Clean, limitless power from graphene

U.S. physicists has successfully developed a circuit capable of capturing graphene's thermal motion and converting it into an electrical current. This could  provide clean, limitless, low-voltage power for small devices.

Scientists Discover New Electronic State of Matter

A team of U.S. scientists has observed a new state of matter at the interface between two oxide materials. The discovery shows electrons can bind together in ways similar to how quarks combine to form neutrons and protons.

Novel Device Creates Electricity From Snowfall

  • 18 Apr 2019

Scientists have designed a first-of-its-kind 3D-printed device that can produce electricity from falling snow. The device designed by U.S. researchers is inexpensive, small, thin and flexible like a sheet of plastic.

Team discovers double helix structure in synthetic macromolecule

U.S. researchers have discovered that a high-strength polymer called "PBDT" has a rare double helix structure, opening possibilities for use in a variety of applications, for instance lightweight aerospace materials.

Breakthrough made with organic electronics

Organic electronics are set to become more important, they provide the basis for flexible solar cells for example or future electronic paper. A new breakthrough doubles the power.

World-first ultrasound levitation that bends around barriers

UK researchers have become the first in the world to develop technology which can bend sound waves around an obstacle and levitate an object above it.

Organic crystals twist, bend, and heal

Scientists have engineered a molecular soft cocrystalline structure that bends and twists reversibly and without disintegration. Such crystal it a robust candidate for advanced molecular electronics and other new materials.

Optically Rewritable LCD Could Enable Flexible Displays

Engineers have manufactured a flexible, optically rewritable liquid crystal display that is about as thin as a piece of paper. The flexible display technology could be a breakthrough in printed media.

Now you see it: Invisibility material

Researchers have achieved a breakthrough, inventing a stretchy new material modeled after both squid skin and Hollywood dinosaurs with a property to disappear.

New design produces true lithium-air battery

Researchers have designed a new lithium-air battery that works in a natural-air environment and still functioned after a record-breaking 750 charge/discharge cycles.

Existence of new form of electronic matter

Researchers have produced a 'human scale' demonstration of a new phase of matter called quadrupole topological insulators that was recently predicted using theoretical physics.

Electric Eels Inspire a New Type of Battery

Researchers took a cue from the electric eel to create a soft, foldable battery that could one day power devices.

Major breakthrough in the development of bioelectronics

Researchers have developed the world's first complementary electrochemical logic circuits that can function stably for long periods in water.

Building Electronics That Can Work on Venus

NASA, with an eye to future missions, is looking to create robotic missions and components that can survive inside Venus’ atmosphere for prolonged periods of time.

UK's new ‘accelerator on a chip’ could revolutionize medical care

Researchers at Stanford University are developing a linear accelerator that is the size of a chip — instead of two miles long — and it could herald a medical breakthrough.