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The World’s Longest Nanoscale Chain

A sheet of metal or wood is an inflexible one-dimensional material. Creating flexible one-dimensional structures from such hard materials is difficult, but can be done using chain-like structures made of interlocking of rings. Moreover, chain-like structures endow materials with ease of repairing any damage by... click to read more

  • Yasuki Kato | Master Student at Division of Advanced Science and Engineering, Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Chiba University, Chiba, Japan
  • Sougata Datta | Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Division of Advanced Science and Engineering, Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Chiba University, Chiba, Japan
  • Shiki Yagai | Professor at Division of Advanced Science and Engineering, Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Chiba University, Chiba, Japan
Views 969
Reading time 3 min
published on May 19, 2021
Battling pollution by navigating particle traffic

Humanity is facing a water crisis. Industry requirements exceed our fresh water resources and water scarcity is on the horizon. Underground water is an essential source of freshwater, but it is very susceptible to contamination. As such we need to perfect processes we use to... click to read more

  • Aleksa Djorović | PhD Student at Department of Applied Physics, University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland
Views 774
Reading time 4 min
published on May 10, 2021
Cheetah-inspired soft robots: how to make robots run fast?

Soft robots are made of rubber-like soft materials that mimic soft-bodied insects and animals such as caterpillar, snake, jellyfish, and octopus. Unlike conventional rigid robots, soft robots can continuously deform their soft body to navigate through confined spaces, thereby enabling safe and adaptive interactions with... click to read more

  • Jie Yin | Professor at North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina, USA
  • Yichao Tang | Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems, Stuttgart, Germany
Views 647
Reading time 3.5 min
published on May 4, 2021
The travel time of light inside the hydrogen molecule

The wave-particle duality is arguably one of the most intriguing concepts of quantum mechanics. Depending on the circumstances of the observation, a fundamental particle–like an electron–shows either wave- or particle-like behavior. One typical wave phenomenon is interference, where crests and troughs of two or more... click to read more

  • Sven Grundmann | PhD Student at Institut für Kernphysik, Goethe Universität, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Views 643
Reading time 3 min
published on May 3, 2021
Recovering data you have never seen

What do you do when some of your data is missing? Imagine taking pictures with a camera and discovering some of the pixels are missing on all of the pictures. In this case, you can probably guess what the missing pixels should be using the... click to read more

  • Rik Voorhaar | PhD Student at Univeristy of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland
Views 838
Reading time 4.5 min
published on Apr 15, 2021