Spider's super-thin ribbons key to silk tech
(Phys.org) —The silk of a spider feared for its venomous bite could be the key to creating new super-sticky films and wafer-thin electronics and sensors for medical implants that are highly compatible with ...
Squeezing in the micro-domain
While the air pressure in a wheel and the blood pressure inside a human body can precisely be measured, it is still a challenge to measure the pressure inside microscopic objects such as cells in our bodies.
Direct 'writing' of artificial cell membranes on graphene
Graphene emerges as a versatile new surface to assemble model cell membranes mimicking those in the human body, with potential for applications in sensors for understanding biological processes, disease detection ...
Human impact on parasitic disease questioned
Human behaviour could be a major contributing factor in the transmission of parasitic infections to wildlife, research being conducted across WA suggests.
Scientists discover new mechanism that preserves genomic integrity, is abnormal in the rare DiGeorge syndrome
An international team of scientists—including researchers at GENYO, the Centre for Genomics and Oncological Research (Pfizer-University of Granada- Andalusian Regional Government)—has described a molecular mechanism that ...
Major study investigates human impacts on tropics
Human impacts on the forests of the tropics are causing irreversible changes to these ecosystems yet the effects of these changes are poorly understood.
Community in the dark over nickel mine
A vulnerable Indonesian community has been let down by a failing legal system and international human rights mechanisms, according to a new report.
What evolved first—a dexterous hand or an agile foot?
Resolving a long-standing mystery in human evolution, new research from the RIKEN Brain Science Institute indicates that early hominids developed finger dexterity and tool use ability before the development ...
Explosive dynamic behaviour on Twitter and in the financial market
(Phys.org) —Over the past 10 years, social media has changed the way that people influence each other. By analysing data from the social networking service, Twitter, and stock trading in the financial market, ...