Top 10 Science and Technology Inventions for the Week of January 17, 2020

01. Can solar geoengineering mitigate both climate change and income inequality? 02. Bacteria-shredding tech to fight drug-resistant superbugs 03. Engineers develop ‘chameleon metals’ that change surfaces in response to heat 04. New approach for controlling qubits via microwave pulses reduces error rates and increases efficiency 05. Satellite constellations harvest energy for near-total global coverage 06. Slow light to speed up LiDAR sensors development 07. Influential electrons? Physicists uncover a quantum relationship 08. Carbon nanotube film produces aerospace-grade composites with no need for huge ovens or autoclaves. 09. Solving complex problems at the speed of light 10. Physicists design ‘super-human’ red […]

Top 10 Science and Technology Inventions for the Week of January 10, 2020

01. Cutting through fog with laser focus 02. Nano antennas for data transfer 03. Nanomaterial fabric destroys nerve agents in battlefield-relevant conditions 04. Researchers build a particle accelerator that fits on a chip 05. Researchers develop universal flu vaccine that protects against 6 influenza viruses in mice 06. Scientists find new way to sustainably make chemicals by copying nature’s tricks 07. An 18-carat gold nugget made of plastic 08. Wearable air conditioning without needing electricity 09. Ending the Cycle of Crisis and Complacency in U.S. Global Health Security 10. Outbreak science: Infectious disease research leads to outbreak predictions And others… […]

Top 10 Science and Technology Inventions for the Week of January 3, 2020

01. The experimental demonstration of a spin quantum heat engine 02. Scientists develop ceramic materials that are IR-transparent 03. High-performance anode for all-solid-state Li batteries is made of Si nanoparticles 04. Physicists find ways to overcome signal loss in magnonic circuits 05. Scientists create tiny lasers from nanoparticles and plastic beads 06. Buckyballs release electron-positron pairs in forward directions 07. Molecular Electronics Chip With 100 Million DNA Reading Devices 08. Soundwaves carry information between quantum systems 09. U.S. military tests radiation belt cleanup in space 10. Physics in the 2020s: what will happen over the decade ahead And others… These […]

Top 10 Science and Technology Inventions for the Week of December 27, 2019

01. On-chip light source produces versatile range of wavelengths 02. Brain-like functions emerging in a metallic nanowire network 03. Computing with molecules: A big step in molecular spintronics 04. A fast and inexpensive device to capture and identify viruses 05. Space-time metasurface makes light reflect only in one direction 06. Scientists create thin films with tantalizing electronic properties 07. Scientists discover first antiferromagnetic topological quantum material 08. Electronics at the speed of light 09. Using a material’s ‘memory’ to encode unique physical properties 10. Paving the way for spintronic RAMs: A deeper look into a powerful spin phenomenon And others… […]

Top 10 Science and Technology Inventions for the Week of December 20, 2019

01. Camouflage made of quantum material could hide you from infrared cameras 02. Heat energy leaps through empty space, thanks to quantum weirdness 03. New photonics breakthrough 04. Scientists harvest energy from light using bio-inspired artificial cells 05. A self-cleaning surface that repels even the deadliest superbugs 06. New system transmits high-speed unrepeated signal over 520 kilometers 07. A soft robotic insect that survives being flattened by a fly swatter 08. Finding a killer electron hot spot in Earth’s Van Allen radiation belts 09. Updated World Magnetic Model shows magnetic north pole continuing to push toward Siberia 10. Fukushima: Lessons […]

Top 10 Science and Technology Inventions for the Week of December 13, 2019

01. Communications device offers huge bandwidth potential 02. In surprise breakthrough, scientists create quantum states in everyday electronics 03. This object-recognition dataset stumped the world’s best computer vision models 04. Reorganizing a computer chip: Transistors can now both process and store information 05. Researchers close in on new nonvolatile memory 06. Thunderquakes make underground fiber optic elecommunications cables hum 07. Closing critical gap in weather forecasting 08. Storing data in everyday objects 09. New method to remove dust on solar panels 10. Open international research collaboration essential, must have safeguards, independent report finds And others… Controlling attention with brain wavesDepartment of […]

Top 10 Science and Technology Inventions for the Week of December 6, 2019

01. Controlling the optical properties of solids with acoustic waves 02. Novel material switches between electrically conducting and insulating states 03. Quantum dot lasers move a step closer with electric-pumping development 04. Bending an organic semiconductor can boost electrical flow 05. Daylight damage to photovoltaics 06. Researchers find potential solution to overheating mobile phones 07. Study sheds light on the peculiar ‘normal’ phase of high-temperature superconductors 08. An alloy that retains its memory at high temperatures 09. Developing a digital twin 10. A missing link in haze formation And others… Atmospheric river storms create $1 billion-a-year flood damageA decade of […]

Top 10 Science and Technology Inventions for the Week of November 29, 2019

01. Novel memory device can be written on and read out optically or electrically 02. Laser combo opens up futuristic terahertz technology 03. Molecular eraser enables better data storage and computers for AI 04. Toward more efficient computing, with magnetic waves 05. Sniffing Out Errors 06. Black silicon can help detect explosives 07. A Graphene Waveguide For Electrons 08. NASA rockets study why tech goes haywire near poles 09. Gene Editors Could Find New Use as Rapid Detectors of Pathogenic Threats 10. New technology developed to improve forecasting of Earthquakes, Tsunamis And others… How Brexit Will Affect Europe’s Research InfrastructureMetal-organic […]

Top 10 Science and Technology Inventions for the Week of November 22, 2019

01. Foam offers way to manipulate light 02. Making tiny antennas for wearable electronics 03. Nanooptical traps: A promising building block for quantum technologies 04. New water-based optical device revolutionizes the field of optics research 05. Synthetic biologists developing a new class of high-performance materials 06. The first high-speed straight motion of magnetic skyrmions at room temperature demonstrated 07. Researchers create better light-trapping devices 08. Carnegie Mellon system locates shooters using smartphone video 09. Advancing nuclear detection and inspection 10. Kick-starting Moore’s Law? New ‘synthetic’ method for making microchips could help And others… Clean carbon nanotubes with superb propertiesDevelopment of […]

Top 10 Science and Technology Inventions for the Week of November 15, 2019

01. Researchers capture moving object with ghost imaging 02. Researchers develop thin heat shield for superfast aircraft 03. Smart metamaterials that sense and reprogram themselves 04. New spin directions in pyrite an encouraging sign for future spintronics 05. Stretchable, degradable semiconductors 06. Invention of teeny-tiny organic films could enable new electronics 07. Sound-redirecting prototype could fool eavesdroppers 08. Fingerprint test can distinguish between those who have taken or handled heroin 09. WPI researchers discover vulnerabilities affecting billions of computer chips 10. Nuclear warheads? This robot can find them And others… Meet the VolocityMesmerizing Video Shows Waves of Spinal Fluid Washing […]