Atom-thick CCD could capture images: Scientists develop two-dimensional, light-sensitive material
An atomically thin material developed at Rice University may lead to the thinnest-ever imaging platform.
Why is Venus so horrible?
Venus sucks. Seriously, it's the worst. The global temperature is as hot as an oven, the atmospheric pressure is 90 times Earth, and it rains sulfuric acid. Every part of the surface of Venus would kill you ...
Research pair devise a way to make nylon precursor that is less harmful to the ozone layer
The origin of the language of life
The genetic code is the universal language of life. It describes how information is encoded in the genetic material and is the same for all organisms from simple bacteria to animals to humans. However, the ...
Researchers open possible avenue to better electrolyte for lithium ion batteries
The lithium-ion batteries that mobilize our electronic devices need to be improved if they are to power electric vehicles or store electrical energy for the grid. Berkeley Lab researchers looking for a better ...
New technique reveals immune cell motion through variety of tissues
Neutrophils, a type of white blood cell, are the immune system's all-terrain vehicles. The cells are recruited to fight infections or injury in any tissue or organ in the body despite differences in the cellular ...
3-D-printable materials deform to change surface area, enabling curvature rather than rigid folding
Today's 3-D printers, in which devices rather like inkjet-printer nozzles deposit materials in layers to build up physical objects, are a great tool for designers building prototypes or small companies with ...
New challenges for ocean acidification research
Over the past decade, ocean acidification has received growing recognition not only in the scientific area. Decision-makers, stakeholders, and the general public are becoming increasingly aware of "the other carbon dioxide ...
Yellowstone's thermal springs—their colors unveiled
Researchers at Montana State University and Brandenburg University of Applied Sciences in Germany have created a simple mathematical model based on optical measurements that explains the stunning colors of ...
Scientists reveal breakthrough in optical fibre communications
Researchers from the University of Southampton have revealed a breakthrough in optical fibre communications.
New species and surprising findings in the Mariana Trench
The Mariana Trench located in the Western Pacific near Guam hosts the deepest place on earth, and has been the focus of high profile voyages to conquer its deepest point, Challenger Deep. A recent expedition ...
Spinning up a dust devil on Mars
Spinning up a dust devil in the thin air of Mars requires a stronger updraft than is needed to create a similar vortex on Earth, according to research at The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH).
Impoverished North Korea falls back on cyber weapons
As one of the world's most impoverished powers, North Korea would struggle to match America's military or economic might, but appears to have settled on a relatively cheap method to torment its foe.
Quantum world without queues could lead to better solar cells
In a recent study from Lund University in Sweden, researchers have used new technology to study extremely fast processes in solar cells. The research results form a concrete step towards more efficient solar cells.