Core Sciences

  • 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...

    Physics May 4, 2020
  • 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...

    Biology April 29, 2020
  • 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...

    Biology April 28, 2020
  • 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...

    Biology April 28, 2020
  • 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...

    Physics April 27, 2020
  • 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...

    Engineering April 27, 2020
  • History

    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 ...

    Physics April 27, 2020
  • 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...

    Physics April 24, 2020
  • 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...

    Chemistry April 22, 2020
  • 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...

    Biology April 22, 2020
  • 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...

    Biology April 22, 2020
  • History

    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...

    Chemistry April 20, 2020
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