AHEATED RESPONSE Probing 2-D materials with high-energy particle beams reveals how these superthin films perform when the heat is on.
NAME GAME First created in a lab in 2002, element 118 was officially dubbed oganesson in 2016. New studies predict some of the element’s odd properties.
PARTICLE POWER Fifty-year-old fusion predictions didn’t pan out, but scientists haven’t given up on harnessing the power of the stars. ITER, an international effort to build a fusion reactor in France (shown above), is well under way.