Dr. Roberto Cingolani, Scientific Director at the Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT) in Genoa, Italy and his team have developed a new nanotech process. What they have discovered is a way to make paper waterproof, magnetic, and antibacterial. Despite these additional qualities, the paper still retains its flexibility and weight that we have become accustomed too. You are still able to write on it, erase on it, or turn it into an orginial work of origami art.
A prototype nanobots is currently being developed that could one day detect disease in humans. These tiny robots are being developed to mimick living creatures. According to the article, the minute devices are called “Cyberplasm” and will be able to join together advanced microelectronics with cutting edge biomimicry (technology inspired by nature) research.