Peter Weiss' Articles
- NewsA novel scheme for increasing the number of collisions in particle accelerators has boosted the performance of the world's highest-energy collider.
- NewsCeramics made by freezing water in an unusual way mimic not only the complicated microstructure of mother-of-pearl but also its extraordinary strength and toughness.
- NewsA technique that some scientists claim generates thermonuclear fusion in a benchtop apparatus apparently works even without its controversial neutron trigger.
- NewsBy combining nanowires and conventional transistor structures, researchers are creating novel transistors with improved performance and the potential to be easily manufactured.
- NewsA new type of cochlear implant includes sensors whose signals may help surgeons insert the device more deeply into the inner ear and so provide better hearing.
- NewsA new microchip can trap and move an ion, preliminary steps toward carrying out quantum computations on a chip.
- NewsInvestigating why kinky metal filaments sprout spontaneously on electronic- circuit cards, researchers have found that the way metal films have been electroplated onto the surface in the first place plays a lingering role.
- FeatureResearchers have discovered and begun to exploit a fundamentally new way to exert magnetic influences, at least on extremely small scales.
- NewsNanochannels with sharply tapered edges can dramatically boost fluid flow rates and potentially play a role in improved microchip cooling, fabrics to wick away perspiration, and other uses.
- NewsResearchers have discovered that forests of carbon nanotubes squish and expand like foams, but with extraordinary resilience.