Scientists tap unused energy source to power smart sensor networks

The electricity that lights our homes and powers our appliances also creates small magnetic fields that are present all around us. Scientists have developed ...

A new tool for controlling reactions in microrobots and microreactors

UMass Amherst, international team use simple capillary forces to direct aqueous solutions

Tiny optical cavity could make quantum networks possible

Engineers have shown that atoms in optical cavities—tiny boxes for light—could be the foundation to the creation of a quantum internet

'Living drug factories' might treat diabetes and other diseases

Chemical engineers have developed a way to protect transplanted drug-producing cells from immune system rejection

Engineers 3D print soft, rubbery brain implants

Technique may enable speedy, on-demand design of softer, safer neural devices

Blood test detects over 50 types of cancer, some before symptoms appear

Test also identifies where in the body the cancer has originated

On Mars or Earth, biohybrid can turn carbon dioxide into new products

Bacteria on nanowires convert sunlight, carbon dioxide and water to organic building blocks

High-efficiency laser for silicon chips

Transistors in computer chips work electrically, but data can be transmitted more quickly by using light. For this reason, researchers have long been looking...

Heart attack on a chip: Scientists model conditions of ischemia on a microfluidic device

The chip allows precise control of oxygen and other conditions to observe cardiac cell behavior

Printing complex cellulose-based objects

Trees and other plants lead the way: they produce cellulose themselves and use it to build complex structures with extraordinary mechanical properties. That ...

Artificial intelligence identifies optimal material formula

One algorithm replaces countless time-consuming experiments.

A genetic nano-toolkit for the generation of new biomaterials

Bayreuth microbiologists use bacteria to produce multifunctional magnetic nanoparticles

Eye blinking on-a-chip

A new approach could lead to 'cornea-on-a-chip' devices that more accurately test the effects of drugs on the human eye

Creating stretchable thermoelectric generators

Elastic conducting polymer composites in thermoelectric modules

Crumpled graphene makes ultra-sensitive cancer DNA detector

Graphene-based biosensors could usher in an era of liquid biopsy, detecting DNA cancer markers circulating in a patient's blood or serum. But current designs...

Abbott launches molecular point-of-care test to detect novel coronavirus in as little as 5 minutes

FDA grants emergency use authorization for fastest available molecular point-of-care test for novel coronavirus

Novel electrically conducting MOF may be the next-gen semiconductor

Metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) are emerging multi-functional materials that are gradually finding their way out of the research labs and into a myriad of re...

How do you power billions of sensors? By converting waste heat into electricity

Researchers are helping to power portable sensors that do not use batteries by generating electricity from heat that is otherwise wasted