Tech: Supercomputer predicts optical properties of complex hybrid materials — (Report)

Materials scientists at Duke University computationally predicted the electrical and optical properties of semiconductors made from extended organic molecules sandwiched by inorganic structures. These...

Tech: Merging low cost and high performance in body motion sensing — (Report)

A computer science research team at Dartmouth College has produced a smart fabric that can help athletes and physical therapy patients correct arm...

Tech: Atom-thin sheets of boron containing large single crystals could provide foundation for fabricating...

Borophene -- two-dimensional (2-D) atom-thin-sheets of boron, a chemical element traditionally found in fiberglass insulation -- is anything but boring. Though boron is...

Tech: A new study sheds light on how ultralow frequency radio waves and plasmas...

Scientists at the University of California, Los Angeles present new research on a curious cosmic phenomenon known as "whistlers" -- very low frequency...

Tech: How can robots land like birds? — (Report)

Under the watchful eyes of five high-speed cameras, a small, pale-blue bird named Gary waits for the signal to fly. Diana Chin, a...

Tech: Morphing origami takes a new shape, expanding use possibilities — (Report)

Origami-based structures have been used to create deployable solar arrays for space, adaptable acoustic systems for symphony halls and even crash protection systems...

Tech: Common Wifi can detect weapons, bombs and chemicals in bags — (Report)

Ordinary WiFi can easily detect weapons, bombs and explosive chemicals in bags at museums, stadiums, theme parks, schools and other public venues, according...

Tech: Close-ups of grain boundaries reveal how sulfur impurities make nickel brittle — ...

Engineers at the University of California San Diego have shed new light on a scientific mystery regarding the atomic-level mechanism of the sulfur...

Tech: Interaction of paired and lined-up electrons can be manipulated in semiconductors — ...

The way that electrons paired as composite particles or arranged in lines interact with each other within a semiconductor provides new design opportunities...
Spider silk can create lenses useful for biological imaging

Tech: Spider silk can create lenses useful for biological imaging

IMAGE: An image of the spider used in the study and the dome...

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