UC Berkeley engineers have developed a low-power e-skin of touch-sensitive nanowire mesh that may help robots manipulate fragile objects.
IBM-Purdue researchers say nanowires may work in making PCs, consumer electronics because they form the same way every time.
This e-skin responds to touch with light. It could also be used for medical applications and interactive displays.
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.
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.
University researchers make a battery out of a nanowire, setting the record for the smallest powerpack. Someday the batteries could be inside your body.
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.
Battery life on smartphones is generally terrible, and everyone knows it. Here's why, and who is trying to fix it.
Research shows bacteria exploit conducting minerals in their environment to shuttle electrons between species, allowing greater growth.
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.