2D materials with a twist
Doing it a scale could release their potential.
Welcome to the world of twistronics – electronics with a twist. There is increasing interest in the potential of t...
Immune cells found in breast ducts
Imaging shows they keep tissue healthy.
Australian researchers have discovered a new type of immune cell they say helps keep breast tissue healthy by regulat...
Genome regions linked to melanoma risk
Study highlights role of immune system.
A global collaboration of scientists has more than doubled the known number of regions on the human genome that influ...
Bacteria with robust memories
Researchers draw parallels to sophisticated neurons.
Bacteria may not be the simple organisms we take them for. US biologists have found that bacterial cells stimulated w...
Just how runny can a liquid get?
It seems there’s an equation for that.
You’ve probably never wondered how runny a liquid can get, which is no bad thing because it’s not an easy question to...
Diamonds may shine in energy storage
Australian researchers propose a new approach.
Australian researchers have proposed the design of a new carbon nanostructure made from bundles of diamond nanothread...
Hans Geiger counts particles
His device changed physics and films.
The Geiger counter is fundamental to popular entertainment, especially in sci-fi films in which a scientist carrying ...
Wiring quantum computers
Researchers propose new ‘simple build’.
Physicists from Japan and Australia have proposed a novel two-dimensional design for a quantum computer that can be c...
Now that’s a gem of a process
Electrostatic charge makes particles self-assemble.
Chemists say they have caused common microparticles to spontaneously organise into highly ordered crystalline materia...
New microscope sets new standards
Researchers detect interactions between molecules.
Australian scientists have reported achieving new levels of resolution in single-molecule microscopy, allowing them t...
ALVIN finds some interesting microbes
They gather at hot vents and eats ethane.
A German-led research team has discovered a microbe that eats ethane, the second most common component of natural gas...
Irene continues a family tradition
Younger Curie not daunted by the success of her parents.
Irene Joliot-Curie was born in Paris, France, on 12 September 1897. Her parents, Pierre and Marie Curie, won the 1903...