Alexandra Goho's Articles
- NewsAncient Chinese people may have used diamonds to polish their stone axes to mirrorlike finishes.
- NewsIn a feat of precision chemistry, scientists have locked a pair of hydrogen atoms inside a soccer ball–shaped carbon molecule known as a buckyball.
- NewsIn abalone shells, microscopic tiles of calcium carbonate stack on top of each other in a highly ordered arrangement to create a superstrong material.
- FeatureChemists aim to mimic natural systems with the hope of developing more-efficient chemical processes that are also less harmful to the environment.
- NewsMaterials scientists have turned wood into stone in a matter of days, mimicking a natural process that takes millions of years.
- NewsMicrobes dwelling in Yellowstone National Park's hot springs draw their energy not from sulfur but from hydrogen.
- NewsScientists have created artificial cells that can live and produce proteins as their natural counterparts do, but can't replicate.
- NewsThe vision of flexible, low-cost, lightweight plastic solar cells has moved one step closer to reality with the creation of a material that can harness infrared light.
- NewsChemists have created miniature engines out of nanoscale metallic rods that propel themselves using chemical energy.
- NewsThe toxicity of an insecticide or how long it persists in the environment depends on which mirror-image form of the chemical is present.