Experiment shows potential of X-ray laser to study complex, poorly understood materials
Plastics are made of polymers, which are a challenge for scientists to study. Their chainlike strands of thousands of atoms are tangled up in a spaghetti-like jumble, their motion can be measured at many ...
New 3-D imaging techniques may improve understanding of biofuel plant material
Comparison of 3D TEM imaging techniques reveals never-seen-before details of plant cell walls, according to a study published September 10, 2014 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Purbasha Sarkar from U ...
Cosmic forecast: Dark clouds will give way to sunshine
Lupus 4, a spider-shaped blob of gas and dust, blots out background stars like a dark cloud on a moonless night in this intriguing new image. Although gloomy for now, dense pockets of material within clouds ...
PIN customers can avoid heat of thief's phone attachment
Synthesis produces new antibiotic: Scientists confirm potent synthesis of natural tetracycline
A fortuitous collaboration at Rice University has led to the total synthesis of a recently discovered natural antibiotic.
Astronomers find evidence of water clouds in brown dwarf atmosphere
New cancer-hunting 'nano-robots' to seek and destroy tumours
It sounds like a scene from a science fiction novel – an army of tiny weaponised robots travelling around a human body, hunting down malignant tumours and destroying them from within.
A spectacular landscape of star formation
This image, captured by the Wide Field Imager at ESO's La Silla Observatory in Chile, shows two dramatic star formation regions in the Milky Way. The first, on the left, is dominated by the star cluster NGC ...
Tall boulder rolls down martian hill, lands upright
(Phys.org) —A track about one-third of a mile (500 meters) long on Mars shows where an irregularly shaped boulder careened downhill to its current upright position, seen in a July 3, 2014, image from the ...
3-D microscope method to look inside brains
(Phys.org) —A University of Utah team discovered a method for turning a small, $40 needle into a 3-D microscope capable of taking images up to 70 times smaller than the width of a human hair. This new method ...
Nanodiamond tech lights new path in medical diagnostics
Spectacular 3-D sketching system revolutionizes design interaction and collaboration
Collaborative three-dimensional sketching is now possible thanks to a system known as Hyve-3D that University of Montreal researchers are presenting today at the SIGGRAPH 2014 conference in Vancouver.
Gaming technology makes its way into headsets for the visually impaired
EU researchers have developed a 3D headset that could help visually impaired people move around more safely and easily.
Forging a photo is easy, but how do you spot a fake?
Faking photographs is not a new phenomenon. The Cottingley Fairies seemed convincing to some in 1917, just as the images recently broadcast on Russian television, purporting to be satellite images showin ...