Now you see it: Real-space observation of many-body proton tunneling in water nanocluster
Universe may be on the brink of collapse (on the cosmological timescale)
Festo has BionicANTs communicating by the rules for tasks
Nanoscale worms provide new route to nano-necklace structures
Researchers have developed a novel technique for crafting nanometer-scale necklaces based on tiny star-like structures threaded onto a polymeric backbone. The technique could provide a new way to produce ...
New lobster-like predator found in 508 million-year-old fossil-rich site
What do butterflies, spiders and lobsters have in common? They are all surviving relatives of a newly identified species called Yawunik kootenayi, a marine creature with two pairs of eyes and prominent graspi ...
New insights found in black hole collisions
New research provides revelations about the most energetic event in the universe—the merging of two spinning, orbiting black holes into a much larger black hole.
Optically activating a cell signaling pathway using carbon nanotubes
Astronomers identify the best supernovae for measuring cosmic distances
The brilliant explosions of dead stars have been used for years to illuminate the far-flung reaches of our cosmos. The explosions, called Type Ia supernovae, allow astronomers to measure the distances to ...
Using magnetic fields to understand high-temperature superconductivity
Taking our understanding of quantum matter to new levels, scientists at Los Alamos National Laboratory are exposing high-temperature superconductors to very high magnetic fields, changing the temperature ...
Galaxy clusters collide—dark matter still a mystery
When galaxy clusters collide, their dark matters pass through each other, with very little interaction. Deepening the mystery, a study by scientists at EPFL and the University of Edinburgh challenges the ...
New mitochondrially-derived peptides show what they can do
Chemists make new silicon-based nanomaterials
Chemists from Brown University have found a way to make new 2-D, graphene-like semiconducting nanomaterials using an old standby of the semiconductor world: silicon.
Quantum compute this—Mathematicians build code to take on toughest of cyber attacks
Washington State University mathematicians have designed an encryption code capable of fending off the phenomenal hacking power of a quantum computer.
Snowflakes become square with a little help from graphene
The breakthrough findings, reported in the journal Nature, allow better understanding of the counterintuitive behaviour of water at the molecular scale and are important for development of more efficient techno ...