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A postdoctoral research scientist, Young Duck Kim, has led a team of scientists from Columbia, Seoul National University (SNU), and Korea Research Institute of Standards and Science (KRISS) that have demonstrated for the first time ever an on-chip visible light source using graphene, an atomically thin and perfectly crystalline form of carbon, as a filament.
US Department of Energy Scientists at the Argonne National Laboratory have found a way to use diamonds and graphene to create a new material combination that demonstrates so-called superlubricity.
As certified by Fraunhofer ISE CalLab, researchers have obtained the record-breaking efficiency of 22.1% on nanostructured silicon solar cells.
Scientists have successfully prompted parts of the body to generate new blood vessels with newly developed “nanoneedles”.
University of Texas at Dallas researchers have created a material made from nanofibers that can stretch to up to seven times its length while remaining tougher than Kevlar.
Developed by MIT researchers a new nanodevice can help overcome cancer cell drug resistance (after chemotherapy) by first blocking the gene that confers drug resistance, then launching a new chemotherapy attack against the disarmed tumors.
A new nanostructured material could make it possible to replace bulky lenses and other optical devices with a thin sheet of material such as silicon.
Nicholas Negroponte prefers extrapolations based on research to predictions. But if pushed he will make a guess about future innovation. Negroponte imagines a future where information will be delivered directly to the brain by tiny robots in your blood.
Stroke victims could have more time to seek treatment that could reduce harmful effects on the brain, thanks to tiny blobs of gelatin that could deliver the medication to the brain non-invasively.