Eyes Wide Open for MASCARA in Chile

The MASCARA (Multi-site All-Sky CAmeRA) station at ESO’s La Silla Observatory in Chile has achieved first light. This new...

Harnessing light to drive chemical reactions

Umar Aslam peers into the light source used during the experiments that revealed how the silver nanocubes captured energy and delivered it...

Tokyo Institute of Technology research: Antiaromatic molecule displays record electrical conductance

Figure 1. Structures of the molecules used in the study of Fujii and colleagues. left: Antiaromatic norcorrole-based Ni complex, Ni(nor)....

Studying Argon Gas Trapped in Two-Dimensional Array of Tiny "Cages": Understanding how individual atoms enter and exit the nanoporous frameworks could help scientists design new materials for gas separation and nuclear waste remediation

An artistic rendering of an argon (Ar) atom trapped in a nanocage that has a silicon (Si)-oxygen (O) framework.

'Upconverted' light has a bright future: Rice University professor developing plasmon-powered devices for medicine, security, solar cells

A Rice University professor has introduced a new method that takes advantage of plasmonic metals' production of hot carriers to boost light...

Hidden Stars May Make Planets Appear Smaller

This cartoon explains why the reported sizes of some exoplanets may need to be revised in cases where...

Curiosity Mars Rover Begins Study of Ridge Destination

his early 2017 look ahead from the Mastcam of NASA's Curiosity Mars rover includes four geological layers to be...

Thinking thin brings new layering and thermal abilities to the semiconductor industry: In a breakthrough for the semiconductor industry, researchers demonstrate a new layer transfer technique called "controlled spalling" that creates many thin layers from

The same 20-micron spalled GaN film, demonstrating the film's flexibility.