Archive: 08/13/2010

The nano world of Shrinky Dinks

The magical world of Shrinky Dinks -- an arts and crafts material used by children since the 1970s -- has taken up residence in a Northwestern University laboratory. A team of nanoscientists is using the flexible plastic ...

Aug 13, 2010 4.8 / 5 (4) 1 | with audio podcast

Ocean's color affects hurricane paths

A change in the color of ocean waters could have a drastic effect on the prevalence of hurricanes, new research indicates. In a simulation of such a change in one region of the North Pacific, the study finds that hurricane ...

Aug 13, 2010 4.9 / 5 (8) 3 | with audio podcast