Archive: 05/03/2012

Untangling the mysteries of spider silk

Spiders weave a web even more tangled than originally thought – at least on the nanoscale level, according to a new study performed at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory.

dateMay 03, 2012 in Polymers
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The secrets of the system

As the United States seeks to reinvigorate its job market and move past economic recession, MIT News examines manufacturing’s role in the country’s economic future through this series on work at the Institute ...

dateMay 03, 2012 in Software
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Herds of large treetop marsupials

Sheep-sized ancient relatives of modern-day wombats lived in Australia’s treetops 15 million years ago, according to new research led by Dr Karen Black from the University of New South Wales.

dateMay 03, 2012 in Archaeology & Fossils
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