Super nanowire composite solves 'valley of death' riddle
(Phys.org) —In a world first, a team of researchers from Australia, China and the US has created a super strong metallic composite by harnessing the extraordinary mechanical properties of nanowires.
Researchers use earthworms to create quantum dots
Physics on a plane: Crystals grown under zero gravity
(Phys.org)—A group of physicists from Japan have taken to the skies to grow crystals under zero gravity.
Bow down to the light: Light-triggered microscale robotic arm makes bending and stretching motions
(PhysOrg.com) -- As miniaturization progresses, microrobots and nanomachines have moved beyond the realm of pure speculation. This technology requires tiny components that can respond to stimulation by undergoing ...
Crystal cantilever lifts objects 600 times its own weight (w/ Video)
Studying ice crystals to understand the cloud-climate connection
(PhysOrg.com) -- Beginning in mid-December, scientists will undertake a special mission to squeeze the secrets out of ice crystals in cirrus clouds. The SPARTICUS, or Small Particles in Cirrus, campaign will ...