A biomimetic ceramic that is strong and tough could be used to make lightweight vehicles.
Bacteria could make acrylic glass from sugar.
Nanoporous silicon that soaks up ions without self-destructing can make better batteries.
A silicon nanobeam uses optical force to do mechanical work in an integrated circuit.
Fabrics woven from highly conductive, nanotube-coated cotton are wearable biosensors.
A novel process yields big pieces of single-ply graphene for smaller, faster electronics.
New designs for materials that repel all liquids.
Transparent, flexible loudspeakers are tens of nanometers thick and just plain cool.
A new optical etching technique could lead to faster microchips.
A robotic insect is designed to explore rough, alien terrain.