Rough Nano-Wires Hold the Secret to Efficient Heat to Electricity…

The latest edition of Nature magazine details a new method scientists have derived for converting heat energy into electricity, using silicon to instigate the conversion. Researchers have more investigations to carry out, but if preliminary findings are indicative of what is to come, appliances that charge using your… » 1/13/08 7:25pm 1/13/08 7:25pm

World's Smallest Radio Is Just Atoms Wide, Still Needs AAA Battery

University of California researcher Chris Rutherglen shows off a radio made of carbon nanotubes, measuring "a few atoms across," that's 1,000 times smaller than today's radio technology. » 10/18/07 4:24pm 10/18/07 4:24pm

The sky's the limit for this stuff: they're already talking smart-dust computing, with meteorological, geophysical, biological and…