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'Squid skin' metamaterials project yields vivid color display
The quest to create artificial "squid skin"—camouflaging metamaterials that can "see" colors and automatically blend into the background—is one step closer to reality, thanks to a breakthrough color-display ...
Team finds elusive quantum transformations near absolute zero
Heat drives classical phase transitions—think solid, liquid, and gas—but much stranger things can happen when the temperature drops. If phase transitions occur at the coldest temperatures imaginable, ...
'Femme fatale' emerald ash borer decoy lures and kills males
An international team of researchers has designed decoys that mimic female emerald ash borer beetles and successfully entice male emerald ash borers to land on them in an attempt to mate, only to be electrocuted ...
'Most famous wheat gene' found
Washington State University researchers have found "the most famous wheat gene," a reproductive traffic cop of sorts that can be used to transfer valuable genes from other plants to wheat.
Scientists control surface tension to manipulate liquid metals (w/ Video)
Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a technique for controlling the surface tension of liquid metals by applying very low voltages, opening the door to a new generation of reconfigurable ...
Researchers find one type of algae able to adapt to warming oceans
Researchers' acid-free approach leads to strong conductive carbon threads
(Phys.org) —The very idea of fibers made of carbon nanotubes is neat, but Rice University scientists are making them neat—literally.
Martian meteorite yields more evidence of the possibility of life on Mars
(Phys.org) —The finding of a 'cell-like' structure, which investigators now know once held water, came about as a result of collaboration between scientists in the UK and Greece. Their findings are published ...
Invisibility cloaks closer thanks to 'digital metamaterials'
The concept of "digital metamaterials" – a simple way of designing metamaterials with bizarre optical properties that could hasten the development of devices such as invisibility cloaks and superlenses – is reported in a paper published today in Nature ...