Research team finds new explanation for Cambrian explosion
Phone and car batteries could use silicon made from rice
Sony TVs show high-end color via quantum dot tech
Criticality in morphogenesis
Protein lifetime and the stability of cell structures
Pentagonal tiles pave the way towards organic electronics
(PhysOrg.com) -- New research paves way for the nanoscale self-assembly of organic building blocks, a promising new route towards the next generation of ultra-small electronic devices.
Molecular nanotechnology: Computer chip developed from seasquirt molecules
Scientists from the University of Aberdeen's Marine Biodiscovery Centre and the University of St Andrews today presented their work on the components of a new type of computer chip created using molecules from a sea squirt ...
Paper a cost-efficient and simple means of generating electrically conducting structures
(Phys.org) —Paper is becoming a high-tech material. Researchers at the Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces in Potsdam-Golm have created targeted conductive structures on paper using a method ...
Researchers create artificial mother of pearl, pave way for tough coatings
(Phys.org) -- Mimicking the way mother of pearl is created in nature, scientists have for the first time synthesised the strong, iridescent coating found on the inside of some molluscs. The research was published ...
Researchers define role of protein vinculin in cell movement
Researchers at the University of North Carolina and the National Institutes for Health have defined the role of the protein vinculin in enabling cell movement.
Novel insights into the physical basis of sickle cell disease could lead to better treatments
Researchers at Drexel University have identified the physical forces in red blood cells and blood vessels underlying the painful symptoms of sickle cell disease. Their experiment, the first to answer a scientific ...
Well-ordered nanorods could improve LED displays
Scientists have utilized the imaging capabilities of the Cornell High Energy Synchrotron Source (CHESS) to help develop enhanced light-emitting diode displays using bottom-up engineering methods.
Researchers expand synthetic biology's toolkit: New method could enable reprogramming of mammalian cells
Through the assembly of genetic components into "circuits" that perform logical operations in living cells, synthetic biologists aim to artificially empower cells to solve critical problems in medicine, energy ...
Organic electronics—a hot matter
Organic semi-conductors could revolutionise electronics in various areas. Nowadays, components put out such high performances that they are used in small devices like mobile phones. With larger devices, however, ...