A new computer program accurately predicts the behavior of proposed materials, which means faster development of new electronics and solar cells.
Nanotube anodes could lead to higher-energy, faster-charging batteries for cell phones and notebooks.
Researchers hope a microchip that mimics the basic functioning of the brain could perform complex calculations while using little power.
Adding solar cells to screens could prolong the battery life of many electronic gadgets.
A flexible electronic device stuck on the skin could provide irritation-free monitoring of heart, brain, and muscle activity.
An optical waveguide is an important step toward a completely new kind of computer.
A new fabrication technique lets batteries use tin electrodes, and store more energy.
A synthetic material may help to repair tissue after a heart attack, and aid transplants.
In work that could improve solar cells and LEDs, researchers have, for the first time, made practical working devices out of three-dimensional photonic crystals.
Transparent batteries could lead to designs for cell phones and other gadgets.