<b>Explained: Levels of autonomy in self-driving cars</b>

Explained: Levels of autonomy in self-driving cars

While autonomous cars have gained swift momentum since Leonardo da Vinci’s self-propelled cart circa 1500, the thought of going completely hands-free still feels slightly supernatural. These four-wheelers of the future use a combination...
<b>Small structures: a review of in vivo neuroimaging: fluorescence imaging for intraoperative neuroprot</b>

Small structures: a review of in vivo neuroimaging: fluorescence imaging for intraoperative neuroprot

During the operation of the nerve was transected or injured accidentally which led to the decline or even permanent loss of some patients' activity function. Current neuroimaging methods such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) computed tomo...
<b>How can you perforate an atomic layer of material and leave the one underneath intact?</b>

How can you perforate an atomic layer of material and leave the one underneath intact?

Nobody can shoot a pistol bullet through a banana in such a way that the skin is perforated but the banana remains intact. However, on the level of individual atomic layers, such a feat has now been achieved - a nano-structuring method has...
<b>Novel approach improves graphene-based supercapacitors</b>

Novel approach improves graphene-based supercapacitors

Demand for integrated energy storage devices is growing rapidly as people rely more and more on portable and wireless electronics, and the global need grows for clean energy sources such as solar and wind energies. This is creating an expon...
<b>A highly light-absorbent and tunable material</b>

A highly light-absorbent and tunable material

By layering different two-dimensional materials, physicists at the University of Basel have created a novel structure with the ability to absorb almost all light of a selected wavelength. The achievement relies on a double layer of molybden...
<b>A tiny instrument to measure the faintest magnetic fields</b>

A tiny instrument to measure the faintest magnetic fields

Physicists at the University of Basel have developed a minuscule instrument able to detect extremely faint magnetic fields. At the heart of the superconducting quantum interference device are two atomically thin layers of graphene, which th...
<b>How to make perfect edges in 2D-materials</b>

How to make perfect edges in 2D-materials

Ultrathin materials such as graphene promise a revolution in nanoscience and technology. Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, have now made an important advance within the field. In a recent paper in Nature Communicatio...
<b>Scientists find path to nanodiamond from graphene</b>

Scientists find path to nanodiamond from graphene

Marrying two layers of graphene is an easy route to the blissful formation of nanoscale diamond, but sometimes thicker is better. While it may only take a bit of heat to turn a treated bilayer of the ultrathin material into a cubic lattice...
<b>Flash graphene rocks strategy for plastic waste</b>

Flash graphene rocks strategy for plastic waste

Plastic waste comes back in black as pristine graphene, thanks to ACDC. That's what Rice University scientists call the process they employed to make efficient use of waste plastic that would otherwise add to the planet's environmental woes...
<b>Tips for making nanographene</b>

Tips for making nanographene

Nanographene is a material that is anticipated to radically improve solar cells, fuel cells, LEDs and more. Typically the synthesis of this material has been imprecise and difficult to control. For the first time, researchers have discovere...