Using clues provided by bone healing mechanisms, researchers added a healing activator to crystalline grain boundaries, enabling the ceramic to fully heal cracks in as little as one minute at 1,000 C, the operating temperature of an aircraft engine.
Scientists demonstrate a hybrid material consisting of imitation pearl combined with silver nanowires that works as a heater, with the added benefit of high flexibility, suggesting a potential role in wearable devices.
Engineers have demonstrated a new method for remotely vaporizing electronics into thin air, giving devices the ability to vanish - along with their valuable data - if they were to get into the wrong hands.
Researchers have succeeded in enhancing the resolution for microscopic analysis of solid state systems to 1/31 of the wavelength of the utilised light. To this end, they used quantum dots which they embedded in semiconductors.
Scientists have developed a new mathematical model that describes the process of soliton occurrence in optical microresonators. After the physicists understand the existing effects and learn to predict new ones, they will be able to create high-precision devices and universal optical oscillators.
An international team of scientists has made a breakthrough in the creation of seemingly impossible materials. They have managed to create the world's first quantum metamaterial which can be used as a control element in superconducting electrical circuits.