Ultra-sensitive nano-chip capable of detecting cancer at early stages developed
Today, the majority of cancers are detected on the macroscopic level, when the tumor is already composed of millions of cancer cells and the disease is starting to advance into a more mature phase. But what ...
Let there be light: Chemists develop magnetically responsive liquid crystals
Chemists at the University of California, Riverside have constructed liquid crystals with optical properties that can be instantly and reversibly controlled by an external magnetic field. The research opens ...
Quantum dot LEDs get brighter, more efficient
Flat boron by the numbers: Researchers calculate what it would take to make new 2-dimensional material
It would be a terrible thing if laboratories striving to grow graphene from carbon atoms kept winding up with big pesky diamonds.
Scientists investigate how electric current flows in multilayer 2-D materials
Researchers developing cheap, better-performing lithium-ion batteries
Researchers at the USC Viterbi School of Engineering have improved the performance and capacity of lithium batteries by developing better-performing, cheaper materials for use in anodes and cathodes (negative and positive ...
Researchers find a way to integrate two two-dimensional materials into a single electronic device
Researchers unveil new solar cell made from carbon nanotubes that converts more sunlight into power
Future phones and laptops could have speakers made of carbon nanotubes
Meta-hologram produces dual images and multiple colors (w/ Video)
New two-dimensional semiconductor has ideal band gap for solar harvesting
An environmentally friendly battery made from wood (Update)
Taking inspiration from trees, scientists have developed a battery made from a sliver of wood coated with tin that shows promise for becoming a tiny, long-lasting, efficient and environmentally friendly energy ...
Scientists break record for thinnest light-absorber
Stanford University scientists have created the thinnest, most efficient absorber of visible light on record. The nanosize structure, thousands of times thinner than an ordinary sheet of paper, could lower ...
Batteries as they are meant to be seen
Researchers have developed a way to microscopically view battery electrodes while they are bathed in wet electrolytes, mimicking realistic conditions inside actual batteries. While life sciences researchers ...