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
Hollow spheres made of metal
Producing metallic hollow spheres is complicated: It has not yet been possible to make the small sizes required for new high-tech applications. Now for the first time researchers have manufactured ground hollow ...
Measuring Electron Orbitals
(PhysOrg.com) -- For the first time, it has been possible to measure electron density in individual molecular states using what is known as the photoelectric effect. Now published in Science, this method repres ...
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.
Researchers looking to 4-D printing to create biosensors from edible gels
Hankering for molecular electronics? Grab the new NIST sandwich
The sandwich recipe recently concocted by scientists working at the National Institute of Standards and Technology may prove tasty for computer chip designers, who have long had an appetite for molecule-sized ...
New hybrid material simplifies organic transistor design
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 ...
Nanodragsters hit the street: Scientists roll agile hot rod out of micro-garage (Update)
(PhysOrg.com) -- Chemists are getting better at building nanomachines, but Rice researchers continue to race ahead of the pack.
How close is too close? Hydrofracking to access natural gas reservoirs poses risks to surface water
Natural gas mining has drawn fire recently after claims that hydraulic fracturing, an increasingly popular technique for tapping hard-to-reach reservoirs, contaminates groundwater. Surface lakes, rivers and streams may also ...
Protein lifetime and the stability of cell structures
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 ...