A University of Maryland-led research team has developed a flexible, wood-based membrane that someday could turn body heat into electricity.
Physicists in the United States, Austria and Brazil have shown that shaking ultracold Bose-Einstein condensates can cause them to either divide into uniform segments or shatter into unpredictable splinters, depending on the frequency of the shaking.
A machine-learning model from MIT researchers computationally breaks down how segments of amino acid chains determine a protein's function, which could help researchers design and test new proteins for drug development or biological research.
In response to serious new security flaws found in almost every computer chip on the market today, researchers at Technische Universität Kaiserslautern, Germany, in collaboration with scientists at Stanford, have developed a mathematical algorithm to automate and expedite the process of finding flaws in future designs prior to production.
Cellulose soaked in a carefully designed polymer mixture acts as a sensor to measure pressure, temperature and humidity -- at the same time! The measurements are completely independent of each other. The sensor may be highly significant in fields such as robotics, healthcare and security.
Since the historic finding of gravitational waves from two black holes colliding over a billion light years away was made in 2015, physicists are advancing knowledge about the limits on the precision of the measurements that will help improve the next generation of tools and technology used by gravitational wave scientists. Physicists at Louisiana State University measure quantum "back action" in the audio band at room temperature.
Ions move faster than atoms in the gas streams of a solar prominence. Scientists at the University of Göttingen, the Institut d'Astrophysique in Paris and the Istituto Ricerche Solari Locarno have observed this. The results of the study were published in The Astrophysical Journal.
Researchers develop a hydrogel whose stiffness and permeability to cells can be controlled with light
Although we're still a long way from commercial airplanes powered by a combination of fossil fuel and batteries, a recent feasibility study at the University of Illinois explored fuel/battery configurations and the energy lifecycle to learn the tradeoffs needed to yield the greatest reductions in carbon dioxide emissions.
A new method allows the quantum state of atomic 'qubits'--the basic unit of information in quantum computers -- to be measured with twenty times less error than was previously possible, without losing any atoms.