Week in Review: 11/12/17 – 11/18/17

11/17/2017

Scientists capture colliding organic nanoparticles on video for first time

A Northwestern University research team is the first to capture on video organic nanoparticles colliding and fusing together. This unprecedented view of “chemistry in motion” will aid Northwestern nanoscientists developing new drug delivery methods as well as demonstrate to researchers around the globe how an emerging imaging technique opens a new window on a very tiny world. https://news.northwestern.edu/stories/2017/november/scientists-capture-colliding-organic-nanoparticles-on-video-for-first-time/

11/16/2017

Math gets real in strong, lightweight structures

Rice University engineers are using 3-D printers to turn structures that have until now existed primarily in theory into strong, light and durable materials with complex, repeating patterns. The porous structures called schwarzites are designed with computer algorithms, but Rice researchers found they could send data from the programs to printers and make macroscale, polymer models for testing. Their samples strive to use as little material as possible and still provide strength and compressibility. http://news.rice.edu/2017/11/16/math-gets-real-in-strong-lightweight-structures/