To form the crumpled graphene, a sheet of polymer material is stretched in both dimensions, then graphene paper is bonded to it. When the polymer is released in one direction, the graphene forms pleats, as shown in the bottom left image, taken with a scanning electron microscope (SEM). Then, when Read More
Every year the Arctic Ocean experiences the formation and then melting of vast amounts of ice that floats on the sea surface. This sea ice plays a central role in polar climate and the global ocean circulation pattern.
New measurements from ESA’s CryoSat Satellite show that the volume of Arctic sea Read More
Cleverly dividing information among multiple servers lets an MIT system protects the privacy of contributors to genomic databases in a way that is much more computationally efficient than standard cryptographic techniques. Image: Christine Daniloff/MIT
Genome-wide association studies, which look for links between particular genetic variants and incidence of disease, are the Read More
A new film will hit screens this autumn about a young couple who decide to name their child Adolf. So how many Adolfs are there, and what does it feel like to share your name with one of history's biggest monsters?Anne Haeming couldn't believe her ears. A few years ago, Read More
This illustration shows what a Prandtl-m might look like flying above the surface of Mars.
Later this year NASA researchers will test prototype aircraft aerodynamics that could lead to the first aircraft on Mars.
When an aircraft makes its first flight on Mars in the 2020s, a NASA Armstrong innovation may have Read More
A case study of the inhabitants of Easter Island served in part as the basis for a mathematical model showing the ways a technologically advanced population and its planet might develop or collapse together. Rochester astrophysicist Adam Frank and his collaborators created their model to illustrate how civilization-planet systems co-evolve. Read More
A German executive working at Volkswagen's Tokyo office has been arreIndustrie Routersted on drug charges, the automaker said Thursday.Thomas Siebert, 53, was detained on Wednesday on suspicion of using an unspecified drug, the company said, with media reports suggesting it was cocaine.
"We deeply regret the fact that an employee of Read More
Shunned by government and big telecom companies, a group of villagers in rural northwest Germany is set to expand the super-fast internet network they built to a second village. The Local's Tomas Urbina went to meet the villagers as they prepare to put shovels in the ground.On a Thursday evening Read More
The new image of GK Persei contains X-rays (blue), optical data (yellow), and radio data (pink).
Astronomers used data from the Chandra X-ray Observatory to observe the differences in GK Persei over a span of nearly 14 years, providing clues to the dynamics of other, much larger stellar eruptions.
In Hollywood blockbusters, Read More
This classic Hubble image from 2000 shows planetary nebula IC 418 glowing like a multifaceted jewel with enigmatic patterns. IC 418 lies about 2,000 light-years from Earth in the direction of the constellation Lepus.
A planetary nebula represents the final stage in the evolution of a star similar to our sun. Read More