New textiles tap polymer science to both trap and kill toxins -- all while wicking away sweat.
Researchers suggest a strategy that could weed out dangerous nanoparticles.
Solid-state lighting is mounting a challenge to light bulbs.
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.
Two MIT scientists are designing clothes for soldiers that can "see" colors and "feel" heat and cold.
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