Tag: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

space shuttle launch

Here’s Who’s Making Space Mission Planning More Efficient

4/28 update: When this article was first published, we asserted that SpaceX was building a Mars orbital depot for BFR missions to Mars. In fact, the depot, colony, and refueling infrastructure will be constructed...
computational microscope

Computational Microscope Brings Atomic and Subatomic World to Light

To streamline the process of atomic and subatomic simulations, researchers developed the computational microscope: a new hybrid method for molecular and quantum modeling. The atomic and subatomic world is hard to access and experiment with using macroscopic...
CNT

Flexible Electronic Update: Carbon Nanotubes Make for Stronger, Conductive Textiles

Using carbon nanotubes, researchers from the University of Illinois have synthesized textiles that offer high electrical conductivity and resilience. Silicon-based electronics have been around for many decades. Robust and ultra-high-performing, silicon is a main component...
gray tin

Gray Tin’s Quantum Computing Applications

By applying a mechanical force to strain its crystal structure, researchers forced Alpha-tin (gray tin) to behave like 3D graphene and exhibit a novel electronic phase, placing it in the recently discovered class of topological Dirac semimetals. Gray...