The future of the past tense
Scientists have discovered how verbs evolve and homogenize at a rate inversely proportional to their prevalence in the English language. Details... more »
Carbon - impregnated plastic: Strong as steel! Thin as cellophane!
Nanomaterials are often cited as being stronger than steel, but researchers have had a difficult time transferring that strength to bulk materials. Now, an engineering professor claims to have invented a technique that achieves that goal by mimicking the way oysters embed calcium carbonate into an organic matrix to create sea-shells. Details... more »