Nanotech

German Researchers Have Built a Quantum Transistor Using Just a Single Atom

A team of researchers at Germany’s Karlsruhe Institute of Technology have developed a quantum transistor using just a single atom, and capable of …

Quantum Computing

Foxconn 'eyes semiconductor field'

Foxconn Technology Group is reportedly ramping up efforts to develop its thriving semiconductor business, but industry insiders say it may still be …

Foxconn

JNCASR: A new, robust form of gold

Researchers from Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR), Bengaluru, have developed a new type of gold in the form of very …

Crystals

Sequence-programmable covalent bonding of designed DNA assemblies

• M. R. Jones,<br>• N. C. Seeman,<br>• C. A. Mirkin<p>, Programmable materials and the nature of the DNA bond.Science 347, 1260901 (2015).<p>N. C. Seeman<p>, Nanomaterials …

Origami

Scientists develop new approach to build soft, pliable 3D stretchable electronics

<i>“3D stretchable electronic” device can stretch, bend and twist without compromising electronic function.</i><p>By stacking and connecting layers of …

UC San Diego

Origami and 4D printing of elastomer-derived ceramic structures

• C. Py,<br>• P. Reverdy,<br>• L. Doppler,<br>• J. Bico,<br>• B. Roman,<br>• C. N. Baroud<p>, Capillary origami: Spontaneous wrapping of a droplet with an elastic sheet.Phys. Rev. …

Origami

Chemistry professor develops contaminant detection technique for heparin: Research speeds up blood thinner sensing

Research speeds up blood thinner sensing<p>In 2008, a contaminant eluded the quality safeguards in the pharmaceutical industry and infiltrated a large …

Rhode Island

Engineering team designs technology for smart materials: The invention could lead to devices and manufactured goods, such as fabrics, that can dynamically regulate between thermally insulating and cooling

The invention could lead to devices and manufactured goods, such as fabrics, that can dynamically regulate between thermally insulating and …

Engineering

Platinum-gold mix becomes world's most durable metal alloy

Engineers at Sandia National Laboratories have developed what they say is the most durable metal alloy ever created. Made up of a combination of …

Nanotech

Ultrafast and highly sensitive infrared photodetectors based on two-dimensional oxyselenide crystals

Abstract<p>Infrared light detection and sensing is deeply embedded in modern technology and human society and its development has always been …

Nanotech

Chinese researchers develop world's first-ever 4D printing for ceramics

Chinese researchers have developed the world's first-ever 4D printing for ceramics that are mechanically robust and can have complex shapes, offering …

Ceramics

Is It Time To Hit The Motorcycle Reset Button?

Sometimes life can get a little stale. The 24-hour, seven-days-a-week grind never changes, co-workers’ faces look identical, vibrant colors gray with …

Darth Vader

Novel nanoparticle-based approach detects and treats oral plaque without drugs

When the good and bad bacteria in our mouth become imbalanced, the bad bacteria form a biofilm (aka plaque), which can cause cavities, and if left …

University of Illinois

A Wakandan Princess, the Dude, a Big Satisfying Pooh, and More of the Most Wallet-Draining Toys of the Week

Welcome back to Toy Aisle, io9's regular round up of all the lovely toys and merchandise we’ve spotted on the internet recently. This week, Shuri …

Geek

Narrow-beam laser technology enables communications between underwater vehicles

This positional uncertainty can make it difficult for an undersea terminal to locate and establish a link with incoming narrow optical beams. For …

Demonstration

Emerging many-body effects in semiconductor artificial graphene with low disorder

1.<p>Kotov, V. N., Uchoa, B., Pereira, V. M., Guinea, F. & Neto, A. H. C. Electron–electron interactions in graphene: current status and perspectives.</i> …

Quantum Physics

Instant Expert: Metamaterials

Nature has given us materials with special properties, such as the reflecting metals we use in mirrors – now artificial structures are going further<p>A …

Nanotech

More color and smaller lasers could speed up computer chips

Researchers have simplified the manufacturing process for creating electronic chips that can use multiple colors of light at the same time instead of …

University of Maryland

To find and disarm: Scientists develop platform to kill cancer cells

The new treatment will serve as both diagnosis and treatment of malignant tumors. This breakthrough in the technologies of cancer diagnosis and …

Cancer Cells

Are Carbon Nanotube Filaments a Health Risk?

For a number of years I’ve been concerned with potential health risks from breathing in fumes from Fused Depostion Modeling (FDM, also called FFF, …

Particles

These Tags Convert Just About Anything Into a Smart Device

Smart homes are the future (via geralt/Pixabay)<p>The revolution of smart devices marches on as researchers have made printable tags that mirror some …

Smart Homes

Controlling Dzyaloshinskii-Moriya Interaction via Chirality Dependent Atomic-Layer Stacking, Insulator Capping and Electric Field

1.<p>Roessler, U. K., Bogdanov, A. N. & Pfleiderer, C. Spontaneous skyrmion ground states in magnetic metals. <i>Nature</i> <b>442</b>, 797 (2006).<p>2.<p>Muhlbauer, S. <i>et al</i>. …

Asymmetry

Efficient glycopeptide separation achieved by interfacially polymerized polymer particles

Chinese researchers have developed interfacially polymerized porous polymer particles for low-abundance glycopeptide separation. These polymer …

Particles

Long-Range Interactions and Symmetry Breaking in Quantum Gases through Optical Feedback

Author(s): Yong-Chang Zhang, Valentin Walther, and Thomas PohlWe consider a quasi-two-dimensional atomic Bose-Einstein condensate interacting with a …

Quantum Physics

Nanotube coating smartens up fabrics

Imagine if there were comfortable and inexpensive wearable fabrics that were capable of detecting a wide range of pressure and motion. Well, …

Engineering

Tank Circuit for Ultrafast Single-Particle Detection in Micropores

Author(s): Abhishek Bhat, Paul V. Gwozdz, Arjun Seshadri, Marcel Hoeft, and Robert H. BlickWe present an ultrafast single submicron particle …

Particles

Applied Materials Stock Plummets, Gets Volley Of Price-Target Cuts

Applied Materials stock gapped down to its lowest level in a year on Friday after the company issued disappointing guidance with its fiscal …

Business

Oriented chiral water wires in artificial transmembrane channels

A. Szent-Györgyi, <i>Cell-Associated Water</i> (Academic Press, 1979).<p>P. Ball<p>, Water as an active constituent in cell biology.Chem. Rev. 108, 74–108 …

Asymmetry

Self-healing effects in a semi-ordered liquid for stable electronic conversion of high-energy radiation

1.<p>Rappaport, P. The electron-voltaic effect in p-n junctions induced by beta-particle bombardment. <i>Phys. Rev.</i> <b>93</b>, 246–247 (1954).<p>2.<p>Loferski, J. J. & …

Demonstration

DNA Nanostructures Strenghtened to Survive Harsh Environments

Enhanced durability now makes DNA nanostructures functional for in vivo applicationsAbout six years ago, Hendrik Dietz and his team of researchers at …

In Vivo