It's the classic plot of a buddy movie. Two struggling bodies team up to drive the plot and do good together. That same idea, when it comes to metals, could help scientists solve a big problem: the amount of energy consumed by making chemicals.
In new research, material scientists report two discoveries that will provide a simple and effective way to 'stencil' high-quality 2D materials in precise locations and overcome a barrier to their use in next-generation electronics.
Scientists have created an artificial synapse capable of autonomous learning, a component of artificial intelligence. The discovery opens the door to building large networks that operate in ways similar to the human brain.