Science news

Aug. 28, 2015 — A new device which transforms paralysis victims’ breath into words – believed to be the first invention of its kind – has been …read more

Aug. 27, 2015 — Physicists have succeeded in synthesizing boron-doped graphene nanoribbons and characterizing their structural, electronic and chemical properties. The modified material could potentially be used as …read more

Aug. 21, 2015 — With a new design that sandwiches a polar metallic oxide between insulating materials at the nanoscale, the resulting multiferroic superlattice could open the door for improved … read more

Breakthrough Optics Pave Way for New Class of Intriguing Technologies

Aug. 18, 2015 — A new class of fascinating technologies — including optics in computing, telecommunications links and switches, and virtually any other optical component — could be created simply by configuring a … read more

Aug. 17, 2015 — A surprising discovery has been made about hybrid organic/inorganic solar cells. Contrary to expectations, a diode composed of the conductive organic PEDOT:PSS and an n-type silicon absorber material … read more

Aug. 17, 2015 — When researchers dream about electronics of the future, they more or less dream of pouring liquids into a beaker, stirring them together and decanting a computer out onto the table. This field of …read more

Aug. 17, 2015 — A new world of flexible, bendable, even stretchable electronics is emerging from research labs to address a wide range of potentially game-changing uses. Over the last few years, one team of chemists … read more

Aug. 14, 2015 — Researchers used their “Campanile” nano-optical probe to make some surprising discoveries about molybdenum disulfide, a member of the “transition metal dichalcogenides (TMDCs) semiconductor …read more

Aug. 13, 2015 — An unusual magnetic effect has been discovered in nanolayers of an oxide of lanthanum and manganese (LaMnO3). The research revealed an abrupt magnetic transition brought about by the slightest change … read more

Aug. 13, 2015 — Scientists reported a tunable band gap in BP, effectively modifying the semiconducting material into a unique state of matter with anisotropic dispersion. This research outcome potentially allows for …read more

Aug. 12, 2015 — Researchers have developed a manufacturing technique that could double the electricity output of inexpensive solar cells by using a microscopic rake when applying light-harvesting … read more

Flexible, Biodegradable Device Can Generate Power from Touch

Aug. 12, 2015 — Long-standing concerns about portable electronics include the devices’ short battery life and their contribution to e-waste. One group of scientists is now working on a way to address both of … read more

Aug. 11, 2015 — Used in everything from cell phones to supercomputers, tiny electronic circuits contain transistors that generate performance-compromising heat. Circuit designers can “see” how temperatures …read more

Aug. 11, 2015 — Graphene, an atom-thick material with extraordinary properties, is a promising candidate for the next generation of dramatically faster, more energy-efficient electronics. However, scientists have …read more

New Hydrogel Stretches, Contracts Like a Heat-Driven Muscle

Aug. 10, 2015 — A new hydrogel that works like an artificial muscle — quickly stretching and contracting in response to changing temperature — has been developed by researchers. They have also managed to use the …read more

Aug. 10, 2015 — A methodology for brain penetration using diameter flexible needles has been developed by scientists. This should further reduce invasiveness and provide tissue penetrations hardly broken than …read more

Aug. 7, 2015 — Molybdenum ditelluride (MoTe2)  is a crystalline compound that if pure enough can be used as a transistor.  Its molecular structure is an atomic sandwich made up of one molybdenum atom for every …read more

Aug. 6, 2015 — Easily manufactured, low cost, lightweight, flexible dielectric polymers that can operate at high temperatures may be the solution to energy storage and power conversion in electric vehicles and … read more

Aug. 3, 2015 — Engineers have found a new way to switch the polarization of nanomagnets without the need for an external magnetic field. The advance brings the semiconductor industry a major step closer to moving …read more

Aug. 3, 2015 — Researchers have combined two unlikely materials to make a digital switch that could improve high speed … read more