Engineering

Scientists are a step closer to control 2D graphene

The device you are currently reading this article on was born from the silicon revolution. To build modern electrical circuits, researchers control silicon’s current-conducting capabilities...

Scientists find predictable behavior in promising material for computer memory

In the last few years, a class of materials called antiferroelectrics has been increasingly studied for its potential applications in modern computer memory devices. Research...

LED face masks are popular on social media for glowing skin – but they...

LED face masks are the latest device promoted on social media as a marriage of technology and beauty. A range of celebrities have endorsed portable...

This smart material could switch between heating and cooling in minutes

As anyone who has ever parked a car in the sun on a hot summer day knows, glass windows are great at letting sunlight...

A more efficient and sustainable battery for a more ‘electrified’ society

An assistant professor in the department of chemistry at the University of Chicago, John Anderson has patented a material that can store and produce...

This shape-shifting material has infinite possibilities

Researchers from the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) have developed a shape-shifting material that can take and hold...

Scientists find way to print stretchy, bendy, flexible LEDs

They’re also cheaper, faster and fabricated with an inkjet printer. Sure, you could attach two screens with a hinge and call a cell phone “foldable,”...

New material from trees could help make better, safer batteries

A material derived from trees could potentially replace liquid electrolytes in next-generation batteries. To get batteries that deliver more power and operate more safely, researchers...

New wearable device could control fingers for sign language, music

Humans use their fingers for some of their most delicate communication. Typing on a keyboard or phone, conversing through sign language, or performing on a...

Next-gen solar material could outshine other solar cells

An exciting new solar material called organic-inorganic halide perovskites could one day help the U.S. achieve its solar ambitions and decarbonize the power grid. One...