Comet springs surprise: Rosetta and Philae find Comet 67P not magnetised
Measurements made by Rosetta and Philae during the probe's multiple landings on Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko show that the comet's nucleus is not magnetised.
'Dwarf planet' Ceres spawns giant mystery (Update)
First classified a planet, then an asteroid and then a "dwarf planet" with some traits of a moon—the more scientists learn about Ceres, the weirder it becomes.
Chemists create tiny gold nanoparticles that reflect nature's patterns
Our world is full of patterns, from the twist of a DNA molecule to the spiral of the Milky Way. New research from Carnegie Mellon chemists has revealed that tiny, synthetic gold nanoparticles exhibit some ...
Fine-tuning organic circuits: Monolayer terminal groups and molecular junctions
Comet dust—planet Mercury's 'invisible paint'
A team of scientists has a new explanation for the planet Mercury's dark, barely reflective surface. In a paper published in Nature Geoscience, the researchers suggest that a steady dusting of carbon from p ...
Dawn glimpses Ceres' north pole
After spending more than a month in orbit on the dark side of dwarf planet Ceres, NASA's Dawn spacecraft has captured several views of the sunlit north pole of this intriguing world. These images were taken ...
New method to engineer surfaces along multiple directions in a nanowire
Nanoscale one-dimensional nanostructures (i.e. nanowires) offer vast opportunities in photovoltaics and photonics due to their exceptional optical and electrical properties, which are entirely tunable by ...
Researchers provide new insight into Nobel Prize winner's polymer theory
A team of international scientists, including Dr Stuart Prescott from UNSW Australia, has discovered there is something missing from 1991 Nobel Prize winner French physicist Pierre-Gilles de Gennes' theory ...
Asteroid Juno seen traveling through space in new ALMA images and animation
A series of images made with the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) provides an unprecedented view of the surface of Juno, one of the largest members of our solar system's main asteroid belt. ...
Microsoft makes cheaper version of Surface Pro 3 tablet
Microsoft is making a cheaper version of its Surface Pro 3 tablet computer in an effort to reach students and budget-conscious families.
New way to sort cells without limitations of traditional methods
A team of Stanford University School of Medicine researchers has come up with a new way of analyzing individual cell types by applying advanced mathematical analysis to the cells' contents.
LiquiGlide poised to market superhydrophobic coating for wide range of products
Good vibrations slash waste treatment costs
Shake, rattle and roll has slashed costs and reduced waste volumes at the Wanneroo Groundwater Treatment Plant.
Stronger, longer-lasting fuel cell technology
Manufacturers of low temperature fuel cells need solutions for improving the strength, durability and manufacturability of a key component, the membrane electrode assembly, or MEA.