Rice lab's bright idea is pure gold

Seeing light emerge from a nanoscale experiment didn't come as a big surprise to Rice University physicists. But it got their attention w...

Decoding material wear with supercomputers

A revolution is under way in materials science: For the first time, large-scale computer simulations at TU Wien (Vienna) allow a precise vie

Light from inside the tunnel

Steering and monitoring the light-driven motion of electrons inside matter on the time-scale of a single optical cycle is a key challenge...

Wearable-tech glove translates sign language into speech in real time

The device is inexpensive, flexible and highly durable

How to store data using 2D materials instead of silicon chips?

Researchers have invented a way to slide atomically-thin layers of 2D materials over one another to store more data

Building a harder diamond

Pentadiamond: a diamond with carbon atoms rearrangement that makes it even harder than normal diamonds

Clinical-grade wearables offer continuous monitoring for COVID-19

Sticker-like medical device streams symptom data to physicians

Magnetic process that can lead to more energy-efficient memory in computers

Researchers at Virginia Commonwealth University and the University of California, Los Angeles have made an important advance that could l...

Physicists obtain molecular 'fingerprints' using plasmons

Scientists from the Center for Photonics and 2D Materials of the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT), the University of Ovi...

Multifunctional nanofiber protects against explosions

Material could protect soldiers, firefighters, astronauts and more

World's widest graphene nanoribbon promises the next generation of miniaturized electronics

With literally the thickness of one carbon atom and electrical properties that can surpass those of standard semiconductor technologies, ...

New materials of perovskite challenge the chemical intuition

High-pressure materials science has taken off over the last couple of decades with advances in previously difficult experimental techniqu...

Process for ‘two-faced’ nanomaterials may aid energy, information tech

A team led by the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory used a simple process to implant atoms precisely into the top laye...

Ion conducting polymer crucial to improving neuromorphic devices

"Neuromorphic" refers to mimicking the behavior of brain neural cells. When one speaks of neuromorphic computers, they are talking about ...

Imaging magnetic instabilities using laser accelerated protons

An international team of researchers highlighted two variants of Weibel's instability

Simple device monitors health using sweat

A device that monitors health conditions in the body using a person's sweat has been developed by Penn State and Xiangtan University rese...

Laser allows solid-state refrigeration of a semiconductor material

To the general public, lasers heat objects. And generally, that would be correct. But lasers also show promise to do quite the opposite -...

Microscopic computers: The wires of the future may be made of molecules

There are physical limits to how powerful computers can become if they are to maintain their size. Molecular electronics can solve this