Soda can array revisited: It may not beat the diffraction limit after all
Optical data storage has virtually unlimited lifetime
Belgrade researchers view art as self-organization process
Researchers successfully transform liquid deuterium into a metal
Breakthrough graphene production could trigger revolution in artificial skin development
A pioneering new technique to produce high-quality, low cost graphene could pave the way for the development of the first truly flexible 'electronic skin', that could be used in robots.
Sweeping lasers snap together nanoscale geometric grids
Down at the nanoscale, where objects span just billionths of a meter, the size and shape of a material can often have surprising and powerful electronic and optical effects. Building larger materials that ...
New chip architecture may provide foundation for quantum computer
Quantum computers are in theory capable of simulating the interactions of molecules at a level of detail far beyond the capabilities of even the largest supercomputers today. Such simulations could revolutionize ...
Researchers devise a way to grow 3 atom thick semiconducting films with wafer scale homogeneity
Bridging nanotube gaps enhances performance of electronic devices
A more effective method for closing gaps in atomically small wires has been developed by University of Illinois researchers, further opening the doors to a new transistor technology.
Scientists develop cool process to make better graphene
A new technique invented at Caltech to produce graphene—a material made up of an atom-thick layer of carbon—at room temperature could help pave the way for commercially feasible graphene-based solar cells ...
Laser-generated surface structures create extremely water-repellent metals
Scientists at the University of Rochester have used lasers to transform metals into extremely water repellent, or super-hydrophobic, materials without the need for temporary coatings.
Researchers use X-ray video of guineafowl walking through poppy seeds to create a 3-D model of how tracks get made
New technique allows low-cost creation of 3-D nanostructures
Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a new lithography technique that uses nanoscale spheres to create three-dimensional (3-D) structures with biomedical, electronic and photonic ...
'Direct writing' of diamond patterns from graphite a potential technological leap
(Phys.org) —What began as research into a method to strengthen metals has led to the discovery of a new technique that uses a pulsing laser to create synthetic nanodiamond films and patterns from graphite, ...