Graphene 'phototransistor' promising for optical technologies
From the 05.16.17 Issue
Researchers have solved a problem hindering development of highly sensitive optical devices made of a material called graphene, an advance that could bring applications from imaging and displays to sensors and high-speed communications.
Semiconductors for an energy efficient future
From the 05.15.17 Issue
Lisa Porter, professor of materials science and engineering at Carnegie-Mellon University, discusses her research on semiconductor materials and devices, especially those that enable new technologies for a more energy-efficient future.
Chicago Botanic Garden scientists discover an unusual new fossil plant
From the 04.28.17 Issue
An international team of paleontologists from the United States, China, Japan, Russia and Mongolia has discovered a new extinct species of plant from the Early Cretaceous that appears to be distantly related to living Ginkgo biloba
Illuminating the pathway to computing for Mississippi women
From the 04.26.17 Issue
The Mississippi Alliance for Women in Computing is working to attract women and women of color to computing, improve retention rates of women in undergraduate computing majors and help postsecondary women make the transition to the computing workforce.