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 ...
World's most powerful microscope ready for research
(Phys.org) —The world's most powerful microscope, which resides in a specially constructed room at the University of Victoria, has now been fully assembled and tested, and has a lineup of scientists and businesses eager ...
When science and art produce nanosculpture marvels
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.
Nanostructure of 5,000-year-old mummy skin reveals insight into mummification process
Scientists investigate how electric current flows in multilayer 2-D materials
'Molecular torch' between carbon nanotubes emits electroluminescence
UNL discovery has implications for finding life on Earth, Mars
(Phys.org) -- Moqui marbles, unusual balls of rock that can be found rolling around the southwestern U.S. sandstone regions, were formed roughly 2 million years ago with the help of microorganisms. This discovery ...
First evidence discovered that water once dissolved the surface of Mars
(Phys.org)—Scientists at the University of Glasgow together with the Scottish Universities Environmental Research Centre and the Natural History Museum (London) have discovered the first evidence of water ...
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.
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 ...
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.
Close look at iron-based superconductor advances theory
(Phys.org)—Cornell researchers have resolved a longstanding theoretical debate about the electronic structure of iron-based superconductors by directly observing it at the atomic scale. The work is reported ...
Scientists determine Viking trade routes by the metal in their swords
Scientists at the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) in Teddington have worked with the Wallace Collection to analyse the contents of Viking swords - and the results shed new light on trade routes in the middle ...