New coating promises to turn an atomic force microscope into an even more useful tool.
Effort aims to merge technology from four companies to create the first sticker with all-printed electronics.
A nine-nanometer device shows that nanotubes could be a viable alternative to silicon as electronics get even tinier.
Such materials could be used to cool computers and buildings, and harvest waste heat in cars.
A memory-storage element made at IBM Research points to future computing systems built atom by atom.
MIT professor Neri Oxman is developing new design techniques that take advantage of "additive manufacturing."
Vibrant displays head to market, invisibility cloaks become more practical, and batteries store more energy.
A manufacturing method that uses light instead of heat wastes less energy and makes the cells more efficient.
A nanotube coating would allow a plane to absorb a radar beam, making it undetectable.
Materials-coating advance could lead to eyeglasses that shed fingerprints.