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Record for black silicon solar cell efficiency now 22.1%

May 23rd, 2015 at 9:56 pm » Comments Off

As certified by Fraunhofer ISE CalLab, researchers have obtained the record-breaking efficiency of 22.1% on nanostructured silicon solar cells.  



Nanoneedles paving the way for new regenerative medicine

April 9th, 2015 at 1:31 pm » Comments Off

Scientists have successfully prompted parts of the body to generate new blood vessels with newly developed “nanoneedles”.  



New stretchable structures tougher than bulletproof vests

April 7th, 2015 at 12:30 pm » Comments Off

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.  



Nanodevice can defeat drug resistance and release cancer drugs

March 17th, 2015 at 4:01 pm » Comments Off

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.  



Shrinking cameras and holographic displays with paper-thin lenses

March 17th, 2015 at 3:59 pm » Comments Off

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: Nanobots could be the future of learning

February 5th, 2015 at 1:50 pm » Comments Off

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.



Gelatin NanoParticles could Deliver Drugs to your Brain

January 14th, 2015 at 10:57 am » Comments Off

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.



10 Ways the Next 10 Years will be Awesome!

December 23rd, 2014 at 2:08 pm » Comments Off

It’s hard to wait for the future to get here and give us all the amazing things we’ve dreamed up in our countless sci-fi books and movies (I’m still waiting for the hover-boards Back to the Future promised me). Though much of what we’ve seen on the big screen is still decades or millennia away… […]



LG’s TV at the Next Level with the Quantum Dot

December 18th, 2014 at 2:21 pm » Comments Off

A new kind of display is about to make TV images appear even more lifelike. LG will show off a TV based on quantum-dot technology at CES 2015 in January, and the company also plans to start selling it later that year. Quantum-dot tech uses extremely tiny crystals — measuring 2 to 10 nanometers — […]



The First Lady of Graphene

December 18th, 2014 at 12:07 pm » Comments Off

The birthplace of graphene – the one-atom-thick carbon – is Manchester University, where it was created by two physicists. But Cambridge could become the adopted home of the so-called wonder-material. A vast new facility that can make up to five tons of the ultra-valuable black dust each year is being built in the city and […]



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