Nanoscience News


When Semiconductors Stick Together, Materials Go Quantum

A new study led by Berkeley Lab reveals how aligned layers of atomically thin semiconductors can yield an exotic new quantum material.​


New Cell-Sized Micro Robots Might Make Incredible Journeys

A million functional microscopic robots produced from a 4-inch silicon wafer in  new  nanofabrication process.


Fireflies, Heart Beats, and the Science of Sync

Physicists have discovered surprisingly complex states emerging out of simple synchronized networks.​


New Director Assumes Helm of Kavli ENSI

Peidong Yang to direct the Kavli Energy NanoScience Institute


How Bees Stay Cool on Hot Summer Days

How bees stay cool on hot summer days.​


Researchers from TU Delft Combine Spintronics and Nanophotonics in 2-D Material

The discovery might lead to the development of an energy-efficient way of processing data.​


Nanoscale Guitar String ‘Executes a Complex Dance’

Researchers devised a way to listen to a nanoscale guitar for the first time – and then played the Cornell alma mater on it.​


CO2 Soil Sequestration Plan Aims to Relieve Atmospheric Warming

An international group of scientists co-led by a Cornell professor reports that solutions for sequestering carbon might literally be right under our feet.​


A Painless Adhesive

Adhesives for biomedical applications can be detached with light.​


Replacing Hard Parts in Soft Robots

Researchers develop ‘soft’ valves to make entirely soft robots .