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

01. Metal-breathing bacteria could transform electronics, biosensors, and more 02. New fabric could help keep you cool in the summer, even without A/C 03. Researchers create surface coating that can create false infrared images 04. Scientists develop novel transparent broadband electromagnetic interference shielding materials 05. Self-healing soft material outsmarts nature 06. Tailored meta-grid of nanoparticles boosting performance of light-emitting diodes 07. Army research enables conversational AI between soldiers, robot 08. ‘Drawn-on-skin’ electronics offer breakthrough in wearable monitors 09. Taking the guesswork out of twistronics 10. ‘Fool’s gold’ may be valuable after all And others… Back to the Lab? We Want […]

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

01. Physicists develop technology to transform information from microwaves to optical light 02. Nature provides inspiration for researchers developing selective membranes 03. New material can generate hydrogen from salt and polluted water 04. Researchers diffract a beam of organic molecules 05. Scientists strengthen quantum building blocks in milestone critical for scale-up 06. ‘Seeing’ and ‘manipulating’ functions of living cells 07. Geoengineering is just a partial solution to fight climate change 08. Shells and grapefruits inspire first manufactured non-cuttable material 09. A new species of darkling beetle larvae that degrade plastic 10. U.S. and Japan Seeking to Break China’s Grip on […]

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

01. Artificial ‘neurotransistor’ created 02. UBCO researchers create liquid-repelling substance that works on all surfaces 03. Underused part of the electromagnetic spectrum gets optics boost from metamaterial 04. Tiny bubbles make a quantum leap 05. Using magnetic worms to engineer nanoscale communication systems 06. Recognising fake images using frequency analysis 07. New materials for extra thin computer chips 08. New organic material unlocks faster and more flexible electronic devices 09. ‘Blinking’ nanocrystals may convert CO2 into fuels 10. Seventy-Five Years After Trinity And others… Agriculture – a climate villain? Maybe not!Corralling Groups of PhotonsLiquid crystals create easy-to-read, color-changing sensorsA new […]

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

01. Magnetic memory states go exponential 02. New biomaterial could shield against harmful radiation 03. Scaling up the quantum chip 04. Harvesting hydrogen from nanogardens 05. Scientists create new device to light up the way for quantum technologies 06. Shining light into the dark: New discovery makes microscopic imaging possible in dark conditions 07. Engineers design a reusable, silicone rubber face mask 08. Physics team observes extremely fast electronic changes in real time in a special material class 09. Porous graphene ribbons doped with nitrogen for electronics and quantum computing 10. Generator developed for harvesting energy from droplets And others… […]

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

01. A completely new plasmonic chip for ultrafast data transmission using light 02. Cartwheeling light reveals new optical phenomenon 03. Light from inside the tunnel 04. Multifunctional nanofiber protects against explosions, extreme temps 05. Nanoelectromechanical switches based reconfigurable computing 06. A path to new nanofluidic devices applying spintronics technology 07. The lightest shielding material in the world 08. Study reveals magnetic process that can lead to more energy-efficient memory in computers 09. Extensive review of spin-gapless semiconductors: Next-generation spintronics candidates 10. Scientists Have Demonstrated Quantum Entanglement on a Tiny Satellite Orbiting Earth And others… Being exceptional in higher dimensionsComputing collaboration […]

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 […]