Science

Next-Generation Materials Could Come From Tree

Researchers develop a wood-based material by combining graphite with nanocellulose.  It is stronger and 6 times lighter than stainless steel. It could be a green alternative for constructing lightweight body armor, vehicles and aircraft.  Materials...

World’s Fastest Molecular Machine | Rotaxane

Researchers develop the world’s fastest molecular machine using the harpoon mechanism.  It is 4000 times faster than myosin, the fastest biological motor protein.  These artificial machines could perform tasks essential for life such as ATP...

MIT Neuroscientists Find A Way To Boost Attention

People can enhance attention by controlling their own alpha brain waves.  By reducing alpha waves in either side of the parietal cortex, people can pay more attention to what they are doing.  A human mind is a wandering mind and a wandering mind...