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The strange interiors of nanoscale cubosomes

Under certain conditions, appropriately selected particles can form closed surfaces in liquids with surprisingly complex shapes, cutting through space via a regular network of channels. Advanced theoretical modelling carried ...

dateMar 16, 2016 in Materials Science
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Mechanism for radiation damage identified

What exactly are the processes when x-ray photons damage biomolecules with a metal centre? This question has been investigated by a team of scientists at the Institute for Physical Chemistry of Heidelberg University. Using ...

dateMar 09, 2016 in Materials Science
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What makes penguin feathers ice-proof

Humboldt penguins live in places that dip below freezing in the winter, and despite getting wet, their feathers stay sleek and free of ice. Scientists have now figured out what could make that possible. They report in ACS' ...

dateFeb 24, 2016 in Materials Science
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