Nth Degree Technologies plans to replace bulbs with lights that can be printed on large, flexible surfaces.
In one simple step, viruses can be turned into sophisticated structures with novel optical or biomedical properties.
A microfluidic chip could measure effectiveness of patient treatments in resource-poor countries.
Carbon nanotube yarns produce as much torque as an electric motor.
Nobel Prize winner Dan Shechtman discusses the potential uses for quasicrystals.
The find could ease U.S. dependence on Chinese supply, but critics consider the announcement premature.
Researchers achieve a goal they've been after since the 1980s—the advance could make cars and airplanes lighter, and renewable energy more practical.
IBM and 3M aim to make ultrafast three-dimensional chips that can stay cool enough to be practical in consumer products.
Using atom-thick carbon instead of silicon could pack ever more data into portable electronics.
Cobalt hasn't been mined in the U.S. in 30 years, but the blue metal's crucial role in energy and communications technologies is changing that.