Mystery of bottle gourd migration to Americas solved
Pushing the limits of light microscopy
A team of researchers from the IMP Vienna together with collaborators from the Vienna University of Technology established a new microscopy technique which greatly enhances resolution in the third dimension. ...
New technology allows archaeologists to easily map excavation sites in 3D
Mapping archaeological digs takes plenty of time and a lot of measuring, photographing, drawing and note taking. Now, most of this work can be done with a technique called photogrammetry.
Novel technique for electrical activation of implanted material without co-implantation
Researchers at the Naval Research Laboratory in Washington, USA, have implanted Mg in GaN and employed a novel high-temperature annealing technique that has realised electrical activation of implanted material ...
Quantum many-body systems on the way back to equilibrium
Considering that one cubic centimetre of matter already contains about 1019 to 1023 particles, it is hard to imagine that physicists nowadays can prepare ensembles comprising only some hundred, or even just ...
New modelling technique could bypass the need for engineering prototypes
A new modelling technique has been developed that could eliminate the need to build costly prototypes, which are used to test engineering structures such as aeroplanes.
Missouri ponds provide clue to killer frog disease
The skin fungus, Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis (Bd), also known as amphibian chytrid, first made its presence felt in 1993 when dead and dying frogs began turning up in Queensland, Australia. Since then i ...
Samsung develops lithium-ion battery with nearly double the life
Dance of the nanovortices
It is a familiar phenomenon: if a spinning top is bumped or is set in rotation on an inclined surface, it usually does not move in a straight line, but instead scribes a series of small arches. Researchers ...
Kateeva announces YIELDjet—technique for printing OLEDs cheaper
Unmasking the secrets of the extinct moa
Griffith researchers have undertaken a study to clarify the number of species which existed of the extinct New Zealand moa.
Researchers find hidden details and objects in eighteenth century altarpiece
A multidisciplinary research team studying two paintings by artist Hermenegildo Bustos in the side altar of the parish of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception in Purisima del Rincon, Guanajuato, found three ...
Spinning-disk microscope offers window into the center of a cell
A new method of imaging cells is allowing scientists to see tiny structures inside the 'control centre' of the cell for the first time.