Nano engineering advances bone-forming material
Murdoch University nanotechnology researchers have successfully engineered synthetic materials which encouraged bone formation in sheep.
Pelican-like pterosaur enters record books
Fossil hunters have found the remains of a pterosaur whose jaw suggests the flying reptile skimmed fish from surface water and stored the prey in a pelican-like throat pouch, they said on Thursday.
Experiment shows potential of X-ray laser to study complex, poorly understood materials
Plastics are made of polymers, which are a challenge for scientists to study. Their chainlike strands of thousands of atoms are tangled up in a spaghetti-like jumble, their motion can be measured at many time scales and they ...
Researchers unveil Dreadnoughtus: A gigantic, exceptionally complete sauropod dinosaur
Scientists have discovered and described a new supermassive dinosaur species with the most complete skeleton ever found of its type. At 85 feet (26 m) long and weighing about 65 tons (59,300 kg) in life, Dreadnoughtus schrani ...
Interfaces within materials can be patterned as a means of controlling the properties of composites
Patterned surfaces are all the rage among researchers seeking to induce surfaces to repel water or adhere to other things, or to modify materials' electrical properties.
Symphony of nanoplasmonic and optical resonators produces laser-like light emission
By combining plasmonics and optical microresonators, researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have created a new optical amplifier (or laser) design, paving the way for power-on-a-chip applications.
Professor quantifies how 'one thing leads to another'
(Phys.org) —"One thing led to another," people often say. Events, discoveries and relationships are triggered by something previous. The iPhone case was designed only because the iPhone was invented first. A song became ...
Structure of certain types of beetle shells could inspire brighter, whiter coatings and materials
The physical properties of the ultra-white scales on certain species of beetle could be used to make whiter paper, plastics and paints, while using far less material than is used in current manufacturing methods.
New test reveals purity of graphene: Terahertz waves used to spot contaminants
Graphene may be tough, but those who handle it had better be tender. The environment surrounding the atom-thick carbon material can influence its electronic performance, according to researchers at Rice and Osaka universities ...