A French research team is developing new nanotech which will hopefully improve the efficiency and battery-life of mobile phones and mobile computers ten-fold.
University of Georgia researchers have developed a way to grow molecular wire brushes that conduct electrical charges, a first step in developing biological fuel cells that could power pacemakers, digital implants and prosthetic limbs.
A Chinese healthcare company has made a foam condom that claims to use nanotechnology to prevent conception.
If you considered fuel-cell batteries to be state-of-the-art, then perhaps a new breed of battery built by a live virus will make you think again.
A novel motion sensor developed by the Fraunhofer Institutes for Applied Polymer Research IAP in Potsdam-Golm and for Computer Architecture and Software Technology FIRST in Berlin could provide even more security in future, enabling window panes and glass doors to detect movements thanks to a special coating. If anything changes in front of the pane, or someone sneaks up to it, an alarm signal is sent to the security guard.
The Polymer Chemistry Research Group at the University of Helsinki, Finland, has succeeded in producing nano-sized metallic copper particles. With suitable heat treatment, the particles manufactured by the research group can be made to form electricity-conducting layers and patterns on paper.
The University of Cincinnati has long been known for its world-record-breaking carbon nanotubes. Now researchers there have that spinning carbon nanotubes (CNTs) into longer fibres could mean ultra-lightweight mobile phone aerials.
ExclusiveGoogle and Nasa both announced plans recently to fund a 'Singularity University' to focus on research in artificial intelligence (AI), biotech and nanotech, fronted by infamous US futurologist, Raymond Kurzweil.
Ray Kurzweil is an extreme example of the peculiar brand of American futurologist for whom technology is unquestionably able to provide answers to life, the universe and everything.