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Could nanowire skin help robots do the dishes?

UC Berkeley engineers have developed a low-power e-skin of touch-sensitive nanowire mesh that may help robots manipulate fragile objects.

By Sep. 12, 2010


One step closer to age of nanowire transistors?

IBM-Purdue researchers say nanowires may work in making PCs, consumer electronics because they form the same way every time.

By Nov. 14, 2008


Touch your robot, and its new skin will light up

This e-skin responds to touch with light. It could also be used for medical applications and interactive displays.

By Jul. 22, 2013


Physicists inch toward atomic-scale MRI

Researchers are improving the first nanoscale MRI technique developed at MIT in 2009 in the hopes of imaging such biological samples as viruses at extremely high resolution.

By Sep. 27, 2013


Harvard, Mitre cook up programmable nanoprocessor

Researcher says the bottom-up construction, in contrast with the way today's commercial circuits are built, points the way toward tomorrow's integrated systems.

By Feb. 11, 2011


World's smallest battery will put power everywhere

University researchers make a battery out of a nanowire, setting the record for the smallest powerpack. Someday the batteries could be inside your body.

By Aug. 2, 2011


New IBM memory promises faster, higher-capacity devices

A new type of memory called Racetrack is finally off the drawing boards at IBM. Its development should pave the way for mobile and desktop devices that are faster, store more data, and chew up less power.

By Dec. 23, 2010


Smartphone battery life: 2 problems, 4 fixes (Smartphones Unlocked)

Battery life on smartphones is generally terrible, and everyone knows it. Here's why, and who is trying to fix it.

By Sep. 3, 2012


How microbes can build electric grids

Research shows bacteria exploit conducting minerals in their environment to shuttle electrons between species, allowing greater growth.

By Jun. 4, 2012


Robot fleet could use 'nano paper' to soak up oil

MIT researchers have created solar-powered bots that collect oil floating on water after a spill. The Seaswarm bots use a nanofiber that absorbs up to 20 times their weight in oil.

By Aug. 25, 2010