For pristine graphene, Sun started with a thin film of poly (methyl methacrylate) (PMMA) – better known as Plexiglass – spun onto a copper substrate that acted as a catalyst. Under heat and low pressure, hydrogen and argon gas was flowed over the PMM
Like the superhydrophobic coating developed by a University of Pittsburgh-led team that mimics the rutted surface of lotus leaves to reduce the surface area to which water can adhere, the Harvard team got their inspiration from natural models. Althou
Scientists claimed a breakthrough Thursday in solving one of the biggest riddles of physics, successfully trapping the first "anti-atom" in a quest to understand what happened to all the antimatter that has vanished since the Big Bang.
EPFL says that accessing one of these nanowires would be like reading an entire VHS tape in less than a second, and the plan is for millions or even billions of these wires to be embedded on one chip. Perhaps you start to get the idea of just how spe
"Tinnitus itself is not actually generated by irritative processes in the ear but it's generated by changes that take place in the brain when neurons in the brain lose some of their input from the ear," Roberts said Thursday in an interview fro
Jewelry robbers, magicians, exam cheats and practical jokers everywhere will have an interest in an offbeat idea launched by physicists on Tuesday: to make the passage of time invisible. The scientists have conceived of a "spacetime cloak" which m
Technology is becoming ever more invasive in the hands of corporatists in business and government. Tyrants prefer robots to free spirits. Research may soon bring cyborgs from Sci-Fi to reality.
Scientists are working for corporatists to create "enhanced" humanoid chimeras to replace us with more efficient and servile genetically engineered and micro-chipped workers and soldiers, like Star Trek's Borg Collective.
"We found that the transplanted stem cells are permanently altered and reduce the aging of the transplanted muscle, maintaining strength and mass," said Olwin.
Yes. The concept is based on proven technologies. Maneuvering the SkyLifter is relatively simple and straightforward and quite easy to understand once it is explained.
"What we see are two gamma-ray-emitting bubbles that extend 25,000 light-years north and south of the galactic center," said Doug Finkbeiner, an astronomer at the Harvard, who first recognized the feature. "We don't fully understand their nature or o
Being the right size and existing in the limbo between a solid and a liquid state appear to be the secrets to improving the efficiency of chemical catalysts that can create better nanoparticles or more efficient energy sources.
- the world's thinnest material, has now modified it to make fluorographene - a one-molecule-thick material chemically similar to Teflon. Fluorographene is fully-fluorinated graphene and is basically a two-dimensional version of Teflon, showing s
Millions who have lost fingers, toes, hands, feet—even entire arms or legs—will have new hope in the not-too distant future. They may be able to regrow their own missing parts...If they do, they can thank the salamander...Elly Tanaka, a Max Planck In
Dr. Evangelos Michelakis, a professor at the U of A Department of Medicine, has shown that dichloroacetate (DCA) causes regression in several cancers, including lung, breast and brain tumors.
Scientists found that by injecting skin cells with DNA proteins and a cocktail of molecules they could turn them into blood cells. It means that patients needing transfusions – such as those with cancer and leukaemia – could be given perfectly mat
Stimulating the brain with a very low electric current can enhance a person's maths ability for up to six months, British neuroscientists said. Researchers demonstrated that electrical stimulation of the brain improved performance in a series of math
Got blood? Future patients who need transfusions for surgery and cancer treatments could get it from a patch of their own skin. Canadian researchers took the huge step of transforming adult human skin directly into blood. That should provide a desper
The Large Hadron Collider has successfully created a "mini-Big Bang" by smashing together lead ions instead of protons. The experiment created temperatures a million times hotter than the center of the Sun.
hey found that salamander regeneration begins when a clump of cells called a blastema forms at the tip of a lost limb. From the blastema come skin, muscle, bone, blood vessels and neurons, ultimately growing into a limb virtually identical to the old
Strands that are too short or long form self-protected motifs,” says Dr. Yara Yingling, an assistant professor of materials science and engineering at NC State and co-author of a paper describing the research. That means that the strands bond to each
"From day one, I thought about the hologram of Princess Leia and whether it can be brought out of science fiction," says Nasser Peyghambarian, an optical scientist at the University of Arizona in Tucson, who has been trying for several years to dev
NASA is planning to build hypersonic jets that will fly through the Earth’s atmosphere and slash flight times around the world to a few hours at most. The US space agency wants to manufacture a craft that would travel at five times the speed of so
The image brilliantly displays the atmosphere of the sun, called the chromosphere and it was taken using a special 'hydrogen' filter that only captures a tiny part of the visible light spectrum. Sun spots many times the size of the Earth can be
Ever since humans first figured out that Tab A + Slot B = Baby, we've been hard at work attempting to defy that equation -- and there are still more innovations to come. From crocodile dung to the dry orgasm pill, a look at the history and future of
In the quest to map the brain, many scientists have attempted the incredibly daunting task of recording the activity of each neuron. Gero Miesenboeck works backward -- manipulating specific neurons to figure out exactly what they do, through a series
A fourth neutrino could help explain dark matter
"These molecules were effectively spring-loaded to push apart after interacting with each other," says Bielawski, professor of chemistry. "After electron transfer occurs, two positively charged molecules are formed which are repelled by each other
For the first time, scientists have restored the ability of previously blind patients to recognize letters, fruit and other items using light-sensitive microchips implanted in the inner surface of the eye. One patient was able to read the hands of
hina will nearly double its high speed rail by the end of 2012 to over 13,000 kilometers. This will put it at more high speed rail than the rest of the world has. Europe, Japan, Asia, etc...