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

01. Physicist from Hannover develops new photon source for tap-proof communication 02. Extreme high-frequency signals enable terabits-per-second data links 03. Quantum copycat: Researchers find a new way in which bosons behave like fermions 04. Quantum-entangled light from a vibrating membrane 05. Researchers catch light in a funnel 06. Smaller scale solutions needed for rapid progress towards emissions targets 07. World record transmission of 172 Tb/s over 2040km distance coupled-3-core multi-core fiber 08. An all-organic proton battery energized for sustainable energy storage 09. Scientists electrify aluminum to speed up important process 10. Graphene-based actuator swarm enables programmable deformation And others… Does […]

Top 10 Science and Technology Inventions for the Week of March 27, 2020

01. An MIT team hopes to publish open-source designs for a low-cost ventilator 02. Graphene underpins a new platform to selectively ID deadly strains of bacteria 03. Solitonics in molecular wires could benefit electronics 04. Creating stretchable thermoelectric generators 05. Novel MOF is potential next-gen semiconductor 06. Special blend of circuits and memristive devices created for brain-mimicking processing systems 07. Here’s a Blueprint for a Practical Quantum Computer 08. Scientists Find Yet Another Way to Get Qubits Working at Room Temperature 09. Study unveils dependence of spin memory loss in a variety of interfaces 10. Towards an unhackable quantum internet […]

Top 10 Science and Technology Inventions for the Week of March 20, 2020

01. BAA for COVID-19 Diagnostics, Vaccines and Therapeutics 02. Qubits that operate at room temperature 03. Research team presents novel transmitter for terahertz waves 04. Chip-based devices improve practicality of quantum-secured communication 05. Leaf-inspired surface prevents frost formation 06. Novel error-correction scheme developed for quantum computers 07. Study shows widely used machine learning methods don’t work as claimed 08. Pathways toward realizing the promise of all-solid-state batteries 09. Stretchable supercapacitors to power tomorrow’s wearable devices 10. Chasing the Antidote for Deadly Nerve Agents And others… For 75 Years, The US Had an ‘Endless Frontier’ of Science. Now It’s Coming to […]

Top 10 Science and Technology Inventions for the Week of March 13, 2020

01. Flight of the GermFalcon: How a Potential Coronavirus-Killing Airplane Sterilizer Was Born 02. DARPA Races To Create a “Firebreak” Treatment for the Coronavirus 03. ‘Rock-breathing’ bacteria are electron spin doctors, study shows 04. Introducing the light-operated hard drives of tomorrow 05. Super lightweight foam uses sunlight to harvest water from evaporation 06. Engineers crack 58-year-old puzzle on way to quantum breakthrough 07. New Antenna Will Boost UAV Communication with Satellites 08. ‘Spillway’ for electrons could keep lithium metal batteries from catching fire 09. Two-dimensional metals open pathways to new science 10. To make ultra-black materials that won’t weigh things […]

Top 10 Science and Technology Inventions for the Week of March 6, 2020

01. Design of inorganic materials for brain-like computing 02. Magnetic whirls in future data storage devices 03. Manipulating atoms to make better superconductors 04. New optical system could lead to devices that can recognize objects instantly 05. This wearable device camouflages its wearer no matter the weather 06. A new AI chip can perform image recognition tasks in nanoseconds 07. Researchers identify breaking point of conducting material 08. Scientists created an ‘impossible’ superconducting compound 09. Potential superbug-killing compound 10. First bufferless lasers grown directly on silicon wafers in Si-photonics And others… Energy researchers invent error-free catalystsHow a new quantum approach […]

Top 10 Science and Technology Inventions for the Week of February 28, 2020

01. Quantum researchers able to split one photon into three 02. New way to control the phase of light using 2D materials 03. A possible new way to cool computer chips 04. Researchers create new state of light 05. Scientists create new material for electronics of the future 06. Team develops optical communications technology to double data transfer speed 07. Using light to put a twist on electrons 08. Observation of non-trivial superconductivity on surface of type II Weyl semimetal 09. Simple self-charging battery offers power solutions for devices 10. Computer scientists’ new tool fools hackers into sharing keys for […]

Top 10 Science and Technology Inventions for the Week of February 21, 2020

01. Physicists grab individual atoms in ground-breaking experiment 02. Growing crystals to generate random numbers 03. Lasers and terahertz waves combined in camera that sees ‘unseen’ detail 04. New green technology generates electricity ‘out of thin air’ 05. University of Illinois researchers demonstrate new capability for cooling electronics 06. Van der Waals magnets, a material for future semiconductors 07. What if we could teach photons to behave like electrons? 08. Highly sensitive sensors show promise in enhancing human touch 09. A spookily good sensor 10. After 40 Years of Hunting, Scientists Identify a Key Flaw in Solar Panel Efficiency And […]

Top 10 Science and Technology Inventions for the Week of February 14, 2020

01. Scientists develop first electrically-driven ‘topological’ laser 02. Experimental fingerprint test can distinguish between those who have taken or handled cocaine 03. Hackers could shut down satellites–or turn them into weapons 04. Movement of a liquid droplet generates over 5 volts of electricity 05. A gold butterfly can make its own semiconductor skin 06. Researchers develop smaller, lighter radiation shielding 07. Using sound and light to generate ultra-fast data transfer 08. Using long-wavelength terahertz radiation to produce video with a high frame rate 09. First-of-its-kind hydrogel platform enables on-demand production of medicines, chemicals 10. New droplet-based electricity generator: A drop […]

Top 10 Science and Technology Inventions for the Week of February 7, 2020

01. If you want to catch more light, twist it 02. New encapsulation technique protects electronic properties of sensitive materials 03. New graphene amplifier unlocks hidden frequencies in the electromagnetic spectrum 04. Anti-solar cells: A photovoltaic cell that works at night 05. New quantum switch turns metals into insulators 06. With nanogenerators, static electricity as strong as lightening can be saved in a battery 07. Closely spaced hydrogen atoms could facilitate superconductivity in ambient conditions 08. Lasers etch a ‘perfect’ solar energy absorber 09. Extending Quantum Entanglement Across Town 10. Scientists Warn Multiple Overlapping Crises Could Trigger ‘Global Systemic Collapse’ […]

Top 10 Science and Technology Inventions for the Week of January 31, 2020

01. 5 Big Ideas for Making Fusion Power a Reality 02. Detection of very high frequency magnetic resonance could revolutionize electronics 03. A megalibrary of nanoparticles 04. A new twist on quantum communication in fiber 05. On the way to quantum networks 06. Smaller detection device effective for nuclear treaty verification, archaeology digs 07. Building an Orbiting Internet Just for Satellites 08. How to take a picture of a light pulse 09. Integrating microchips for electronic skin 10. What a pair! Coupled quantum dots may offer a new way to store quantum information And others… China’s Next Five-Year Energy Plan […]