Spider-Man-style robotic graspers defy gravity

Specially designed vacuum suction units allow humans to climb walls. Scientists have developed a suction unit…

Scientists measure the evolving energy of a solar flare's explosive first minutes

Toward the end of 2017, a massive new region of magnetic field erupted on the Sun’s…

Chemists allow boron atoms to migrate

Organic molecules with atoms of the semi-metal boron are among the most important building blocks for…

Not all of nature's layered structures are tough as animal shells and antlers, study finds

Nacre—the iridescent part of mollusk shells—is a poster child for biologically inspired design. Despite being made…

A new method for dating ancient earthquakes

Constraining the history of earthquakes produced by bedrock fracturing is important for predicting seismic activity and…

Material developed which is heat-insulating and heat-conducting at the same time

Styrofoam or copper—both materials have very different properties with regard to their ability to conduct heat.…

Molecules move faster on a rough terrain

Roughness, the presence of irregularities on a surface, is commonly associated with slower motion and stickiness.…

Human fetal lungs harbor a microbiome signature

The lungs and placentas of fetuses in the womb — as young as 11 weeks after…

Transformational innovation needed to reach global forest restoration goals

New research finds that global South countries have pledged the largest areas of land to forest…

Chemists allow boron atoms to migrate

Organic molecules with atoms of the semi-metal boron are important building blocks for synthesis products to…