Proposed synchrotron could store supersonic beams of hydrogen atoms
Scientists develop atomic-scale hardware to implement natural computing
Study demonstrates an electronic switch based on stereoisomerism
Nano switch could store memory using coordinated 'dance' of atoms
Scientists go to great lengths to extend superlow friction
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Researchers calculate electrical properties of carbon cones, other shapes
Flexing graphene may be the most basic way to control its electrical properties, according to calculations by theoretical physicists at Rice University and in Russia.
Is salt the key to unlocking the interiors of Neptune and Uranus?
The interiors of several of our Solar System's planets and moons are icy, and ice has been found on distant extrasolar planets, as well. But these bodies aren't filled with the regular kind of water ice that ...
Chemists are first to see elements transform at atomic scale
Chemists at Tufts University's School of Arts and Sciences, collaborating with PerkinElmer and UCL (University College London), have witnessed atoms of one chemical element morph into another for the first ...
At near absolute zero, molecules may start to exhibit exotic states of matter
The air around us is a chaotic superhighway of molecules whizzing through space and constantly colliding with each other at speeds of hundreds of miles per hour. Such erratic molecular behavior is normal ...
New inorganic aromatic ion
In tuning friction to the point where it disappears, technique could boost development of nanomachines
Friction is all around us, working against the motion of tires on pavement, the scrawl of a pen across paper, and even the flow of proteins through the bloodstream. Whenever two surfaces come in contact, ...
Experiment confirms quantum theory weirdness
The bizarre nature of reality as laid out by quantum theory has survived another test, with scientists performing a famous experiment and proving that reality does not exist until it is measured.