Highly conductive organic metal looks promising for disposable electronic devices
Gecko inspired pads allow researchers to climb glass wall
Study using OpenStreetMap and mathematics reveals there are only four unique city topologies
Astronomers find stream of gas—2.6 million light years long
(Phys.org) —Astronomers and students have found a bridge of atomic hydrogen gas 2.6 million light years long between galaxies 500 million light years away. They detected the gas using the William E. Gordon ...
Computer model simulates Neolithic transition from egalitarianism to leadership and despotism
Planet-like object may have spent its youth as hot as a star
Astronomers have discovered an extremely cool object that could have a particularly diverse history—although it is now as cool as a planet, it may have spent much of its youth as hot as a star.
New tools advance bio-logic: Researchers build more sophisticated synthetic gene circuits
(Phys.org) —Researchers at Rice University and the University of Kansas Medical Center are making genetic circuits that can perform more complex tasks by swapping protein building blocks.
Two teams pave way for advances in 2D materials
Small, but plentiful: How the faintest galaxies illuminated the early universe
(Phys.org) —Astronomers investigating behaviour of the universe shortly after the Big Bang have made a surprising discovery: the properties of the early universe are determined by the smallest galaxies. ...
Creative Cameras exhibit explores light-in-flight imaging
Lab unzips nanotubes into ribbons by shooting them at a target
(Phys.org) —Carbon nanotubes "unzipped" into graphene nanoribbons by a chemical process invented at Rice University are finding use in all kinds of projects, but Rice scientists have now found a chemical-free ...
Should the Higgs boson have caused our Universe to collapse?
(Phys.org) —British cosmologists are puzzled: they predict that the Universe should not have lasted for more than a second. This startling conclusion is the result of combining the latest observations of ...
Circuits on demand: Engineer prints electrical components on paper
(Phys.org) —One of humankind's biggest technological steps was the ability to print words on paper. Now, thanks to College of Engineering assistant professor Anming Hu, it's technology itself that is being printed.
Jumping hurdles in the RNA world
Astrobiologists have shown that the formation of RNA from prebiotic reactions may not be as problematic as scientists once thought.