The delicate, monthlong process of growing sapphire accounts for why Apple’s sapphire supplier failed to deliver for the iPhone 6.
A startup has created a water-repellent coating that could significantly increase power plant efficiency.
A new solar power system is easy to add to a roof, and performs its own safety checks.
Gecko-inspired adhesives can help humans climb and may provide a better grip for robotic arms in factories and in space.
A novel kind of nanoparticle could lead to more effective cancer treatments.
A startup has started selling a battery that helps solar and wind power operate in remote locations.
A smartphone-connected device delivers electrical stimulation to nerves in the head.
New CAD software takes input from designers, then “evolves” new designs on its own.
Google will face big challenges developing a nanotechnology-based test for cancer and other diseases.
As industrial robots become more capable, they could start helping out around the home.