University of Illinois at Chicago

Scientists Build a Better Eye on Our World

by University of Chicago

Science begins with observation, and many defining moments in scientific progress followed the introduction of new ways to observe the world, from microscopes and telescopes to X-rays and MRIs.

Magnetic Nanocubes Self-Assemble into Helical Superstructures

by University of Illinois at Chicago, University of Chicago

Nanoparticles of magnetite, the most abundant magnetic material on earth, are found in living organisms from bacteria to birds. Nanocrystals of magnetite self-assemble into fine compass needles in the organism that help it to navigate.