Davide Castelvecchi's Articles
- NewsTight coiling in the human inner ear pumps up the bass.
- NewsElement 114 should be chemically similar to lead, but controversial experimental data shows it behaves more like a noble gas, potentially subverting the periodic table's structure.
- NewsWater softens squid beaks toward their base, so they don't cut into the squid's own soft tissue.
- FeatureDiamond can hold quantum information even at room temperature, which makes it a candidate material for future quantum computers.
- NewsWhen dehydrated, the larvae of an African fly replace the water in their cells with a sugar, which solidifies and helps keep cellular structures intact.
- NewsA more efficient material that converts heat into electricity could make a new kind of solar panel possible.
- NewsNew software pinpoints the weak spots in Michelangelo's David.
- NewsAlone in the animal kingdom, these crustaceans signal their presence to potential mates with circularly polarized light.
- NewsCell phone data shows that people's daily roaming follows statistical patterns also seen in predators.
- NewsPeeling off adhesive tape can be frustrating, and now researchers know why.