How climate change stresses plants and alters their growth

Plants that inhabit the Earth have the incredible ability to grow continually for hundreds of years, and always towards the light of the sun, which provides them with the necessary energy to sprout.

Researchers design metamaterial that buckles selectively

Researchers from Leiden University, the Netherlands, have designed a novel metamaterial that buckles on demand. Small structural variations in the material single out regions that buckle selectively under external stress, ...

Nanocrystals not small enough to avoid defects

(Phys.org)—Nanocrystals as protective coatings for advanced gas turbine and jet engines are receiving a lot of attention for their many advantageous mechanical properties, including their resistance to stress. However, ...