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.
UCLA device is a step toward video displays and phones that could swell or shrink.
Inexpensive chips harvest mechanical energy to charge batteries for wireless sensors.
A new computer program accurately predicts the behavior of proposed materials, which means faster development of new electronics and solar cells.