A new gadget called the pd.id detects date rape drugs that may have been slipped inconspiculously into an unattended drink. The devices are battery powered and can be used repeatedly.
Sorry, Orange. Black is the new black. A new material created by British researchers absorbs all but 0.035% of visible light.
The bulky pacemakers of the present could be replaced by tiny mechanisms as small as a grain of rice. The secret to shrinking the devices is in how to power them wirelessly.
ETH Zurich University scientists borrowed from the bombadier beetle to create a defense system that would release hot nanoparticle-filled foam when the ATM is tampered with.
UCLA scientists have created an imaging system that can display particles as tiny as 100 nanometers via a smartphone's camera. Such a system could be useful for detecting certain viruses, such as HIV.
Among other claims, a new paper in ACS Nano says that the carbon-based material has twice the tensile strength of graphene. It could be used in many different applications...once someone figures out how to create it in bulk.
Granted, it's simple and extremely slow compared to its silicon-based counterparts, but its existence marks a major step in the quest towards making ever faster and more efficient computers.
Scientists at two universities have come up with a method of targeted drug delivery involving self-powered nanoparticles that are drawn by ionic energy released by the bone's minerals.
Scientists say their new storage method -- which consists of encoding data on self-assembled nanostructures in fused quartz using a very fast laser -- could preserve immense amounts of data long after human civilization has ended.
Scientists in South Korea have developed a highly-responsive sensor that can identify compounds found on a person's breath signaling the presence of diabetes or lung cancer.
Made of an abundant and inexpensive compound, the sensor could make digital cameras five times more sensitive to light, "opening up" the realms of low-light and night photography.
Two University of California-Davis graduate students have created a textile that uses microfluidic technology to direct liquid completely away from itself, which could result in extra-sweaty equipment.
At a time when nanoparticles are literally spreading across industries, the study is the most comprehensive yet that explores the effects of certain types on the lungs.
Not just clean, but cheap: Researchers in India say that for less than US$3 per year, a rural family could have at least 10 liters of safe water each day using their device.
A single Eyefly 3D protector contains 500,000 tiny lenses -- each the size of a single pixel -- that create the illusion of depth by sending separate display data to each eye.