Monday, September 21, 2020
Tags Chemistry/physics/materials sciences

Tag: chemistry/physics/materials sciences

Lead white pigments on Andean drinking vessels provide new historical context

(Carlisle, Pa.) - Researchers studying lead white pigments on Andean ceremonial drinking vessels known as qeros have found new similarities among these...

Fossil fuel-free jet propulsion with air plasmas

WASHINGTON, May 5, 2020 -- Humans depend on fossil fuels as their primary energy source, especially in transportation. However, fossil fuels are...

Electrospun manuka honey nanofibrous wound dressings

As instances of antibiotic resistance increase in the medical field, scientists are reexamining natural materials for their potential use in medicine. Honey has...

Missing link in coronavirus jump from bats to humans could be...

As scientists scramble to learn more about the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, two recent studies of the virus' genome reached controversial conclusions: namely, that snakes are...

Mechanical forces shape bacterial biofilms’ puzzling patterns

Belying their slimy natures, the sticky patches of bacteria called biofilms often form intricate, starburst-like patterns as they grow. Now, researchers at Princeton University...

A new ‘gold standard’ for safer ceramic coatings

WASHINGTON, March 23, 2020 -- Making your own ceramics can be a way to express your creativity, but some techniques and materials used...

A milestone in ultrafast gel fabrication

Electrocatalysis is one of the most studied topics in the field of material science, because it is extensively involved in many important...

Coronavirus SARS-CoV2: BESSY II data accelerate drug development

Teams around the world are working hard to develop active substances against SARS-CoV-2. The structural analysis of functional proteins of the virus...

Putting artificial intelligence to work in the lab

tAutomated Scanning Probe Microscopy (SPM) controlled by artificial intelligencetFirst demonstration of fully autonomous, long-term SPM operationAn Australian-German collaboration has demonstrated fully-autonomous SPM operation,...

Distortion isn’t a drag on fluid-straddling particles

Some intriguing physics can be found at the interfaces between fluids, particularly if they are straddled by particles like proteins or dust grains. When...