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Briefs: Materials
Shape-Shifting Nanomaterial
This invention holds potential for a range of biomedical applications, from controlled-release drug delivery to tissue engineering.
Powerful, tiny cameras provide unique streaming-video solutions for NASA robots and defense applications.
Articles: Photonics/Optics
Photonics West 2021 Preview
The virtual event offers a mix of live plenary talks, on-demand technical presentations and discussions, online networking and special events.
The invention can become color-changing “artificial muscle.”
This method is an important step towards smaller, more advanced, environmentally friendly electronics.
The material is designed for high-temperature applications in aircraft, building insulation, personal protective clothing, industrial, and automotive.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
High-Color-Purity 3D Printing
This method obtains high-color-purity 3D objects using a new class of nanoparticles.

Light-emitting diodes — LEDs — are important in many more applications than just illumination. These light sources are useful in microelectronics too. Smartphones, for example,...

A hacker can reproduce a circuit on a chip by discovering what key transistors are doing in a circuit — but not if the transistor “type” is...

A stretchable system can harvest energy from human breathing and motion.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Design Enables Safe Storage of Lithium Ions
This technology charges lithium batteries faster and reduces the risk of device explosions.
NASA-funded research by Clemson University scientists could lead to the creation of lighter, faster-charging batteries suitable for powering a spacesuit or even a Mars rover.
Energy is absorbed in the diamond through a process called inelastic scattering, which is used to generate electricity.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Printable Chemical Nanosensor
This integrated nanosensor is printed on a daughter board using 3D printing techniques.
The improved rectennas could operate low-power devices such as temperature sensors.
The stretchable sensor has applications in environmental monitoring and healthcare.
Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
Low-Energy Nanolaser Shines in all Directions
Compared to a LED, the omnidirectional laser light is much brighter and better defined.
A technique enables manufacturing of minuscule robots by interlocking multiple materials in a complex way.
Inspired by the squid's color-changing chromatophore, Rutgers engineers set out to create an artificial one.
INSIDER: Physical Sciences
Clean, Limitless Power from Graphene

A team of University of Arkansas physicists has successfully developed a circuit capable of capturing graphene’s thermal motion and converting it into an electrical current.

Researchers at the University of Nottingham have cracked the conundrum of how to use inks to 3D-print novel electronic devices with useful properties, such as an...

Field Effect Transistors (FET) are the core building blocks of modern electronics such as integrated circuits, computer CPUs, and display backplanes....

Briefs: Nanotechnology
Nanoscale Thermal Switches
These switches are key to thermal management of nanoscale devices, refrigeration, data storage, thermal computing, and heat management of buildings.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
E-Tongue Nanosensor Array
The technology detects the presence of one or more specific chemical components in a liquid.
A nanostructure design lends extraordinary strength to a promising storage ingredient.
Tiny aircraft that weigh as much as a fruit fly could serve as Martian atmospheric probes.
A nanoLED has up to 1,000 times the brightness of conventional submicron-sized LEDs.
Neuromorphic computing uses memristors that could function and operate like real brain synapses.

Researchers at Helmholtz Zentrum München and the Technical University of Munich (TUM) have developed the world’s smallest ultrasound detector. Based on...

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