<b>Hydrogel controls cell growth outside the body</b>

Hydrogel controls cell growth outside the body

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Chemists at Radboud University discovered a unique material in 2013. From a synthetic polymer named polyisocyanopeptide (PIC), they made a gel that behaves similar to the matrix that surrounds the cells in your bod...
<b>This 3D printer doesn't gloss over the details</b>

This 3D printer doesn't gloss over the details

Shape, color, and gloss. Those are an object's three most salient visual features. Currently, 3D printers can reproduce shape and color reasonably well. Gloss, however, remains a challenge. That's because 3D printing hardware isn't designed...
<b>Bipolar doping</b>

Bipolar doping

The semiconductor gallium oxide is thought to be a promising candidate for potential use in power electronics. So far, however, a number of obstacles have stood in its path, especially how to specifically influence the material’s electric...
<b>A theory as clear as glass</b>

A theory as clear as glass

Scientists at The University of Tokyo use computer simulations to model the effects of elemental composition on the glass-forming ability of metallic mixtures, which may lead to tough, electroconductive glasses Credit: Institute of Industri...
<b>Discovery suggests new promise for nonsilicon computer transistors</b>

Discovery suggests new promise for nonsilicon computer transistors

Once deemed suitable only for high-speed communication systems, an alloy called InGaAs might one day rival silicon in high-performance computing....
<b>Engineering discovery challenges heat transfer paradigm that guides electronic and photonic device de</b>

Engineering discovery challenges heat transfer paradigm that guides electronic and photonic device de

A research breakthrough demonstrates a new mechanism to control temperature and extend the lifetime of electronic and photonic devices such as sensors, smart phones and transistors....
<b>A possible end to 'forever' chemicals</b>

A possible end to 'forever' chemicals

Synthetic chemicals known as per- and polyfluoroalkyls, or PFAS, contain bonds between carbon and fluorine atoms considered the strongest in organic chemistry. Unfortunately, the widespread use of these nonbiodegradable products since the 1...
<b>In the first half of 2014, the main export force of pesticide preparations became more prominent</b>

In the first half of 2014, the main export force of pesticide preparations became more prominent

In the first half of 2014, the main export force of pesticide preparations became more prominent...
<b>Magic twist angles of graphene sheets identified</b>

Magic twist angles of graphene sheets identified

Graphene is 200 times stronger than steel and can be as much as 6 times lighter. These characteristics alone make it a popular material in manufacturing. Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign recently uncovered more...
<b>Photons in a can</b>

Photons in a can

Crystal symmetry is one of the decisive physical attributes that determines the properties of a material. In particular, the behaviour of an electron is largely affected by the symmetry of the crystal which in turn governs the fundamental b...