Packing the ions: Discovery boosts supercapacitor energy storage

Flat is in the eye of the beholder. When you're talking about nanomaterials, however, that eye is pretty much useless unless it's looking through an electron microscope or at a computer visualization. Yet the pits and ridges ...

The highs and lows of regenerative medicine

Nanoscale manipulation on the surface of materials could stimulate cells to differentiate into specific tissues – eliminating the use of growth or transcription factors.

Rethinking surface tension

(Phys.org) —If you've ever watched a drop of water form into a bead or a water strider scoot across a pond, you are familiar with a property of liquids called surface tension.

New theory for magnetic stripes on Mars

(PhysOrg.com) -- A controversial new theory has been proposed to explain a series of stripes of permanently magnetized minerals containing iron in the Martian crust. The magnetized stripes, which have alternating orientations, ...

Team offers new, simpler law of complex wrinkle patterns

In a new paper, researchers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and Oxford University describe a new, more general law for predicting the wavelength of complex wrinkle patterns, including those found on curved surfaces, ...

Satellites Capture Sea Surface Heights Around the World

(PhysOrg.com) -- This artist's rendering shows a "family portrait" of Jason-1, Topex/Poseidon, and OSTM/Jason-2, all NASA satellites that collect data about sea surface heights around the world. Sea surface heights are one ...

Submerged volcanoes found off Sydney

Australia's new ocean-going research vessel Investigator has discovered extinct volcanoes likely to be 50 million years old about 250 kilometres off the coast of Sydney.

Adios El Nino, Hello La Nina?

(PhysOrg.com) -- The moderate El Nino of the past year has officially bowed out, leaving his cool sister, La Nina, poised to potentially take the equatorial stage.

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