Chips, light and coding moves the front line in beating bacteria (17/08/2018)

The never-ending fight against bacteria has taken a turn in humanity's favor with the announcement of a tool that could give the upper hand in drug research.

Magnetic antiparticles offer new horizons for information technologies (17/08/2018)

Computer simulations reveal new behavior of antiskyrmions in gradually increased electric currents.

Robots will never replace teachers but can boost children's education (17/08/2018)

Robots can play an important role in the education of young people but will never fully replace teachers, a new study suggests.

Smallest transistor switches current with a single atom in solid electrolyte (17/08/2018)

Researchers have developed a single-atom transistor, the world's smallest. This quantum electronics component switches electrical current by controlled repositioning of a single atom, now also in the solid state in a gel electrolyte. The single-atom transistor works at room temperature and consumes very little energy, which opens up entirely new perspectives for information technology.

Novel sensors could enable smarter textiles (17/08/2018)

A team of engineers at the University of Delaware is developing next-generation smart textiles by creating flexible carbon nanotube composite coatings on a wide range of fibers, including cotton, nylon and wool. Their discovery is reported in the journal ACS Sensors where they demonstrate the ability to measure an exceptionally wide range of pressure—from the light touch of a fingertip to being driven over by a forklift.

Physicists fight laser chaos with quantum chaos to improve laser performance (17/08/2018)

To tame chaos in powerful semiconductor lasers, which causes instabilities, scientists have introduced another kind of chaos.

New ultrathin optic cavities allow simultaneous color production on an electronic chip (17/08/2018)

The rainbow is not just colors—each color of light has its own frequency. The more frequencies you have, the higher the bandwidth for transmitting information.

Scientists create new technology and solve a key puzzle for cellular memory (17/08/2018)

With a new groundbreaking technique, researchers from University of Copenhagen have managed to identify a protein that is responsible for cellular memory transmission when cells divide. The finding is crucial for understanding development from one cell to a whole body.

NASA, ULA Launch Parker Solar Probe on Historic Journey to Touch Sun (17/08/2018)

Hours before the rise of the very star it will study, NASA’s Parker Solar Probelaunched from Florida Sunday to begin its journey to the Sun, where it will undertake a landmark mission. 

What are rare earths, crucial elements in modern technology? 4 questions answered (17/08/2018)

Most Americans use rare earth elements every day – without knowing it, or knowing anything about what they do. That could change, as these unusual materials are becoming a focal point in the escalating trade war between the U.S. and China.