Specialized materials that do not change their volume with alteration of temperature may now be easier to produce, thanks to work into the mechanism of such behavior in antiperovskite manganese nitrides.
How do you stick a label on something as small as a cell? Cell-labeling techniques are explained, and the use of polymer-coated nanoparticles as environment-sensitive cell labels is demonstrated by scientists in Germany and Australia.
Molecular dynamics methods are wedded to tight-binding density functional theory to produce FIREBALL: a powerful computer code which allows for efficient, predictive simulations of the dynamics of mesoscale systems.
A materials scientist, a graphic designer, and a cognitive psychologist have produced a brief guide on how to prepare scientific figures.