Study unfolds a new class of mechanical devices

(Brigham Young University) In a paper published today in Science Robotics, engineers at Brigham Young University detail new technology that allows them to build complex mechanisms into the exterior of a structure without taking up any actual space belo…

A glimpse into the future

(University of California – Santa Barbara) Ten years into the future. That’s about how far UC Santa Barbara electrical and computer engineering professor John Bowers and his research team are reaching with the recent development of their mode-locked qu…

Sensitive sensor detects Down syndrome DNA

(American Chemical Society) According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Down syndrome is the most common birth defect, occurring once in every 700 births. However, traditional noninvasive prenatal tests for the condition are unreliable…

Laser-induced graphene gets tough, with help

(Rice University) Laser-induced graphene created at Rice University combines with many materials to make tough, conductive composites for wearable electronics, anti-icing, antimicrobial applications, sensors and water treatment.

Hyperbolic metamaterials enable nanoscale ‘fingerprinting’

(American Institute of Physics) Hyperbolic metamaterials are artificially made structures that can be formed by depositing alternating thin layers of a conductor such as silver or graphene onto a substrate. One of their special abilities is supporting …