A new class of magnetic nanodevices could soon have their magnetism electrically controlled after a new observation from physicists show a new kind of rotation - one that is possible in materials composed of light elements.
In the ongoing pursuit for materials for electronic devices, researchers turn to the natural world in order to find alternatives that solve the issues of cost and availability - and crab shells might offer a solution.
Researchers from the Texas A&M University are looking into the potential of a class of organic materials called polyimides, which could potentially revolutionize heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems.
A team of engineers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has devised a new nanoimaging technique that uses an ordinary light microscope to view viruses and other biological samples at the nanometer scale.
Researchers successfully demonstrated that adding clusters of gold nanoparticles to shape-memory polymers, then stretching them, changes their plasmon-coupling traits, allowing them to have different and beneficial optical properties.
At the height of the global coronavirus pandemic, face masks have become a part of daily life. Researchers are now looking into a new material - from copper foams - that is durable and can potentially filter out microbes.
One of the organic capabilities that have been difficult to replicate in artificial systems is the ability to heal and regenerate itself - and now a new design for robot swimmers might be able to do just that.