<b>Researchers develop device that mimics brain cells used for human vision</b>

Researchers develop device that mimics brain cells used for human vision

Schematic showing the growth of PQDs on graphene to form the G-PQD superstructure and the proposed applications. Science Advances (2020). advances.sciencemag.org/content/6/7/eaay5225 University of Central Florida researchers are helping to...
<b>Scientists simulate a large-scale virus, M13</b>

Scientists simulate a large-scale virus, M13

Moreover, even though an increase in computing power allows for more complex and longer simulations, virus structures, such as M13, are still beyond reach. That is why a research group from the Singapore University of Technology and Design...
<b>Pancreatic cancer 'time machine' exposes plot twist in cell growth and invasion</b>

Pancreatic cancer 'time machine' exposes plot twist in cell growth and invasion

Invasive cancer sprouts from an artificial pancreatic duct engineered by Purdue University researchers. The cell bodies are stained magenta and the nuclei are stained blue. Pancreatic cancer has one of the worst survival rates among cancers...
<b>New Alternative Route for Improving Light Extraction from LEDs</b>

New Alternative Route for Improving Light Extraction from LEDs

Introducing the newly designed 'meta-grid' of nanoparticles into the epoxy casing of light-emitting diodes (LEDs) offers a substantial improvement of their light output, besides increasing lifetime, according to the scientists who invented...
<b>New type of graphene photodetector could enable low-cost cameras for self-driving cars and robots</b>

New type of graphene photodetector could enable low-cost cameras for self-driving cars and robots

An international team of researchers recently reported its success in creating a new type of graphene-based photodetector. The team integrated three concepts to achieve the new device: metallic plasmonic antennas, ultra sub-wavelength waveg...
<b>Atom-thin transistor uses half the voltage of common semiconductors, boosts current density</b>

Atom-thin transistor uses half the voltage of common semiconductors, boosts current density

University at Buffalo researchers is reporting a new, two-dimensional transistor made of graphene and the compound molybdenum disulfide that could help usher in a new era of computing. As described in a paper accepted at the 2020 IEEE Int...
<b>Exotic nanotubes move in less-mysterious ways</b>

Exotic nanotubes move in less-mysterious ways

Rice University graduate student Ashleigh Smith McWilliams holds a vial of fluorescing boron nitride nanotubes. She led a study to capture video of the nanotubes in motion to prove their potential for materials and medical applications. Bor...
<b>Researchers Create an Advanced Alternative to 3D Printing</b>

Researchers Create an Advanced Alternative to 3D Printing

Elaborate paper cards, pop-up children’s booksand paper snowflakes are interesting not only to crafters but also to other individuals. New research allows each kirigami motif to bend into multiple shapes. Image Credit: Northwestern Univer...
<b>A megalibrary of nanoparticles</b>

A megalibrary of nanoparticles

Using straightforward chemistry and a mix-and-match, modular strategy, researchers have developed a simple approach that could produce over 65,000 different types of complex nanoparticles, each containing up to six different materials and e...
<b>Avoiding the Crack of Doom</b>

Avoiding the Crack of Doom

Avoiding the Crack of Doom...