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Nanotechnology

A nanostructure design lends extraordinary strength to a promising storage ingredient.
Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Nanocardboard Aircraft with No Moving Parts
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...

The proliferation and miniaturization of electronics in devices, wearables, medical implants, and other applications has...

INSIDER: Internet of Things
2D Materials for Extra Thin Computer Chips

For a long time, something important has been regularly neglected in electronics. If you want to make electronic components smaller and smaller, you also need the right insulator materials. This...

Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
Nanomaterial Gives Robots Chameleon Skin
Features include unusual color changes and high touch sensitivity.
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
Soft Robotic Insect Survives Being Flattened by a Flyswatter
The ultra-light robotic insect can be folded or crushed, yet continues to move.
The newest version of these combs could revolutionize clocks, telescopes, and telecommunications.
Pop-up miniature electronics based on the Japanese art of kirigami can be repeatedly compressed.
Aerogels based on cellulose nanofibers can effectively shield electromagnetic radiation over a wide frequency range.
A remote forest fire detection and alarm system is powered by nothing but the movement of trees in the wind.
One unexpected application for spider silk is its use in the creation of biocompatible lenses.

A team of Brown University physicists has developed a new type of compact, ultra-sensitive magnetometer, 20 times more sensitive than many traditional sensors. The...

Researchers have developed a new way to build power efficient and programmable integrated switching units on a silicon photonics chip. The new technology is...

A “butter-like” interlayer material boosts current density and increases safety.
Using ceramic material and graphene, the toughness of solid-state lithium-ion batteries can be doubled.
Tiny, metal-rich particles can be excited with a low-power laser for deep-tissue imaging.
The technique could easily be translated into existing medical device manufacturing processes for use in orthopedic implants.
This highly porous sponge absorbs more than 30 times its weight in oil and can be reused up to several dozen times.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Transparent Graphene Electrodes
A new roll-to-roll production method could enable lightweight, flexible solar devices and a new generation of display screens.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Nanosensors for Real-Time Plant Health Monitoring
This approach allows scientists to study the communication within plants, providing valuable insights to improve crop yields.
The NASA-funded nanoparticle lubricant also works in satellites and space vehicles.
A neural stimulator, a battery testing device, and a strain sensor.
These are important traits in electronics and electrical systems including electric cars, industrial drills, and electric grids.
Technology Leaders: Materials
ZERODUR: The Highly Technical Glass-Ceramic
Highly technical glass-ceramic delivers optical precision at nanometer scale.
This method creates a thin-film electrode for a bio-nanobattery.
This work potentially opens the door to advances like more energy-efficient electronic devices.
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