September 26th, 2016 | by April Gocha, PhD
Researchers at the University of Manchester in the U.K. have devised a strategy that gives new use to diatom shells, using the silica shells as scaffolds for building atomic sheets of molybdenum disulfide.
August 23rd, 2016 | by Stephanie Liverani
For the first time ever, scientists at Bangor and Oxford Universities in the U.K. are using spider silk as a superlens to increase magnification potential, opening up new possibilities to explore structures currently invisible to modern microscopes.
August 16th, 2016 | by Stephanie Liverani
In the past couple weeks alone, significant innovations in next-generation electronic devices have made news. Check out these recent buzzworthy developments in tech research that are helping transform electronics as we know them.
August 12th, 2016 | by Stephanie Liverani
Scientists at the University of Cambridge in England are taking an in-depth look at the way in which information is processed and transmitted in electronic devices. They've developed a miniature electro-optical switch that they say can boost the power and efficiency of small electronics.
July 26th, 2016 | by April Gocha, PhD
Scientists at the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, Institute of Applied Physics of the Russian Academy of Sciences, and the company IRE-Polus have developed a ceramic-based laser that can has just the right wavelength to cut its way into key industries.
July 8th, 2016 | by Stephanie Liverani
Researchers at the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin say they've quantified fundamental physical limitations on the performance of cloaking devices, a technology that allows objects to become invisible or undetectable to electromagnetic waves.
May 3rd, 2016 | by Stephanie Liverani
Engineers at Northwestern University’s McCormick School of Engineering (Evanston, Ill.) are working on a new lens that could be used for biomedical research and security imaging: a terhertz lens created by a light-powered 3-D printer.
April 18th, 2016 | by Stephanie Liverani
Researchers from Columbia University’s School of Engineering and Applied Science are developing a new flat, thin camera that is so flexible it can be wrapped around objects to capture images that can’t be taken with conventional cameras.
March 15th, 2016 | by Stephanie Liverani
Harvard researchers have developed a technique that can instantaneously control the opacity of a window using geometric principles instead of electrochemical reactions.
March 15th, 2016 | by April Gocha, PhD
The world’s blackest material, Vantablack, just got blacker. U.K. company Surrey NanoSystems developed the carbon nanotube material a few years ago, but the company now says it has recently improved the material to absorb so much light that it cannot be measured with a spectrometer.