10 Results for

nano-scale engineering


Listen to a Mozart lullaby from the world's tiniest nanopiano

The first ever optically encoded audio recording off a non-magnetic plasmonic nanostructure could mean big things for storage. And it's "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star."

By March 17, 2015


Researchers set to move on to 4D printing

A research team has been given a US$855,000 grant to start research on printing's next step: the fourth dimension.

By October 9, 2013


'Fit-to-Flow' fluid connector: Medicine's USB

Biomedical engineers at UC Davis unveil a plug-in interface they compare to USB to connect microfluidics to electronic devices for biological and chemical testing on the go.

By November 29, 2010


How condoms for men could be a thing of the past

Scientists at the University of Utah are making progress with a "molecular" gelatinous condom to be applied by women, on women, for women.

By August 14, 2009


Google CEO, Microsoft exec on Obama tech board

Eric Schmidt and Craig Mundie will serve to advise the Obama administration on matters of science, technology, and innovation.

By April 27, 2009


Getting a charge out of a beating heart

Scientists develop nano generator that uses heartbeat and blood flow to produce electricity.

By April 2, 2009


Invisibility cloak on the horizon, scientists say

Researchers say they are a step closer to developing materials that bend visible light in a way that eliminates the creation of reflections or shadows.

By August 10, 2008


Unlocking the secrets of concrete to cut greenhouse gases

Work by MIT researchers could one day put a sizable dent in carbon dioxide emissions.

By January 31, 2007


At Purdue, cooling chips with mini lightning storms

Researchers at Purdue University say they can beat the heat in computer chips by using carbon nanotubes to create miniature electrical storms that generate cooling winds.

By March 25, 2004


Nanotech's call to arms

Flush with a $50 million federal grant to create an Institute for Soldier Nanotechnologies, Ned Thomas plans to tap this esoteric science to clothe a breed of warriors "endowed with superhuman capabilities."

March 27, 2002