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The nanostructured cloak of invisibility

October 21, 2016

Most lenses, objectives, eyeglass lenses, and lasers come with an anti-reflective coating. Unfortunately, this coating works optimally only…
Rosetta discovers water ice on the surface of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko

January 14, 2016

A comet is largely composed of water ice and water vapour predominates in its ‘atmosphere’ – the coma…
Research Contributes New Understanding of the ‘Dewetting’ Process

November 10, 2015

When a material, typically a liquid, is confined by surfaces that it doesn’t like, the material can be…
Novel Experiments Give Glimpses of Earth’s Interior Dynamics

June 12, 2015

Results from new geophysical experiments led by a researcher at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego…
Spinning up a dust devil on Mars

December 19, 2014

A large dust devil towers over the Martian surface on the plain of Amazonis Planitia in 2012. The…
Paramecia need Newton for navigation

November 19, 2014

While single-celled paramecia have the ability to respond to certain external stimuli, they appear not to use that…
Findings suggest how swimming cells form biofilms on surfaces

September 12, 2014

This graphic illustrates how swimming microorganisms cause the stretching of polymers (elongated red, yellow and blue features) in…
Scripps Scientists Discover Evidence of Super-fast Deep Earthquake

July 11, 2014

As scientists learn more about earthquakes that rupture at fault zones near the planet’s surface—and the mechanisms that…
Chemist builds device to measure chemical warfare agent effects on surfaces

June 30, 2014

For the last five years, the research group in the laboratory of John Morris, professor of analytical chemistry,…
The Importance of Plumes

April 23, 2014

The Hubble Space Telescope is famous for finding black holes. It can pick out thousands of galaxies in…
Gecko-like Adhesives Now Useful for Real World Surfaces

April 22, 2014

The ability to stick objects to a wide range of surfaces such as drywall, wood, metal and glass…
Robotics goes micro-scale

April 18, 2014

The shaping of micro-scale objects enables fine control over their mechanical interactions with light, providing a new avenue…
Australian brush-turkey eggs inspire ideas for germ-resistant coatings

April 16, 2014

Rather than sit on its eggs to incubate them, the Australian brush-turkey buries them in rotting vegetation. While…
Sunlight generates hydrogen in new porous silicon

April 11, 2014

Schematic of mesoporous silicon Image: Donghai Wang/Penn State Porous silicon manufactured in a bottom upprocedure using solar energy can be…
On titanium oxide catalyst, certain atoms and molecules flee when light appears

March 19, 2014

On the surface of a popular catalyst, certain atoms and molecules flee when light appears   Results: Long thought…
Butterfly wings inspire new technologies: from fabrics and cosmetics to sensors

September 10, 2013

Morpho didius – Museum specimen. Credit: Wikipedia A new study has revealed that the stunning iridescent wings of…
Spectral analysis reveals Moon might have had water when it was formed

August 28, 2013

A research team with members from Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory and the US Geological Survey has…
Technique to improve high precision and nanotechnology surface measurement

August 21, 2013

A University of Warwick scientist has conceived a new method to improve the measurement of the surfaces of…
New NIST Nanoscale Indenter Takes Novel Approach to Measuring Surface Properties

July 24, 2013

Researchers from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the University of North Carolina have demonstrated…
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