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Machine adapting to its environment

What if a robot could adapt itself to a given circumstance more like a human? It sounds like a science fiction movie, but it may become a reality, using neuromorphic (or brain-like) computing. When we look at an object like a flower, or a person,... click to read more

  • Basudev Pradhan | Assistant Professor at Department of Energy Engineering, Central University of Jharkhand, Brambe, Ranchi, Jharkhand, 835205, India
  • Jayan Thomas | Professor at NanoScience Technology Center, Materials Science and Engineering and CREOL- The College of Optics and Photonics, University of Central Florida, Orlando – 32826, FL, USA
Views 430
Reading time 3 min
published on Jan 6, 2021
Stress management in lithium-sulfur battery: some space to breathe

Lithium-ion batteries, of the type we can find in any house-hold, have changed the world. But as society moves away from fossil fuels, we will need cheaper and greener technologies for storing energy to support renewable electricity generation and electric vehicles. The Lithium-Sulfur (Li-S) battery... click to read more

  • Mahdokht Shaibani | Research Fellow at Monash University, Clayton VIC 3800, Australia
Views 580
Reading time 3.5 min
published on Dec 11, 2020
A quantum step forward in high pressure science

Under normal conditions, some materials are naturally better at conducting electricity than others. By applying high enough pressure, some materials that normally block the flow of electricity, like sulfur, can become conductors better than copper or gold. A wire of such "superconductor" could theoretically deliver... click to read more

  • Prabudhya Bhattacharyya | Graduate Student at Department of Physics, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA
  • Thomas Mittiga | Graduate Student at Department of Physics, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA.
Views 597
Reading time 3.5 min
published on Dec 7, 2020
World’s first microscale ‘transformer’ robot

The live-action Transformers film series features Autobots, mechanical, modular robotic lifeforms that could change their bodies into various alternative modes such as weapons, vehicles or machinery, and help save our planet from alien threats. Inspired by this fantasy, scientists and engineers have been developing technologies... click to read more

  • Tian-Yun Huang | Postdoctoral Research Fellow at State Key Laboratory for Turbulence and Complex Systems, Department of Mechanics and Engineering Science, BIC-ESAT, College of Engineering, Peking University, 100871 Beijing, People’s Republic of China.
  • Huiling Duan | Chang Jiang Chair Professor at State Key Laboratory for Turbulence and Complex Systems, Department of Mechanics and Engineering Science, BIC-ESAT, College of Engineering, Peking University, 100871 Beijing, People’s Republic of China.
Views 1308
Reading time 2 min
published on Nov 26, 2020
Cooled to the Quantum Realm

Levitation of objects sounds like magic, but it is precisely what Arthur Ashkin's optical tweezer won the Nobel Prize for in 2018. An optical tweezer amounts to an intense laser that focuses down to a very small point. Optical tweezers trap an object put at... click to read more

  • Kahan Dare | PhD Student at Vienna Center for Quantum Science and Technology, Faculty of Physics, University of Vienna, Austria
  • Manuel Reisenbauer | PhD Student at Vienna Center for Quantum Science and Technology, Faculty of Physics, University of Vienna, Austria
  • Uroš Delić | Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Vienna Center for Quantum Science and Technology, Faculty of Physics, University of Vienna, Austria
Views 791
Reading time 2.5 min
published on Nov 6, 2020