Formula 1 comes up with a breathing machine for covid-19 patients

Racing-car engineers are applying their expertise to medicine Read More

Can mobile networks handle becoming stay-at-home networks?

Removing the novel coronavirus from the water cycle

Researchers have called for more research to determine the best ways to keep SARS-CoV-19 out of the water cycle. They also suggest that developed nations should finance water treatment systems in the developing world to help prevent future COVID-19 pandemics. Read More

A twist connecting magnetism and electronic-band topology

Materials that combine topological electronic properties and quantum magnetism are of high current interest, for the quantum many-body physics that can unfold in them and for possible applications in electronic components. For one such material, physicists have now established the microscopic mechanism linking magnetism and electronic-band topology. Read More

New measurements reveal evidence of elusive particles in a newly-discovered superconductor

Researchers have used high-resolution microscopy tools to peer at the inner-workings of an unusual type of superconductor, uranium ditelluride (UTe2). Their measurements reveal strong evidence that this material may be a natural home to an exotic quasiparticle that’s been hiding from physicists for decades. Read More

A combined optical transmitter and receiver

Researchers have developed a tiny unit that is both an optical transmitter and a receiver. Read More

Capturing 3D microstructures in real time

Researchers have invented a machine-learning based algorithm for quantitatively characterizing material microstructure in three dimensions and in real time. This algorithm applies to most structural materials of interest to industry. Read More

A new way to fine-tune exotic materials: Thin, stretch and clamp

Turning a brittle oxide into a flexible membrane and stretching it on a tiny apparatus flipped it from a conducting to an insulating state and changed its magnetic properties. The technique can be used to study and design a broad range of materials for use in things like sensors and…

Experiments lead to slip law for better forecasts of glacier speed, sea-level rise

Backed by experimental data from a laboratory machine that simulates the huge forces involved in glacier flow, glaciologists have written an equation that accounts for the motion of ice that rests on the soft, deformable ground underneath unusually fast-moving parts of ice sheets. Models using the equation — a ‘slip…

3D reconstructions of individual nanoparticles

Want to find out how to design and build materials atom by atom? A new liquid phase electron microscopy will advance full control of nanoengineering. Whether a material catalyzes chemical reactions or impedes any molecular response is all about how its atoms are arranged. The ultimate goal of nanotechnology is…