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A novel way of creating gold nanoparticles in water

An experiment that, by design, was not supposed to turn up anything of note instead produced a 'bewildering' surprise, according to the scientists who made the discovery: a new way of creating gold nanoparticles and nanowires using water droplets.

Posted: Apr 19th, 2018

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Spider silk key to new bone-fixing composite

Researchers have created a biodegradable composite made of silk fibers that can be used to repair broken load-bearing bones without the complications sometimes presented by other materials.

Posted: Apr 19th, 2018

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Writing and deleting magnets with lasers

Scientists have found a way to write and delete magnets in an alloy using a laser beam - a surprising effect. The reversibility of the process opens up new possibilities in the fields of material processing, optical technology, and data storage.

Posted: Apr 18th, 2018

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