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Posts From Jau Tung Chan

Nanotubes Change the Shape of Water

Nanotubes Change the Shape of Water

Nanotubes can freeze water regardless of temperature Everybody knows that ice floats in water. Some may also know that this is due to differences in the structure of water molecules in ice versus in water. In ice, the molecules are

Q&A: How Do Animals Navigate at Night?

Q&A: How Do Animals Navigate at Night?

Beetles navigate with light from the Milky Way At some point, we’ve all stumbled over a chair on the way to turn on the light in a dark room. Why don’t animals have this problem? Last year, researchers from Lund

Vicarious Optimism

Vicarious Optimism

Have you ever taken a bite of a greasy cheeseburger, considered whether it increases your risk of heart disease, and immediately told yourself, “It won’t happen to me?” This is ane example of optimism bias—the belief that each of us

Repurposed: From Garden Destroyer to Lab Assistant

Repurposed: From Garden Destroyer to Lab Assistant

Dandelion seeds repurposed as pipettes Taraxacum officinale, or more commonly known as dandelions, are a well-known nuisance in gardens throughout the world because they infest crops. In a recent development, however, dandelions may have turned over a new leaf, having

Real-Time Imaging of Dynamic Surfaces: A new microscope images surfaces 5000 times faster

Real-Time Imaging of Dynamic Surfaces: A new microscope images surfaces 5000 times faster

Researchers at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland, have constructed a new microscope that can be used to observe chemical reactions on surfaces at the molecular level, 5000 times faster than current microscopes.