The holy grail of nanowire production

Nanowires have the potential to revolutionize the technology around us. Measuring just 5-100 nanometers in diameter (a nanometer is a millionth of a millimeter), these tiny, needle-shaped crystalline structures can alter ...

Fish found to communicate with one another using urine

(Phys.org)—A trio of researchers with the University of Bern in Switzerland has found that at least one species of fish communicates with others of its kind using chemicals in its urine. In their paper published in the ...

Why did NASA scientists name a geologic feature on Mars "Aztec"?

Last week, NASA mission controllers for the Mars rover Curiosity spied a piece of rock outcropping with tiny holes, veins and fractures in the rocks. It's common practice for the science team to assign names to these targets ...

New system to improve DNA sequencing

(Phys.org) —A sensing system developed at Cambridge is being commercialised in the UK for use in rapid, low-cost DNA sequencing, which would make the prediction and diagnosis of disease more efficient, and individualised ...

Tiny plants devour reefs in warming, acidic oceans

(Phys.org) —A world-first scientific study has found that, weakened by microscopic borers, the world's coral reefs will erode more rapidly as the oceans warm and acidify.

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