A surprising array of nano structures can be formed by a new general self-assembly method.
Technology Review picks five important advances in nanotechnology and materials science in 2005 -- and one policy issue that could decide the future of the entire field.
Novel, shape-changing batteries could lead to energy-saving aircraft wings and helicopter rotors.
Advances in materials could breathe new life into the market for flexible display screens.
Light-emitting carbon nanotubes could find uses in telecommunications, lighting, and high-performance computers.
Optical fibers with embedded semiconductor circuits could save lives in surgery
Researchers at Rice University find a way to make the nanoparticles less toxic.
MIT chemist and two colleagues win Nobel Prize for pioneering work making new materials.
Smaller. Cheaper. Nastier. Those are the guiding principles behind the military's latest bombs. The secret ingredient: nanotechnology that makes for a bigger boom.
Using nanotechnology, scientists at a small Virginia start-up have created a new polymer that incorporates the best that both metal and rubber have to offer -- opening the door to a more flexible future.