Metasurface solves calculus problems as an analog computer
Visualizing interacting electrons in a molecule
Scientists at Aalto University and the University of Zurich have succeeded in directly imaging how electrons interact within a single molecule.
Helicopter could be 'scout' for Mars rovers
Getting around on Mars is tricky business. Each NASA rover has delivered a wealth of information about the history and composition of the Red Planet, but a rover's vision is limited by the view of onboard ...
Genetic safety switches could help curb potential bioterror risks
The potential threat of bioterrorism using man-made biological organisms could be reduced, thanks to a new method developed by scientists.
NASA craft set to beam home close-ups of Pluto
Nine years after leaving Earth, the New Horizons spacecraft is at last drawing close to Pluto and on Sunday was expected to start shooting photographs of the dwarf planet.
Warm ocean melting East Antarctica's largest glacier
The largest glacier in East Antarctica, containing ice equivalent to a six-metre (20-foot) rise in global sea levels, is melting due to warm ocean water, Australian scientists said on Monday.
Microsoft HoloLens goggles captivate with holograms
Microsoft's HoloLens goggles have hit a sweet spot between Google Glass and virtual reality headgear, immersing users in a mesmerizing world of augmented reality holograms.
Cell imaging gets colorful
The detection and imaging of protein-protein interactions in live cells just got a lot more colourful, thanks to a new technology developed by University of Alberta chemist Dr. Robert E. Campbell and his ...
Nanoshuttle wear and tear: It's the mileage, not the age
As nanomachine design rapidly advances, researchers are moving from wondering if the nanomachine works to how long it will work. This is an especially important question as there are so many potential applications, ...
Analysis yields better optimization algorithms for engineering problems
Optimization algorithms, which try to find the minimum values of mathematical functions, are everywhere in engineering. Among other things, they're used to evaluate design tradeoffs, to assess control systems, ...
New strategy to combat 'undruggable' cancer molecule
Three of the four most fatal cancers are caused by a protein known as Ras; either because it mutates or simply because it ends up in the wrong place at the wrong time. Ras has proven an elusive target for ...
Smart scarf carries multimodal language to convey emotions
Self-assembled nanotextures create antireflective surface on silicon solar cells
Reducing the amount of sunlight that bounces off the surface of solar cells helps maximize the conversion of the sun's rays to electricity, so manufacturers use coatings to cut down on reflections. Now scientists ...