A simple microbial fuel cell could offer reliable power in the developing world.
Unsurprisingly, an interim report from the EPA's voluntary nanomaterials information-gathering program tells us that it hasn't learned much.
Dense films of carbon nanotubes store large amounts of energy.
Research shows that photonic crystals can change color as quickly as other technologies.
A force that causes nanoscale objects to repel each other has engineers dreaming of quantum levitation.
A natural flavor-enhancing mechanism could improve drug delivery.
A prototype fuel cell runs on a wide range of fuels without turning up the heat.
Stretchable electronics and the strongest material ever were just two achievements of 2008.
New publications, experiments and breakthroughs in materials science--and what they mean.