Nanogenerator harvests power from rolling tires

Nanogenerator harvests power from rolling tires


July 3, 2015    Nanowerk

(Nanowerk News) A group of University of Wisconsin-Madison engineers and a collaborator from China have developed a nanogenerator that harvests energy from a […]

Researchers introduce new layered semiconducting materials as silicon alternative

Researchers introduce new layered semiconducting materials as silicon alternative


July 3, 2015    Nanowerk

(Nanowerk News) When the new iPhone came out, customers complained that it could be bent — but what if you could roll […]

Building a better semiconductor

Building a better semiconductor


July 1, 2015    Nanowerk

(Nanowerk News) Research led by Michigan State University could someday lead to the development of new and improved semiconductors. In a paper […]

Swarms of tiny robots are joining forces to break through blocked arteries (w/video)

Swarms of tiny robots are joining forces to break through blocked arteries (w/video)


July 1, 2015    Nanowerk

(Nanowerk News) Swarms of microscopic, magnetic, robotic beads could be scrubbing in next to the world’s top vascular surgeons—all taking aim at […]

Robotic synthesizing machines create custom nanoscale structures

Robotic synthesizing machines create custom nanoscale structures


June 30, 2015    Nanowerk

(Nanowerk News) There’s an urgent demand for new antimicrobial compounds that are effective against constantly emerging drug-resistant bacteria. Two robotic chemical-synthesizing machines, […]

Ultra-tough fiber imitates the structure of spider silk (w/video)

Ultra-tough fiber imitates the structure of spider silk (w/video)


June 30, 2015    Nanowerk

(Nanowerk News) Professors Frederick Gosselin and Daniel Therriault, along with their master’s student Renaud Passieux, are not related to Spiderman. Nevertheless, these […]

Fit and clever thanks to HOPSCOTCH

Fit and clever thanks to HOPSCOTCH


June 29, 2015    Fraunhofer Mikroelektronik

Whether school students are cramming vocabulary or working out a complicated math problem, physical exercise can “jumpstart” the little gray cells, in […]

Nano-spirals could guard against identity theft

Nano-spirals could guard against identity theft


June 24, 2015    Nanowerk

(Nanowerk News) Take gold spirals about the size of a dime…and shrink them down about six million times. The result is the […]

Trees are source for high-capacity, soft and elastic batteries

Trees are source for high-capacity, soft and elastic batteries


June 24, 2015    Nanowerk

(Nanowerk News) A method for making elastic high-capacity batteries from wood pulp was unveiled by researchers in Sweden and the US. Using […]

High-precision personal navigation for everybody

High-precision personal navigation for everybody


June 22, 2015    Fraunhofer Mikroelektronik

At present, navigation devices are largely familiar to us from cars. The research project “NAPA” (navigation receiver chip set for personal navigation […]

Graphene coating on condensers could make power plants more efficient

Graphene coating on condensers could make power plants more efficient


June 18, 2015    Nanowerk

(Nanowerk News) Most of the world’s electricity-producing power plants — whether powered by coal, natural gas, or nuclear fission — make electricity […]

Nanoengineers win grant to make smart clothes for personalized cooling and heating

Nanoengineers win grant to make smart clothes for personalized cooling and heating


June 17, 2015    Nanowerk

(Nanowerk News) Imagine a fabric that will keep your body at a comfortable temperature—regardless of how hot or cold it actually is. […]

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