Quantum emitters: Beyond crystal clear to single-photon pure

A research team has developed a technique that can isolate the desired quality emitter by reducing the noise surrounding the target with what they have dubbed a 'nanoscale focus pinspot.'

Photovoltaic perovskites can detect neutrons

A simple and cheap device for detecting neutrons has been developed by a team of EPFL researchers and their collaborators. The device, based on a special class of crystalline compounds called perovskites, could be used to quickly detect neutrons coming from radioactive materials, e.g. a nuclear reactor that has been damaged or that is being transported nefariously, the researchers say. The work is published in Scientific Reports.

New molecular device has unprecedented reconfigurability reminiscent of brain plasticity

Researchers describe a novel molecular device with exceptional computing prowess. Reminiscent of the plasticity of connections in the human brain, the device can be reconfigured on the fly for different computational tasks by simply changing applied voltages. Furthermore, like nerve cells can store memories, the same device can also retain information for future retrieval and processing.

How Astronauts Go to the Bathroom in Outer Space

Even in space, when you gotta go, you gotta go. It’s a tricky problem, but whether it’s #1 or #2, NASA has finally figured out the space loo.

New molecular device has unprecedented reconfigurability reminiscent of brain plasticity

In a discovery published in the journal Nature, an international team of researchers has described a novel molecular device with exceptional computing prowess.

Diagnostic capability allows scientists to create X-ray movies

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) scientists are working on a new diagnostic capability that will provide, for the first time, the ability to make X-ray radiographic movies.

Physicists find 'magnon' origins in 2D magnet

Physicists have confirmed the topological origins of magnons, magnetic features they discovered three years ago in a 2D material that could prove useful for spintronics.

Understanding how electrons drive chemical reactions

An Imperial-led team of international researchers has used a special X-ray probe to gain new insights into how electrons behave at the quantum level.

Autopsies on Hold: Why We Need More Medical Examiners

Too many deaths and too few forensic pathologists trigger a surprising workforce crisis.

How ant teeth cut like a scalpel

The built-in tools of ants have been imaged in atomic detail for the first time by materials scientists.


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