results for "nanotechnology"

About 30 results

Decorated Nanowires Could Lead To More Efficient Batteries and Solar Cells

Decorated Nanowires Could Lead To More Efficient Batteries and Solar Cells

Engineers at Stanford University appear to have come up with a way to make solar cells and batteries more efficient by “decorating” nanowires with chains of nanoparticles. The process has

Read More >

MIT Researchers Create Copper and Gold Hybrid Nano-Particles That Could Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions

MIT Researchers Create Copper and Gold Hybrid Nano-Particles That Could Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) researchers combined gold and copper to create hybrid nano-particles that could vastly reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Copper is already one of the few metals

Read More >

6 Incredible Inventions Made Possible by Nanotechnology

6 Incredible Inventions Made Possible by Nanotechnology

From water-purifying tea bags to artificial muscles, there have been a plethora of inventions lately made possible through the science of nanotechnology. You might not be able to actually see the

Read More >

Australians Ditching Sunscreen and Risking Skin Cancer to Avoid Nanoparticles

Australians Ditching Sunscreen and Risking Skin Cancer to Avoid Nanoparticles

Australia reportedly has one of the highest rates of skin cancer in the world, so why are many Aussies opting to ditch their sunscreen? According to a recent study, 17 percent of the respondents

Read More >

Cocoon_FS: Pohl Architects Unveils Prefab Plankton-Inspired Pod Building in Germany

Cocoon_FS: Pohl Architects Unveils Prefab Plankton-Inspired Pod Building in Germany

The illustrious Cocoon_FS pavilion was constructed from leaf-like panels of fiber-reinforced polymer. Fifteen original base modules were designed and a total of 220 modules were

Read More >

The World’s Smallest Train is Made from DNA

The World’s Smallest Train is Made from DNA

A recent breakthrough in DNA nanotechnology has brought to life the world's smallest autonomously functioning DNA motor - a teeny tiny train of molecules that has been programmed to navigate a network of

Read More >

Glasgow University Creates the World’s Smallest Greeting Card For Chinese New Year

Glasgow University Creates the World’s Smallest Greeting Card For Chinese New Year

Everyone loves to a receive greeting card. Whether it is for a birthday, an anniversary or a celebration, they let us know we are being thought of by our nearest and dearest. But what happens when the

Read More >

Teenager Wins Siemens Award for Her Cancer Cell-Killing Nanotech Research

Teenager Wins Siemens Award for Her Cancer Cell-Killing Nanotech Research

Angela Zhang is a real life Doogie Howser - while other high school kids were busy texting and updating their Facebook pages, Zhang has been hard at work doing research to fight cancer. And her

Read More >

University of British Columbia Develops Artificial Muscles to Propel Nanobots Through the Body

University of British Columbia Develops Artificial Muscles to Propel Nanobots Through the Body

Nanotechnology has long been heralded as the next generation in medical technology - scientists are currently working on nanobots able to diagnose and heal the body from the inside. With that in mind,

Read More >

New Terahertz “Invisibility Cloak” Imaging Offers an Alternative to Harmful X-Ray Body Scans

New Terahertz “Invisibility Cloak” Imaging Offers an Alternative to Harmful X-Ray Body Scans

Scientists at Northwestern University have tapped the terahertz frequency range and opened the door to harm-free radiation imaging technology and early-detection cancer screening devices. The technology

Read More >

Scientists Create World’s Tiniest Electric Motor from a Single Molecule

Scientists Create World’s Tiniest Electric Motor from a Single Molecule

Chemists at Massachusetts’ Tufts University recently shattered a Guinness World Record as they unveiled the world’s tiniest motor. The teeny electric motor is made from a single molecule, and it

Read More >

Cornell Student Invents Clothing That Traps Toxic Gases and Odors

Cornell Student Invents Clothing That Traps Toxic Gases and Odors

Protective gas-masks are extremely helpful in many emergency situations, but they're usually the size and shape of a small, unwieldy animal. But all that is about to change because Cornell

Read More >

Scientists Find That Bacteria-Based Nanowires Could Lead to Natural, Chemical Free Nanotechnology

Scientists Find That Bacteria-Based Nanowires Could Lead to Natural, Chemical Free Nanotechnology

Researchers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst have discovered that a type of bacteria, originally found in 1987 in the Potomac River, could be the key to developing non-chemical based,

Read More >

New Memory Device Rethinks Data Storage and Saves Energy

New Memory Device Rethinks Data Storage and Saves Energy

Scientists at Konkuk University, Seoul National University and the University of Edinburgh's School of Chemistry have developed an energy-efficient device capable of storing the memory needed for smart

Read More >

Energy Scavenging Wireless Nano Sensors Could Provide Battery-Free Devices

Energy Scavenging Wireless Nano Sensors Could Provide Battery-Free Devices

A group of researchers have developed the technology that will lead the way in creating nano sensors that can energize themselves. The technology will be able power tiny devices by garnering electricity

Read More >

New Solar-Thermal Flat Panels Are Eight Times More Efficient than Existing Technology

New Solar-Thermal Flat Panels Are Eight Times More Efficient than Existing Technology

A team of researchers from Boston College and MIT have developed a hybrid flat panel that is capable of producing electricity from the sun's rays as well as hot water for thermal energy. The team's new

Read More >

MIT Harnesses Viruses to Improve Solar Efficiency by a Third

MIT Harnesses Viruses to Improve Solar Efficiency by a Third

Scientists are always looking for ways to increase the efficiency of renewable energy, and now researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are utilizing viruses to enhance the efficiency of

Read More >

Piranha Nano Boat is 75% Lighter, 40% Stronger, 400% More Fuel Efficient

Piranha Nano Boat is 75% Lighter, 40% Stronger, 400% More Fuel Efficient

Ohio-based Zyvex Technologies just unveiled the Piranha - a next-gen unmanned boat that is 75% lighter, 40% stronger, and 400% more fuel efficient than similarly-sized aluminum boats. The 54-foot vessel

Read More >

Scientists Developing Heart-Powered Nano-Batteries That Can Charge Your Gadgets

Scientists Developing Heart-Powered Nano-Batteries That Can Charge Your Gadgets

Can you imagine charging your iPod, your phone, or any other gadget with the beat of your own heart? A team of researchers from Georgia Institute of Technology are developing just such a system that

Read More >

UK’s Cella Energy Develops Hydrogen ‘Micro Beads’ That Could Fuel Cars for $1.50 Per Gallon

UK’s Cella Energy Develops Hydrogen ‘Micro Beads’ That Could Fuel Cars for $1.50 Per Gallon

With social unrest in the Middle East and North Africa raising more concerns over our reliance on fossil fuels, and the horrific earthquake in Japan underscoring the dangers of nuclear power, we are

Read More >

Researchers at Purdue Are Designing Solar Cells That Will Self-Heal Like Plants

Researchers at Purdue Are Designing Solar Cells That Will Self-Heal Like Plants

One of the problems with solar cells and panels is they take a lot of money to maintain and repair. If only there was only a way for them to repair themselves, then it would bring the costs down

Read More >

Next-gen Nanotech Skins Imbue Materials With New Attributes

Next-gen Nanotech Skins Imbue Materials With New Attributes

A consortium of five companies from Europe, the US and Japan have joined A*STAR's Industrial Consortium On Nanoimprint in order to engineer marine life-inspired anti-microbial surfaces for use in

Read More >

New Window Changes Tint Automatically When it Gets Hot

New Window Changes Tint Automatically When it Gets Hot

Windows are one of the weakest points in a building's energy profile. While great gains have been made over the last couple of decades, windows still have issues with allowing in heat when you don’t

Read More >

Carbon Nanotubes Could Create Buildings That Move

Carbon Nanotubes Could Create Buildings That Move

File this in the creepy yet useful category: architectural research firm Decker Yeadon is currently researching how carbon nanotubes may one day create a building material able to move without motors.

Read More >

NIST Scientists Unveil Glowing “Nanowire LEDs”

NIST Scientists Unveil Glowing “Nanowire LEDs”

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) recently lit up the world of lighting technology as they unveiled a new type of glowing nanowires that feature properties similar

Read More >

West Coast Green 2010 Gets the Green Crowd All Revved Up

West Coast Green 2010 Gets the Green Crowd All Revved Up

We saw several green vehicle models, including Saba Motors' carbon-neutral X-Prize finalist. This sporty beast can hit 105 mph and goes 120 on a charge! We were excited to meet Tom Kent, a mere

Read More >

Stanford Researchers Develop Bendable Paper Batteries

Stanford Researchers Develop Bendable Paper Batteries

It’s finally happened: Now even paper can be “smart,” with the help of new paper-based lithium-ion batteries developed by Stanford materials scientists. The bendable batteries could

Read More >

Inspiring Green Technology That Has the Power to Heal

Inspiring Green Technology That Has the Power to Heal

This article is underwritten by Veer.com. One can’t deny the ever-increasing role that technology plays in our lives. While some people are averse to the spread of technology, many of us recognize

Read More >

New Nanotech Purifier Filters Water 80,000 Times Faster

New Nanotech Purifier Filters Water 80,000 Times Faster

A new water filter that employs cotton dipped in nano-sized silver wires and copper tubes works 80,000 times faster than filters that simply block bacteria from getting through. The filter, developed by

Read More >

  • Read Inhabitat

  • Search Categories

  • Recent Posts

  • Recent Comments

  • Browse by Keyword

get the free Inhabitat newsletter

Submit this form
popular today
all time
most commented
more popular stories >
more popular stories >
more popular stories >
What are you looking for? (Solar, HVAC, etc.)
Where are you located?