Physicists have designed a handheld device inspired by the sonic screwdriver in Doctor Who and the tricorder in Star Trek that will use the power of MRI and mass spectrometry to perform a chemical analysis of objects.
Deposited on a substrate of silicon, some structures of europium silicide appear to vibrate in a way that clearly broadens the possibilities of designing nanomaterials with tailored thermal properties.
A new approach has been found to boosting the lifetime and effectiveness of electronic biomedical devices. The discovery will help the devices better communicate with neural tissue by improving adhesion.
Scientists have invented a new foam, called Oleo Sponge, that not only easily absorbs oil from water, but is also reusable and can pull dispersed oil from the entire water column - not just the surface.
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.