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June 7, 2016
Tiny Droplets… Lead to Exotic Properties
Tiny Droplets… Lead to Exotic Properties
Biology uses stress, defects, molecular configuration (for example, handedness), and hierarchical design strategies to assemble and/or create a
June 7, 2016
Atomic Sculpting with a Microscope
Atomic Sculpting with a Microscope
3D printing has revolutionized the way we can make and design materials. Now a team led by scientists at Oak Ridge National Laboratory has added
June 6, 2016
Understanding and Predicting Self-Assembly
Understanding and Predicting Self-Assembly
Scientists aspire to build nanostructures that mimic the complexity and function of nature’s proteins, but are made of durable and synthetic
May 20, 2016
Supercomputers Predict New Turbulent Interactions in Fusion Plasmas
Supercomputers Predict New Turbulent Interactions in Fusion Plasmas
A collaboration of researchers from MIT, University of California at San Diego, and General Atomics have performed the first set of realistic
April 30, 2016
Changing Colors for Built-in Sunblock
Changing Colors for Built-in Sunblock
The development of artificial photosynthetic systems for making chemical fuels from solar energy is a long-term research objective that spans many
April 30, 2016
Hollow and Filled with Potential
Hollow and Filled with Potential
Improving the efficiency of catalysts could enhance many chemical reactions used in industry and research laboratories. To improve efficiency,
March 31, 2016
Janus-like Nanoparticle Membranes
Janus-like Nanoparticle Membranes
Membranes made from nanoparticles offer versatility because both the inorganic core and the organic ligand shell composition can be tuned
February 29, 2016
What Is the Size of the Atomic Nucleus?
What Is the Size of the Atomic Nucleus?
The “neutron skin” of the nucleus of a calcium-48 atom is much thinner than thought. An international team of nuclear physicists led by