A team of scientists used cutting edge techniques to create legions of bug-shaped, laser-controlled robots, each of which is roughly the width of a human hair, with revolutionary implications for surgery techniques and space exploration.
With wing-shaped shells lined with iridescent mother-of-pearl and producing the fibers of rare and delicate sea silk, the noble pen shell clam is one of the most emblematic species in the Mediterranean and a bellwether for marine environmental health.
Seeing is believing when it comes to nanoparticle self-assembly. A team of University of Illinois engineers is observing the interactions of colloidal gold nanoparticles inside tiny aquarium like sample containers to gain more control over the self-assembly process of engineered materials.
Life-saving surgery and treatments rely on doctors being able to accurately track the spread of cancers. A new device that uses iron particles and a magnetic probe will allow clinicians to narrow down exactly which lymph nodes tumors spread to.