Squeeze a piece of silicone and it quickly returns to its original shape as squishy as ever But scientists at Rice University have discovered that the liquid crystal phase of silicone becomes 90 percent stiffer ... - Read More
Being a physicist offers many perks For one it allows an understanding of the substances ubiquitous in everyday industrial products such as emulsions gels granular pastes or foams These are known for their intermediate behaviour ... - Read More
An ultimate goal in the field of carbon nanotube research is to synthesise single walled carbon nanotubes SWNTs with controlled chiralities Twenty years after the discovery of SWNTs scientists from Aalto University in Finland A ... - Read More
A team of bioengineers at Brigham and Women's Hospital BWH is the first to report creating artificial heart tissue that closely mimics the functions of natural heart tissue through the use of human based materials ... - Read More
Researchers have found a way to see synthetic nanostructures and molecules using a new type of super resolution optical microscopy that does not require fluorescent dyes representing a practical tool for biomedical and nanotechnology research ... - Read More
In the spring following a forest fire trees that survived the blaze explode in new growth and plants sprout in abundance from the scorched earth For centuries it was a mystery how seeds some long ... - Read More
A team of scientists find in the Laguna de Rio Seco lagoon at an altitude of 3 020 m evidence of atmospheric pollution caused by lead and linked to metallurgical activities from 3 900 years ... - Read More
Researchers from the German Leibniz Institute of Zoo and Wildlife Research IZW demonstrate for the first time in a free ranging mammal that hunger and conflict for access to resources can be stressful for subordinate ... - Read More
Replacing traditional semiconductors with flexible and lightweight organic components has the potential to realize significant cost savings for manufacturers Recently a promising class of organic materials known as open shell polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons PAHs has ... - Read More
A revolutionary X ray analytical technique that enables researchers at a glance to identify structural similarities and differences between multiple proteins under a variety of conditions has been developed by researchers with the U S ... - Read More
The chemical element bromine whose compounds contribute significantly to the depletion of ozone in the lower atmosphere is also released in polar regions to a great extent from snow on land This is the result ... - Read More
New research shows that movement of the ring like molecule pyrrole over a metal surface runs counter to the centuries old laws of 'classical' physics that govern our everyday world Share This See Also Physics ... - Read More
A dramatic leap forward in the ability of scientists to study the structural states of macromolecules such as proteins and nanoparticles in solution has been achieved by a pair of researchers with the U S ... - Read More
Scientists have determined the temperature near the Earth's centre to be 6000 degrees Celsius 1000 degrees hotter than in a previous experiment run 20 years ago These measurements confirm geophysical models that the temperature difference ... - Read More
In spring a person's thoughts turn to important matters like how best to keep your drink cold on a hot day Though this quest is probably as old as civilization University of Washington climate scientists ... - Read More
With the help of a solitary sea squirt scientists have resolved the longstanding puzzle of the crystal structure of vaterite an enigmatic geologic mineral and biomineral Share This See Also Graphene Biochemistry Physics Materials Science ... - Read More
The introduction next year of the Euro 6 exhaust gas standard means that catalytic converters will become more expensive above all for diesel vehicles Empa is working on a catalytic substrate made of ceramic foam ... - Read More
Researchers at Wake Forest University's Organic Electronics group have come up with a novel solution to one of the biggest technological barriers facing the organic semiconductor industry today Oana Jurchescu an assistant professor of physics ... - Read More
A research team of biogeochemists at the University of California Riverside has provided a new view on the relationship between the earliest accumulation of oxygen in the atmosphere arguably the most important biological event in ... - Read More
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