A remote control for neurons

Nanowires are able to stimulate neurons from outside the cell membrane.

Smart molecules could be key to computers with 100-times bigger memories

Researchers have discovered a single molecule 'switch' that can act like a transistor and offers the potential to store binary information

More efficient biosolar cells modelled on nature

By combining light-collecting and photosynthesis proteins of different types, more energy can be produced.

A nice day for a quantum walk

Researchers are able to precisely control the vibrations of coupled ions to demonstrate a "quantum random walk"

Controlling artificial cilia with magnetic fields and light

Researchers from North Carolina State University and Elon University have made artificial cilia, or hair-like structures, that can bend into new shapes in re...

Understanding ceramic materials' 'mortar' may reveal ways to improve them

When most people think of ceramics, they might envision their favorite mug or a flowerpot. But modern technology is full of advanced ceramics, from silicon s...

Watching single protons moving at water-solid interfaces

Experimental breakthrough in understanding how charges in water interact with solid surfaces

Nanoneedles to increase the capacity and robustness of digital memories

Applying a localized pressure improves the control of metamagnetic materials at the nanoscale

Flow-through electrodes make hydrogen 50 times faster

Experiments find the sweet spot for surface area and bubbles to store energy

Smart windows that self-illuminate on rainy days

POSTECH and KAIST researchers develop self-powering, color-changing humidity sensors

NUS researchers develop a new library of atomically thin 2D materials

Researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) have created a whole new library of atomically thin, two-dimensional (2D) materials using a novel...

Exchange of arms between chromosomes using molecular scissors

The CRISPR/Cas molecular scissors work like a fine surgical instrument and can be used to modify genetic information in plants.

Multifunctional e-glasses monitor health, protect eyes, control video game

Fitness tracker bracelets and watches provide useful information, such as step count and heart rate, but they usually can't provide more detailed data about ...

Clean without scrubbing and using chemicals

Dresden scientists develop self-cleaning aluminium surface

Designing a flexible material to protect buildings, military personnel

University of Missouri engineers said their material has both civilian and military applications

Triggered by light, a novel way to switch on an enzyme

Researchers identify enzyme which becomes catalytically active by light

High-resolution 3D view inside tumors

Opto-acoustic mesoscopy visualizes tumor tissue patterns

New 5G switch provides 50 times more energy efficiency than currently exists

As 5G hits the market, new U.S. Army-funded research has developed a radio-frequency switch that is more than 50 times more energy efficient than what is use...