Corinna Wu's Articles
- FeatureComing to your tattoo parlor soon: New inks that allow clients to have their designs cleanly erased if embarrassment or regret sets in.
- FeatureTurning cellulose from plants into ethanol for fuel could help lower greenhouse-gas emissions—but the conversion is far from straightforward.
- FeatureYour skin chemicals lure blood-sucking insects to their next meal.
- FeatureThe U.S. Mint performed some neat tricks to make a golden dollar.
- NewsThe alpha-thujone in absinthe—Vincent Van Gogh's favorite drink—blocks brain receptors for a natural inhibitor of nerve impulses, causing brain cells to fire uncontrollably.
- NewsA new electronic nose detects amine compounds produced when fish decay.
- NewsCarbon nanotubes are very sensitive to oxygen, an effect that could limit their use in open-air applications.
- NewsMicroscopic carbon forests can grow on a graphite surface without the help of catalysts.
- NewsA new analysis settles the question of whether carbon molecules found in meteorites have an extraterrestrial origin.
- FeatureA material etched with tiny, carefully shaped pores can act like an artificial enzyme, cell membrane, or receptor.