Missing electrons the secret to mine metal
Researchers have advanced the quest to understand how one of Australia and the world's largest zinc and lead mining deposits was formed.
Cellular memory of stressful situations
Stress is unhealthy. The cells use therefore a variety of mechanisms to deal with stress and avert its immediate threat. However, certain stressful situations leave marks that go beyond the immediate response; ...
Team works to counter a new class of coffee shop hackers
If you're sitting in a coffee shop, tapping away on your laptop, feeling safe from hackers because you didn't connect to the shop's wifi, think again. The bad guys may be able to see what you're doing just ...
Pirates plundering streaming television market
While stunning televisions and sizzling content services starred at the Consumer Electronics Show, not far away a light was shined on cable service plundering pirates.
Silver nanowires demonstrate unexpected self-healing mechanism
With its high electrical conductivity and optical transparency, indium tin oxide is one of the most widely used materials for touchscreens, plasma displays, and flexible electronics. But its rapidly escalating ...
Visualizing interacting electrons in a molecule
Scientists at Aalto University and the University of Zurich have succeeded in directly imaging how electrons interact within a single molecule.
Researchers use oxides to flip graphene conductivity
Graphene, a one-atom thick lattice of carbon atoms, is often touted as a revolutionary material that will take the place of silicon at the heart of electronics. The unmatched speed at which it can move electrons, ...
Topological protection in mechanical metamaterials
Researchers at Leiden University, the Netherlands, showed that certain crystal defects in mechanical metamaterials can harbour topologically protected motions. These mechanical states are analogues of protected ...
Raise your home's IQ: smart gadgets take center stage at CES (Update)
Imagine a world in which your garage door opens automatically as you pull into the driveway. The living room lights and heater turn on—perhaps the oven starts warming up, too. In the so-called "smart home," ...
The first optically synchronised free-electron laser
Scientists at DESY have developed and implemented an optical synchronisation system for the soft X-ray free-electron laser FLASH, achieving facility-wide synchronisation with femtosecond precision. The performance ...
'Smart pot' watches over house plants
Parrot is ramping up its Flower Power with a pot that not only detects whether plants have enough light and fertilizer, but waters them as needed.
At CES: Color-changing E Ink film for display experience
The nanomedicines of the future will build on quantum chemistry
Quantum chemical calculations have been used to solve big mysteries in space. Soon the same calculations may be used to produce tomorrow's cancer drugs.
Highlights from the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show
Here are 10 key highlights from the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show, which wrapped up Friday in Las Vegas: