Faster, smaller, smarter and more energy-efficient chips for everything from consumer electronics to big data to brain-inspired computing could soon be on the way after engineers at The University of Texas at Austin created the smallest memory device yet. Credit: Cockrell School of Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin […]

Next-generation computer chip with two heads EPFL engineers have developed a computer chip that combines two functions — logic operations and data storage — into a single architecture, paving the way to more efficient devices. Their technology is particularly promising for applications relying on artificial intelligence. Credit: EPFL /LANES 2020 […]

MIT researchers have built a battery-free pinpointing system dubbed Underwater Backscatter Localization (UBL). This photo shows the battery-free sensor encapsulated in a polymer before it is dipped into the Charles river. Credit: Reza Ghaffarivardavagh New approach could spark an era of battery-free ocean exploration, with applications ranging from marine conservation […]

Artist’s rendering of a method of measuring and controlling quantum spins developed at Princeton University. Credit: Rachel Davidowitz When atoms get extremely close, they develop intriguing interactions that could be harnessed to create new generations of computing and other technologies. These interactions in the realm of quantum physics have proven […]

Antennas and optical lattice clocks used. Upper left: 2.4 m antenna installed at INAF, Italy. Upper middle: 2.4 m antenna installed at NICT, Japan. Upper right: 34 m antenna located at NICT, Japan. Bottom left: The ytterbium optical lattice clock operated at INRIM, Italy. Bottom right: The strontium optical lattice […]

The bottom layer of the Janus emitter absorbs the heat inside the vehicle and emits it through the top layer to the atmosphere (indicated in blue), causing a temperature drop. The right image shows an experimental model that simulates a vehicle. Credit: Young Min Song/GIST Scientists engineer the first passive […]

ORNL researchers developed a quantum, or squeezed, light approach for atomic force microscopy that enables measurement of signals otherwise buried by noise. Credit: Raphael Pooser, ORNL, U.S. Dept. of Energy Researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory used quantum optics to advance state-of-the-art microscopy and illuminate a […]

Injecting calcium into graphene creates a superconductor, but where does the calcium actually end up? Credit: FLEET ‘Floating’ Graphene on a Bed of Calcium Atoms Adding calcium to graphene creates an extremely-promising superconductor, but where does the calcium go? Adding calcium to a composite graphene-substrate structure creates a high transition-temperature (Tc) superconductor. […]

A concept image of electronic skin that can sense touch, pain, and heat. Credit: Ella Maru Studio Prototype device electronically replicates the way human skin senses pain. Researchers have developed electronic artificial skin that reacts to pain just like real skin, opening the way to better prosthetics, smarter robotics and […]

In a step closer to skyscrapers that serve as power sources, a team led by University of Michigan researchers has set a new efficiency record for color-neutral, transparent solar cells. The team achieved 8.1% efficiency and 43.3% transparency with an organic, or carbon-based, design rather than conventional silicon. While the […]