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How Your Brain Cleans Itself—Mystery Solved?

Plumbing system found in mice makes scientist's "heart sing."<p><b>Talk about brainwashing—a newfound plumbing system, identified in mice, likely helps the brain empty its waste, a new study says. Because mouse biology is similar to ours, the same findings should apply to people too, experts say.</b><p><b>(Get</b> …

Quantum Dots with Built-in Charge Could Lead to Highly Efficient Solar Cells

When you see 45 percent energy conversion efficiency for solar cells, you stop and take notice.<p>The story of nanotechnology in solar cells over the …

Nanowire bridging transistors open way to next-generation electronics

A new approach to integrated circuits, combining atoms of semiconductor materials into nanowires and structures on top of silicon surfaces, shows …

Scientists 3D-print shark skin to boost swimming

Harvard researchers are investigating properties of shark skin using a 3D-printer model<p>Researchers at Harvard University have created an artificial shark skin using 3D printing, in order to investigate how microscopic scales can improve movement through water.<p>Shark skin is peppered with millions of …

Scientists Discover First New Polymers in 20 Years

The world welcomed two new polymers on Thursday, codenamed Titan and Hydro, both of which came from the same reaction. One is rigid; it could become …