Bizarre Things: Matter & Energy
February 14, 2016

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February 14, 2016

Jan. 28, 2016 — Getting the interfaces between the two liquids into different shapes unlocks new kinds of behaviors and applications. And thanks to new research, one special kind of emulsion is becoming easier to ... read more

Jan. 28, 2016 — Imagine a polymer with removable parts that can deliver something to the environment and then be chemically regenerated to function again. Or a polymer that can contract and expand the way muscles ... read more

Jan. 28, 2016 — A new design for gigantic blades longer than two football fields could help bring offshore 50-megawatt (MW) wind turbines to the United States and the ... read more

Jan. 26, 2016 — Physicists decided to test whether some science-related conspiracies alleged to exist were in fact tenable. The answer -- they'd all have given themselves away in less than four ... read more

Delivering the Internet of the Future, at the Speed of Light and Open-Sourced

Jan. 26, 2016 — New research has found, for the first time, a scientific solution that enables future Internet infrastructure to become completely open and programmable while carrying Internet traffic at the speed ... read more

Jan. 25, 2016 — According to Albert Einstein's theory of relativity, all bodies in a vacuum regardless of their properties are accelerated by the Earth's gravity at the same rate. This principle of ... read more

Jan. 22, 2016 — Researchers made a beetle-inspired surface that uses chemical micropatterns to control the growth of condensation and frost. They were even able to create a surface where inter-droplet ice growth is ... read more

Jan. 21, 2016 — Scientists have come up with a theory to predict exactly how much light is transmitted through a material, given its thickness and degree of stretch. Using this theory, they accurately predicted the ... read more

Jan. 20, 2016 — Smart windows clean themselves, save energy and mimic moth eyes to cut ... read more

Jan. 20, 2016 — Scientists have developed a robotic exoskeleton that performs more efficiently rehabilitation therapies of patients with shoulder injuries. By using strength and motion sensors, the system assesses ... read more

Jan. 18, 2016 — Latest research reveals why geckos are the largest animals able to scale smooth vertical walls -- even larger climbers would require unmanageably large sticky footpads. Scientists estimate that a ... read more

Jan. 18, 2016 — The very first experimental observations of knots in quantum matter have just been reported. The scientists created knotted solitary waves, or knot solitons, in the quantum-mechanical field ... read more

Jan. 14, 2016 — Researchers have studied how a multitude of electronic interactions govern the encounter between a molecule called porphine and copper and silver surfaces -- information that could one day be ... read more

Engineers Invent a Bubble-Pen to Write With Nanoparticles

Jan. 14, 2016 — Researchers have developed a device and technique, called bubble-pen lithography, that can gently and efficiently handle nanoparticles -- the tiny pieces of gold, silicon and other materials used in ... read more

Jan. 8, 2016 — Experts in nanotechnology have developed a glue that binds metal to metal to glass to you-name-it, sets at room temperature, and requires little pressure to ... read more

Jan. 8, 2016 — Astonishingly, it turns out to be practically impossible to separate two interleaved phone books by pulling on their spines, however much force is applied. It is even possible to suspend a car from ... read more

Jan. 8, 2016 — Produce and detect gravitational fields at will using magnetic fields, control them for studying them, work with them to produce new technologies -- it sounds daring, but one physicist has proposed ... read more

Jan. 8, 2016 — Researchers in Japan have successfully developed a low-cost human organ model production technique for use with 3-D printers that helps reveal complicated interior organ ... read more

Momentum Builds for Creation of 'Moon Villages'

Jan. 6, 2016 — Villages on the moon, constructed through cooperation between astronauts and robotic systems on the lunar surface, could become a reality as early as 2030. That's the consensus of a recent ... read more

Leaf-Mimicking Device Harnesses Light to Purify Water

Jan. 6, 2016 — For years, scientists have been pursuing ways to imitate a leaf's photosynthetic power to make hydrogen fuel from water and sunlight. In a new twist, a team has come up with another kind of ... read more

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