Lasers enable engineers to weld ceramics, no furnace required
The process uses an ultrafast pulsed laser to melt ceramic materials along the interface and fuse them together.
22 Aug 2019 ⋅ Science
Study identifies main culprit behind lithium metal battery failure
The findings could pave the way for bringing rechargeable lithium metal batteries from the lab to the market.
21 Aug 2019 ⋅ Nature
Folded paper creates portable lab for field laboratory tests
Coating paper with a liquid-infused polymer and folding it into precise 3D geometries allows scientists to create cheap, portable and reliable laboratory equipment for use during natural disasters and in other field situations.
20 Aug 2019 ⋅ Biointerphases
Wired for sound: A third wave emerges in integrated circuits
A research renaissance into chip-based control of light-sound interactions could transform our 5G networks, satellite communications and defence industries
19 Aug 2019 ⋅ Nature Photonics
Optofluidic chip with nanopore ‘smart gate’ developed for single molecule analysis
Programmable device enables on-demand delivery of individual biomolecules with feedback-controlled gating for high-throughput analysis
16 Aug 2019 ⋅ Nature Communications
20-qubit Schrödinger cat states with superconducting quantum processor
The achievement of these results is a big step toward building a quantum computer.
15 Aug 2019 ⋅ Science
Pores for thought: Ion channel study beckons first whole-brain simulation
Blue Brain Project's 'Channelpedia' is open to brain modellers and pharmacologists everywhere.
15 Aug 2019 ⋅ Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience
New 3D interconnection technology for future wearable bioelectronics
Scientists developed stretchable metal composites and 3D printed them on soft substrates at room temperature.
15 Aug 2019 ⋅ Nano Letters
Stretchable pumps: an artificial heart for soft machines
Scientists at EPFL have developed a tiny pump that could play a big role in the development of autonomous soft robots, lightweight exoskeletons and smart clothing. Flexible, silent and weighing only one gram, it is poised to replace the rigid, noisy and bulky pumps currently used. The scientists’ work has just been published in Nature.
14 Aug 2019 ⋅ Nature
Thinnest optical waveguide channels light within just three layers of atoms
The work is a proof of concept for scaling down optical devices to sizes that are orders of magnitude smaller than today’s devices.
12 Aug 2019 ⋅ Nature Nanotechnology