ANIMATION Year after year, the explosive growth of computing power relies on manufacturers’ ability to fit more and more components into the same amount of space on a silicon chip. That progress, however, is now approaching the limits of the laws of physics, and new materials are being explored as […]

A recent study from Penn Engineering researchers provides new insights into why silicon anodes in lithium-ion batteries rapidly degrade and fail. Using advanced imaging techniques and high-contrast gold to stand in for silicon, they’ve shown how pieces of the anode are trapped in the chemical layer that forms in each […]

University of Pennsylvania biologist Katie Barott and colleagues found that corals maintain their ability to resist bleaching even when transplanted to a new reef. Credit: S. Matsuda Corals that withstood a severe bleaching event and were transplanted to a different reef maintained their resilient qualities, according to a new study […]

Researchers identify ultra-fast gas flows through atomic-scale apertures in 2D membrane and validate a century-old equation of fluid dynamics. Credit: N Hassani & M N-Amal, Shahid Rajee University Researchers from the National Graphene Institute at the University of Manchester and the University of Pennsylvania identify ultra-fast gas flows through atomic-scale […]