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Superconductivity

The Culprit of Superconductivity in Cuprates

Highlights: > Researchers have uncovered an underlying mechanism related to the materials dependence in copper-based high-temperature superconductors > The research may open a new avenue for...
Internet of Things

Finding Free Bytes for Security

From your watch to your refrigerator to your dog, it’s becoming increasingly difficult to find much of anything in the modern world that does...
Fusion Challenge

A New Path to Solving a Longstanding Fusion Challenge

A class exercise at MIT, aided by industry researchers, has led to an innovative solution to one of the longstanding challenges facing the development...
Biodegradable implantvideo

Researchers Demonstrate First Example of a Bioresorbable Electronic Medicine

Researchers at Northwestern University and Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have developed the first example of a bioresorbable electronic medicine: an...
Optical frequency combs

Columbia Engineers Build Smallest Integrated Kerr Frequency Comb Generator

Optical frequency combs can enable ultrafast processes in physics, biology, and chemistry, as well as improve communication and navigation, medical testing, and security. The Nobel...
robots

The Robots of the Future Work Together

Associate Professor Ole Ravn of DTU Electrical Engineering is head of DTU’s research within robot technology. He has worked with robots and autonomous systems for the...
super-hydrophobic surface

Flowing Salt Water Over This Super-Hydrophobic Surface Can Generate Electricity

Engineers at the University of California San Diego have developed a super-hydrophobic surface that can be used to generate electrical voltage. When salt water...
meta-lensvideo

Revolutionary Ultra-thin “Meta-lens” Enables Full-color Imaging

Light of different colors travels at different speeds in different materials and structures. This is why we see white light split into its constituent...
RNA Therapies

Red Glow Helps Identify Nanoparticles for Delivering RNA Therapies

A new screening process could dramatically accelerate the identification of nanoparticles suitable for delivering therapeutic RNA into living cells. The technique would allow researchers...
polymer coatingvideo

Polymer Coating Cools Down Buildings

With temperatures rising and heat-waves disrupting lives around the world, cooling solutions are becoming ever more essential. This is a critical issue especially in...
lithium niobite modulators

Small Modulator for Big Data

Conventional lithium niobite modulators, the longtime workhorse of the optoelectronic industry, may soon go the way of the vacuum tube and floppy disc. Researchers...
Central Nervous System

Protecting the Body’s Joints Via the Central Nervous System

From soccer players making aggressive change-of-direction cuts on the pitch to daily tasks like walking up stairs, muscle activation is a part of everyday...
graphene mid-infrared detector

Device Uses Graphene to Convert Light to Electrical Signals

A team of researchers has developed a device that uses the material graphene to detect mid-infrared light and efficiently convert it to electrical signal...
wearable soft exosuitvideo

Multi-Joint, Personalized Soft Exosuit Breaks New Ground

In the future, smart textile-based soft robotic exosuits could be worn by soldiers, fire fighters and rescue workers to help them traverse difficult terrain...
nanoelectronics

Nano-Sandwiching Improves Heat Transfer, Prevents Overheating in Nanoelectronics

Sandwiching two-dimensional materials used in nanoelectronic devices between their three-dimensional silicon bases and an ultrathin layer of aluminum oxide can significantly reduce the risk...
wearable ultrasound patch

Wearable Ultrasound Patch Monitors Blood Pressure Deep Inside Body

A new wearable ultrasound patch that non-invasively monitors blood pressure in arteries deep beneath the skin could help people detect cardiovascular problems earlier on...
magnetic materials

Predicting How Electromagnetic Waves Interact with Materials at the Smallest Scales

UCLA Samueli engineers have developed a new tool to model how magnetic materials, which are used in smartphones and other communication devices, interact with...
autonomous terrestrial robotvideo

“Robat” Uses Sound to Navigate and Map Unique Environments

The "Robat" is a fully autonomous terrestrial robot with bat-like qualities that uses echolocation to move through novel environments while mapping them based only...
Robotic Fingers

Surfaces a Key Element in Robotic Fingers

Picking up a pen off a desk and writing with it might seem easy to you, but it’s no small feat to a robot. For...
Internet of Things

Maria Gorlatova: Creating an Intelligent Internet of Things

Maria Gorlatova has joined the faculty in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Duke University’s Pratt School of Engineering. With both industry and...