Recent observations at high temperatures and extreme pressures tantalize, but not all experts are convinced.
The new technology may one day be able to grasp microscopic objects such as human eggs.
Researchers compare tree rings from an instrument's body to other wood to estimate the instrument's age.
The material, which mimics the structure of an araucaria leaf, might one day be used to help clean oil spills.
Researchers design and synthesize a material with very low thermal conductivity, which could be used to convert waste heat to electricity.
Scientists plan to announce the successful creation of the material in an upcoming paper.
These fine filaments can funnel light from fluorescent nanoparticles, acting just like a teeny optical fiber.
Scientists have crushed the quest for room temperature superconductors, but only at ridiculously high pressures.
The new approach can separate different metals in electronic waste using only air and high temperatures.