SuperSTEM research reveals that graphene re-knits its holes

(Phys.org) -- Scientists at The University of Manchester and the SuperSTEM facility at STFC’s Daresbury Laboratory have discovered that the ‘miracle material’, graphene, undergoes a self repairing process to ...

'Deflector Shields' protect the Lunar Surface

(Phys.org) -- Scientists from RAL Space at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory have solved a lunar mystery and their results might lead the way to determining if the same mechanism could be artificially manipulated to create ...

Why 'soot' could be the key to delivering drugs to cancer cells

Nano-scale tubes made of carbon could be used to safely penetrate human cells and deliver anti-cancer medicines or modified DNA molecules for gene therapy. Although there is a long way to go before the concept can undergo ...

Hints of the Higgs - papers are submitted

Back in December 2011, the ATLAS and CMS experiments at CERN presented some exciting results that provided tantalising hints of the Higgs boson.

New scanner allows liquids back into aircraft cabin baggage

Cobalt Light Systems has received European approval for its revolutionary INSIGHT100 bottle scanner, which enables aircraft passengers to carry liquid items larger than 100ml once more. Airports could now allow passengers ...

E. coli packs a punch - an intestinal insight from ISIS

Recent studies at the ISIS neutron source, the Science and Technology Facilities Council’s world leading research centre, have given a new insight into how E. coli bacteria, often associated with food poisoning (and ...

Revolutionary navigation system for future Mars rovers

(PhysOrg.com) -- An autonomous navigation system that will enable a future planetary rover vehicle to be in complete control of its own actions as it explores the surface of Mars is being designed by top-calibre scientists ...

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