Materials

Scientists reveal the first images of atoms swimming in liquid

The camera first captured the movement of single atoms through a liquid. Using a sandwich of ultra-thin material that is effectively two-dimensional, the scientists trapped and observed platinum atoms “swimming” along a surface under various pressures. The results will help us better understand how the presence of a liquid changes the behavior of a solid …

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We have more evidence that the building blocks of life have arrived on Earth from space

We still don’t know just how the first life on Earth originated. One suggestion is that the building blocks arrived here from space; Now, a new study of several meteorites rich in carbon has added weight to this idea. Using new and highly sensitive analysis techniques for these meteorites, a team led by scientists from …

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