Graphene nanoribbons grow due to domino-like effect
New evidence for oceans of water deep in the Earth
Researchers from Northwestern University and the University of New Mexico report evidence for potentially oceans worth of water deep beneath the United States. Though not in the familiar liquid form—the ...
Researchers find cicada wing structure able to kill bacteria on contact (w/ video)
Researchers create super-repellant surface material (w/ video)
Research show mechanism behind wear at the atomic scale
(Phys.org)—Wear is a fact of life. As surfaces rub against one another, they break down and lose their original shape. With less material to start with and functionality that often depends critically on ...
Just add water: 3-D silicon shapes fold themselves when wetted by microscopic droplets
Researchers from the University of Twente in the Netherlands have taken the precise art of origami down to the microscopic scale. Using only a drop of water, the scientists have folded flat sheets of silicon ...
Nanosuits help small creatures survive a vacuum
Researchers create 'nanoflowers' for energy storage, solar cells
(Phys.org)—Researchers from North Carolina State University have created flower-like structures out of germanium sulfide (GeS) – a semiconductor material – that have extremely thin petals with an enormous ...
Moth-inspired nanostructures take the color out of thin films
Inspired by the structure of moth eyes, researchers at North Carolina State University have developed nanostructures that limit reflection at the interfaces where two thin films meet, suppressing the "thin-film ...
Human eye inspires clog-free ink jet printer invention
Clogged printer nozzles waste time and money while reducing print quality. University of Missouri engineers recently invented a clog-preventing nozzle cover by mimicking the human eye.
Research: Graphene grows better on certain copper crystals
New observations could improve industrial production of high-quality graphene, hastening the era of graphene-based consumer electronics, thanks to University of Illinois engineers.
GRAIL creates most accurate Moon gravity map (w/ video)
(Phys.org)—Twin NASA probes orbiting Earth's moon have generated the highest resolution gravity field map of any celestial body.
Interfaces within materials can be patterned as a means of controlling the properties of composites
Patterned surfaces are all the rage among researchers seeking to induce surfaces to repel water or adhere to other things, or to modify materials' electrical properties.
Researchers create 3-D invisibility cloak: study
European researchers have taken the world a step closer to fictional wizard Harry Potter's invisibility cape after they made an object disappear using a three-dimensional "cloak", a study published Thursday in the US-based ...