Content for News

A Butterfly Flaps Its Wings and Scientists Make Jewelry

“3D printing creates unique jewelry using the principles of chaos The further out in time, the more unreliable a weather forecast. That’s because small variations in initial weather conditions can completely change the entire system, making it unpredictable. Put …

A Princeton lab has designed a new antenna that works ‘like a transformer robot’

“Sophisticated antenna arrays paired with high-frequency wireless chips act like superpowers for modern electronics, boosting everything from sensing to security to data processing. In his lab at Princeton, Kaushik Sengupta is working to expand those powers even further. In recent …

A Quan­tum Video Reel

“When it comes to creating ever more intriguing quantum systems, a constant need is finding new ways to observe them in a wide range of physical scenarios. JILA Fellow Cindy Regal and JILA and NIST Fellow Ana Maria Rey have …

Artificial photosynthesis uses sunlight to make biodegradable plastic

“In recent years, environmental problems caused by global warming have become more apparent due to greenhouse gases such as CO2. In natural photosynthesis, CO2 is not reduced directly, but is bound to organic compounds which are converted to glucose or …

Cardboard with a more sustainable coating

“Sterre Bakker defends her thesis at the department of Chemical Engineering and Chemistry on January 27, 2023. On average we open seven packaged items per day, most of them food items. All of this together makes for a mountain of …

Colour images from the shadow of a sample

“Researchers at Göttingen University develop new method for X-ray colour imaging A research team at the University of Göttingen has developed a new method to produce X-ray images in colour. In the past, the only way to determine the chemical …

Danish quantum physicists make nanoscopic advance of colossal significance

“QUANTUM PHYSICS In a new breakthrough, researchers at the University of Copenhagen, in collaboration with Ruhr University Bochum, have solved a problem that has caused quantum researchers headaches for years. The researchers can now control two quantum light sources rather …

Electric car batteries can help drive the clean electricity transition

“As early as 2030, batteries in electric vehicles could fully meet the need for short-term electricity storage around the world. By connecting them to the power grid they can provide their stored energy, improving energy security and enabling renewable technologies …

Electrons in the Fast Lane

“By using ultrafast laser flashes, scientists at the University of Rostock in collaboration with researchers of the Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research in Stuttgart have generated and measured the shortest electron pulse to date. The electron pulse was …

Elevated design keeps solar stills salt-free

“Salt-rejecting microchannels help make seawater drinkable using the power of the sun. A solar distillation device can purify brine from reverse osmosis plants with over 10 percent salinity, as well as water taken directly from the Red Sea. The technology …