Scientists have invented a way to morph liquid metal into physical shapes

Researchers at the University of Sussex and Swansea University have applied electrical charges to manipulate liquid metal into 2D shapes such as letters and a heart. The team says the findings represent an “extremely promising” new class of materials that can be programmed to seamlessly change shape. This open up new possibilities in ‘soft robotics’ Read more about Scientists have invented a way to morph liquid metal into physical shapes[…]

First ever blueprint unveiled to construct a large scale quantum computer

An international team, led by a scientist from the University of Sussex, have today unveiled the first practical blueprint for how to build a quantum computer, the most powerful computer on Earth. This huge leap forward towards creating a universal quantum computer is published today (1 February 2017) in the influential journal Science Advances. It Read more about First ever blueprint unveiled to construct a large scale quantum computer[…]

SkinHaptics: Ultrasound Focused in the Hand Creates Tactile Sensations

Using your skin as a touchscreen has been brought a step closer after UK scientists successfully created tactile sensations on the palm using ultrasound sent through the hand. The University of Sussex-led study – funded by the Nokia Research Centre and the European Research Council – is the first to find a way for users Read more about SkinHaptics: Ultrasound Focused in the Hand Creates Tactile Sensations[…]