Stanford University's Manu Prakash is looking to give away Foldscopes to field testers with interesting ideas for using the 50-cent gadget.
A Stanford researcher reinvents the chemistry set completely in the form of an inexpensive gizmo modeled after a hand-crank music box.
Specialized microscopes within Big Blue's Zurich nanotechnology center are shielded from the slightest vibrations, radio waves, and even air turbulence.
Researchers from Canada's McGill University develop a technique for increasing the toughness of glass so it doesn't break when dropped.
While lower-energy "soft" X-rays can already image living cells, the higher-energy "hard" ones that can view objects as small as a few nanometers haven't been able to -- until now.
Using the same tech a destroyer uses to detect a submarine, a new diagnostic tool listens for the sound of popping vapor nanobubbles -- a telltale sign that malaria parasites are dining.
The next generation of space exploration rovers may look more like spiky little animals than oversize off-road vehicles.
This universal adapter making the rounds on Kickstarter combines your smartphone with a pair of binoculars to create a megazoom camera.
With "A Boy and His Atom," Big Blue and its scanning tunneling microscope have made what is surely the first movie explicitly starring atoms.
Mustaches, mind palaces, and matchmaking: Crave's Bonnie Burton shares what she learned from season 3 of the hit BBC series.