Top 10 Science and Technology Inventions for the Week of June 26, 2020

01. A Metal-like Quantum Gas: A pathbreaking platform for quantum simulation 02. Strainoptronics: A new way to control photons 03. Synthetic materials mimic living creatures 04. New technique may enable all-optical data-center networks 05. Engineers design a device that operates like a brain synapse 06. Microscopic computers: The wires of the future may be made of molecules 07. New system uses wind turbines to defend the national grid from power cuts 08. Fifty perfect photons for ‘quantum supremacy’ 09. Device turns wasted heat into clean electricity, scientists say 10. New quantum materials with unique properties And others… How water in […]

Top 10 Science and Technology Inventions for the Week of June 19, 2020

01. Newly observed phenomenon could lead to new quantum devices 02. A quantum memory that operates at telecom wavelengths 03. A breakthrough in developing multi-watt terahertz lasers 04. Molecular robot swarms 05. Adding noise for completely secure communication 06. Laser technology: The turbulence and the comb 07. Using sunlight to save satellites from a fate of ‘space junk’ 08. A new platform to stretch 2D materials 09. Engineers develop new fuel cells with twice the operating voltage as hydrogen 10. New techniques improve quantum communication, entangle phonons And others… Combining magnetic data storage and logicLife sciences open their doors for […]

Top 10 Science and Technology Inventions for the Week of June 12, 2020

01. Scientists apply ‘twistronics’ to light propagation and make a breakthrough discovery 02. Ultra-thin camera lenses of the future could see the light of day 03. Engineers put tens of thousands of artificial brain synapses on a single chip 04. Long-range Communications without Large, Power-Hungry Antennas 05. Metasurface opens world of polarization 06. Researchers advance fuel cell technology 07. Surprisingly strong and deformable silicon 08. Three research groups, two kinds of electronic properties, one material 09. Researchers develop viable sodium battery 10. Reality check: COVID-19 and UV disinfection. And others… A ‘hole’ lot of sponge! New technique to create super-sponges […]

Top 10 Science and Technology Inventions for the Week of June 5, 2020

01. Lasers Write Data Into Glass 02. Carbon nanotube transistors make the leap from lab to factory floor 03. Configurable circuit technology poised to expand silicon photonic applications 04. Graphene and 2D materials could move electronics beyond ‘Moore’s Law’ 05. Paper-thin gallium oxide transistor handles more than 8,000 volts 06. Terahertz radiation can disrupt proteins in living cells 07. Lab-made skin grows its own hair 08. Scientists develop the most heat-resistant material ever created 09. New stretchable, self-healing and illuminating electronic material for wearables and soft robots 10. Princeton team develops ‘poisoned arrow’ to defeat antibiotic-resistant bacteria And others… Making matter […]

Top 10 Science and Technology Inventions for the Week of May 29, 2020

01. Discovery about the edge of fusion plasma could help realize fusion power 02. New devices produce and detect twisted light 03. Tiny, self-assembling traps capture dangerous pollutants, PFAS 04. Untwisting plastics for charging Internet-of-things devices 05. Designing a flexible material to protect buildings, military personnel 06. A Devastating US ‘Dust Bowl’ Is Twice as Likely Now Than During The Great Depression 07. Formula may help 5G wireless networks efficiently share communications frequencies 08. Researchers breaking new ground in materials science 09. Solving the space junk problem 10. Long-term data show hurricanes are getting stronger And others… Einstein’s two mistakesK-State […]

Top 10 Science and Technology Inventions for the Week of May 22, 2020

01. ‘Nanometrology lab on a chip’ within reach thanks to new compact, optical sensor 02. Modeling infectious disease dynamics 03. NIST team builds hybrid quantum system by entangling molecule with atom 04. Observation of intervalley transitions can boost valleytronic science and technology 05. A system for robust and efficient wireless power transfer 06. ‘Tantalizing’ clues about why a mysterious material switches from conductor to insulator 07. Using the ‘shadow effect’ to generate electricity 08. Sneakier and More Sophisticated Malware Is On the Loose 09. Quantum leap: Photon discovery is a major step toward at-scale quantum technologies 10. Seeing the invisible: […]

Top 10 Science and Technology Inventions for the Week of May 15, 2020

01. Scientists demonstrate quantum radar prototype 02. Engineers Unveil a System That Delivers Electricity Wirelessly – To a Moving Target 03. Making quantum ‘waves’ in ultrathin materials 04. NIST scientists create new recipe for single-atom transistors 05. Seeing Through Opaque Media 06. Room-temperature superionic conduction achieved using pseudorotation of hydride complexes 07. The observation of photon-assisted tunneling signatures in Majorana wires 08. Transporting energy through a single molecular nanowire 09. Potentially fatal combinations of humidity and heat are emerging across the globe 10. COVIDScholar: AI Tool Sifts Through Thousands of Papers to Guide Researchers And others… Anti-Vaccine Messaging Is Well-Connected […]

Top 10 Science and Technology Inventions for the Week of May 8, 2020

01. Breathable second skin materials provide smart protection against chemical and biological 02. Fossil fuel-free jet propulsion with air plasmas 03. Making Materials Mimic Each Other 04. Laser loop couples quantum systems over a distance 05. Shape-shifting carbon fibre could replace mechanical systems for planes and more 06. Researchers pave the way to designing omnidirectional invisible materials 07. Supercapacitor promises storage, high power and fast charging 08. Light, sound, action: Extending the life of acoustic waves on microchips 09. Army researchers see path to quantum computing at room temperature 10. Scientists take steps to create a ‘racetrack memory,’ potentially enhancing […]

Top 10 Science and Technology Inventions for the Week of May 1, 2020

01. Photonic metasurfaces provide a new playground for twistronics 02. New metasurface laser produces world’s first super-chiral light 03. Molecules with a spin on a topological insulator: a hybrid approach to magnetic topological states of matter 04. Stretchable lithium-ion battery is based on new micro-honeycomb structure 05. ‘Breathable’ electronics pave the way for more functional wearable tech 06. UCF researchers develop groundbreaking new rocket-propulsion system 07. Unlocking promising properties to create future technologies 08. Dirty carbon reveals a sophisticated side 09. Engineers make a promising material stable enough for use in solar cells 10. Catching nuclear smugglers: Fast algorithm could […]

Top 10 Science and Technology Inventions for the Week of April 24, 2020

01. Researchers identify cells likely targeted by Covid-19 virus 02. A breakthrough in estimating the size of a (mostly hidden) network 03. Wide-band-gap semiconductors could harvest sunlight underwater 04. Electrical manipulation of magnetic particle allows for large high-speed memory 05. Photonic microwave generation using on-chip optical frequency combs 06. Quantum entanglement offers unprecedented precision for GPS, imaging and beyond 07. Toward a more energy-efficient spintronics 08. Drones Use Radio Waves to Recharge Sensors While in Flight 09. New ‘brick’ for nanotechnology: Graphene Nanomesh 10. Unprecedented 3D images of live cells plus details of molecules inside And others… Aquaculture at the […]