In the Aug. 5 SN: Seismologists study North Korea’s nukes, souped up solar cells, Larsen C finally cracks through, marshmallow test goes to Africa, bacteria’s mysterious architecture, an entanglement distance record, solar eclipse paths to come and more.
COPPER PEAKS A scanning tunneling microscope helped scientists catch the first-ever glimpse of the tiny peaks and valleys found on a thin sheet of copper. This section of metal is about 50 nanometers wide.
X. Zhang et al/Science 2017
OZY INSPIRATION Gelatinous slug slime inspired a new adhesive, which sticks strongly to wet surfaces such as this pig heart.
Jianya Li, Adam D. Celiz, David J. Mooney
WHO’S GOT THE BLUES? Researchers in Japan have genetically engineered the first blue chrysanthemum.