New X-ray method uses scattering to visualize nanostructures

Both in materials science and in biomedical research it is important to be able to view minute nanostructures, for example in carbon-fiber materials and bones. A team from the Technical University of Munich (TUM), the University ...

3-D nanostructure of a bone made visible

Bones are made up of tiny fibres that are roughly a thousand times finer than a human hair. One major feature of these so-called collagen fibrils is that they are ordered and aligned differently depending on the part of the ...

How researchers are resurrecting antique musical instruments

In our modern age of specialization, it is increasingly rare to find the kind of individual who, in another age, would have been known as a Renaissance man or a polymath. The likes of Leonardo da Vinci, recognized for his ...

Imaging techniques help rebuild ancient fauna

A paper summarising a 20-year study into Ordovician-Late Devonian microfauna has revealed new histological data aiding taxonomy and palaeographic reconstructions.

Researchers reveal results from CT scan of South American mummy

The results of the "virtual autopsy" performed on a South American mummy from the collection of the Buffalo Museum of Science (BMS) are in, providing new insights into the life of the infant mummy. As part of the groundbreaking ...

Taking a close look, whatever the scale

Following the 50 km/h crash test, all that was left of the car was a heap of metal – one that contains valuable information on how vehicle safety could be improved. But the only way engineers can get at this information ...

Flexpad: Moveable displays made of paper (w/ Video)

Recently at the 2013 IFA international trade show for consumer electronics and home appliances in Berlin, major electronics manufacturers displayed new types of displays that are thin, and even curved, but expensive. IT experts ...

Iceman Otzi had bad teeth

For the first time, researchers from the Centre for Evolutionary Medicine at the University of Zurich together with colleagues abroad have been able to provide evidence of periodontitis, tooth decay and accident-related dental ...

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