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Nanotechnology

Why Altering the Powdered Donuts at Dunkin' Donuts Is Bad for Innovation

Teri W. Odom | Posted 04.01.2015 | Science
Teri W. Odom

Nanotechnology has the potential to revolutionize our world for the better in fields like energy, medicine and aerospace. As consumers, we all need to educate ourselves about nanoscience rather than fussing whenever we find "nano-" in our products. Unfounded ignorance could ruin the prospects of future innovation.

This Metal Is So Waterproof That Droplets Bounce Off

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 01.22.2015 | Science

Step aside, Teflon. Physicists at the University of Rochester have found a way to make metal so resistant to water that any droplets that fall on it s...

Scientists Develop A 'Smart' Skin That Could Revolutionize Prosthetics

HuffPost Korea | Sanga Kwak | Posted 12.16.2014 | Technology

“In a few years, I expect to see prosthetic devices made of prosthetic skin that detects external stimuli and responds like real skin, operated by brain signals.”

Trouble Ahead: William Gibson Brings Us Another Report From the Future

John Branch | Posted 12.21.2014 | Books
John Branch

In a move that seems remarkably well timed, Gibson has returned to the future in The Peripheral, and what he finds there isn't likely to please those hoping for bright, shining visions.

And the Nobel Goes To...

Christopher King | Posted 11.26.2014 | Science
Christopher King

In anticipation of this latest round of awards, Thomson Reuters is once again releasing its annual list of Citation Laureates -- scientists whose achievements and quantifiable influence among their peers make them worthy of Nobel recognition.

After Decades Of Effort, Chemists Overseas Report 'Nano' Breakthrough

The Huffington Post | David Freeman | Posted 09.22.2014 | Science

After more than 25 years of effort, scientists say they've finally succeeded at synthesizing a so-called "Star of David" molecule. The complex mol...

Predictions for the Year 2514: Dystopia That Feels Like Utopia

Anis Shivani | Posted 11.03.2014 | Science
Anis Shivani

I think we're headed toward a dystopia that will look for all the world like utopia. We may already have entered this new paradigm and be well on the way toward its irreversibility, which has profound consequences for individual and social action, and for making the best of this moment of transition that may well last centuries.

Which One Of These Paintings Is Smaller Than A Poppy Seed?

The Huffington Post | Emily Thomas | Posted 07.29.2014 | Arts

One of these images is smaller than a period at the end of a sentence; the other is a masterpiece by Claude Monet. You might be hard-pressed to spot t...

This Just May Be The New Black

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 07.14.2014 | Science

It may not get any darker than this. Scientists at Surrey Nanosystems, a nanotechnology company in the U.K., have developed a new material -- dubbe...

Using 3D Printing And Design To Change The Way We Look At Disability

Tarun Wadhwa | Posted 08.27.2014 | Technology
Tarun Wadhwa

The technology involved in creating artificial limbs has come a long way in the last few decades. We have now witnessed a paralyzed man kick a soccer ...

Should Cryonics, Cryothanasia, and Transhumanism Be Part of the Euthanasia Debate?

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 08.21.2014 | Technology
Zoltan Istvan

The medical field of preserving the dead for possible future life is quickly improving every year.

World's Hardest Gems Fabricated By Scientists Overseas

LiveScience | Jesse Emspak | Posted 06.19.2014 | Science

Diamonds are the hardest naturally occurring minerals known to man. Even so, scientists are working to make them even tougher, in order to use the sp...

Opportunities Abound for American Companies in India Election Aftermath

Gunjan Bagla | Posted 07.23.2014 | Business
Gunjan Bagla

India, where business is conducted in English, has more in common with the United States than any other major economy in Asia. The potential for mutual benefit for these two free market democracies is unprecedented.

Richard Siber: Success, The Future and Competition

Stacey Alcorn | Posted 07.04.2014 | Business
Stacey Alcorn

I recently had the opportunity to sit down with Richard Siber (really his last name!), Founder and President of Siber Consulting. Richard has spent the last 30 years as a pioneer in the wireless industry.

WATCH: World's Tiniest Magazine Cover Created Overseas

Reuters | Posted 06.26.2014 | Science

ZURICH (Reuters) - A laboratory in Switzerland has created the smallest magazine cover in the world, using a tiny chisel to create an image so minute ...

Obama's Emerging Network of Little Silicon Valleys -- For Manufacturing

Sarah A. Webster | Posted 04.07.2014 | Business
Sarah A. Webster

Obama is right to push for these hubs, little spokes of scientific activity that are developing critical technologies -- because we'll surely need them, as well as more people who understand them.

10-Year-Old Whiz Kid Will School You On Nanotechnology

Posted 01.25.2014 | Parents

The concept of nanotechnology would make most adults' heads spin, but not so for 10-year-old science buff Tanishq Abraham. He joined HuffPost Live'...

Soft Matters With Paul McEuen

Jesse Silverberg | Posted 01.23.2014 | Science
Jesse Silverberg

The most common mistake I see young graduate students make when courting a prospective research group is undervaluing social chemistry.

Degrees of Distinction: 12 Associate Degrees for Tomorrow's Jobs

Dr. Gary M. Green | Posted 11.25.2013 | College
Dr. Gary M. Green

If these technologies are creating economic value and the jobs of tomorrow, community colleges are preparing graduates for the opportunities these jobs represent.

What Henry Ford Can Teach Us About Nanotechnology

Ainissa G. Ramirez, Ph.D. | Posted 09.03.2013 | Science
Ainissa G. Ramirez, Ph.D.

By miniaturizing matter, science fact will look like science fiction. Very soon we will create human tissue, make super-fast computers, and invent new cures building them atom-by-atom.

WATCH: 'New' Technology Discovered In Ancient Goblet

The Huffington Post | Sara Gates | Posted 08.27.2013 | Science

The ancient Romans were pretty advanced for their time -- so advanced that they may even have been pioneers of what we now call nanotechnology. In...

New Technique Makes Old Masterpiece VERY Small

LiveScience | Megan Gannon | Posted 08.06.2013 | Science

The enigmatic image is perhaps the most reproduced in art history, but it's never before been painted on such a small canvas. Using a novel nanotechn...

Ingestible, Implantable, or Intimate Contact; How Will You Take Your Micro-Scale Body Sensors

XPRIZE | Posted 06.18.2013 | Technology
XPRIZE

By George Skidmore, Ph.D. George Skidmore, Ph.D. is a physicist working in micro machines and nanotechnology. He is Principal Scientist at DRS Techno...

'Nanosuits' Protect Creatures From Harsh Environment

natureheader | Posted 04.17.2013 | Science

By Katherine Harmon Imaging specimens with electron microscopy imposes conditions that are typically deadly for living things, such as a high vacuum....

WATCH: This Is What Atoms Look Like In 3D

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 03.29.2013 | Science

Ever wanted to know what atoms look like in 3D? Now's your chance, in a new video showing a platinum nanoparticle under extreme magnification. The ...