Electronics & Semiconductors

Two technical breakthroughs make high-quality 2D materials possible

Researchers have been looking to replace silicon in electronics with materials that provide a higher performance and lower power consumption while also having scalability. An international team is addressing that need by ...

Engineering

Novel design helps develop powerful microbatteries

Translating electrochemical performance of large format batteries to microscale power sources has been a long-standing technological challenge, limiting the ability of batteries to power microdevices, microrobots and implantable ...

Engineering

Improved applications for carbon fibers in concrete

Carbon fibers (CF) are now more frequently used in composite materials due to their extremely high rigidity and strength—in recent years, they are also increasingly used in the construction industry. For concrete, this ...

Consumer & Gadgets

Measuring water with your smartphone

You might take photos and selfies with your phone's camera, or scan a QR code. But there is much more you can do with it. Astronomer Olivier Burggraaff developed a phone attachment that allows you to take measurements of ...

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