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Laser-induced graphene for 'edible electronics'

February 23, 2018 - 8:36am
(with video) Carbon sheet can be produced on a wide variety of substrates and even materials such as food, cloth and paper.

Nanomesh sensors for home healthcare

February 22, 2018 - 8:37am
Flexible on-skin sensor can display the moving waveform of an electrocardiogram.

Multiple terminal memtransistors step up to mimic brains

February 22, 2018 - 1:45am
Researchers develop the first multiterminal memristor device using polycrystalline 2D MoS2.

DNA nanobot 'starves' tumours

February 21, 2018 - 9:28am
New device cuts off a tumour’s blood supply thanks to a blood-coagulating protein payload.

Frustrated liquid crystal film makes continuously rotating soft engine

February 19, 2018 - 8:01am
Supramolecular structure carries on rotating thanks to spontaneous symmetry breaking.

Graphene resonators can stand the heat

February 16, 2018 - 4:48am
Carbon-based electromechanical devices operating at over 900°C would work in harsh or extreme environments.

Silicon qubits show promise for quantum computers

February 15, 2018 - 8:30am
(with video) Two new breakthroughs could help in the development of large-scale spin-based processors in the future.

Shedding light on photochromic responses

February 13, 2018 - 7:50am
Researchers point the way to optimizing the photochromic response of TiO2/Ag nanocomposites for numerous applications, using GISAXS and optical transmission measurements.

Going ballistic to pin down Majorana particles

February 13, 2018 - 5:39am
Researchers find experimental proof of a particle that is its own antiparticle, and a potential qubit.

Bendable nanowires capture bacteria in blood

February 12, 2018 - 6:28am
New Venus-flytrap-inspired dialyzer might be used to create a nanotechnology platform for making artificial kidneys.

(with movie) Energy harvesting coiled up in your favourite chair – update from innoLAE 2018

February 12, 2018 - 4:25am
Textiles present an exciting opportunity for energy scavenging thanks to developments to incorporate energy-generating devices on these flexible platforms, as presented at innoLAE 2018.

Low-energy states could be secret to perovskites’ success

February 9, 2018 - 6:24am
Single-particle measurements provide a much more accurate picture of the behaviour of these materials.

Magnetic skyrmions could make storage bits for next-generation memories

February 8, 2018 - 5:27am
Researchers succeed in electrically detecting the quasiparticles in metallic multilayers at room temperature for the first time.

Insulator layers give optical rectennas a boost

February 8, 2018 - 5:22am
Devices are now more efficient at converting heat and light into electricity and are stable in air for the first time.

Magnetic Josephson Junctions could help make artificial brains

February 5, 2018 - 4:09am
A new form of neuromorphic synapse operates just like its biological counterpart while being faster and more energy efficient.

Smart skin sensing density exceeds a fingertip - update from innoLAE 2018

February 2, 2018 - 9:50am
Smart skin made from piezotronic ZnO nanowire has more than 20 times more devices per square centimetre than the number of mechanical receptors in a human finger, as reported at innoLAE 2018.

Nanoparticles power up a storm

February 2, 2018 - 8:58am
Aerosol particles smaller than 50 nm in size influence weather much more than previously thought.

Grey tin: when one layer makes all the difference

February 2, 2018 - 8:46am
Researchers find a candidate material that could make up full nanoelectronic devices.

Wireless photometer measures neuronal activity

February 1, 2018 - 9:47am
New device is much lighter and less cumbersome than existing fibre-optical-waveguide systems.

Folded graphene boosts energy storage in lithium-ion batteries

January 31, 2018 - 9:31am
Simple folding strategy could easily work for other battery electrode materials too.