SPORE POWER Bacillus spores quickly shrivel in dry times and bloat with a blast of humidity.
X. Chen Et Al/Nature Nanotech. 2014
By embedding sensors in a thin sheath of silicon, scientists have created a jacket that can slip around a rabbit's heart and measure how specific regions of the organ react to temperature changes, low blood flow and other types of stress.
Rogers et al./Nature Comm. 2014
STAYING IN SYNC Some ensembles are more autocratic — following one leader — while other musical groups are more democratic, making corrections equally, to stay together while playing a piece.