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Nanowires give you heart of gold, literally

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

By September 28, 2011


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 September 12, 2010


One-atom-tall wires could extend Moore's Law

A team of researchers has shown that it is possible to fabricate low-resistivity nanowires at the smallest scales imaginable by stringing together individual atoms in silicon.

By January 6, 2012


Start-up Solasta seeks growth in solar nanowires

The company, now backed by Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield & Byers, is raising money for next-generation solar cell technology built around arrays of "nanocoax" wires.

By November 17, 2009


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 November 14, 2008


Nanotube ink turns paper into batteries

Stanford researchers coat paper with carbon nanotubes and silver nanowires to serve as electricity storage devices. Go ahead, crumple it.

By December 9, 2009


Nanowires built to fight bioterrorism

Nanowire "bar code" system designed for use in portable, quick-acting sensors that can detect pathogens.

By August 8, 2006


A tenfold improvement in battery life?

Stanford researchers say silicon nanowires could help extend the life of a lithium ion battery for laptops from 4 hours to 40 hours.

By January 15, 2008


Can HP fool Moore's Law?

Researchers are replacing the communication wires inside chips with an overhead grid of tiny nanowires. That could help chips keep shrinking.

By January 15, 2007


Nanowire or nanotube? Intel looks ahead

The company discloses a number of tech changes and research avenues that will direct future chip development. The nanotechnology era is here, and Intel is looking at all the options.

By September 12, 2002