Let's do the twist

Pitt and Harvard engineers and chemists 'program' liquid crystalline elastomers to replicate complex twisting action simply with the use of

AI techniques used to improve battery health and safety

The researchers, from Cambridge and Newcastle Universities, have designed a new way to monitor batteries by sending electrical pulses into them and measuring...

Researchers help expand search for new state of matter

U of A scientists have taken a step toward proving the existence of quantum spin liquids, which could lead to next-generation computing

Nanopore reveals shape-shifting enzyme linked to catalysis

The study can help with the design of new enzymes, or with the discovery of drugs that inhibit enzyme function

Magnetoacoustic waves: Towards a new paradigm of on-chip communication

Researchers have observed directly and for the first time magnetoacoustic waves (sound-driven spin waves), which are considered as potential information carr...

Researchers use nanotechnology to develop new treatment for endometriosis

Scientists have developed a precise, nanotechnology-based treatment to alleviate the pain and fertility problems associated with endometriosis, a common gyne...

Newly discovered biostability in DNA structures may lead to enhanced design of therapies

A tremendous potential for biomedical applications, including targeted delivery of drugs, exists through DNA nanostructures, but one key challenge has been t...

New measurements reveal evidence of elusive particles in a newly-discovered superconductor

Material may be natural home to quasiparticle hiding for decades

Capturing 3D microstructures in real time

Modern scientific research on materials relies heavily on exploring their behavior at the atomic and molecular scales. For that reason, scientists are consta...

3D reconstructions of individual nanoparticles

Liquid phase electron microscopy illuminates 3D atomic structures of platinum nanoparticles, advancing full control of nanoengineering

Graphene-based actuator swarm enables programmable deformation

Actuators that can convert various environmental stimuli to mechanical works have revealed great potential for developing smart devices such as soft robots, ...

New quantum technology could help diagnose and treat heart condition

The conductivity of living organs, such as the heart, could be imaged non-invasively using quantum technology

Surfing the waves: Electrons break law to go with the flow

If you see people walking down a street and coming to a junction, it's difficult to predict which direction they might take. But, if you see people sitting i...

A combined optical transmitter and receiver

Bidirectional optical signal transmission between two identical devices using perovskite diodes

A new way to fine-tune exotic materials: Thin, stretch and clamp

Turning a brittle oxide into a flexible membrane, conducting state to insulating state, and changed its magnetic properties

AI finds 2D materials in the blink of an eye

Researchers at the Institute of Industrial Science, a part of The University of Tokyo, demonstrated a novel artificial intelligence system that can find and ...

New sensors could offer early detection of lung tumors

Study shows that a simple urine test can reveal the presence of lung cancer in mice

Scientists see energy gap modulations in a cuprate superconductor

New measurements from single electron tunneling provide spectroscopic evidence for a 'pair density wave' coexisting with superconductivity