Solar cells are getting seriously light
Novel design uses inkjet printing and clever ink.
Researchers continue to break new ground with advances in solar cell technology that uses organic polymer material ra...
These bots were made for walkin’
Taking baby steps with standard electronic signals.
A Cornell University collaboration is trying to up the ante on walking robots by developing some you can control with...
Natural radiation can mess with qubits
Study reveals new hurdle for practical quantum computing.
Natural radiation can limit the performance of superconducting quantum bits and thus potentially the operation of qua...
Aristotle and the chatbot
Ancient rules of logic could make AI more human.
By David Ireland and Dana Bradford, CSIRO Many attempts to develop artificial intelligence are powered by powerfu...
Solar cells succeed in space
Short trip flags potential of new hybrid design.
To test if something will work in space, there’s no better option than to send it into space. That’s what German r...
Plug it into the wall
Chemists create ‘smart bricks’ for energy storage.
The humble house brick could one day help power electronic devices, if researchers at Washington University, US, are ...
Sun, smarts and clean drinking water
Researchers explore potential of metal-organic frameworks.
Scientists led by Australia’s Monash University have reported another breakthrough in their efforts to develop more e...
Margaret Hamilton helped land the Eagle
She won many accolades, but wasn’t in the movies.
When doing an internet search on the pioneering software engineer Margaret Hamilton, we must add a description such a...
Tea from a different kind of silver
Sometimes you can put metal in the microwave.
Tea aficionados will tell you that you should never heat the water in a microwave, because the resulting brew just do...
Hair v razor. Why hair wins
It’s soft but persistent, so just keeps chipping away.
Any non-bearded male will tell you that (a) shaving is monotonous and (b) razors don’t last. No matter how much they ...
Chemists say solids don’t get brighter than this
Maintaining fluorescence means smiles all around.
These are 3D printed gyroids made from SMILES (small-molecule ionic isolation lattices), a new class of materials tha...
Who’s the fool now?
Magnetic new role possible for a maligned material.
Fool’s gold could actually be valuable, but only if you do something that no-one (fool or otherwise) has done before....