Self-healing phenomenon could reduce defects that rendered quasicrystals impractical.
Computing and Simulation
Resurrecting quasicrystals: Findings could make an exotic material commercially viable
Strong magnetic fields change how friction works in plasma
Rather than just slowing down a charged particle moving through a plasma, friction can also push from the side in a strong magnetic field.
‘Doomsday Glacier’ may be more stable than initially feared
Study sheds light on the future of the massive Thwaites Glacier.
Designing lightweight glass for efficient cars and wind turbines
Lighter, stiffer glass fibers could make composite materials thinner without sacrificing strength.
Toward protein nanomachines: just add charge
Added electrical charges can harness a protein’s shape and chemical properties to build interesting structures.
An upgrade for open-source, 3-D nanoscale imaging software
Tomviz 1.5 dramatically reduces the time it takes to create a 3-D visualization.