Could future spaceships be built with artificial 'bone'?
How do you make a light, low-density material without compromising its strength? It's a conundrum that has plagued engineers and builders looking for tough, durable materials that don't weigh them down.
Team builds nonflammable lithium ion battery
In studying a material that prevents marine life from sticking to the bottom of ships, researchers led by chemist Joseph DeSimone at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have identified a surprising replacement ...
Researchers solve nano mystery
A technique which may one day be used for tumor therapy and imaging could be greatly improved thanks to new insights obtained by scientists from the University of Twente, the Erasmus MC and the TU Delft.
Study suggests costs of building flood protection from global warming far less than flood repair
Researchers find signs of western Eurasian genes in southern African Khoisan tribes
Research shows copepods use pheromones to find mates
Study shows airborne black carbon soot much worse than thought in China and India
Beyond the Moore's Law: Nanocomputing using nanowire tiles
An interdisciplinary team of scientists and engineers from The MITRE Corporation and Harvard University have taken key steps toward ultra-small electronic computer systems that push beyond the imminent end ...
Skin cancer detector applied to paintings reveals 3D layering techniques of original artists
Study of zebrafish skin patterns shows cells chasing other cells around (w/ video)
Team builds implantable piezoelectric nanoribbon devices strong enough to power pacemaker (w/ Video)
Air pollution tied to exports: Study finds blowback causes extra day per year of ozone smog in LA
Chinese air pollution blowing across the Pacific Ocean is often caused by the manufacturing of goods for export to the U.S. and Europe, according to findings by UC Irvine and other researchers published today ...
Gold nanoparticles help to develop a new method for tracking viruses
Researchers at the Nanoscience Center (NSC) of University of Jyväskylä in Finland have developed a novel method to study enterovirus structures and their functions. The method will help to obtain new information ...
By blocking key signal, researchers maintain embryonic stem cells in vital, undifferentiated state
In a paper published in this week's Online Early Edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers from the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine identify a key gene receptor and si ...