The Molecule That Stops Cancer From Spreading

While cancer sometimes feels like a curse on humanity, when isolated to a single organ it's become increasingly treatable. Often, the problem comes when a cancer spreads, because it makes removing it far more difficult—but now scientists have discovered a molecule that might encourage cancer to remain in just the tissue it originally affects. Read More >>

Bits Stored on a Single Molecule Could Lead to Petabyte SSDs

If there's one fact of computing life, it's that there's never enough damn storage, and if you think it's bad now, just wait 'til you're downloading 4K movies. Still, research is at least keeping up, and now scientists can store bits of information on single molecules—which could pave the way for petabyte SSDs. Read More >>

The First-Ever Images of Atoms Moving Inside a Molecule

Ohio State University researchers have captured the first-ever images of atoms moving within a molecule using a novel technique that turns one of the molecules own electrons into a kind of flash bulb. The technique has yielded a new way of imaging molecules, but could one day help scientists to intimately control chemical reactions at the atomic scale. Read More >>