Prior to the mid-18th century, it was tough to be a sailor. If your voyage required east-west travel, you couldn't set out to a specific destination and have any real hope of finding it efficiently.
For the first time, researchers have shown that a dissociation pathway, or mechanism for breaking chemical bonds, called roaming radical dynamics is a possibility for not just simple, single molecule reactions but more complex, ...
A University of Tokyo and RIKEN research group has developed a mercury-based optical lattice clock and measured the mercury clock frequency using the same group's recently developed strontium-based optical lattice clock as ...
What lies beneath growing islands of graphene is important to its properties, according to a new study led by Rice University.
Researchers at the University of Tokyo have discovered a new type of material which stores heat energy for a prolonged period, which they have termed a "heat storage ceramic." This new material can be used as heat storage ...
Organic materials are increasingly being applied in cutting-edge technologies. Organic semiconductors, for example, are being used to develop paper-thin, plastic LED screens.
A new twist on an old tool lets scientists use light to study and control matter with 1,000 times better resolution and precision than previously possible.
Limpet teeth might be the strongest natural material known to man, a new study has found.
Atoms absorb and emit light of various wavelengths. Physicists have long known that there are some tiny changes, or shifts, in the light that gets absorbed or emitted, due to the properties of the atomic nucleus.
The scope and productivity of an essential palladium-catalyzed coupling reaction that generates complex molecules has been improved thanks to A*STAR research that uses low-reactivity materials.