Peter Weiss' Articles
- FeatureMounting, but controversial, evidence suggests that DNA flexes more easily than previously thought, with potentially important implications for genetics, cell biology, and nanotechnology.
- NewsChains of tiny, high-precision, light-conducting loops of silicon may open the door to using optical circuits to carry enormous data flows within computer chips.
- NewsA prototype aircraft wing has demonstrated in its first flight tests that its morphing might save fuel.
- FeatureNew ways to simulate ice-crystal growth yield patterns remarkably similar to the beautiful and intricate shapes of snowflakes and may shed light on how those real-life shapes come about.
- NewsStringing a carbon nanotube between two needles yields a nanoscale cheese knife that could improve slicing of biological samples.
- NewsScientists have figured out the arrangement and functions of nearly all the parts of a mysterious astronomical computer that was recovered from a 2,000-year-old shipwreck.
- NewsA heavy dose of boron transforms silicon, the superhero material of electronics, into a superconductor.
- NewsA hair-darkening paste invented thousands of years ago forms lead-and-sulfur nanocrystals remarkably similar to those made in today's nanotechnology labs.
- NewsPhysicists have discovered never-before-seen subatomic particles related to protons and neutrons but laden with exotic, heavy subparticles called bottom quarks.