nanotech

Scientists are racing nanocars on a solid gold track

Scientists are set to engage in a frivolous race of single-molecule "nanocars" on, if you can believe it, a solid gold track. It's the boldest show of academic elitism and greatest waste of taxpayer d

Green Building Technology You’ll Never See But Can Experience Now

Picture an office that cleans up after itself, improves indoor air quality with nanotech-formulated paint, and responds to sunlight by magically adjusting window tint, all while fighting climate chang

Nanotech Electrical Motor Is Made From A Single Molecule

Researchers at Tufts University have put together a "molecular motor" that is only about a nanometer across. It's not the first single-molecule motor ever made, but this one, unlike others, can be act

The contact revolution will be electronicized (and lubricated)

I have bad vision. Not super bad, but bad enough that I should probably have contacts (I lost my glasses three years ago). But whenever I see contacts in the wild, they’re dry, scratchy, or forg

Nanowire storage system has a creamy crystalline center, stores 3 bits

Alternative storage stuff is always interesting. In this case it’s also nanotech, so that makes it a double-whammy. Some researchers have made a two-layer nanowire out of germanium, antimony, an

Nanostructures, sweet nanostructures

This new technique allows for making very precisely engineered little canals and then filling them with copper (or another material) leaving no gaps at all. At the scale they’re talking about, i

BASF's magical nanocolors

BASF just put out a podcast about odd nano-tech colorants for various surfaces. Called “mechano optical colors,” they change color when you stretch and pull them. Sure it’s a little

The Futurist: Hands-On With The Neatest New Nanotech

So I’m here in Scotland with Audiofile Mike. It turns out that this home of The Highlander and hooliganism not only takes credit for bringing the world television, penicillin, and cloned sheep,

Klimeo Thermo-Smart Fabric

French fashionistas Avelana and Roudière have developed a new smart fabric dubbed Klimeo that can regulate wearer temperatures based on surroundings. So if it’s hot, it can make you cooler and

Cornell Developing Bacteria Finding "Nano-Napkin"

Looks like today is nano technology day for me. A research team at Cornell University has announced its work on a “nano-napkin,” which would be able to detect certain bacteria or viruses.

Harvard's Nano Antenna Could Create 3TB CDs

A research team over at Harvard University has developed a nano antenna that can be mounted on a regular off-the-shelf laser so that data can be written onto media at a much greater rate. In theory, t

Nanosensors to Catch Bombs

Nanosensors are arrays of wires that can capture and detect a single molecule, which would made them excellent bomb sniffers. Nanosensors exist, technically, but they’re extremely difficult to m