nanotechnology

Tiny house trend advances into the nano scale

All around the world, hip young people are competing to see who can live in the tinest, quirkiest, twee-est house. But this one has them all beat. Assembled by a combination of origami and nanometer-p

Apple has acquired imaging sensor startup InVisage Technologies

As Apple continues to work on ever-smaller but more powerful computing devices, it has acquired a startup focusing on nanotechnology, and specifically as it relates to image sensors. TechCrunch has le

Targeting the untapped market of wearables for elder care

Today's 20-something tech wizards might not worry about the challenges of old age -- but they should. Seniors represent a huge untapped market for tech companies. While just 13 percent of America's po

This algorithm could make DNA origami as simple as 3D printing

If you want to print something a few inches tall, extruded plastic is a good medium. But when you need something at the nanometer scale, DNA is a better bet — but who has the time to design and asse

A Nano Step For Man, A Giant Leap For Mankind

It is now time for a second era - NNI 2.0. A return to higher and sustained investment, the purpose of NNI 2.0 should be not just foundational research but also necessary support for rapid commercial

HGST’s Nanotechnology Printing Breakthrough Is Great News For Data Center Storage And HDD Capacity

If you're at all familiar with mobile processors, you've likely heard a lot about 32nm vs. 28nm construction when comparing the current generation of chips from companies like Qualcomm and others. Tha

Using Nanowires Embedded In The Human Body To Power Your Gadgets? It's Possible, Say Scientists

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/ipodnanowires.jpg" />“Our nanogenerators are poised to change lives in the future. Their potential is only limited by one's imagination

Puralytics CEO On Cleaning Water With Light, Winning The Cleantech Open

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2010/11/cleantech-open-logo-main.gif" class="shot2"></img> The<a href="http://www.cleantechopen.com/app.cgi/content/home/index"> Cleantech Open</a>—

Future storage to be nanodots by the gazillion?

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/DOTS.png" />We're no strangers to grand promises of storage and speed here at CrunchGear. <a href="http://www.crunchgear.com/2009/09/30/h

American scientists have no idea what they're doing re: nanotechnology

Apparently the U.S. is walking “ass-backwards” into nanotechnology, which is totally not surprising. We’re not properly assessing the risks involved with playing God, we’re not telling

Japan advances in the development of "perfect" humanoids

Japan’s most prestigious educational institution, the University of Tokyo, and semiconductor company Matsushita Electric Industrial (Panasonic), today unveiled an ultrasensitive sensor for robot

Microbot sticks gently in your gut, snaps pictures

A Nanorobotics professor at Carnegie Mellon has created a little pill-sized robot that he says can travel safely through the gut and snap good pictures along the way. The problem in the past has been

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

Japanese scientists create world's smallest noodle bowl

A research team from the University of Tokyo managed to create a microscopic bowl of ramen (Japanese noodles), measuring 1/12,500th of an inch (1/500th of a millimeter) in length and 1.25 millionth of

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,