Bio-Organic Battery and Charger Combo Can Fully Charge in 30 Seconds

This video, which half the people on the internet seem to think is a fake, hopefully demonstrates the battery tech of the future. It's a bio-organic system that uses a battery full of 2.1 nanometer crystals to... make a phone work. Read More >>

Scientists Built an Impossibly-Small Engine, But Don't Know How it Works

It must be fun to invent something. One day it does not exist, and the next day it does exist. But how would you feel if you didn't exactly know why your new invention worked? The minds behind this all-new microscopic engine could tell you. Read More >>

Scientists Put Tiny Sound-Powered Motors Inside Living Cells

Brain-bender alert! For the first time ever, scientists have managed to insert nanomotors into living cells. Once inside, the gold, rocket-shaped motors were propelled with ultrasonic waves and steered with magnets. Because we now live in a scene from Fantastic Voyage. Read More >>

How Bioelectronics Will Cure Cancer

When you think of cyborgs becoming a reality, you probably picture Arnold Schwarzenegger's glowing red eye from Terminator or the steely, tight-lipped stare of Robocop. But the future where man and machine converge won't just be built with nuts and bolts. It will be built with biology. Read More >>

Stretchy New Sensors Can Be Woven into Clothes That 'Feel'

Imagine if your sweater was actually one big computer that responded to being stretched, pressed, or adjusted. That cyborg-inspired future could now be a reality thanks to a team of scientists that has used nanowires to create a new wearable, multifunctional sensor. Read More >>

How Nanotech Can Rebuild Your Body

Imagine tiny robots marching along your arteries, fighting off infections and repairing damaged genes, extending your life by tens, perhaps even hundreds of years. That's the potential of nanotechnology. Neat, eh? As long as those extra years are covered by our pensions. Read More >>

Crazy Nanotech Skin Can Make Bouncing Balloons of Liquid Metal

Liquid metal technology. That's Terminator 2 stuff, right? Well you better start running now, John Connor, because it's here. A new, flexible, conductive nano-coating lets liquid metal keep its form by transforming under high pressure, and then springing right back. Read More >>

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Highest-Res Colour Printer Ever Fits Images on a Human Hair

This image might look a little grainy to you, but you really should give it a chance. What you're looking at is the output from the world's highest-resolution colour printer, and it's actually an extreme close-up of an image that measures just 50 micrometres across—the same width as a human hair. Read More >>

These Nanostars Kill Cancer Without Ever Penetrating a Cell

Everyone can't stop talking about how nanotechnology is the future of healthcare, but so far we've not seen many useful applications. Finally, here's one: these nano-scale gold stars can kill cancer cells dead without ever entering them. Read More >>

Scientists Manipulate Electrons Into Material Never Seen on Earth

Stanford scientists have created designer electrons that behave as if they were exposed to a magnetic field of 60 Tesla—a force 30 percent stronger than anything ever sustained on Earth. The work could lead to a revolution in the materials that make everything from video displays to airplanes to mobile phones. Read More >>

The Money of the Future Will Shine Like Crazy

The Blue Morpho butterfly shines such a brilliant blue it almost seems electric. Its secret? Microscopic holes that play with light in an incredible way. And by using nanotechnology, we can replicate those same effects on printed objects, like money. Bling! Read More >>

Stanford Develops Nanotube-Infused Artificial Skin for Robots and People Alike

Man and machine might not be that different in the future — especially if they share the same synthetic skin being developed at Stanford University. Read More >>

Nanorockets for Precision Bombing Human Disease

German researchers have invented a platinum and peroxide-fueled "nanorocket" that could propel through your blood, saliva, or urine to deliver medicine precisely where disease is happening. Read More >>


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