Carbon Nanostructure That's Stronger Than Diamond

Scientists have found a new way to structure carbon at the nanoscale, making a super-light material that's superior to diamond on the strength-to-density ratio.

Water that never freezes

Swiss researchers have now identified an unusual way to prevent water from forming ice crystals, so even at extreme sub-zero temperatures it retains the amorphous characteristics of a liquid.

Artificial synapses made from nanowires

Scientists have produced a memristive element made from nanowires that functions in much the same way as a biological nerve cell. The component is able to both save and process information.

'Random, transistor' laser that can be manipulated at nanoscale

In a historic first, US researchers in collaboration with partners around the world, have been able to control the direction of a laser's output beam by applying external voltage.

Single molecule control for a millionth of a billionth of a second

Physicists have discovered how to manipulate and control individual molecules for a millionth of a billionth of a second, after being intrigued by some seemingly odd results.

3D-Printed Microbots Deliver Drugs by Navigating Arteries and Veins

The titanium microbots could one day provide a minimally invasive method for delivering therapies in humans.

Nanotechnology's Giant Leap Forward

A team of scientists in Germany has managed to prop up a molecule into a position that it would not naturally assume.

Robotic assembly of the world's smallest house

A French nanorobotics team has assembled a new microrobotics system that pushes forward the frontiers of optical nanotechnologies.

Scientists 'paint' the world's smallest Mona Lisa on a DNA

New techniques in DNA self-assembly allow researchers to create the largest to-date customizable patterns with nanometer precision on a budget.

Protein can be switched on to conduct electricity like a metal

A research team got a lab result that even he couldn't quite believe. It goes against all conventional wisdom: the first evidence of a protein that could conduct electricity like a metal.

Breakthrough device heals organs with a single touch

Researchers have developed a device that can switch cell function to rescue failing body functions with a single touch.

Nanomaterial charges everyday batteries in seconds

Factories would only have to adapt to the new electrodes, rather than throwing out their existing battery know-how.

Nano-Hologram Technology Will Bring 3D Images to Phones, Tablets, and TVs

A newly-developed ultra-thin material tricks the human eye into perceiving highly detailed 3D images without the need for special glasses.

Nanoparticle vaccine shows potential to fight multiple cancer types

A first-of-its-kind nanoparticle vaccine immunotherapy has been developed that targets several different cancer types

Irish researchers make major breakthrough in smart printed electronics

Researchers in Ireland have fabricated printed transistors consisting entirely of 2-dimensional nanomaterials for the first time. This breakthrough could unlock the potential for numerous applications