Top 10 Science and Technology Inventions for the Week of February 26, 2021

01. Magnetic effect without a magnet 02. Molecular bridges power up printed electronics 03. Nanofibers for quantum technologies at room temperature 04. New phenomena for the design of future quantum devices 05. Coding for Qubits: How to Program in Quantum Computer Assembly Language 06. Colloidal quantum dot lasers poised to come of age 07. Concept for a new storage medium 08. Quantum systems learn joint computing 09. A speed limit also applies in the quantum world 10. An intelligent soft material that curls under pressure or expands when stretched And others… Ebola Strikes West Africa Again: Key Questions and Lessons […]

Top 10 Science and Technology Inventions for the Week of February 19, 2021

01. Blueprint for fault-tolerant qubits 02. Light used to detect quantum information stored in 100,000 nuclear quantum bits 03. Graphene “nano-origami” creates tiniest microchips yet 04. Harnessing socially-distant molecular interactions for future computing 05. International study reveals exceptional property of next generation optical fibers 06. Quantum Theory May Twist Cause And Effect Into Loops, With Effect Causing The Cause 07. Breakthrough material can protect satellites from ultraviolet radiation and atomic oxygen in low-Earth orbit 08. Scientists manipulate magnets at the atomic scale 09. A performance leap for graphene modulators in next generation datacom and telecom 10. This robot doesn’t need […]

Top 10 Science and Technology Inventions for the Week of February 12, 2021

01. Scientists create armor for fragile quantum technology 02. Silicon waveguides move us closer to faster, light-based logic circuits 03. UMass Amherst team helps demonstrate spontaneous quantum error correction 04. ‘Multiplying’ light could be key to ultra-powerful optical computers 05. Capturing Free-Space Optical Light for High-Speed WiFi 06. Inductance based on a quantum effect has the potential to miniaturize inductors 07. ‘Magnetic graphene’ forms a new kind of magnetism 08. New concept for rocket thruster exploits the mechanism behind solar flares 09. Quantum effects help minimize communication flaws 10. Quantum systems learn joint computing And others… 21 per cent of […]

Top 10 Science and Technology Inventions for the Week of February 5, 2021

01. Quantum tunneling in graphene advances the age of terahertz wireless communications 02. Researchers create origami-inspired satellite antennas that can self-fold 03. Researchers create novel photonic chip 04. Researchers demonstrate the potential of a new quantum material for creating two spintronic technologies 05. Researchers design next-generation photodetector 06. Researchers from NUS create ‘whirling’ nano-structures in anti-ferromagnets 07. Terahertz accelerates beyond 5G towards 6G 08. Batteries that can be assembled in ambient air 09. Direct coherent multi-ink printing of fabric supercapacitors 10. Experts ‘scan horizon’ to help prepare governments for next major biosecurity threat And others… AI Predicts Asymptomatic Carriers of […]

Top 10 Science and Technology Inventions for the Week of January 27, 2021 

01. Optimal information about the invisible 02. Adding or subtracting single quanta of sound 03. “Liquid” machine-learning system adapts to changing conditions 04. Long-distance and secure quantum key distribution (QKD) over a free-space channel 05. Record-breaking laser link could help us test whether Einstein was right 06. Researchers achieve extreme-ultraviolet spectral compression by four-wave mixing 07. Researchers construct molecular nanofibers that are stronger than steel 08. Defects may help scientists understand the exotic physics of topology 09. Rapid Identification of Ricin in Serum Samples Using LC–MS/MS 10. Solar material can ‘self-heal’ imperfections, new research shows And others… Audio long-read: Push, […]

Top 10 Science and Technology Inventions for the Week of January 22, 2021

01. Using drones to create local quantum networks 02. New metamaterial offers reprogrammable properties 03. Designing customized “brains” for robots 04. DNA origami enables fabricating superconducting nanowires 05. The long-range transport of deconfined magnetic hedgehogs 06. Storing information with light 07. Using graphene, researchers increase optical data transmission speed by a factor of at least 10,000. 08. Experimental evidence of an intermediate state of matter between a crystal and a liquid 09. A display that completely blocks off counterfeits 10. A New Institutional Approach to Research Security in the United States And others… DARPA Opens Door to Producing “Unimaginable” Designs […]

Top 10 Science and Technology Inventions for the Week of January 15, 2021

01. Studying chaos with one of the world’s fastest cameras 02. Electrically switchable qubit can tune between storage and fast calculation modes 03. Nanosheet-based electronics could be one drop away 04. New state of matter in one-dimensional quantum gas 05. Researchers report quantum-limit-approaching chemical sensing chip 06. Scientists tame photon-magnon interaction 07. Trapping light without back reflections 08. Using electricity to increase the amount of data that can be stored by DNA 09. Bound-charge engineering: A new strategy to develop nanowire transistors 10. The changing paradigm of next-generation semiconductor memory development And others… 10 Exciting Engineering Milestones to Look for […]

Top 10 Science and Technology Inventions for the Week of January 8, 2021

01. Breaking through the resolution barrier with quantum-limited precision 02. World’s fastest optical neuromorphic processor 03. Extremely fast electrochromic supercapacitors 04. Neither liquid nor solid 05. Old silicon learns new tricks 06. Innovative battery chemistry revolutionizes zinc-air battery 07. Scrambled supersolids: Soft form of a solid discovered 08. Intel’s Stacked Nanosheet Transistors Could Be the Next Step in Moore’s Law 09. Machine-learning models of matter beyond interatomic potentials 10. On the road to invisible solar panels: How tomorrow’s windows will generate electricity And others… Alert system shows potential for reducing deforestation, mitigating climate change An avalanche of violence: Analysis reveals […]

Top 10 Science and Technology Inventions for the Week of January 01, 2021

01. New quantum nanodevice can simultaneously act as a heat engine and a refrigerator 02. Extremely energy efficient microprocessor developed using superconductors 03. Metasurface enabled quantum edge detection 04. Powering up stretchy technology 05. Researchers achieve sustained, high-fidelity quantum teleportation 06. Shapeshifting crystals: Varying stability in different forms of gallium selenide monolayers 07. Stretching diamond for next-generation microelectronics 08. Tiny terahertz laser is the first to reach three key performance goals at once 09. Top MIT research stories of 2020 10. Atomic-scale nanowires can now be produced at scale

Top 10 Science and Technology Inventions for the Week of December 25, 2020

01. Developing smarter, faster machine intelligence with light 02. Experiment takes ‘snapshots’ of light, stops light, uses light to change properties of matter 03. Perfect transmission through barrier using sound 04. Skyrmions proposed as the basis for a completely new computer architecture 05. When light and atoms share a common vibe 06. New energy conversion layer for biosolar cells 07. Researchers propose process to detect and contain emerging diseases 08. Chemists convert plastic bottle waste into insecticide sorbent 09. Artificial intelligence solves Schrödinger’s equation 10. Nature Podcast highlights of 2020 (47 min)