Engineering & Technology
Biotech researchers successfully harvest quantum dots from earthworm poop.British researchers at King's College in London have succeeded in creating quantum dots by feeding earthworms soil laced with certain metals and then collecting the material excreted.Quantum dots are nano-sized semiconducting materials with characteristics defined by their crystal shape
Services like Google Maps use algorithms to determine the fastest route from point A to point B—even factoring in real-time traffic information as you travel to redirect you if, for example, a parade is blocking part of your route. Now, a team of researchers from Spain and Japan achieved this kind of traffic control for the connections in optical networks by using a new dynamic
Long predicted atomic collapse state observed in graphene.Researchers led by scientists with the U.S. Berkeley Lab and the University of California (UC) have imaged the "atomic collapse" states theorized to occur around super-large atomic nuclei.Atomic collapse is one of the holy grails of graphene research, as well as a holy grail of atomic and nuclear physics..