Material Science

Capturing Electrons in Space

Innsbruck, Austria — Interstellar clouds are the birthplaces of new stars, but they also play an important role in the origins of life in the Universe through regions of dust and gas in which chemical...

The Virus Trap

Munich, Germany — To date, there are no effective antidotes against most virus infections. An interdisciplinary research team at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) has now developed a new approach:...

Multitalented Filaments in Living Cells

Hamilton, ON — The cells that make up our bodies are constantly exposed to a wide variety of mechanical stresses. For example, the heart and lungs have to withstand lifelong expansion and contraction,...

Putting Functional Proteins in Their Place

Upton, NY — Scientists have organized proteins–nature’s most versatile building blocks–in desired 2-D and 3-D ordered arrays while maintaining their structural stability and biological...

Inkjet Printing ‘Impossible Materials’

Medford, MA — Engineers at Tufts University have developed new methods to more efficiently fabricate materials that behave in unusual ways when interacting with microwave energy, with potential implications...

Imaging at the Tip of a Needle

Exeter, UK — Scientists have developed a new technique that could revolutionise medical imaging procedures using light. A team of physicists, led by Dr. David Phillips from the University of Exeter,...

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