As sailors and mountaineers know very well, every knot carries out a specific function. There's a knot that slides, one that "floats", and one that comes undone with a single pull. In the field of nanotechnology as well, ...
(Phys.org) —A new way of making super tough fibres could be realised by a simple knot, according to new research from a materials scientist at Queen Mary University of London.
Scientists at the Royal Netherlands Institute of Sea Research have been sampling Roebuck Bay's benthic marine life, as part of a larger study of migrating shorebirds.
University of Warwick scientists have shown how to tie knots in liquid crystals using a miniature Möbius strip made from silica particles.
Large flakes of graphene oxide are the essential ingredient in a new recipe for robust carbon fiber created at Rice University.
A new slow-motion method of controlling the synthesis of polymers, which takes inspiration from both trees and Celtic Knots, opens up new possibilities in areas including medical devices, drug delivery, elastics and adhesives.
New research published today seeks to push the discovery that light can be tied in knots to the next level.
(Phys.org) -- A new study suggests that protein knots, a structure whose formation remains a mystery, may have specific functional advantages that depend on the nature of the protein's architecture.