October 14, 2011

New Equation Explains Water-Repelling Force

Futurity, Futurity

UC-Santa Barbara

UC SANTA BARBARA (US) — A new equation is the first to predict the hydrophobic interactions of molecules. Such interactions explain why oil and water don’t mix, how proteins are structured, and what holds biological membranes together.

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TAGGED: Water, Hydrophobic Effect, Molecules


October 9, 2013
Thinnest Piece of Glass Is Merely Two Atoms Thick
Cornell University
At just a molecule thick, it’s a new record: The world’s thinnest sheet of glass, a serendipitous discovery by scientists at Cornell and Germany’s University of Ulm, is recorded for posterity in the Guinness... more ››