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Gecko Adhesion

Gecko Adhesion Technology Moves Closer To Industrial Uses

A gecko scampering up a wall or across a ceiling has long fascinated scientists and encouraged them to investigate how to harness lizard’s mysterious...
Lithium-Ion Batteries

Taming ‘Dendrites’ Could Bring Better Lithium-Ion Batteries

Researchers have learned the mechanisms behind a common type of failure in lithium-ion batteries caused by the formation and growth of “dendrites,” findings that...
photonic

On-chip Optics Find Their Groove

High-speed optical circuits and sensors generally require strict control over light polarization to minimize loss and cross-talk in photonic devices such as waveguides. An...
metamaterials

Changing the Nature of Optics in One Step

The Science Optical lenses that can see features smaller than the wavelength of light cannot be made from conventional materials. Creating “hyperlenses” that can take...
flexible logic sensor

Augmented Reality at Your Fingertips

The intuitive touch screens integral to smartphones caused a sensation when first released, and they remain popular for many consumer electronics. Now, a team...

Nature: 3D-Printing of Glass Now Possible

Three-dimensional printing allows extremely small and complex structures to be made even in small series. A method developed at the KIT for the first...