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First brew beer, then store energy

Chemists create carbon materials for energy storage device from brewery waste.

Today, 14:15 UTC

Nanobiosensor developed for detecting SARS-CoV-2

Scientists have developed a nanobiosensor based on gold nanowires. Originally only intended for the detection of COVID-19-associated antigens and antibodies, the biosensor is also transferable to other biomarkers.

Today, 14:09 UTC

Listen up, material!

'Seven, one, nine, ...': A human voice pronounces digits, a physical material recognizes them with about 97 percent accuracy. This pattern recognition system was developed by physicists and enables multidimensional problems to be solved quickly and without energy-consuming training.

Today, 13:57 UTC

Performing Bio-AFM on live cells

A new application note discusses how atomic force microscope (AFM) systems can be used in various disciplines of biological research, such as imaging of live cells and bacteria, single-cell manipulation, or force spectroscopy on molecules, cells, or tissue.

Today, 09:50 UTC

Neutron star that behaves like a black hole discovered

Researchers have found a neutron star that captures matter from a companion star in a violent and unstable process. This process, previously observed only in very bright black holes, opens the door to new insights into the behaviour of stars.

Today, 09:32 UTC

A metamaterial concrete for the development of smart civil infrastructure systems

Researchers present a new concept for lightweight and mechanically-tunable concrete systems that have integrated energy harvesting and sensing functionality.

Today, 04:47 UTC

New 3D metal printing technology using welding techniques

Researchers develop metal 3D printing pen additive manufacturing source technology.

Today, 04:30 UTC

Carbon fiber paper for for longer-lasting electric vehicle batteries

Carbon fiber paper is used instead of copper thin film to achieve long-term stability and high energy density for lithium metal batteries.

Today, 04:18 UTC

Phase change nano inks could passively control temperature in buildings and cars

'Phase change inks' that could transform how we heat and cool buildings, homes and cars to achieve sophisticated 'passive climate' control have been developed, with enormous potential to help reduce energy use and global greenhouse gas emissions.

Today, 04:04 UTC

New experiment translates quantum information between technologies in an important step for the quantum internet

Researchers have discovered a way to 'translate' quantum information between different kinds of quantum technologies, with significant implications for quantum computing, communication, and networking.

March 24, 2023

'Smart' bandages monitor wounds and provide targeted treatment

Caltech researchers have developed a flexible electronic bandage for use on chronic wounds, particularly in diabetic patients. The bandage monitors signs of inflammation, collecting medical data and providing medication as needed.

March 24, 2023

A neuromorphic synapse created from core materials for OLED TVs

Researchers developed a high-performance AI semiconductor device using indium gallium zinc oxide (IGZO), an oxide semiconductor widely used in OLED displays. The new device has proven to be excellent in terms of performance and power efficiency.

March 24, 2023

Nanoparticles could have big impact on patients receiving corneal transplants

Studies show that using nanoparticles to encapsulate eye medication decreased graft rejection while requiring fewer and smaller doses.

March 24, 2023

Photosynthesis: varying roads lead to the reaction center

Chemists use high-precision quantum chemistry to study key elements of super-efficient energy transfer in an important element of photosynthesis.

March 24, 2023

Recycling of fruit waste into a MXene solar absorber for water desalination

Scientists developed a method for converting fruit wastes such as coconut husks, orange peels, and banana peels into a solar absorber made of MXene for efficient water desalination process.

March 24, 2023

Novel 2D ultrasound-responsive antibacterial nanosheets effectively address bone tissue infection

Researchers developed a non-invasive and non-antibiotics technology to effectively reduce MRSA infection in bony tissue. The novel antibacterial nanosheets can release a substantial amount of reactive oxygen species subject to ultrasound stimulation.

March 24, 2023

Robot caterpillar demonstrates new approach to locomotion for soft robotics

Researchers have demonstrated a caterpillar-like soft robot that can move forward, backward and dip under narrow spaces. The caterpillar-bot's movement is driven by a novel pattern of silver nanowires that use heat to control the way the robot bends, allowing users to steer the robot in either direction.

March 24, 2023

Graphene grows - and we can see it

Many properties of the graphene and its cousins are still poorly understood - for the simple reason that the atoms they are made up of are very difficult to observe. Researchers have now found a surprising way to solve this issue.

March 24, 2023