Programmable swarmbots make flexible biological tools

Biomedical engineers have developed a new platform to create biological drugs using specially engineered bacteria that burst and release useful proteins when they sense that their capsule is becoming too crowded. Read More

Hyperbolic paraboloid origami harnesses bistability to enable new applications

Researchers are looking the ‘hypar’ origami for ways to leverage its structural properties. Read More

A safer way for police to test drug evidence

Scientists have demonstrated a way for police to quickly and safely test whether a baggie or other package contains illegal drugs without having to handle any suspicious contents directly. The new technique can limit the risk of accidental exposure to fentanyl and other highly potent drugs that can be dangerous…

Scientists create fully electronic 2-dimensional spin transistors

Physicists have constructed a two-dimensional spin transistor, in which spin currents were generated by an electric current through graphene. A monolayer of a transition metal dichalcogenide (TMD) was placed on top of graphene to induce charge-to-spin conversion in the graphene. Read More

Crucial role of recycling in the evolution of life in our universe

New research by astrophysicists reveals how the gas and energy expelled by stars are returned to the universe, and in what forms. It also found that the elements produced by dying stars are transferred through a process of fragmentation and recycled into new stars and planets. Read More

Acoustic energy harnessed to soften shear-thickening fluids

Researchers are using ultrasonic waves to manipulate the viscosity of shear-thickening materials, turning solids to slush — and back again. Read More

Statistical inference to mimic the operating manner of highly-experienced crystallographer

A research team has developed a novel data analysis method for prior evaluation of single crystal structure analysis. Their proposed method is based on precise estimation of a parameter inherent in preliminary-collected small data set. They demonstrated application of it to guest distinction in host-guest crystals before single crystal structure…

Novel mechanism of electron scattering in graphene-like 2D materials

Suggesting an unconventional way to manipulate the properties of 2D materials in the presence of a Bose-Einstein condensate, and an alternative strategy to design high-temperature superconductors. Read More

Novel anti-cancer nanomedicine for efficient chemotherapy

Researchers have developed a new anti-cancer nanomedicine for targeted cancer chemotherapy. This new nano-tool provides a new approach to use cell-based nanomedicines for efficient cancer chemotherapy. Read More

Novel approach to ultrasound raises possibility of new medical applications

A new ultrasound technique provides a non-invasive way of assessing bone structure on the microscale. Researchers hope to fine-tune the technique for use in assessing osteoporosis risk and treatment. Read More