Take 20 scandium atoms, 60 carbon atoms, arrange in a volleyball-shape and, voila!
We need crops that can adapt to a less predictable environment.
Advanced genetic tools could help boost crop yields and feed billions more people.
Availability: 10-15 years
A Caltech scientist creates tiny lattices with enormous potential.
Availability: 3-5 years
A new way to produce metals could have wide-ranging effects.
Advanced manufacturing technologies are leading to smaller jet engines.
The quickest way to solve a maze exploits both quantum and classical processes, say physicists who have demonstrated the effect for the first time.
A startup called SolidEnergy has developed a kind of lithium-ion battery that stores far more energy.
An exotic form of silicon, called silicene, could enable a new generation of faster computers.
Researchers have found a way to augment ordinary silicon solar cells with a material called a perovskite.