Engineering

Scientists develop room temperature, 2D platform for quantum technology

Scientists develop room temperature, 2D platform for quantum technology

Quantum computers promise to be a revolutionary technology because their elementary building blocks, qubits, can hold more information than the binary, 0-or-1 bits of...

Nanotechnology enables engineers to weld previously un-weldable aluminum alloy

Super-strong but lightweight, AA 7075 now could be more widely used in automobiles and other manufacturing thanks to UCLA research. An aluminum alloy developed in...

A better way to make acrylics

Researchers have found an inexpensive catalyst that can make acrylic manufacture more energy efficient and less polluting. Acrylics are an incredibly diverse and useful family...

Air traffic control’ for driverless cars could speed up deployment

Combining human and artificial intelligence in autonomous vehicles could push self-driving cars more quickly toward wide-scale adoption, researchers say. That’s the goal of a new...

‘Mini quantum collider’ may lead to better spintronics

Researchers have created a new testing ground for quantum systems in which they can turn certain particle interactions on and off. The new method could...
How bees stay cool on hot summer days

How bees stay cool on hot summer days

If you've ever walked past a bee's nest on a hot summer day, you've probably been too focused avoiding getting stung, rather than stopping...

Scientists develop metal-free photocatalyst to purify pathogen-rich water in minutes

Scientists across the world have been racking their brains to solve the global problem of clean water scarcity. Chinese scientists have recently found a new...

Scientists develop first fabric to automatically cool or insulate depending on conditions

Despite decades of innovation in fabrics with high-tech thermal properties that keep marathon runners cool or alpine hikers warm, there has never been a...

Scientists unleash perovskites’ potential for solar cells

Solar cells made of perovskite have great promise, in part because they can easily be made on flexible substrates, like this experimental cell. Perovskites —...
3D printed tires and shoes can fix themselves

3D printed tires and shoes can fix themselves

Instead of throwing away your broken boots or cracked toys, why not let them fix themselves? Researchers at the University of Southern California Viterbi School...