Bacteria surrenders plant war secrets

U.S. scientists say they've discovered the secret weapon of bacteria -- the way they secure a foothold in plants to launch an invasion.

First direct observations of spinons and holons

The theory has been around for more than 40 years, but only now has it been confirmed through direct and unambiguous experimental results. Working at the Advanced Light Source (ALS) of the U.S. Department of Energy's Lawrence ...

Sharply-tuned nanostrings work at room temperature

Using a fast, low-cost fabrication technique that allows inexpensive testing of a wide variety of materials, Cornell researchers have come up with nanoscale resonators -- tiny vibrating strings -- with the highest quality ...

Taking Soil Science to Outer Space

The answer to the question about life on Mars may very well come from analyzing an unsuspecting source—the soil, specifically the icy layer of soil underneath the red planet’s surface. By analyzing the properties of Mars’ ...