Plastic products could easily become electronic with first moldable all-carbon circuits
Laser-generated surface structures create extremely water-repellent metals
Scientists at the University of Rochester have used lasers to transform metals into extremely water repellent, or super-hydrophobic, materials without the need for temporary coatings.
Researchers use X-ray video of guineafowl walking through poppy seeds to create a 3-D model of how tracks get made
New technique allows low-cost creation of 3-D nanostructures
Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a new lithography technique that uses nanoscale spheres to create three-dimensional (3-D) structures with biomedical, electronic and photonic ...
'Direct writing' of diamond patterns from graphite a potential technological leap
(Phys.org) —What began as research into a method to strengthen metals has led to the discovery of a new technique that uses a pulsing laser to create synthetic nanodiamond films and patterns from graphite, ...
Opening a wide window on the nano-world of surface catalysis
(Phys.org) —Surface catalysts are notoriously difficult to study mechanistically, but scientists at the University of South Carolina and Rice University have shown how to get real-time reaction information ...
Edgy look at 2-D molybdenum disulfide
(Phys.org) —The drive to develop ultrasmall and ultrafast electronic devices using a single atomic layer of semiconductors, such as transition metal dichalcogenides, has received a significant boost. Researchers ...
Emerging research suggests a new paradigm for 'unconventional superconductors'
An international team of scientists has reported the first experimental observation of the quantum critical point (QCP) in the extensively studied "unconventional superconductor" TiSe2, finding that it does ...
Fabricating nanostructures with silk could make clean rooms green rooms
(Phys.org) —Tufts University engineers have demonstrated that it is possible to generate nanostructures from silk in an environmentally friendly process that uses water as a developing agent and standard ...
3-D video from inside flying insects
The flight muscles moving inside flies have been filmed for the first time using a new 3D X-ray scanning technique.
Mystery of bottle gourd migration to Americas solved
A new wrinkle in the control of waves: Flexible materials could provide new ways to control sound and light
Flexible, layered materials textured with nanoscale wrinkles could provide a new way of controlling the wavelengths and distribution of waves, whether of sound or light. The new method, developed by researchers ...
Skin cancer detector applied to paintings reveals 3D layering techniques of original artists
How hummingbirds evolved to fly at high altitude
(Phys.org) —High up in the Andes, numerous species of hummingbirds are thriving despite low levels of oxygen.