Drug delivery -- the ability to target drugs to specific
parts of the body -- is a major focus of nanotechnology
research. The goal is to increase the effectiveness and
decrease the toxicity of drugs used to treat diseases
light to measure force
Micromechanical sensors that measure physical forces like
acceleration usually require that electronic circuits
read what microscopic mechanical devices are doing...
neurons in their natural habitat
Researchers from Stanford University have produced a very
small version of the endoscope, a common medical device
used for probing inside the body...
thresholds by the numbers
Not only is it a small world, but many small worlds. In
recent years scientists have figured out much of the mathematics
underpinning network phenomena like six degrees of separation...
Images from tumbling, spinning, shaking cameras; moving
droplets uphill; and a hologram for LCDs.
from the High Ground: CMU's Brad Myers
Technology Research News Editor Eric Smalley
carried out an email conversation with Carnegie Mellon
University professor Brad Myers during the summer of 2005
that touched on cell phones, remotes, difficult software,
email triage, anti-intellectualism and a future where
we're all managers.
It Works: DNA Technologies
The versatile DNA molecule has proven to
be a powerful technological building block. Researchers
have developed ways of combining DNA molecules that allow
them to carry out computations in test tubes and create
two-dimensional patterns and three-dimensional structures
at the nanoscale.