In a study just published in Integrating Materials and Manufacturing Innovation, Dixon M. Correa, Carolyn Conner Seepersad, and Michael R. Haberman at the University of Texas at Austin describe a model of honeycomb materials they developed that includes negative stiffness in their construction and design, which allows the cells in the honeycomb to return to their original shape, making these materials reusable.
Monthly Archives: May 2015
What is the best way to image biological macromolecules at the structural/atomic level? And another question—what will be the best way to image those molecules? Those are key questions for understanding biological functions at a cellular level; and yet the image techniques that we can use—x-ray crystallography and transmission electron microscopy—damage the molecules as they… Read more »
Materials researchers at the Wolfson School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering in the UK have modeled the angioplasty/stenting process, and determined that folding balloons worked better in their simulations.
How do you get more electrical yield out of silicon-organic hybrid solar cells? With silicon nanocones, tuned to the solar spectrum, that mimic moth eyes!
Study uncovers how classical music composers collaborate, mix, and influence one another. Results show how culture evolves and predict the future of the recording market1
Wouldn’t it be great to find out how stem cells are differentiating, without having to disrupt them? Well, with Raman micro-spectroscopy (RMS), researchers can.1
You may have seen stories about umbral moonshine in the news recently. You might not have also seen an article by the topic’s pioneers in Research in the Mathematical Sciences, one of SpringerOpen’s ambitious new journals.