Microtechnology
Microtechnology is technology with features near one micrometre (one millionth of a metre, or 10 metre, or 1μm).In the 1960s, scientists learned that by arraying large numbers of microscopic transisto...
The Extreme Machine Taking Silicon Chips to the Next Frontier
We went inside this breakthrough lab that’s reinventing Moore's Law.
Tiny ingestible robot could work wonders inside you
Sometimes real life resembles a Pixar movie: this tiny origami robot can be swallowed and goes to work in your stomach
An Hour Every Day Workout Can Power Your Home For Twenty-Four Hours
What if you could power your house for an entire day just by exercising for an hour, would that motivate you to do it? I just love this idea, it could even become something that can be done as a famil...
Pee-Powered Socks Generate Emergency Electricity
A team of researchers from University of the West of England in Bristol, UK want you to pee in your socks. You know, in case of an emergency. They've developed a novel power system that leverages you...
Children Born In Summer Are More Likely To Be Healthy Adults
According to the study, birth month affects birth weight and when the girl starts puberty, both of which have an impact on overall health of adults. The environment in the womb leads to differences in...
Solar Excitement
Modeling electron excitation in organic photovoltaic material could change the future of solar energy. Organic photovoltaic material offers great promise for solar energy. The semi-conducting plastic ...
Mass-produced, printable solar cells enter market and could change everything
Australian solar power experts making up the Victorian Organic Solar Cell Consortium have developed and begun to market solar cells that are created with a 3D printer. The group,  consisting of scient...
New French Law Passed: All New Rooftops Must Be Covered With Plants Or Solar Panels
Do you live in France? If you’re getting a new house, you might have to follow this incredible, sustainable law. A new law that was passed that mandates that new buildings in commercial lots need to ...
Artificial Leaf Harnesses Sunlight For Efficient Fuel Production
"This result was a stretch project milestone for the entire five years of JCAP as a whole, and not only have we achieved this goal, we also achieved it on time and on budget," says Caltech's Nate Lewi...
Novel Battery Uses Light To Produce Power (video)
The researchers developed a battery with a titanium nitride photoanode that is highly stable and thus far safer than conventional options. Under normal indoor lighting, it discharged electric current ...
3-D Microbattery Suitable For Large-Scale On-Chip Integration
y combining 3-D holographic lithography and 2-D photolithography, researchers from the Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have demonstrated a high-performance 3-D microbattery suitable for large-sc...
People Can Draw Energy From Other People The Same Way Plants Do
A biological research team at Bielefeld University has made a groundbreaking discovery showing that plants can draw an alternative source. This finding could also have a major impact on the future of ...
20-Mile Bike Lane Is Also Massive Solar Array
A 20-mile solar bike lane has been built in the middle of a six-lane highway in Korea, about two hours south of Seoul. The overhead solar panels not only generate renewable power but also provide shad...
A fully transparent solar cell that could make every window and screen a power source
Researchers at Michigan State University have created a fully transparent solar concentrator, which could turn any window or sheet of glass (like your smartphone's screen) into a photovoltaic solar ce...
Microfabrication
Microfabrication is the process of fabrication of miniature structures of micrometre scales and smaller. Historically, the earliest microfabrication processes were used for integrated circuit fabricat...
Semiconductor device fabrication
Semiconductor device fabrication is the process used to create the integrated circuits that are present in everyday electrical and electronic devices. It is a multiple-step sequence of photo lithograp...
Photolithography
Photolithography, also termed optical lithography or UV lithography, is a process used in microfabrication to pattern parts of a thin film or the bulk of a substrate. It uses light to transfer a geome...
Etching (microfabrication)
Etching is used in microfabrication to chemically remove layers from the surface of a wafer during manufacturing. Etching is a critically important process module, and every wafer undergoes many etch...
Micromachining
Micromachining may refer to:
Microarray
A microarray is a multiplex lab-on-a-chip. It is a 2D array on a solid substrate (usually a glass slide or silicon thin-film cell) that assays large amounts of biological material using high-throughpu...
Microelectromechanical systems
Microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) (also written as micro-electro-mechanical, MicroElectroMechanical or microelectronic and microelectromechanical systems and the related micromechatronics) is the...
Microelectronics
Microelectronics is a subfield of electronics. As the name suggests, microelectronics relates to the study and manufacture (or microfabrication) of very small electronic designs and components. Usual...
Microfluidics
Microfluidics is a multidisciplinary field intersecting engineering, physics, chemistry, biochemistry, nanotechnology, and biotechnology, with practical applications to the design of systems in which ...
Micromachinery
Micromachines are mechanical objects that are fabricated in the same general manner as integrated circuits. They are generally considered to be between 100 nanometres to 100 micrometres in size, thou...
Microbotics
Microbotics (or microrobotics) is the field of miniature robotics, in particular mobile robots with characteristic dimensions less than 1 mm. The term can also be used for robots capable of handl...
Microphotonics
Microphotonics is a branch of technology that deals with directing light on a microscopic scale. It is used in optical networking.Microphotonics employs at least two different materials with a large ...
Micropower
Micropower describes the work that researchers at several universities are doing to develop very small electric generators and prime movers or devices to convert heat or motion to electricity, for use...
Microturbine
A gas turbine, also called a combustion turbine, is a type of internal combustion engine. It has an upstream rotating compressor coupled to a downstream turbine, and a combustion chamber in between.Th...