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.
SMALL WONDER A new transistor, made with carbon nanotubes, is tinier than standard silicon versions. Four itty-bitty transistors sit between barriers (blue). Current flows through electrodes (red). Gates (yellow) turn current on and off
A flipbook of pictures shot by photographer Eadweard Muybridge form the basis of an animated image stored in bacterial DNA with a little help from the gene-editing tool CRISPR.
Eadweard Muybridge/U.S. Library of Congress
IT’S A BIRD, IT’S A PLANE Aaron Parness of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory does his “best Superman” to grab a floating cube with a new gecko gripper–inspired hand in a microgravity plane.