News - 5 May 2009
In his office, MIT Professor of Chemical Engineering Gregory Rutledge keeps a small piece of fabric that at first glance resembles a Kleenex. This tissue-like material, softer than silk, is composed...
News - 25 Apr 2009
German scientists have added tiny amounts of metal to spider silk to make it even stronger and more elastic. The technique could lead to the development of super-tough textiles, surgical thread or...
News - 8 Apr 2009
Engineers at Oregon State University have discovered a way to use an ancient life form to create one of the newest technologies for solar energy, in systems that may be surprisingly simple to build...
News - 5 Mar 2009
Dual catalysts may be the key to efficiently turning carbon dioxide and water vapor into methane and other hydrocarbons using titania nanotubes and solar power, according to Penn State...
News - 8 Aug 2008
Since 1978, sunscreens have been regulated and labeled by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on the basis of their SPF (Skin Protection Factor).
On August 23, 2007, the FDA proposed new...
News - 24 Apr 2008
New nanotechnology consumer products are coming on the market at the rate of 3-4 per week, a finding based on the latest update to the nanotechnology consumer product inventory maintained by the...
News - 22 Feb 2008
A new electron microscope recently installed in Cornell's Duffield Hall is enabling scientists for the first time to form images that uniquely identify individual atoms in a crystal and see how...
Article - 6 Apr 2021
Graphene and carbon nanotube-reinforced metal matrix composites (MMCs) are promising types of materials that can be used as an alternative to improve the properties of common metals such as aluminum.
Article - 9 Feb 2021
Researchers have recently developed a novel nanocoating, inspired by the architecture of a dragonfly's wings, to develop a surface disinfectant.
Article - 18 Nov 2020
Nanotechnology is set to play a vital role in securing the future sustainability of our environment.