Butterfly wings may help scientists better understand photonic crystals
Atomic-Level Mechanisms of Phase-Change Memory Materials Revealed
An Invisible Cloak for Magnetism
Sticky Tape Inspired by Insect Feet
Flat, Flexible, Wireless Power Source Can Go Anywhere
Manipulating Magnetism for Future Data-Storage Devices
Switchable mirror glass produced for energy efficient windows
Organic micro-sensors provide quick, convenient medical diagnostics at home
Brown engineers build a better battery -- with plastic
Brown University engineers have created a new battery that uses plastic, not metal, to conduct electrical current. The hybrid device marries the power of a capacitor with the storage capacity of a battery. ...
Organic semiconductors make cheap, flexible photovoltaics and LEDs
Imagine T-shirts that light up, or a beach umbrella that collects solar energy to run a portable TV. How about really cheap solar collectors for the roof? All this and more could come from cutting-edge research ...
Engineers create gecko-inspired, high-friction micro-fibers
Inspired by the remarkable hairs that allow geckos to hang single-toed from sheer walls and scamper along ceilings, a team of researchers led by engineers at the University of California, Berkeley, has created ...
Researchers test carbon fiber to make tiny, cheap video displays
Engineers who develop microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) like to make their tiny machines out of silicon because it is cheap, plentiful and can be worked on with the tools already developed for making microelectronic ...
Pigment formulated 225 years ago could be key in emerging technologies
Imagine turning on your computer and not having to wait for it to load the operating system, virus protection, firewalls and other programs. Imagine that random access memory is accessible immediately, like turning on room ...
Sales method pays off for materials scientists
The same computer methods used by online sales sites to suggest books to customers can help predict the crystal structures of materials, MIT researchers have found.