A new development could mean vastly increase data transfer over optical fibre cables.
The design of a new chip to detect the twisted nature of light waves could pave the way for next generation of optical communication technologies.
The microprocessors on this wafer of silicon have transistors measuring in the nanometres.
As the components in electronic devices are shrinking to the nanoscale, even a single atom out of place can disrupt their function. But this also presents an opportunity to make them even better.
Diamonds are the first material to have single atoms removed by a laser.
One of great challenges of the 21st century has been to develop ways to manipulate matter on smaller and smaller dimensions. As the great physicist Richard Feynman noted in his famous 1959 lecture, “There’s…
A new composite of graphene has been found to be tougher then Kevlar, and cheaper to make. Scientists at the University of…
Is that a nano-bot in your guns, or are you just pleased to see me?
The idea of doctors deploying miniscule robots in your body to diagnose and treat medical conditions is closer to reality today with the development of artificial muscles small and strong enough to push…
The new ‘epidermal’ electronic systems conform to the surface of the skin and may provide a range of healthcare and non-healthcare related functions.
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Scientists have invented new stick-on ‘tattoos’ that track human heart, brain wave and muscle activity and could one day…
Researchers hope to use piezoelectricity – which is generated by mechanical pressure such as fingers tapping a screen or blood pressure – to power gadgets like iPads or pacemakers.
That tangled collection of chargers could one day be obsolete, as Australian researchers report a breakthrough that brings…
The new nanoparticles delivered up to 40 times more anti-cancer drugs to tumour sites in mice compared to a control group.
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Scientists have developed tiny particles capable of taking large doses of anti-cancer drugs right to a tumour’s doorstep…