European researchers have built prototypes that combine plastic solar cells with ultrathin, flexible batteries. But don't throw away your battery recharger just yet.
Tiny rubber bands can power microrobots that could serve as ultrasmall sensors.
A California biotech company is engineering microbes to produce cheap biofuels that could outcompete ethanol.
A new metal film could help control terahertz radiation and lead to wireless devices that are thousands of times faster than today's Wi-Fi.
A new adaptive polymer coating combines unusual chemical properties to help maintain a clear view.
Researchers have found a way to efficiently convert different human blood types into a neutral type that can be given to any patient.
A new traffic model pinpoints where and when accidents happen, flagging particularly dangerous stretches of highway.
A new canine version of Prozac will soon be available. It is just the latest in pet-specific drugs, as pharmaceutical companies increasingly chase this lucrative market.
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High-current transistors made from perfectly aligned carbon nanotubes show promise for use in flexible and high-speed nanoelectronics.