Learning anti-microbial physics from cicada
(Phys.org) —Inspired by the wing structure of a small fly, an NPL-led research team developed nano-patterned surfaces that resist bacterial adhesion while supporting the growth of human cells.
Researchers suggest global warming will cause more weight restriction days for airlines
Astrobiology acupuncture: Collecting data from non-planar surfaces
A team of researchers supported in part by the NASA Astrobiology Program has turned to acupuncture in order to study samples from rough and uneven surfaces, such as rocks and meteorites. Using the technique, ...
Research team announces new class of compounds that appear to be effective against malaria
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Researchers find a way to improve FELs approach used to study Photosystem II in plants
Mussel's calcitic shell growth adheres to physical laws familiar from processes used to optimise steel
Mussels are veritable masters of biomineralisation. They make hard, robust composite materials from simple substances in order to build their shells. Furthermore, the shell material itself is produced in ...
Multiphysics invisibility cloak manipulates both electric current and heat
Physicists bind single-atom sheets with the same force geckos use to climb walls
Physicists at the University of Kansas have fabricated an innovative substance from two different atomic sheets that interlock much like Lego toy bricks. The researchers said the new material—made of a ...
New species of dinosaur discovered lying forgotten in a museum
(Phys.org) —A palaeontologist from our University studying fossils that were kept in a museum in Canada for over 75 years has discovered a new species of dinosaur.
Physicists study magnetism with the roles of position and momentum reversed
Graphene produces more efficient transport of a semiconducting polymer film
The new wonder material graphene has fantastic properties, for example flexibility, transparency and high charge carrier mobility. A study by an international team led by David Barbero, assistant professor ...
Global quantum communications—no longer the stuff of fiction?
Neither quantum computers nor quantum cryptography will become prevalent technologies without memory systems able to manipulate quantum information easily and effectively. The Faculty of Physics at the University ...
Matched 'hybrid' systems may hold key to wider use of renewable energy
The use of renewable energy in the United States could take a significant leap forward with improved storage technologies or more efforts to "match" different forms of alternative energy systems that provide ...