<b>Brain-controlled computers are becoming a reality, but major hurdles remain</b>

Brain-controlled computers are becoming a reality, but major hurdles remain

Imagine controlling your computer just by thinking. It sounds far-out, but real advances are happening on these so-called brain-computer interfaces. More researchers and companies are moving into the area. Yet major challenges remain, from u...
<b>Design method may boost semiconductor performance by better handling heat</b>

Design method may boost semiconductor performance by better handling heat

Researchers report that a fabrication technique may offer a path toward mastering the often chaotic flow of heat carriers at the nanoscale in silicon and other semiconductors....
<b>Smart Stirrer Detects Color, Conductivity, Viscosity During Chemical Reactions</b>

Smart Stirrer Detects Color, Conductivity, Viscosity During Chemical Reactions

Miniaturized computer systems and wireless technology are offering scientists new ways to keep tabs on reactions without the need for larger, cumbersome equipment....
<b>Electron correlations in carbon nanostructures</b>

Electron correlations in carbon nanostructures

New materials are needed to further reduce the size of electronic components and thus make devices such as laptops and smartphones faster and more efficient. Tiny nanostructures of the novel material graphene are promising in this respect....
<b>A novel method to precisely deliver therapeutics inside the body</b>

A novel method to precisely deliver therapeutics inside the body

A team of Penn State researchers are interfacing chemical biology and nanotechnology to develop ultrasound-controlled nanomaterials that can provide on-demand, high precision delivery of proteins into human cells A new way to deliver therap...
<b>Doped graphene shows promise for sodium-ion batteries</b>

Doped graphene shows promise for sodium-ion batteries

Scientists at EPFL have recently published a research that could open up new pathways to boosting the capacity of sodium-ion batteries. “Lithium is becoming a critical material as it is used extensively in cell-phones and car batteries, w...
<b>Kurt Bock elected as new chairman of the Supervisory Board of BASF SE</b>

Kurt Bock elected as new chairman of the Supervisory Board of BASF SE

The Supervisory Board of BASF SE has elected Dr. Kurt Bock as the new chairman of the Supervisory Board of BASF SE. Bock had previously been elected to the Supervisory Board of BASF SE by the Annual Shareholders’ Meeting as a shareholder...
<b>A molecular bridge further</b>

A molecular bridge further

Electronics built from molecules could open up new possibilities in the miniaturization of circuits in the future. Empa researchers, together with partners from Switzerland, the Netherlands, Israel, and the UK, succeeded in solving a crucia...
<b>Will your future computer be made using bacteria?</b>

Will your future computer be made using bacteria?

In order to create new and more efficient computers, medical devices, and other advanced technologies, researchers are turning to nanomaterials: materials manipulated on the scale of atoms or molecules that exhibit unique properties. Graphe...
<b>Purifying water with a partly coated gold nanoparticle</b>

Purifying water with a partly coated gold nanoparticle

'Janus' nanorods convert light to heat that can destroy pollutants....