Researchers have created a new type of invisibility cloak that is simpler than previous designs and works for all colors of the visible spectrum, making it possible to cloak larger objects than before and possibly leading to practical applications in 'transformation optics'.
By combining the art of origami with nanotechnology, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute researchers have folded sheets of DNA into multilayered objects with dimensions thousands of times smaller than the thickness of a human hair.
Civil engineers at Duke University believe they have come up with a novel way of estimating how much of one specific industrial chemical - titanium dioxide - is being generated, laying the groundwork for future studies to assess any possible risks.
Scientists are reporting an advance toward remedying this situation with a new computer memory device that can store thousands of times more data than conventional silicon chips with an estimated lifetime of more than one billion years.
In an advance toward preventing car windshields and eyeglasses from fogging up, researchers in China are reporting development of a new way to make raspberry-shaped nanoparticles that can give glass a permanent antifogging coating.
Rice University's Andrew Barron and his group, working with labs in Italy, Germany and Greece, have identified specific molecules that could block the means by which the deadly virus spreads by taking away its ability to bind with other proteins.
A $1.3 million State Government grant will help Queensland University of Technology create a new class of solar-powered nano-sensors capable of detecting pollution and monitoring the environment in remote areas.
Using DNA not as a genetic material but as a structural support, Cornell researchers have created thin sheets of gold nanoparticles held together by strands of DNA. The work could prove useful for making thin transistors or other electronic devices.
The U.S. Department of Defense announced May 8 that a Cornell team led by professor of electrical and computer engineering Michael Spencer will share a $1.5 million, five-year grant from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research to fabricate graphene, a one-atom thick layer of carbon, in large sheets suitable for use in microchips.