Interdisciplinary Research

News and developments from the field of interdisciplinary research.

Among other topics, you can find stimulating reports and articles related to microsystems, emotions research, futures research and stratospheric research.

Development of dendritic-network-implementable artificial neurofiber transistors

Transistors with a fibrous architecture similar to those of neurons are capable of forming artificial neural networks. Fibrous networks can be used in smart wearable devices and robots. Advances in…

World’s first discovery of liquid directional steering on a bio-inspired surface

Inspired by a kind of tree leaf, scientists at City University of Hong Kong (CityU) discovered that the spreading direction of different liquids deposited on the same surface can be…

A new approach to curing HIV

Armed with a $26.5-million grant, a multi-institution collaboratory will tackle HIV in a new way. Over the last 40 years, HIV has shifted from a deadly and mysterious virus to…

Vanderbilt engineer the first to introduce low-power dynamic manipulation of single nanoscale quantum objects

Research Snapshot: Led by Justus Ndukaife, assistant professor of electrical engineering, Vanderbilt researchers are the first to introduce an approach for trapping and moving a nanomaterial known as a single…

Scientists use artificial intelligence to detect gravitational waves

When gravitational waves were first detected in 2015 by the advanced Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO), they sent a ripple through the scientific community, as they confirmed another of Einstein’s…

Pop-up coffee table — no assembly required

Kiriform structures harness buckling for stable, deployable structures. Deployable structures — objects that transition from a compact state to an expanded one — are used everywhere from backyards to Mars….

New method for molecular functionalization of surfaces

Stable and ordered single molecule layers on silicon through self-assembly; publication in ‘Nature Chemistry’. One vision that is currently driving material scientists is to combine organic molecules (and their diverse…

Optimizing 3D-printed components for laser beam welding

Welding 3D-printed components with the laser: This is the goal of the scientists at the Institut für Integrierte Produktion Hannover (IPH) gGmbH and the Laser Zentrum Hanno-ver e.V. (LZH). In…

Creating nanomaterials with new laser driven method

In the journal Nature Communications, an interdisciplinary team from the Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces presents for the first time a laser-driven technology that enables them to create…

Research team investigates causes of tuberous sclerosis

Mutations can disrupt protein binding through a “burr effect” thus interfering with the regulation of cell growth. Tuberous Sclerosis Complex (TSC) affects between one and two of every 10,000 new-born…

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