May the force be with you: detecting ultrafast light by its force

A McGill research team has developed a new technique to detect nano-sized imperfections in materials. They believe this discovery will le...

Using viscous metals in micro fibers

EPFL scientists have developed the first micro-structured fibers with a viscous metal inside – a perfect example of what cross-disciplinary

Sharing a secret... the quantum way

Wits Researchers have demonstrated a new quantum approach for sharing a secret amongst many parties, setting a new record for the highest di

Manipulating non-magnetic atoms in a chromium halide enables tuning of magnetic properties

New approach creates synthetic layered magnets with unprecedented level of control over their magnetic properties

Tailored light inspired by nature

An international research team with Prof. Cornelia Denz from the Institute of Applied Physics at the University of Münster develop for the f

Novel approach improves graphene-based supercapacitors

Demand for integrated energy storage devices is growing rapidly as people rely more and more on portable and wireless electronics, and th...

Metal-Breathing Bacteria Could Transform Electronics, Biosensors, and More

Study of bacterium links biology, materials science, and electrical engineering

Scientists discover new class of semiconducting entropy-stabilized materials

Semiconductors are important materials in numerous functional applications such as digital and analog electronics, solar cells, LEDs, and...

Mapping crystal shapes could fast-track 2D materials

Experts call for global effort to clear hurdles to mass production

Origami metamaterials show reversible auxeticity combined with deformation recoverability

Findings open up possibilities for mechanical metamaterials to be used in soft robotics and medical devices

Trapping tiny particles: A versatile tool for nanomanipulation

Nanoparticles are tiny. At just 1/1000th of a millimeter, they're impossible to see with the naked eye. But, despite being small, they're...

Laser inversion enables multi-materials 3D printing

Additive manufacturing--or 3D printing--uses digital manufacturing processes to fabricate components that are light, strong, and require ...

Self-healing soft material outsmarts nature

Using just water and heat, a new 'biosynthetic’ polymer leads to soft robot actuators and protective equipment that can auto-repair damage

Water molecules are gold for nanocatalysis

Some catalysts show remarkable high activity. Thanks to water.

Project creates more powerful, versatile ultrafast laser pulse

The shortest laser pulse for newly developed technology and this has important applications in engineering and biomedicine

Edible, biocompatible, biodegradable optical fibers

An optical fiber made of agar has been produced at the University of Campinas (UNICAMP) in the state of São Paulo, Brazil. This device is...

Lego-inspired bone and soft tissue repair with tiny, 3D-printed bricks

Hollow, flea-sized blocks can be filled with materials that improve healing

Getting a grip on near-field light

Research advances particle manipulation, high resolution microscopy, communications and more