Materials Science News
Using Invisibility To Increase Visibility
Posted on November 29, 2008 at 10:05:07 am
Could soon lead to the manufacturing of a perfect cat's eye.
New Mechanism For Superconductivity?
Posted on November 24, 2008 at 10:51:44 am
Laboratory researchers have posited an explanation for superconductivity that may open the door to the discovery of new, unconventional forms of superconductivity.
'4-D' Microscope Revolutionizes The Way We Look At Nano World
Posted on November 21, 2008 at 09:33:45 pm
Real-time, real-space visualization of fleeting changes in the structure and shape of matter barely a billionth of a meter in size.
New Plastic Acrylic Glass Made Of Sugar
Posted on November 14, 2008 at 10:55:19 am
In future, polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA for short) – better known as acrylic glass – could be made from natural raw materials such as sugars, alcohols or fatty acids.
Ultrafast Lasers Show Snapshot Of Electrons In Action
Posted on October 31, 2008 at 09:49:37 am
Scientists have found a new way to peer into a molecule that allows them to see how its electrons rearrange as the molecule changes shape.
Invisibility Cloak And Ultra-powerful Microscopes
Posted on October 17, 2008 at 08:43:40 pm
A new research field called transformation optics may usher in a host of radical advances including a cloak of invisibility and ultra-powerful microscopes and computers by harnessing nanotechnology and "metamaterials."
Smoothest Surface Ever Created
Posted on September 23, 2008 at 09:03:29 pm
A team of physicists has created the “quantum stabilized atom mirror,” the smoothest surface ever, according to a recent article in Advanced Materials.
Number Sense Correlates With Test Scores
Posted on September 08, 2008 at 09:32:54 pm
Knowing how precisely a high school freshman can estimate the number of objects in a group gives you a good idea how well he has done in math as far back as kindergarten, researchers at The Johns Hopkins University found.
Invisibility Cloak Closer: New Materials Bend Light Backwards
Posted on August 11, 2008 at 10:32:55 am
Scientists have for the first time engineered 3-D materials that can reverse the natural direction of visible and near-infrared light and, to the delight of science-fiction and fantasy buffs, cloaking devices that could render objects invisible.
Tiny Tags To Help Solve Gun Crimes
Posted on August 05, 2008 at 10:50:38 am
Criminals who use firearms may find it much harder to evade justice in future, thanks to an ingenious new bullet tagging technology.