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A replacement hip joint that could detect a bacterial infection and release antibiotic drugs is under development by scientists.

2003-07-09

 joint hip knee nanotechnology infection
Memristors promise significantly greater memory storage requiring less energy and space, and may eventually also be employed in processors.

2010-09-02

 electronics memristor memory resistor capacitor inductor technology nanotechnology computer CPU
The Oriental hornet has a unique ability to harvest solar energy, scientists have discovered. The large wasp species has a special structure in its abdomen that traps the sun's rays, and a special pigment that harvests the energy they contain. The discovery helps explain why these hornets have a large yellow stripe across their body and why they become more active as the day gets hotter. It also changes our understanding of how insect...

2010-12-06

 solar energy nanotechnology hornet insect biology evolution light
Researchers have created the smallest electric motor ever devised. The motor, made from a single molecule just a billionth of a metre across, is reported in Nature Nanotechnology.

2011-09-05

 motor electricity engine nanotechnology molecule chemistry
The article considers the question of whether universal complexity development, and thus universal progress, has some long-term directionality and predictability to it.

2011-11-03

 black hole extraterrestrial life nanotechnology time space universe philosophy intelligence
The team is able to create sculptures as small as a grain of sand in a fraction of the time than had previously been required.

2012-03-13

 nanotechnology printer 3D

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