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Groundbreaking new battery charges to 70% in 2 minutes, and lasts 20 years

October 24th, 2014 at 10:07 am » Comments Off

The battery is expected to be on the market in 2 years. Are you tired of waiting an hour for your phone to charge before you leave the house? Researchers at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore have come up with the best solution yet – a lithium ion battery that charges to 70 percent in […]



Graphene supercapacitors could provide energy for flexible electronics

October 16th, 2014 at 9:58 am » Comments Off

A research team has created an energy storage device that is highly flexible and stretchy. How long would your battery last if your phone was always awake and processing data? Would the battery last three hours? One hour? The next generation of electronics will require that kind of always-on energy consumption, but our current batteries are […]



Japanese company Obayashi plans to have a space elevator up and running by 2050

September 29th, 2014 at 12:37 pm » Comments Off

Space elevator The Japanese construction giant Obayashi has announced they will have a space elevator up and running by the year 2050. If successful it would revolutionize space travel and potentially transform the global economy. (Video)    



Scientists create ultra-thin ‘diamond nanothreads,’ world’s strongest material

September 28th, 2014 at 8:17 am » Comments Off

Diamond nanothread visualization Scientists have discovered how to produce ultra-thin “diamond nanothreads” that promise extraordinary properties, including strength and stiffness greater than that of today’s strongest nanotubes and polymers.    



Sticky nanobeads strip bacteria and viruses from blood

September 19th, 2014 at 9:31 am » Comments Off

Blood cleansing machine. A new device developed by bioengineers at Harvard’s Wyss Institute uses magnetism to rid the bloodstream of pathogens that are the source of deadly infections.  



New nanobots hunt down and destroy cancerous tumors

August 30th, 2014 at 8:10 am » Comments Off

Small weaponized robots, swarm into the human body, hunt down malignant tumors and destroy them. An army of tiny weaponized robots traveling around a human body, hunting down malignant tumors and destroying them from within sounds like a scene from a science fiction novel. But research in Nature Communications today from the University of California Davis Cancer […]



Top 10 ways nanotechnology is transforming the world around us

July 30th, 2014 at 4:49 pm » Comments Off

Nanotechnology might be outside your window at this very moment in the form of a gecko-like human scaling a self-cleaning, nano-enhanced solar window. A pair of hand-held, gecko-inspired paddles that can help you ascend a 25-foot sheet of glass might not seem like the most impressive use of nanotechnology but this real-world advance aptly demonstrates how quickly […]



Commercial nanotube transistors could be ready by 2020

July 9th, 2014 at 8:43 am » Comments Off

Each chip on this wafer has 10,000 nanotube transistors on it.  For more than ten years, engineers have been worrying that they are running out of tricks for continuing to shrink silicon transistors. Intel’s latest chips have transistors with features as small as 14 nanometers, but it is unclear how the industry can keep scaling […]



Smartphones in the future could be printed on your clothes

May 2nd, 2014 at 10:22 am » Comments Off

Graphene and carbon nanotubes can generate intense surface plasmons for use in nanoelectronics and cancer therapy. Engineers at Monash University Department of Electrical and Computer Systems Engineering (ECSE) have modeled the world’s first “spaser” (surface plasmon amplification by stimulated emission of radiation) to be made completely out of carbon.    



DNA computers deliver drugs inside cockroaches

April 13th, 2014 at 8:06 am » Comments Off

As much computing power as a 8-bit computer. Nano-sized entities made of DNA that are able to perform the same kind of logic operations as a silicon-based computer have been introduced into a living animal. A computer inside a cockroach.    



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