Advances in the lab are adding variety, efficiency and precision to age-old brewing traditions
By Laura Sanders
They're a common index of technological creativity, but research finds they can impede rather than encourage it
A “policy physicist” explores practical ways to sniff out uranium processing from afar
Professor Charlie Bamforth is retiring. But he still fizzes with strong opinions on good beer, solid brewers and – Ptooey! – wine.
Genetically engineered gut bacteria hold promise for safe, targeted therapies
As world food needs rise, so does the need for faster, more efficient plant growth. Bypassing an error-prone enzyme is one way to do it.
Turbulence regenerates gust strength between turbines, influencing design of arrays that can pull energy from the sky
Hagfish repel predators with fast-forming super goop. Scientists are attracted to its potential for biomaterials.
Engineers aim to build machines that put people at ease. The effort reveals truths about ourselves.
Next-gen microfluidic sensors could improve health monitoring at home and far afield
Robots are getting geared up for a variety of human health and social uses
A summary of “Quantum-Matter Heterostructures” by H. Boschker and J. Mannhart that appears in the 2017 Annual Review of Condensed Matter Physics
From meh to wow: The science of fruit maturation reveals new paths to better flavor