Nanoscience News


The Future is Flat (For Lenses)

The research paves the way for cheaper and lighter cameras in everything from cell phones to medical devices.


Building Better Batteries

For the first time, a team of Caltech and Carnegie Mellon researchers measured the strength of lithium metal at the nano- and microscale.


Mimicking Biological Movements With Soft Robots

Tool makes it easier to design robots that can bend, twist.


New Graphene-Based System Could Help Us ‘See’ Electrical Signaling in Heart and Nerve Cells

Berkeley-Stanford team creates a system to visualize faint electric fields.


Major Advance in Solar Cells Made From Cheap, Easy-To-Use Perovskite

New technique sandwiches two types of perovskite into a single photovoltaic cell to improve efficiency.


We Gather Here Today to Join Lasers and Anti-Lasers

Berkeley Lab scientists say marriage opens door to development of single device with exceptional range of optical capabilities


Creating a Slippery Slope on the Surface of Medical Implants

Self-healing slippery coating applied on the surface of an implanted medical device protects against infectious biofilm formation.


More Stable Qubits in Perfectly Normal Silicon

The stability of qubits could be maintained 100 times more effectively in silicon than in the semiconductor material gallium arsenide.


Electron Spins Talk to Each Other Via a 'Quantum Mediator'

TU Delft researchers make two non-neighbouring electrons communicate with each other for the first time.


Call for Submissions: Kavli Microbiome Ideas Challenge

Submit your ideas for groundbreaking experimental tools and methods for understanding microbial function.