Emiliano Rodríguez Mega

All Stories by Emiliano Rodríguez Mega

  1. microscope image of a fibers in cotton flannel
    Materials Science

    Microscopic images reveal the science and beauty of face masks

    Important insights into the particle-filtering properties of different fabrics also offer a sense of the unseen, textured world of face masks.

  2. illustration of slinky structures in archaea dna

    Archaea microbes fold, twist and contort their DNA in extreme ways

    Single-celled archaea open and close their Slinky-like genetic material in a clamshell motion, possibly providing easy access to their genes.

  3. pink flower on a cotton plant in the Yucatan Peninsula

    Modified genes can distort wild cotton’s interactions with insects

    In a Yucatan nature park, engineered genes influence nectar production, affecting ants’ and maybe pollinators’ attraction to the wild cotton plants.