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.
Team studies rare meteorite possibly from the outer asteroid belt
(Phys.org)—Scientists found treasure when they studied a meteorite that was recovered April 22, 2012 at Sutter's Mill, the gold discovery site that led to the 1849 California Gold Rush. Detection of the ...
Scientists looking to burst the superconductivity bubble
(PhysOrg.com) -- Bubbles are blocking the current path of one of the most promising high temperature superconducting materials, new research suggests.
Shaking some limbs on the tree of life: Ancient Australian fossils were on land, not at sea, geologist proposes
Ancient multicellular fossils long thought to be ancestors of early marine life are remnants of land-dwelling lichen or other microbial colonies, says University of Oregon scientist Gregory Retallack, who ...
Real-world graphene devices may have a bumpy ride
(PhysOrg.com) -- Electronics researchers love graphene. A two-dimensional sheet of carbon one atom thick, graphene is like a superhighway for electrons, which rocket through the material with 100 times the mobility they have ...
New 'Nanowelding' Technique for Building Electronic Nanostructures
Tiny plastic dwellers have big impact on our oceans
(Phys.org) —Microscopic creatures that live on tiny ocean plastics greatly affect the fate and ecological impacts of marine plastic pollution, according to researchers from The University of Western Australia.