Peter Weiss' Articles
- NewsUltrathin zinc nanowires exhibit a puzzling conductivity reversal that flies in the face of known wire behavior.
- NewsPhysicists have created miniature, laboratory versions of towering snow spikes found high in the Andes Mountains.
- NewsA new type of superfluid atom cloud that's been thrown off-balance by having more atoms with their quantum spins pointing up than down, or vice versa, seems to defy theoretical expectations.
- NewsA new, nontoxic alloy that might reduce use of toxic chromium springs from a novel way to manipulate crystalline metal structures via precise control of their atomic composition.
- NewsAn advance in the way microelectronic circuit patterns are created may help preserve conventional chip-making methods beyond the currently predicted date of their demise.
- NewsMicroscopic gel balls that act as lenses may become the active ingredient of quick-acting sensors for bioagents and chemicals.
- NewsQuantum physics enables a computer to arrive at correct answers without actually running, a new experiment shows.
- NewsAction movies of molecules and a better feel for microscopic surfaces could flow from a radically revised version of the atomic-force microscope.
- FeatureAdvances that include the first swimming micromachine and novel designs for similar devices are deepening scientists' understanding of the bizarre world of microscale liquids.
- NewsElectronic labels made from plastic semiconductors can now pick up and respond to radio signals at a frequency suitable for use on products.