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Nanotechnology

Breakthrough: First chromosome designed from scratch
For the first time ever, scientists have constructed a complex chromosome from scratch, a breakthrough they hope will lead to further progress in the development of new medicine and biofuels.

28.03.2014 20:01

​‘Living materials’ could revolutionize solar panels and biosensors
Researchers are working to create “living materials” that are a combination of bacterial cells and nonliving materials that conduct electricity, which could create more efficient solar panels or biosensors.

25.03.2014 21:24

Scientists work on backing up human brain with computers
A new state-of-the-art headband is being developed by Tufts University scientists that could help facilitate communication between the human brain and computers.

04.03.2014 20:21

Hi-tech gamechanger: Newly-discovered ‘3D graphene’ may lead to electronics revolution
Berkeley Lab researchers have found a 3D analogue of the cutting-edge 2D material graphene. It could revolutionize the high tech industry, bringing things like much faster, far more compact hard drives, and paving way for new electronic technologies.

17.01.2014 18:40

240" TV in a contact lens: Revolutionary eyewear rivaling Google Glass to be unveiled
Google Glass has a rival: Nano-tech contact lenses that work with a pair of glasses and provide wearers with a virtual canvas on which any media can be viewed or application run, projected onto human eyes, are set to be unveiled in the US.

05.01.2014 12:29

Crawling gecko robot may help tend spacecraft one day (VIDEO)
Canadian researchers have built a gecko-like robot, which is able to stick to vertical surfaces by means of dry microscopic toe hair. European scientists say it could one day be deployed in space to help tend the hulls of spacecraft.

02.01.2014 18:49

Russia’s ‘Silicon Valley’ under prosecutors’ fire over massive ‘misuse of funds’
Millions of dollars are suspected to have been misused at Russian innovation center Skolkovo, the Prosecutor General’s office said in a statement. Russia’s fourth richest man, who runs the high-tech center, is believed to have benefited from the scheme.

30.10.2013 19:52

Innovation Day: New Russian drones, robots, nano-armor put on display
Cutting-edge military equipment and hardware – some of it too secret for the public eye – was featured at the Russian Defense Ministry’s Innovation Day fair in Moscow. Androids, drone prototypes, and thin impenetrable armor were revealed to visitors.

21.08.2013 16:30

US warns of cyberattacks targeting medical devices
The FDA is warning that implanted medical devices, such as pacemakers and defibrillators, are often connected to networks that are vulnerable to cyber attacks that could shut down or manipulate the machinery.

14.06.2013 17:32

Medical first: Doctors save boy by 3-D printing airway tube
US doctors are celebrating a scientific breakthrough that may have saved the life of a baby boy.

23.05.2013 15:41

3D printer produces synthetic ‘tissue’ (PHOTOS, VIDEO)
Researches have built a new type of 3D printer that creates tissue-like material that could revolutionize medicine. The artificial material produces the properties of living tissues and could potentially replace them in the future.

April 05, 2013 18:15

Scientist presents 'invisibility cloak' in California (VIDEO)
At a US tech conference, a scientist unveiled a small ‘invisibility cloak’ that causes objects behind it to mysteriously ‘disappear’ – similar to the magic garment worn by Harry Potter at the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

February 27, 2013 17:36

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