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A customizable synthetic active matter system using holographic optical traps can replicate complex biological swarm behaviors like flocking and schooling. Findings unlock key principles governing emergent order in groups, enabling creation of ultra-responsive collective micro- and nanorobotic systems.
Feb 21st, 2024
Machine learning methods and data science can uncover hidden patterns in nanoparticle synthesis conditions and property outcomes.
Feb 13th, 2024
Clever design of composite temperature-responsive hydrogel allows for dynamic, high-resolution information storage and on-demand decryption.
Jan 31st, 2024
Highly adaptable optothermal nanotweezers leverage thermophoresis and thermo-osmosis to trap nanoparticles as small as 3.3 nm across materials without requiring surface modifications.
Jan 29th, 2024
Explore the intriguing world of zero-dimensional nanomaterials, from quantum confinement to future tech applications, in an easily digestible guide.
Jan 25th, 2024
Liquid crystal polymer networks enable light-controlled transfer, sensing and reactions of chemical messengers between layers of robotic skin, showcasing new possibilities for adaptive responses and multi-agent coordination.
Jan 24th, 2024
Novel electrostatic 'taxel' actuators that zip closed provide the force and displacement to dynamically create pressable buttons on touchscreens and other surfaces, restoring realistic tactile feedback.
Dec 18th, 2023
New microscopy techniques now enable direct imaging of atomic defects' electric field polarization, unlocking understanding of defect tuning mechanisms for enhanced electrocatalysis and beyond.
Dec 17th, 2023