Archive: 05/24/2012

Photonics: Beam me up

'Tractor beams' of light that pull objects towards them are no longer science fiction. Haifeng Wang at the A*STAR Data Storage Institute and co-workers have now demonstrated how a tractor beam can in fact be realized on a ...

May 24, 2012 4.7 / 5 (6) 0

Designing a dye you can count on

Natural substances such as chlorophyll and the heme pigment of red blood cells contain colorful molecules known as porphyrins. They owe their exceptional visual characteristics to a ‘macrocyclic’ ...

May 24, 2012 not rated yet 0

Android vulnerability neutralised

Smart phones and tablet computers - once the latest must-have devices for technology geeks - are becoming increasingly more popular with the mainstream. The Android platform is now one of the most popular ...

May 24, 2012 not rated yet 1

Fungi shifted plant balance of power

Cooperating with fungi didn't just help the earliest plants spread across a barren, rocky landscape; it also played a decisive role in the rise of more complex plants with roots and leaves that make up most ...

May 24, 2012 5 / 5 (2) 0 | with audio podcast

Marine scientist discusses cod colonization

New evidence suggests that Atlantic cod may have the ability to affect entire food webs in both benthic and pelagic marine ecosystems, according to a University of Maine marine scientist, writing in the Proceedings of ...

May 24, 2012 not rated yet 0