Researchers find possible evidence of Majorana fermions
Researchers print live cells with a standard inkjet printer
Researchers from Clemson University have found a way to create temporary holes in the membranes of live cells using a standard inkjet printer. The method will be published in JoVE, the Journal of Visualize ...
Graphene battery demonstrated to power an LED
Greater accuracy in gauging blood coagulation
Thrombin plays a key role in various pathologies of the haemostatic system. Overexpression of thrombin can result in thrombosis, whereas its underexpression might lead to haemophilia. Therefore, accurate monitoring ...
'Dark plasmons' transmit energy
Microscopic channels of gold nanoparticles have the ability to transmit electromagnetic energy that starts as light and propagates via "dark plasmons," according to researchers at Rice University.
Sony develops next-generation back-illuminated CMOS image sensor
Sony today announced that it has developed a new next-generation back-illuminated CMOS image sensor which embodies the continuous evolution of the camera. This image sensor layers the pixel section containing ...
Researchers devise new means for creating elastic conductors
Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a new method for creating elastic conductors made of carbon nanotubes, which will contribute to large-scale production of the material for use ...
Research team creates photoelectrowetting circuit
Light control technique could lead to tunable lighting and displays
Researchers measure and model inhomogeneous energy landscapes in graphene
(PhysOrg.com) -- If graphene is to live up to its promise as a revolutionary component of future electronics, the interactions between graphene and the surrounding materials in a device must be understood and controlled. ...
New EU project targets first 100GHz optical RAM silicon chips
A new EU project that aims to develop a 100 gigabits per second (Gbps) optical random access memory (RAM) chip has just kicked off. This chip will be the first of its kind.
Imec, Polyera, Solvay set 8.3% efficiency record for organic solar cell with inverted device
Imec, Polyera and international chemical group Solvay have achieved a new world-record efficiency of 8.3% for polymer-based single junction organic solar cells in an inverted device stack. These excellent performance results ...
The extracellular matrix
NPL scientists have created a functional model of the native extracellular matrix which provides structural support to cells to aid growth and proliferation and could lead to advances in regenerative medicine.
Giant piezoelectric effect to improve MEMS devices
Researchers in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering and the Materials Research Institute at Penn State are part of a multidisciplinary team of researchers from universities and national laboratories ...