Researchers are developing control algorithms, imaging technology, ultrafast computational methods and human-machine immersion methods to harness the force from a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanner to both image and steer millimeter-sized robots through the body.
In a significant advance, particularly within the microelectronics realm, engineers have established electrical surface treatment of conducting thin films as a physical processing method to reduce surface roughness.
Researchers report the synthesis of resistive random access memories made of graphene electrodes and multilayer hexagonal boron nitride as dielectric. The findings pave the way towards the development of advanced two-dimensional electronic memories.
Engineers and biomedical researchers have established a framework for understanding the mechanics that underlie vesicle formation. Their findings can be used to help develop liquid biopsies for a range of diseases and to develop new drug delivery vehicles.