Scientists have achieved an unprecedented level of control over defects in liquid crystals that can be engineered for applications in liquid matter photonics Sitting with a joystick in the comfort of their chairs scientists can ... - Read More
Physicists inspired by the radical shape of a Canberra building have created a new type of material which enables scientists to put a perfect bend in light The creation of a so called topological insulator ... - Read More
Topology a branch of mathematics classifying geometric objects has been exploited by physicists to predict and describe unusual quantum phases the topological states of matter These intriguing phases generally accessible at very low temperature exhibit ... - Read More
Two physicists from the University of Warwick have taken to the kitchen to explain the complexity surrounding what they say is one of the last big mysteries in polymer physics As a way of demonstrating ... - Read More
A UC Santa Barbara geochemist studying Samoan volcanoes has found evidence of the planet's early formation still trapped inside the Earth Known as hotspots volcanic island chains such as Samoa can ancient primordial signatures from ... - Read More
In a research paper published this week in Science the collaboration led by MIT's theory professor Leonid Levitov and Manchester's Nobel laureate Sir Andre Geim report a material in which electrons move at a controllable ... - Read More
Almost a hundred years ago in 1929 Linus Pauling presented the famous Pauling's Rules to describe the principles governing the structure of complex ionic crystals These rules essentially describe how the arrangement of atoms in ... - Read More
They are three dimensional and yet single sided Moebius strips These twisted objects have only one side and one edge and they put our imagination to the test Under the leadership of Kiel University's chemist ... - Read More
The discovery of what is essentially a 3D version of graphene the 2D sheets of carbon through which electrons race at many times the speed at which they move through silicon promises exciting new things ... - Read More
It is fascinating how quantum mechanical behavior of particles at smallest scales can give rise to strange properties that can be observed in the classical world One example is the Fractional Quantum Hall Effect FQH ... - Read More
Engineering researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have developed a new drape made from graphene the thinnest material known to science which can enhance the water resistant properties of materials with rough surfaces These nanodrapes are ... - Read More
In a move that would make the Alchemists of King Arthur's time green with envy scientists have unraveled the formula for turning liquid cement into liquid metal This makes cement a semi conductor and opens ... - Read More
Scientists at Princeton University used off the shelf printing tools to create a functional ear that can hear radio frequencies far beyond the range of normal human capability Share This See Also Technology Electronics Civil ... - Read More
Scientists at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory LLNL and UC Berkeley and have discovered new materials to capture methane the second highest concentration greenhouse gas emitted into the atmosphere Share This See Also Petroleum Materials Science ... - Read More
Graphene the single atom thick form of carbon has become famous for its extraordinary strength But less than perfect sheets of the material show unexpected weakness according to researchers at Rice University in Houston and ... - Read More
An innovative technique which pinpoints protein locations and helps researchers unravel the protein's functions has been developed by the researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology MIT researchers who recently moved from MIT to the ... - Read More
An old material gets a new name and with it topological insulators have another chance to shine Samarium hexaboride SmB6 has been around since the late 1960s but understanding its low temperature behavior has remained ... - Read More
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