Alexandra Taylor

All Stories by Alexandra Taylor

  1. Microbes

    Slimy fish could aid the search for new drugs

    Fish slime could teach scientists about bacteria that live on fish and aid in the hunt for new kinds of antibiotics.

  2. Physics

    How to turn a greenhouse into a powerhouse

    See-through solar cells could turn greenhouses into solar power plants.

  3. Chemistry

    This rewritable paper depends on disappearing ink

    Scientists have made a new rewritable paper that can hold text and images for at least six months. It also can be reused more than 100 times.

  4. Chemistry

    Hard-to-burn ‘smart’ wallpaper even triggers alarms

    Scientists have made wallpaper that won’t easily burn. And embedded nanowires can be linked to a sensor to sound an alarm when the paper gets too hot.