CLAIRE brings electron microscopy to soft materials
Soft matter encompasses a broad swath of materials, including liquids, polymers, gels, foam and - most importantly - biomolecules. At the heart of soft materials, governing their overall properties and capabilities, ...
New colonial marine organisms discovered in Madeira
The Portuguese island of Madeira is considered a diversity hotspot for bryozoans, which are colonial, principally marine, organisms. However, the fauna of these small animals only started being documented ...
When science and art produce nanosculpture marvels
'NanoSuit': Researchers use nano-coating to allow for electron microscopy of living insects
Engineers devise method for producing high-res, 3D images of nanoscale objects
To design the next generation of optical devices, ranging from efficient solar panels to LEDs to optical transistors, engineers will need a 3-dimensional image depicting how light interacts with these objects ...
Geckos found to have skin mechanism that flings off water (w/ video)
Nanostructure of 5,000-year-old mummy skin reveals insight into mummification process
'Molecular torch' between carbon nanotubes emits electroluminescence
New Study of Meteorite Provides More Evidence for Ancient Life on Mars
Nanosuits help small creatures survive a vacuum
Conductance measurements on graphene nanoribbons tell researchers how molecular wires can be optimised
(Phys.org)—The electronics of the future could use molecules to do their arithmetic. The tiny particles could then take over the tasks which are presently done by silicon transistors, for example. Researchers ...
A breakthrough in superlens development: Cheap, simple lens to let us see a single virus
A superlens would let you see a virus in a drop of blood and open the door to better and cheaper electronics. It might, says Durdu Guney, make ultra-high-resolution microscopes as commonplace as cameras in ...
In metallic glasses, researchers find a few new atomic structures
Drawing on powerful computational tools and a state-of-the-art scanning transmission electron microscope, a team of University of Wisconsin-Madison and Iowa State University materials science and engineering researchers has ...
High-temperature superconductivity starts at nanoscale
(Phys.org) -- High-temperature superconductivity doesn't happen all it once. It starts in isolated nanoscale patches that gradually expand until they take over.