
December 16th, 2015 | by Stephanie Liverani
Scientists are in the fast lane when it comes to driving development of the world’s tiniest super machines. Now engineers are putting their best nanocars on the starting line for the first-ever NanoCar Race, which will be held October 2016 in Toulouse, France.
December 4th, 2015 | by Stephanie Liverani
In the latest development of surprising muses for materials science innovation, scientists are developing a new stretchable, wearable sensor made from something you find stuck to the bottom of your shoe on an unlucky day: chewing gum.
December 2nd, 2015 | by Stephanie Liverani
Scientists at Stanford University in California are developing a new solar cell that uses 'invisible' nanowires to redirect sunlight that is reflected away and lost with traditional solar cell designs.
November 10th, 2015 | by April Gocha, PhD
Scientists at Donghua University in Shanghai, China, have now created new materials that perform a more entertaining show—their graphene oxide innovation seems to have a mind of its own.
November 4th, 2015 | by April Gocha, PhD
Argonne National Lab has created two new collaborative centers that each focus on a broad area of research with high potential to impact new products and developments—nanotechnology and energy storage technologies.