Category: Science

Topological-physics pioneer Shoucheng Zhang dies

NEWS 08 December 2018 Theoretical physicist was among the first to predict that the phenomenon of topology could lead to exotic states of matter. Davide Castelvecchi Search for this author in: Shoucheng Zhang was...

Daily briefing: Jurassic blubber

NATURE BRIEFING 06 December 2018 Unprecedented analysis of fossil soft tissues reveals ichthyosaurs had blubber and patterned skin. Plus: China backs Plan S and how to harness DNA ‘super-enhancers’ Flora Graham Search for this...

Elusive spin textures discovered

NEWS AND VIEWS 05 December 2018 Magnetic materials can host a range of structures called spin textures. Two such textures — a meron and an antimeron — have been observed experimentally for the first...

Scalable energy-efficient magnetoelectric spin–orbit logic

1. Kuhn, K. J. Considerations for ultimate CMOS scaling. IEEE Trans. Electron Dev. 59, 1813–1828 (2012). 2. Ferain, I., Colinge, C. A. & Colinge, J.-P. Multigate transistors as the future of classical metal-oxide-semiconductor field-effect...

Put more carbon in soils to meet Paris climate pledges

COMMENT 03 December 2018 Take these eight steps to make soils more resilient to drought, produce more food and store emissions, urge Cornelia Rumpel and colleagues. Cornelia Rumpel, Cornelia Rumpel is chair of the...

Light pulses prod artificial muscle into action

A synthetic version (transparent rectangle) of the junction between a neuron and a muscle is shown on a model of a human hand. Credit: Y. Lee et al. Synthetic biology 30 November 2018 An...