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Squishy robots: Phase-changing material could allow even low-cost robots to switch between hard and soft states

In the movie Terminator 2 the shape shifting T 1000 robot morphs into a liquid state to squeeze through tight spaces or to repair itself when harmed Now a phase changing material built from wax ... - Read More

New materials for future green tech devices

From your hot car to your warm laptop every machine and device in your life wastes a lot of energy through the loss of heat But thermoelectric devices which convert heat to electricity and vice ... - Read More

Labs characterize carbon for lithion-ion batteries

Lithium ion batteries could benefit from a theoretical model created at Rice University and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory that predicts how carbon components will perform as electrodes The model is based on intrinsic electronic characteristics ... - Read More

3-D nanostructure could benefit nanoelectronics, gas storage: functional advantages of 3-D boron nitride predicted

A three dimensional porous nanostructure would have a balance of strength toughness and ability to transfer heat that could benefit nanoelectronics gas storage and composite materials that perform multiple functions according to engineers at Rice ... - Read More

Uncertainty gives scientists new confidence in search for novel materials

Scientists at Stanford University and the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory have found a way to estimate uncertainties in computer calculations that are widely used to speed the search for new materials for ... - Read More

Silicon oxide for better computer memory: Use of porous silicon oxide reduces forming voltage, improves manufacturability

Rice University's breakthrough silicon oxide technology for high density next generation computer memory is one step closer to mass production thanks to a refinement that will allow manufacturers to fabricate devices at room temperature with ... - Read More

Platonic solids generate their four-dimensional analogues

Alicia Boole Stott the third daughter of mathematician George Boole is probably best known for establishing the term polytope for a convex solid in four dimensions Alicia was also a long time collaborator of HSM ... - Read More

With 'ribbons' of graphene, width matters: A narrow enough ribbon will transform a high-performance conductor into a semiconductor

Using graphene ribbons of unimaginably small widths just several atoms across a group of researchers at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee UWM has found a novel way to tune the wonder material causing the extremely ... - Read More

Scientists discover how 'plastic' solar panels work

Scientists don't fully understand how 'plastic' solar panels work which complicates the improvement of their cost efficiency thereby blocking the wider use of the technology However researchers at the University of Montreal the Science and ... - Read More

Superconducting-silicon qubits: Using a bottom-up approach to make hybrid quantum devices

Theorists propose a way to make superconducting quantum devices such as Josephson junctions and qubits atom by atom inside a silicon crystal Such systems could combine the most promising aspects of silicon spin qubits with ... - Read More

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Graphene Researchers Create "Superheated" Water That Can Corrode Diamonds

Released 3 11 2013 5 00 AM EDTSource Newsroom National University of Singapore more news from this source Mar 11 2013 A team of researchers from the National University of Singapore NUS led by Professor ...

Gentle pasteurization of milk – with microwaves
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In the EU funded project MicroMilk European SMEs together with the University of Hohenheim and the Fraunhofer IGB have developed a novel method for pasteurization of milk with microwaves The system preserves the valuable components ...

Ultrasound ‘Making Waves’ for Enhancing Biofuel Production

All chefs know that you have to break some eggs to make an omelet and that includes engineers at Iowa State University who are using high frequency sound waves to break down plant materials in ...

Researchers "Fish New Pond" for Antibiotics

Released 10 11 2013 9 35 AM EDTEmbargo expired 10 13 2013 1 00 PM EDTSource Newsroom McMaster University more news from this source Oct 15 2013 Hamilton ON Oct 13 2013 Researchers at McMaster ...

Warming since 1950s partly caused by El Niño
Ocean, Ocean

A natural shift to stronger warm El Niño events in the Pacific Ocean might be responsible for a substantial portion of the global warming recorded during the past 50 years according to new research at ...

Geochemistry survey at Chatham Rise reveals absence of modern day greenhouse gas emissions
Gas, Geochemistry, Emissions

Geochemistry analysis conducted by the U S Naval Research Laboratory of fossil sediment injection structures off the New Zealand coast in February and March reveal no presence of modern day expulsions of methane gas a ...

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Nature of solids and liquids explored through new pitch drop experiment

no picPhysicists at Queen Mary University of London have set up a new pitch drop experiment for students to explore the difference between solid and liquids Known as the 'world's longest experiment' the set up at ... - Read More

Inspired by nature, researchers create tougher metal materials

no picDrawing inspiration from the structure of bones and bamboo researchers have found that by gradually changing the internal structure of metals they can make stronger tougher materials that can be customized for a wide variety ... - Read More

Toward a new way to keep electronics from overheating

no picComputer technology has transformed the way we live but as consumers expect ever more from their devices at faster speeds personal computers as well as larger electronic systems can overheat This can cause them to ... - Read More

One of world's thinnest piezoelectric materials identified

no picThere are a handful of naturally occurring materials known as piezoelectric materials that generate electricity if you bend stretch or apply another mechanical force to them and vice versa if you apply a voltage across ... - Read More

Squid sucker ring teeth material could aid reconstructive surgery, serve as eco-packaging

no picSquid tentacles are loaded with hundreds of suction cups or suckers and each sucker has a ring of razor sharp teeth that help these mighty predators latch onto and take down prey In a study ... - Read More
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