Analyzing the world's oldest woody plant fossil

Mapping the evolution of life on Earth requires a detailed understanding of the fossil record, and scientists are using synchrotron-based technologies to look back—way, way back—at the cell structure and chemistry of ...

Biomimetic micro/nanoscale fiber reinforced composites

Over hundreds of millions of years of evolution, nature has produced a myriad of biological materials that serve either as skeletons or as defensive or offensive weapons. Although these natural structural materials are derived ...

Scientists elucidate the crystal structure of sodium boride

An international team of scientists jointly with Professor Artem Oganov of Skoltech and the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology report the chemical composition, crystal structure and properties of Na2B30 ‒ a compound ...

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