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

As electronics shrink to nanoscale, will they still be good as gold?

Can gold stand up to the strain of next-generation data processing.

A nanoscale device to generate high-power Terahertz waves

Researchers at EPFL have developed a nanodevice that operates more than 10 times faster than today's fastest transistors

Ultrathin but fully packaged high-resolution camera

Biologically inspired ultrathin arrayed camera captures super-resolution images

Towards an unhackable quantum internet

Researchers demonstrate the missing link for a quantum internet

Double-walled nanotubes have electro-optical advantages

Rice University calculations show they could be highly useful for solar panels

New photon source for tap-proof communication

New method for generating quantum-entangled photons in a spectral range of light previously inaccessible developed

A funnel of light

It could serve as a new platform for hypersensitive optical detectors.