Researchers hope the tiny moth ears could someday inspire improvements to cell phones and hearing aids.
The centurieslong pursuit may finally be progressing, but designing ethical ways to test these products is a sizable challenge.
The chips may be the smallest ever human-designed flying machines.
The material, which mimics the structure of an araucaria leaf, might one day be used to help clean oil spills.
These fine filaments can funnel light from fluorescent nanoparticles, acting just like a teeny optical fiber.
New single-pixel device borrows materials from solar cells to replicate the behavior of a biological retina as part of its fundamental design.
Green spectrum light can actually damage plants.
Someday, such supports could allow meat in the lab to grow from tiny hamburger-nuggets into something more like steak.