Engineering

Nanoscale ‘donuts’ offer boost to quantum computing

Nanoscale ‘donuts’ offer boost to quantum computing

Growing 2D crystals over an array of micron-scale “donuts” may lead to tailored materials for quantum information processing and other novel electronics. As researchers eye...
Scientists solve the solar cell defect mystery after decades of effort

Scientists solve the solar cell defect mystery after decades of effort

A team of scientists at the University of Manchester has solved a key flaw in solar panels after 40 years of research around the...

Stanford engineers develop a more stable, efficient prosthetic foot

Hiking trails and other rough terrain are especially difficult for people with prosthetic legs. Now, Stanford engineers have come up with more stable prostheses...
This sensor-packed glove could capture signatures of human grasp

This sensor-packed glove could capture signatures of human grasp

MIT researchers have developed a low-cost, sensor-packed glove that captures pressure signals as humans interact with objects. The glove can be used to create high-resolution...
Scientists create a smart way to purify water

Scientists create a smart way to collect and purify water

The rose may be one of the most iconic symbols of the fragility of love in popular culture, but now the flower could hold...
Self-propelled micro-submarines could deliver medicine inside human body

Self-propelled micro-submarines could deliver medicine inside human body

UNSW engineers have shown that micro-submarines powered by nano-motors could navigate the human body to provide targeted drug delivery to diseased organs without the...
Vapor stabilizing technique helps boost quantum computing

Vapor stabilizing technique helps boost quantum computing

The patented technique allows electrons to be used for quantum computing, high-precision measurements and other applications. A technique to stabilize alkali metal vapor density using...
Scientists break record for highest-temperature superconductor

Scientists break record for highest-temperature superconductor

Scientists have discovered superconductivity--the ability to conduct electricity perfectly--at the highest temperatures ever recorded. Using advanced technology at UChicago-affiliated Argonne National Laboratory, scientists studied a...
This high-flying robot could leap over obstacles with ease

This high-flying robot could leap over obstacles with ease

Topping out at less than a foot, Salto the robot looks like a Star Wars imperial walker in miniature. But don't be fooled by its...
This wearable patch could serve as personal thermostat

This wearable patch could serve as personal thermostat

UC San Diego engineers have developed a wearable patch that could provide personalized cooling and heating at home, work, or on the go. The soft,...