Peter Weiss' Articles
- NewsNew compounds make oil mix with water, or not, depending simply on which gases are bubbled through the water.
- NewsA new, easy-to-fabricate sensor made from carbon nanotubes detects when automobile-engine oil needs replacement.
- NewsLithium atoms added to buckyball surfaces bestow on these molecules a remarkable capacity to store hydrogen.
- NewsEtching nanoscale, concentric ridges around a lamp-on-a-chip known as a light-emitting diode, or LED, brightens the device's glow seven-fold.
- NewsNew experiments show that fluorescent lights cause undesirable bumpiness on the surface of silicon, identifying what may be a previously unrecognized cause of flaws in microchips that could become increasingly important.
- NewsA sophisticated pattern-recognition technique that borrows from automated face recognition may permit identification of harmful bacteria faster and more cheaply than conventional methods do.
- NewsHard-to-simulate blond hair may look more natural in future animations thanks to a new computer model that allows for hairs' transparency and includes the illumination produced by light propagating from hair to hair.
- NewsWhen zapped by a laser, new, light-sensitive nanobaubles could provide a reading of pH, or how acidic or basic a solution is, even from deep inside living cells.
- NewsAn innovative atomic clock is more precise than the breed of clocks that's been the best for 50 years.
- FeatureShields that confer invisibility on objects and people may be on the horizon.