A chemical sensing system developed by engineers at the University of Connecticut is believed to be the first of its kind capable of detecting vapors from buried landmines and other explosive devices with the naked eye rather than advanced scientific instrumentation.
A current dogma in the field of cell migration is that actin polymerization and actomyosin contractility give cells the flexibility they need to protrude and contract across a matrix in order to migrate.
Researchers initiated the 'Control of assembly and charge transport properties of immobilized DNA' (CIDNA) project in order to apply imaging technology of extremely high spatial and temporal resolution to study charge transfer through immobilized DNA.
Scientists are reporting development of a new transparent solar cell, an advance toward giving windows in homes and other buildings the ability to generate electricity while still allowing people to see outside.
To help people work safely with carbon nanotubes, Safe Work Australia commissioned the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) to develop the guidance document Safe Handling and Use of Carbon Nanotubes.
Scientists at the Naval Research Laboratory have demonstrated, for the first time, the use of graphene as a tunnel barrier - an electrically insulating barrier between two conducting materials through which electrons tunnel quantum mechanically.
A University of Exeter scientist is bringing together his passions for Physics and surfing with research that could inspire a host of new technologies. Dr Matt Lockyear is using foam from inside surfboards to make materials that can manipulate light.
Imagine a machine that makes layered, substantial patches of engineered tissue - tissue that could be used as grafts for burn victims or vascular patches. Sounds like science fiction? According to researchers at the University of Toronto, it's a growing possibility.