A three-dimensional graphene assembly and scanning electron microscope image of a graphene assembly (insert, scale bar, 20 µm). Credit: Qin et al. Sci. Adv. 2017;3:e1601536 A team of researchers at MIT has designed one of the strongest lightweight materials known, by compressing and fusing flakes of graphene, a two-dimensional form […]


Illustration: SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory A team of researchers from Stanford University and the US Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory have developed a self-assembly process that uses diamondoids to create nanowires with a solid, 3-atom wide copper-sulfur crystalline core—the smallest possible. The resulting nanowires possess superior electrical properties due to the […]


Michigan State University researchers have developed a nanotechnology device that can turn human motion into energy. A mere finger swipe can help applications run a smartphone.  ( Nelson Sepulveda/MSU )  Experts at the Michigan State University have developed a nanotechnology device that is as thin as film and can turn human […]


A nanophotonic incandescent light bulb demonstrates the ability to tailor light radiated by a hot object. Credit: MIT Traditional light bulbs, thought to be well on their way to oblivion, may receive a reprieve thanks to a technological breakthrough. Incandescent lighting and its warm, familiar glow is well over a […]