Dec. 11, 2017News
A new technique by which to 3D print metals, involving a widely used stainless steel, has been show to achieve exception levels of both strength and ductility, when compared to counterparts from more conventional processes.
May. 19, 2015News
CLAIRE stands for "cathodoluminescence activated imaging by resonant energy transfer." Soft matter encompasses a broad swath of materials, including liquids, polymers, gels, foam and - most importantly - biomolecules. At the ...
Dec. 11, 2014News
Laser-induced graphene is what researchers at Rice University call their new material. They created flexible, patterned sheets of multilayer graphene from a cheap polymer (polyimide) by burning it with a computer-controlled laser.
Aug. 26, 2014Webcast
The growth process of platinum nanocubes was monitored directly by Berkeley Lab researchers for the first time. The observations of how facets form and develop on platinum nanocubes point the way towards more sophisticated and effective ...
Aug. 26, 2014News
The growth process of platinum nanocubes was monitored directly by Berkeley Lab researchers for the first time.
Aug. 07, 2013Science
Having started off in the electronics industry and material sciences, nanotechnology is now increasingly taking a foothold in our daily lives. One topic currently under discussion is the use of nanomaterials in food, food packaging and ...
May. 23, 2013Science
Biomimetic Engineering: "Learning from nature" - this fundamental idea has been followed by scientists, inventors and engineers for a long time. Within 3.8 billion years of evolution nature has developed a huge number of solutions, which ...
Feb. 13, 2013News
Every great structure, from the Empire State Building to the Golden Gate Bridge, depends on specific mechanical properties to remain strong and reliable. Rigidity-a material's stiffness-is of particular importance for maintaining the ...
Mar. 22, 2012News
EMBL image: As spring arrives, flowers seem to bloom everywhere - even under the microscopes at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) in Heidelberg, Germany. But the ‘flowers' in this picture actually help an animal, not a ...
Feb. 15, 2012News
EMBL: In this video (click here), a protein called myomesin does its impression of Mr. Fantastic, the leader of the Fantastic Four of comic book fame, who performed incredible feats by stretching his body.
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