Electrostatics influence the movement of drops on surfaces

Something as simple as the motion of water drops on surfaces should actually be understood—one would think. In fact there are still numerous unanswered questions about the forces acting on a sliding droplet. A team of researchers ...

Sampling the gut microbiome with an ingestible pill

Gut microbes affect human health, but there is still much to learn, in part because they're not easy to collect. But researchers now report in ACS Nano that they have developed an ingestible capsule that in rat studies captured ...

New self-assembled monolayer is resistant to air

Organic self-assembled monolayers (SAMs) have been around for over forty years. The most widely used form is based on thiols, bound to a metal surface. However, although the thiol SAMs are very versatile, they are also chemically ...

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