Nanoscience breakthrough: Probing particles smaller than a billionth of a meter

IMAGE: Tin oxide SNCs carefully prepared by a dendrimer design template approach are packed on the thin silica shell layers of plasmonic amplifiers, such that the Raman signals of the... Read more »

Mosquito finding a blood vessel

Mosquito finding a blood vessel Read more »

Chef demonstrating both his impressive slicing skills and how well a properly sharpened knife works

Chef demonstrating both his impressive slicing skills and how well a properly sharpened knife works Read more »

Golden Rain – Growing crystals of Lead Iodide!

Golden Rain – Growing crystals of Lead Iodide! Read more »

NIH director pledges to move quickly on recommendations to stop sexual harassment | Science

The co-chairs of the National Institutes of Health’s working group on sexual harassment were (left to right) Kristina Johnson, chancellor of the State University of New York; Francis Cuss,... Read more »

Wood ants spray formic acid from their abdomens as a defense. The acid gives off a pungent odor, but does’t hurt unless it gets into an open wound, which is most often caused by the ants biting with their powerful jaws. The acid fumes also irritate the nose and mouth causing coughing and choking.

Wood ants spray formic acid from their abdomens as a defense. The acid gives off a pungent odor, but does’t hurt unless it gets into an open wound, which... Read more »

Perfectly captured booster seperation

Perfectly captured booster seperation Read more »

The most satisfying fly swatters

With simply one swat, and you can eliminate a fly (or mosquito, or wasp) with this electrical fly zapper. It appears like a brilliant yellow tennis racket, just it’s... Read more »

Estimates of ecosystem carbon mitigation improved towards the goal of the Paris agreement

IMAGE: These are techniques of terrestrial net CO2 flux estimate. view more  Credit: Masayuki Kondo Approximately 30 percent of CO2 released to the environment by human activities, generally the usage... Read more »

Tiny quantum sensors watch materials transform under pressure

At left, natural diamonds radiance under ultraviolet light owing to their different nitrogen-vacancy (NV) centers. At right, a schematic illustrating the diamond anvils in action, with NV centers in... Read more »