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Strengthener for graphene

New technique creates elastic, tough graphene films by linking layers.

June 15, 2024

Bladeless wind turbine nanogenerator harvests gusts for structural monitoring

A bladeless wind turbine with a triboelectric nanogenerator efficiently harvests low-frequency wind gusts, powering self-sustaining structural health monitoring for roads and bridges.

June 14, 2024

Self-assembling and disassembling swarm molecular robots via DNA molecular controller

Researchers have succeeded in developing a DNA-based molecular controller. Crucially, this controller enables the autonomous assembly and disassembly of molecular robots, as opposed to manually directing it.

June 14, 2024

Artificial photosynthesis to produce hydrogen peroxide

Chemists have developed hexavalent photocatalytic covalent organic frameworks (COFs) which mimic natural photosynthesis for the production of hydrogen peroxide (H2O2), an important industrial chemical.

June 14, 2024

A novel approach for detecting a particular biomolecule associated with several diseases

Scientists developed a new, electrochemical biosensor for detecting ADAR1, offering a low-cost, rapid tool for measuring ADAR1 concentrations in cells. The detector is expected to be useful for monitoring cancer progression.

June 13, 2024

Photonic chip integrates sensing and computing for ultrafast machine vision

Researchers have demonstrated a new intelligent photonic sensing-computing chip that can process, transmit and reconstruct images of a scene within nanoseconds.

June 13, 2024

Researchers create nanocubes forming floating checkerboards via self-assembly

Researchers have engineered nanosized cubes that spontaneously form a two-dimensional checkerboard pattern when dropped on the surface of water. The work presents a simple approach to create complex nanostructures through a technique called self-assembly.

June 13, 2024

New tool to detect protein-protein interactions promising for gene therapy and other treatments

Scientists have developed a faster, precise method to detect protein properties and interactions, advancing real-time monitoring of virus-cell interactions and gene therapy innovations.

June 13, 2024

A liquid crystal source of photon pairs

Researchers have demonstrated spontaneous parametric down-conversion in a liquid crystal for the first time, opening a path to efficient, electric-field tunable quantum sources, advancing quantum physics and technology.

June 13, 2024

Innovative graphene oxide sensor detects low concentrations of nitrate in water

A new study introduces a novel approach to nitrate ion detection using all-solid-state ion-selective electrodes enabled by graphene oxide as an ion-to-electron transducer.

June 13, 2024

Self-powered lab-on-a-chip revolutionizes blood tests with AI and nanogenerator technology

A groundbreaking self-powered lab-on-a-chip uses nanogenerator technology and AI for rapid, low-frequency blood conductivity measurements, leveraging advanced microfluidic and millifluidic systems to enhance point-of-care diagnostics.

June 13, 2024

Swimming microrobots deliver cancer-fighting drugs to metastatic lung tumors in mice

Engineers have developed microscopic robots, known as microrobots, capable of swimming through the lungs to deliver cancer-fighting medication directly to metastatic tumors.

June 12, 2024

Quantum dot based metasurface enables two objects to exist in the same space

The metasurface boosts photon emission coupling with its resonance mode, allowing precise light direction control. It achieves up to 25 times higher luminescence efficiency than previous methods.

June 12, 2024

Sweeping review reveals impact of integrating artificial intelligence technologies into photovoltaic systems

Artificial intelligence is poised to bring photovoltaic systems into a new era through revolutionary improvements in efficiency, reliability, and predictability of solar power generation.

June 12, 2024

Affordable and sensitive nanofiber piezoelectric sensors for human and robot motion monitoring

Researchers have developed a cost-effective, sensitive piezoelectric sensor using polyvinylidene fluoride nanofibers and dopamine, enhancing performance and stability for healthcare and robotics.

June 12, 2024

Tiny robot enables unlocks secrets of the gut microbiome, one sample at a time

A new multiple-sampling capsule robot can collect gut microbiome samples from various locations in the GI tract while minimizing contamination, enabling crucial longitudinal analysis.

June 12, 2024

Dark excitons shed new light on matter

Researchers have uncovered for the first time the full effects of interactions between exciton-polaritons and their associated dark excitonic reservoir.

June 12, 2024

Flexible and stretchable microfluidic devices created by direct printing of silicone 3D microchannel networks

Silicone-based 3D microchannels with embedded electronics created via direct ink writing 3D printing. liquid metal injected to form flexible, stretchable, high-Q antennas.

June 12, 2024