Out of cancer treatment options, John Cossman turns to clinical trials, without which he says he'd have "no hope."
John Cossman's friends call him cancer's iron man. He's had more than 90 radiation treatments and 200 chemo treatments since being diagnosed with head and neck cancer eight years ago.
Putting thousands of jellyfish in a blender to make a smoothie sounds like the start of bad joke. In fact, it's one way to source ingredients for a new generation of solar power solutions that could aid medical science and offer cheap energy.
The internet may soon be a greener place thanks to new research that looks set to slash the carbon footprint of our surfing by introducing nanotechnology to computer servers.
Scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have successfully coated paper with a solar cell, part of a suite of research projects aimed at energy breakthroughs.
It's so tiny, you can't see it with the naked eye.
Forgot to charge your cell phone last night? Imagine that you could power it by walking. Weirder still, you might be able to just spray a new battery on.
CNN.com's Liz Landau explains how two leading nanotechnology researchers are developing more efficient ways of delivering electrical power.
Few entrepreneurs plan to shoot their product down. For David Lashmore, it was a necessity.
CNN.com's Liz Landau explains "nanobees," tiny particles designed to destroy cancer cells.
They're ready to sting, and they know where they're going.
On an April day in Boulder, Colo., Michael Laine sat onstage in front of a large audience, struggling to hold back tears. That afternoon he was supposed to be presenting to the attendees of the Conference on World Affairs, but at the moment, Laine was finding it hard to concentrate. "Two hours ago I lost a $3 million building," he declared to the room. "And now I don't have a place to live."
Bernard Marcus, co-founder of Home Depot, free-market absolutist, aquarium builder and philanthropist is way into nanotechnology these days.
A group of experts from around the world will Thursday hold a first of its kind conference on global catastrophic risks.
Researchers have developed a new anti-reflective coating that boosts the efficiency of solar panels and allows sunlight to be absorbed from almost any angle.
As a product designer, Agustin Otegui's has to "think big" about the objects he creates. From novel portable chairs made out of shovels to chrome radiators that look like modern works of art, he recasts the mundane in a modernist and functional new light.
A new space race is officially under way, and this one should have the sci-fi geeks salivating.
Imagine walking down the supermarket aisle with a cheap device you could hold up to a tomato. If the sensor detects a pesticide residue, you'd know the "organic" label is a lie. Similar tools could track the chemical content of water in a stream, telling you if there was lead contamination and when it got there, or keep constant watch on a bridge and tell if a structural steel beam was at risk of collapse.
A group of experts from around the world will hold a first of its kind conference Thursday on global catastrophic risks.
Gray goo or the future of medicine? CNN spoke to Naomi Halas, a professor at Rice University in Texas, about nanotechnology and her work on nanoshells, tiny particles that may hold the key to curing cancer.
Naomi Halas is the inventor of nanoshells, tiny glass particles coated in gold. She dreams of a world without cancer -- and she believes that they hold the key.
By 2020, will cancer be a disease of the past? CNN spoke to scientist Naomi Halas and explored her vision of a world where cancer can be cured with tiny gold-coated nanoparticles.
The approach of flu season sends many people scurrying for vaccinations and vitamins. But what if you could avoid the flu and other viruses simply by getting dressed? That's the idea behind two garments that are part of the "Glitterati" clothing line designed by Olivia Ong, a senior design major at Cornell University.
Cleaning up contaminated water is big business. World demand for treatment is forecast to increase 6 percent per year through 2009 to more than $35 billion, according to a 2006 report by research firm Freedonia.
Like any gigantic telecommunications company, Verizon is in love with optical fiber.
For all their skill and technological prowess, human engineers still can't match Mother Nature's best designs. Take, for example, the toe pads of ordinary house geckos.
CEOs reveal the business strategies that put companies like Akamai, Netflix, and Priceline at the top of Business 2.0's ranking of the 100 fastest-growing technology companies.
Want to get rid of germs? Mold and grime? Smelly feet?
Intel made the latest move in its battle with AMD to be the first to introduce next-generation microchips that will run faster and use less energy than existing models.
A new breed of nanobots is being designed to assist doctors by going where no surgeon or technology has gone before. Working at the scale of molecules, these micro-machines are taking their cues from bacteria and the way in which they find their way around the human body. If they are successful, they could bring about a new type of molecular surgery and a different perspective to our own inner space.
A new breed of nanobots is being designed to assist doctors by going where no surgeon or technology has gone before.
The digital world has just gone molecular.
Hewlett-Packard researchers announced Tuesday a new advance in its computer chips using nanotechnology, which could significantly improve performance.
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There's nothing tiny about the international controversy brewing over the safety of nanomaterials. In April, a German company recalled a tile sealant called Magic Nano after dozens of consumers suffered breathing problems while using it. Never mind that the product contained particles too large to actually count as nanomaterials (which must be smaller than a billionth of a meter) the scare was on, and European confidence in products labeled "nano" had already sunk.
Since Deep Blue's victory over chess champion Gary Kasparov, humans have had to grow used to the idea of being eclipsed by computers in the most intellectual of mind games.
Heaven or Hell? In the first of a three part series CNN hears how some scientists believe the future will be better than our wildest dreams.
Humanity is on the verge of an incredible future. Technologies that seem like science fiction are already becoming science fact as researchers develop innovations that will transform the very essence of what it is to be human.
A baseball zooms through clouds, straight through a wall and into the waiting hand of actor Adam Smith, who is tricked out like a magician, complete with wand, tuxedo and top hat. "How do you do it?" Smith asks conspiratorially. "You just need a small enough ball, of course."
IBM announced Friday it had built the first electronic circuit around a carbon molecule, which could potentially herald the next generation of semiconductors.
Every world-changing wonder has to begin somewhere. But it would be hard for the space elevator to have a less auspicious start than it got last October in a foggy office parking lot in Mountain Vi...
A little over five years ago, several top executives at 3M called together their senior managers in R&D to show them the not-so-rosy writing on the wall. The company's annual revenues were stalled,...
To create natural-looking makeup, L'Oréal is borrowing a concept from nature. Next year the Paris-based cosmetics powerhouse will unveil a line of nanotechnology makeup that gets its color not from...
This is not your father's future.
An "electric nose" that can distinguish the personal scent of an individual may begin to replace four-digit pin numbers and secret passwords within the next decade.
NEW YORK (CNN/Money) - Nanotechnology, the science of manipulating matter at the sub-molecular scale, has gotten a lot of buzz in the mainstream media, but it's mostly been "ooh, ahh, gee-whiz" type coverage.
Scientists using nanotechnology have devised a way of delivering cancer drugs that could make them up to 10 times more effective in combating the killer disease.
The world was different before the Internet.
At last, a reason to toss out that musty box of Arm & Hammer. In 2004, Samsung equipped its newest line of refrigerators with an interior coating of nanoscale silver particles—known to be a natural...
A South Korean scientist says he has come up with an inexpensive way to produce nanoparticles on a large scale without harming the environment.
BOUNDING UP THE STAIRS AT THE BEIJING Genomics Institute, Darren Cai, vice president of business development, pulls a flight ahead of me before I realize that the usual pace here is close to a spri...
It looks like nanotech isn't ready for prime time after all.
There's been a lot of fuss this week about whether Google should really be worth $36 billion when it goes public.
In a lobby at the General Electric Complex known as the "House of Magic" sits a desk that belonged to GE founder Thomas Edison. There, under glass, are copies of his notebook papers with sketches o...
One summer day in 1985, not that long before he shared the Nobel Prize in Physics for a device he had invented five years earlier for seeing atoms, known as a scanning tunneling microscope, IBM sci...
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You may not be able to see it, but you can't avoid its buzz. Nanotechnology is fast becoming as pervasive a cultural icon as TiVo or Levitra. The wizardry of building teeny things that are measured...
Cancer treatment is notoriously inexact. To make it more effective, doctors need a better way to detect cancerous cells spreading in patients' blood. That would allow them to quickly halt therapies...
Nanotechnology is often mentioned as the tool that will dramatically alter the future.
The vintage vinyl booths at Buck's diner in Woodside, Calif., a few miles from venture capital central along Sand Hill Road, are extra-long, and the wedge of apple pie with vanilla ice cream is ext...
"I do not see much hope in the political domain, but a lot of hope in the technological domain," said Shimon Peres last week at a private breakfast he hosted in a knotty wood-paneled ski-hotel dining room in Davos, Switzerland.
One of the least important things about nanotechnology is that it is small.
A tad too large to qualify as nanotechnology, but still as tiny as a speck of dust, MEMS are making a big splash. Once considered a laboratory novelty, MEMS are functional micromachines that use me...
YOUNG, RICH, POWERFUL, AND CHANGING THE WORLD Work your way up from the bottom? Forget it. Our list of 40 (okay, 41) who have vaulted to the top before they hit 40.
If you could assemble the world's most perfect board of directors, whom would you put on it? You'd probably want some theoreticians from the business schools, a venture capitalist or two, maybe a s...
The headlong rush of semiconductor miniaturization, it seems, waits for no one. Just because chipmakers are staring at woefully thin order books doesn't mean they can stop following Moore's law, th...
This past Valentine's Day, a year-old Houston startup called Carbon Nanotechnologies Inc., or CNI, began FedExing jelly-jar-sized containers of a high-tech soot so coveted that buyers have been wil...
When it comes to the mirrors in optical switches, small is all. That's because the smaller the mirrors, the more of them you can cram into a single switch, making it possible to route ever more opt...
Speech technology pioneer Ray Kurzweil is the author of The Age of Intelligent Machines and The Age of Spiritual Machines, published last year. He was interviewed by David Kirkpatrick.
Never has industry had a greater stake in the process of inventing and producing materials that are the flesh of new technology. Stuff like semiconductors, optical fibers, metallic alloys, and poly...
Unnoticed, like dust mites on a couch, are growing numbers of tiny mechanical gadgets with amazing capabilities. Rugged motion sensors smaller than a fingernail. Micromirrors, 1.2 million of the li...
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