Materials Chemistry: How soft is your nanomaterial?

  title={Materials Chemistry: How soft is your nanomaterial?},
  author={Eske Willerslev},
Among the most-read papers at the Journal of Experimental Biology last month was a blast from the past — a 1937 paper about the humidity-seeking behaviour of the common woodlouse by D. L. Gunn of the University of Birmingham, UK. Gunn used specially built chambers to watch the crustaceans — which thrive on wet wood — avoid dryness, principally by hunkering down in humid places and staying still. Gunn looked for the location of the creature’s humidity receptor by removing candidate regions of… CONTINUE READING