Scientists have developed autonomous catalytic microrobots that swim towards a specified target with a speed of 20 body length per second.
Repairing Injured Nerves with Artificial PEDOT Conduits
Scientists have developed a novel nerve construct: artificial hybrid conducting polymer-hydrogel conduits are used to repair peripheral nerve gaps.
Doped graphite powder: room-temperature superconductors at last?
German scientists have found evidence for granular room-temperature superconductivity in water-treated graphite powder.
Detection of Explosives: An All-in-Fiber Chemical Sensor for Peroxide Vapors
Scientists report a new method for remote tracing of vapors escaping from the liquid-peroxide explosives used in terror bombing incidents.
Models of Human Muscles from Protein-Engineered Biomaterials
Researchers have engineered a protein biomaterial to generate mimics of human skeletal muscle to study the effect of injury and disease on this tissue.
Battery or Bracelet? Cable-Type Flexible Lithium-Ion Batteries
An exceptionally flexible prototype cable-type battery can be used in a variety of shapes towards portable, wearable, and flexible electronics.
Crumpled Nitrogen-Doped Graphene – A Super Capacitor!
Scientists present unique crumpled nitrogen-doped graphene nanosheets as supercapacitor materials for energy-storage.
Cover Story: More than Just Pretty! Well-Defined Catalysts for Fuel Cells
Systematic insights into well-defined platinum-alloy nanoparticles promise cheaper and more-efficient fuel cells.
University of Southern Mississippi scientists imitated Mother Nature by developing a new, skinny-molecule-based material that resembles cilia, the tiny, hair-like structures through which organisms derive smell, vision, hearing and fluid flow.
Edible Electronics: Purely Biocompatible Electrical Devices
Scientists from the University of Linz engage in developing electronics that can simply be thrown onto the compost heap or, if in a pinch, could even be eaten!