Kitchen sponge supercapacitor has many porous benefits
Thermoelectric power plants could offer economically competitive renewable energy
Researchers create 3-D stereoscopic color prints with nanopixels
Simple method for selective bioconjugation of native proteins
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 ...
Colorful life-form catalog will help discern if we are alone
While looking for life on planets beyond our own solar system, a group of international scientists has created a colorful catalog containing reflection signatures of Earth life forms that might be found on ...
China's Yutu lunar rover finds moon geography more complex than thought
Researchers solve the mystery of the dancing droplets (w/ video)
A puzzling observation, pursued through hundreds of experiments, has led Stanford researchers to a simple yet profound discovery: under certain circumstances, droplets of fluid will move like performers in ...
New paint-like coating makes tough surfaces that repel spills, scratches (w/ Video)
A new paint that makes robust self-cleaning surfaces has been developed by a team led by UCL researchers. The coating can be applied to clothes, paper, glass and steel and when combined with adhesives, maintains ...
Why seashells' mineral forms differently in seawater
For almost a century, scientists have been puzzled by a process that is crucial to much of the life in Earth's oceans: Why does calcium carbonate, the tough material of seashells and corals, sometimes take ...