Determining the slenderization of wood pulp

Researchers from the Institute of Scientific and Industrial Research at Osaka University have devised a new method to determine the degree of fibrillation in wood pulp. By taking advantage of the intrinsic optical birefringence ...

Identifying the dark matter of the molecular world

Imagine that your Facebook feed poses a tantalizing puzzle. You're presented with a few fragments about a person—eye color, hair color, age, and height—and have just one minute to pick out the person's name and identity ...

Creating custom light using 2-D materials

Finding new semiconductor materials that emit light is essential for developing a wide range of electronic devices. But making artificial structures that emit light tailored to our specific needs is an even more attractive ...

Making waves with metamaterials

For Jordan Raney, assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics, cutting-edge science sometimes involves whacking a rubber disc with a hammer.

Artificial trees capture new bird species on candid camera

An experiment from The Australian National University (ANU) using artificial trees has attracted birds and other wildlife never before seen in a damaged Canberra landscape—catching them on camera at the same time.

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