Experts develop new mechanism that can trap submicron particles in minutes

The researchers found salt acted similarly to a magnet. Credit: Loughborough University A spoonful of sugar may make the medicine go down, but a new Loughborough-led study suggests a dash of salt is key to progressing important medical areas such as drug delivery and biological sample analysis. Naval Singh, a Ph.D. student in the University’s […]

Babbler bird falls into climate change trap

A chestnut-crowned babbler. Credit: Niall Stopford Animals can fall into an “ecological trap” by altering their behavior in the “wrong direction” in response to climate change, researchers say. The so-called “rescue hypothesis” suggests many species might successfully adapt to changing conditions, especially those that are flexible in their behavior. But a new study, by the […]

Researchers trap electrons to create elusive crystal

Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain Like restless children posing for a family portrait, electrons won’t hold still long enough to stay in any kind of fixed arrangement. Cornell researchers stacked two-dimensional semiconductors to create a moiré superlattice structure that traps electrons in a repeating pattern, ultimately forming the long-hypothesized Wigner crystal. Now, a Cornell-led collaboration has […]