Direct visualization of magnetoelectric domains

New microscopy technique reveals giant enhancement of coupling between  magnetic and electric dipoles that could lead to novel electronic devices.   The Science A...

Two-dimensional semiconductor comes clean

In 2013 James Hone, Wang Fong-Jen Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Columbia Engineering, and colleagues at Columbia demonstrated that they could dramatically improve the performance of...

3D-printed aerogels improve energy storage

A new type of graphene aerogel will make for better energy storage, sensors, nanoelectronics, catalysis and separations. Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory researchers have made...

'Holey' graphene for energy storage

Engineers at the University of California, San Diego have discovered a method to increase the amount of electric charge that can be stored in graphene, a two-dimensional form of carbon. The...

National Physical Laboratory, IBM and Edinburgh University use a new quantum model to reveal the surface structure of water

  The National Physical Laboratory (NPL), the UK's National Measurement Institute in collaboration with IBM and the University of Edinburgh, has used a new quantum model to...

Scientists create invisible objects without metamaterial cloaking

Physicists from ITMO University, Ioffe Institute and Australian National University managed to make homogenous cylindrical objects completely invisible in the microwave range. Contrary to...

Solution-grown nanowires make the best lasers

A collaboration between two US universities has resulted in a shortcut to producing lasers that are extremely efficient and able to create many colors of light.   These tiny lasers are...

Save the Date for Innovate UK 2015

The global spotlight on UK innovation is back and will take place at Old Billingsgate, London on 9 and 10 November.    Supported by the Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) and...

Morphine test printed on paper

VTT is the first in the world to have developed a drug test printed on paper. VTT used antibodies – produced by methods of molecular biology – as morphine sensing molecules when creating...

New Camera Chip Provides Superfine 3-D Resolution

Imagine you need to have an almost exact copy of an object. Now imagine that you can just pull your smartphone out of your pocket, take a snapshot with its integrated 3-D imager, send it to...

Recruiting Students for PhD Centre for Materials in Demanding Environments

The EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Materials for Demanding Environments at the University of Manchester is recruiting motivated science & engineering graduates into an exciting,...

European Commission publishes thematic issue on "Nanomaterials' functionality"

Nanomaterials – at a scale of one thousand times smaller than a millimetre – offer the promise of radical technological development. Many of these will improve our quality of life, and develop...

Squeeze to Remove Heat: Elastocaloric Materials Enable More Efficient, ‘Green’ Cooling

Move over, vapor compression cooling technology. Emerging “elastocaloric” refrigeration is potentially much more efficient and, unlike vapor compression, relies on environmentally-friendly...

Electrospinning – using 19th century technology to aid modern drug discovery

A small Oxfordshire company has adapted a 19th century technique to achieve a more naturalistic environment for growing cell lines for nanotechnology laboratory research. The...

Game-changing technologies for aerospace

Innovate UK is to invest up to £10 million in collaborative research and development and feasibility studies to accelerate the commercialisation of highly innovative technologies for civil...

Government commits up to £15 million to train the next generation of quantum engineers

The government has yesterday (23 March 2015) committed up to £15 million to train the next generation of quantum engineers who will build innovative new products like 6G smartphones. ...

New technique could bring quality-control tool for nanocomposites

Layered nanocomposites containing tiny structures mixed into a polymer matrix are gaining commercial use, but their complex nature can hide defects that affect performance.  ...

Imperfect Graphene Opens Door to Better Fuel Cells

The honeycomb structure of pristine graphene is beautiful, but Northwestern University scientists, together with collaborators from five other institutions, have discovered that if the...

Supporting research most effectively - your views sought

The government has asked Sir Paul Nurse to lead an independent advisory group to review, together with research councils, how they can evolve to support research in the most effective ways. ...

An artificial 'skin' that changes colour on demand

Engineers from the University of California at Berkeley have created an incredibly thin, chameleon-like material that can be made to change colour on demand, simply by applying a minute amount...
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