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From steam engines to the speed of thought

It won't be long before we wonder how the world got along without solar and bio-based power, technology-enhanced vision and driverless electric cars.

By July 16, 2015


New 'Diamond nanothreads' may make space elevator a reality

Scientists produce ultra-thin threads of carbon atoms they say should be stronger and stiffer than any existing man-made material. Space elevators, here we come.

By September 26, 2014


Glowing mice aid nanoparticle research

We've seen glowing animals before, but there's no jellyfish DNA in these luminous mice.

By May 14, 2014


'RoboCop' not so sci-fi anymore

Nanosuits, powerful prosthetics, and brain-computer interfacing seemed far-fetched when the original movie hit theaters. Now, with a remake nearly three decades later, the plot is closer to reality than you may think.

By February 11, 2014


Coming to a printer near you: Electronics manufacturing

At PARC, researchers are developing a new technology for printing everything from transistors to smart labels to semiconductors.

By May 31, 2013


New nanomaterial could detect, neutralize explosives

Scientists have come up with a material, essentially an ink, that they say could be used to safely test liquids brought on board airplanes.

By March 31, 2011


Exploring nanomaterials for a solar breakthrough (photos)

MIT and oil company Eni open the doors to the Eni-MIT Solar Frontiers Research Center, where researchers are experimenting with materials and equipment for low-cost solar.

8 Images By May 5, 2010


Scientist's $40 microwave zaps better heat-to-power materials

Rensselaer researchers say sulfur-doped and microwave-cooked nanomaterials could lead to refrigerators with no moving parts or cars that make electricity from waste heat.

By January 18, 2012


Two for one: Quantum dot solar cells boost power

Researchers seek third-generation solar cells able to capture high-energy photons normally wasted as heat to boost solar efficiency and lower costs.

By December 17, 2011


Nanowires give you heart of gold, literally

In the future, your heart could be repaired with gold nanowire cell patches.

By September 28, 2011