Images stored in box of vapor

Giving a different meaning to data storage in the cloud, scientists have succeeded in storing a miniature movie in a room-teperature atomic vapor.

Tractor beam can pull as well as push

Scientists have for the first time created a 'tractor beam' that can pull objects as well as push them.

Important building block for quantum internet developed

Scientists at the University of Innsbruck say they've created the first efficient and tunable interface for quantum networks.

Rewritable digital data storage built in DNA

Scientists have successfully and repeatedly encoded, stored and erased digital data within the DNA of living cells.

Plasmonics used to create cloaking device

Stanford University engineers have created a device that can detect light while itself remaining invisible.

Reliability boost for wireless power transfer

Electric vehicles could soon be charged wirelessly, thanks to a new way of fine-tuning wireless power transfer (WPT) receivers that makes them more efficient and functional.

Viruses harnessed to generate electricity

Berkeley Lab scientists have found a way to make harmless viruses harvest mechanical energy, which could then be used, say, to charge a phone as its owner walks along.

Fish cells inspire color-changing clothes

British researchers have mimicked the camouflaging abilities of creatures such as squid and zebrafish, in research that could help soldiers stay out of sight.

New technology to detect radioactive materials

Researchers at the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) have created a new prototype radiation detection device for use at ports, border crossings, airports and elsewhere.

New material 'could revolutionize electronics'

A team from the University of Exeter says it's discovered the most transparent, lightweight and flexible material ever for conducting electricity.

New process promises cheap, flexible electronics

Televisions as thin and flexible as a sheet of paper could be on the way, thanks to a new technique for printing electronics.

New semiconductor synthesized from graphene

Scientists and engineers at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee have discovered a completely new carbon-based material, synthesized from graphene, which could mark a big step towards faster electronics.

First-ever quantum network uses two atoms and a photon

Physicists say that, for the first time, they've created an elementary quantum network based on interfaces between single atoms and photons.

Remote-control beetles aid flight research

Scientists are using electrodes to control a living rhinoceros beetle in an effort to improve the aerodynamic performance of aircraft.

Nano-factories produce cancer drugs at tumor sites

MIT researchers have created a new type of nanoparticle that can synthesize proteins on demand, potentially creating cancer drugs right at the spot they're needed.

Working quantum computer built inside a diamond

A quantum computer created inside a diamond is the first of its kind to include protection against 'decoherence' – noise that prevents it from functioning properly.

Living micro-robot could diagnose disease

Biologists and engineers are working on a tiny robot that functions like a living creature and could be safely used within the human body to diagnose disease.

Biplane design could break the sound barrier

An MIT researcher believes he's found a way to solve many of the  problems that grounded Concorde, and make supersonic commercial flights a reality once more.

3D printer knocks out tiny objects - fast

A new, high-precision 3D printer can create nanometer-sized objects and is way faster than similar devices.

Check out this wearable multitouch projector

If you think wearable tech is the way of the future, then this is for you.