A carbon nanotube computer processor is comparable to a chip from the early 1970s, and may be the first step beyond silicon electronics.
Theorists have discovered a new optical force that is analogous to the thrust that keeps aircraft aloft and causes tennis balls to swerve.
Using DNA to synthesize and align ultra-thin graphene ribbons could represent a way to manufacture graphene transistors that don’t leak.
Look out for mass-produced invisibility cloaks thanks to an entirely new way of designing and manufacturing them out of materials such as Teflon.
Graphyne sheets could filter salt from seawater at rates several orders of magnitude faster than conventional desalination techniques, say Chinese researchers
A material that selectively blocks heat and light could finally make it practical to add smart windows to buildings.
The ability to stack graphene sheets on top of each other should make possible an entirely new class of devices that exploit previously inaccessible physics, say researchers
The only way to study the early stages of planet formation is in microgravity. This is how a group of students set out to do it
Streaming designs to 3-D printers like Netflix does movies could prevent unauthorized copying.
Researchers aim to print large areas of carbon nanotube thin-film transistors on plastic surfaces to make flexible displays and sensor networks.