Computational modeling has given materials researchers new insight into the properties of a membrane that purifies saltwater into potable water. The resulting technology could help speed up inefficient desalination processes in use today.
IBM partnered with National Geographic Kids magazine to 'chisel' the world's smallest magazine cover ever. The recently certified GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS cover is 11 × 14 micrometers - at this size 2,000 could fit on a grain of salt.
After using it to develop a computer chip, flash memory device and photographic sensor, scientists have once again tapped into the electronic potential of molybdenite by creating diodes that can emit light or absorb it to produce electricity.