The black hole has a troublesome sibling, the naked singularity. Physicists have long thought--hoped--it could never exist. But could it?
A novel twist on the young field of optogenetics may provide a new way to study living human brains as well as offering innovative therapeutic uses.
A single carbon nanotube can function as a radio that detects and plays songs
Researchers are developing cutting-edge foams, coatings, metals and other substances to make our homes, vehicles and gadgets more energy efficient and environmentally friendly
High-pressure cycles unexpectedly convert benzene into superstrong and ultrathin threads. Will they put a space elevator within reach?
A University of Michigan researcher coats cotton with carbon nanotubes in the hope of making duds that alert emergency crews of injured victims
Rebuilding plants into bionic superpowered energy photosynthesizers—we have the nanotechnology
A teeny device for fundamental genetics
DNA origami—the art of folding DNA—has expanded hugely in the 10 years since its conception. Nature Video finds out how you can fold DNA into robots.This article was reproduced with permission and was first published on March 18, 2016. It is a Nature Video production.
Thinking Outside of the Toy Box: 4 Children's Gizmos That Inspired Scientific Breakthroughs [Slide Show]
Brilliant minds reach back to childhood to help them develop tiny transistors, study particle separation, make microfluidics devices, and fight cancer