News tagged with microscopic structures

New zeolite material may solve diesel shortage

World fuel consumption is shifting more and more to diesel at the expense of gasoline. A recently published article in Nature Chemistry by a research team at Stockholm University and the Polytechnic University of Valencia in Spa ...

dateFeb 01, 2012 in Materials Science
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A baby crystal is born

Lead sulfide (PbS) forms when an equal number of lead and sulfur atoms exchange electrons and bond together in cubic crystals. Now scientists have determined that a structure comprising 32 lead-sulfur pairs is the smallest ...

dateJan 17, 2012 in Condensed Matter
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Fossil moths reveal their true colors

Moths dead for 47 million years are again showing their true colors. For the first time, scientists have reconstructed the colors of an ancient fossil moth. The findings detailed not just a few spots of color, ...

dateOct 12, 2011 in Archaeology & Fossils
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Hidden beauty of the nano-cosmos

When researchers receive prizes, it is usually to honour their scientific work. However, the photographs from the scanning electron microscope, taken by Siddhartha Pathak during his postdoctoral time at Empa ...

dateOct 12, 2011 in Nanophysics
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Helium raises resolution of whole cell imaging

The ability to obtain an accurate three-dimensional image of an intact cell is critical for unraveling the mysteries of cellular structure and function. However, for many years, tiny structures buried deep inside cells have ...

dateOct 03, 2011 in General Physics
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Tiny wires change behavior at nanoscale

Thin gold wires often used in high-end electronic applications are wonderfully flexible as well as conductive. But those qualities don't necessarily apply to the same wires at the nanoscale.

dateAug 29, 2011 in Nanomaterials
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