Tiny, photosynthetic power cells may be the green energy source of the future. A novel micro-technology can capture the electrical power generated by the photosynthesis and respiration of blue-green algae.
Researchers at NIST have managed to teleport quantum information over 100 kilometers of optical fiber, which is four times farther than the previous record.
Scientists have, for the very first time, managed to levitate individual nanodiamonds in a vacuum by using a laser. The new findings may create extremely sensitive instruments that could be used for sensing tiny forces and torques.
When you have something as tiny as bacteria and spermatozoa, movement becomes a whole new challenge. Now, scientists have taken a closer look at self-propulsion in a bid to potentially design tiny, nano-scale swimming machines.
Scientists have developed a new version of "spaser" technology that could result in mobile phones that are so small, efficient and flexible, that they could be printed on your clothing.
The fundamental laws of thermodynamics do not apply to objects on the nanoscale to the extent they do in our macroscopic world. A team of researchers describe how heat can transfer from cold to hot objects in the nanoworld.
In the last 12 months more than 13,000 people have run simulations and 309,000 have made use of tutorials, lectures, or seminars at nanoHUB.org, a science and engineering gateway made up of community-contributed resources.
About the size of a stapler, this new handheld device developed in Switzerland is able to test a large number of proteins in our body all at once-a subtle combination of optical science and engineering.
Rice University researchers have developed a noninvasive technology that accurately detects low levels of malaria infection through the skin in seconds with a laser scanner. The "vapor nanobubble" technology requires no dyes or diagnostic chemicals, and there is no need to draw blood.
Scientists have made another advance when it comes to using liquid crystals as a medium to assembling structures. They've managed to grow liquid crystal "flowers" that can be used as lenses.
One of the methods used for examining the molecules in a liquid consists in passing the fluid through a nano-sized hole so as to detect their passage. Researchers have now found a way to improve this technique by using a material with unique properties: graphene.
The UK launch of the European Union's new €70 billion Euro programme for research and innovation, the Horizon 2020 programme, is imminent. Among the programme's key goals is to tackle societal challenges by helping to bridge the gap between research and commercial organisations.