Engineered plant nanosensors and portable Raman spectroscopy will help enable sustainable practices in traditional and urban agriculture.
March 1, 2021 • ~9 min
Cutting-edge microscope helps reveal ways to control the electronic properties of atomically thin materials.
Feb. 26, 2021 • ~8 min
The design may enable miniature zoom lenses for drones, cellphones, or night-vision goggles.
Feb. 22, 2021 • ~7 min
Self-assembly of Kevlar-inspired molecules leads to structures with robust properties, offering new materials for solid-state applications.
Jan. 25, 2021 • ~6 min
System uses machine learning to analyze boundaries between crystal grains, allowing for selection of desired properties in a new metal.
Dec. 10, 2020 • ~7 min
Diagnosing liver damage earlier could help to prevent liver failure in many patients.
Nov. 30, 2020 • ~5 min
Fabric samples are headed to the International Space Station for resiliency testing; possible applications include cosmic dust detectors or spacesuit smart skins.
Nov. 25, 2020 • ~11 min
Gelatin-based microcarriers offer higher yield and scalability compared to existing commercial microcarriers.
Nov. 17, 2020 • ~6 min
Inspired by camel fur, a new two-layered material could provide extended cooling to preserve the freshness of perishable goods.
Nov. 11, 2020 • ~6 min
Normally an insulator, diamond becomes a metallic conductor when subjected to large strain in a new theoretical model.
Oct. 5, 2020 • ~7 min