U of T Engineering researchers working with colleagues from Carnegie Mellon University have published new insights into how materials transfer heat which could lead eventually to smaller more powerful electronic devices Integrated circuits and other ... - Read More
Most Americans want the U S to place more emphasis on developing solar power recent polls suggest A major impediment however is the cost to manufacture install and maintain solar panels Simply put most people ... - Read More
Alloys like bronze and steel have been transformational for centuries yielding top of the line machines necessary for industry As scientists move toward nanotechnology however the focus has shifted toward creating alloys at the nanometer ... - Read More
From microscopes to MRI scanners imaging technology is growing ever more vital in the world's hospitals whether for the diagnosis of illness or for research into new cures Imaging technology requires dyes or contrast agents ... - Read More
How active a living cell is can be seen by its oxygen consumption The method for determining this consumption has now been significantly improved by chemists in Bochum The problem up to now was that ... - Read More
Water gives life Researchers at Linköping University in Sweden now show how the cells in our bodies are driven mainly by water power a discovery that in the long run opens the way for a ... - Read More
A class of water loving jelly like materials with uses ranges ranging from the mundane such as superabsorbent diaper liners to the sophisticated such as soft contact lenses could be tapped for a new line ... - Read More
into molecular signals for the cell so that it can respond appropriately to its environment The signaling molecules inside cilia are tailored to the required responses For example some are proteins that bind to DNA ... - Read More
The sun provides the most abundant source of energy on the planet However only a tiny fraction of the solar radiation on Earth is converted into useful energy To help solve this problem researchers at ... - Read More
In biology we often think of natural selection and survival of the fittest What about survival of the luckiest Like pioneers in search of a better life bacteria on a surface wander around and often ... - Read More
Researchers at Stanford University School of Medicine have developed a new technique to see how different types of cells interact in a living mouse The process uses light emitting proteins that glow when two types ... - Read More
Thermoelectric materials can be used to turn waste heat into electricity or to provide refrigeration without any liquid coolants and a research team from the University of Michigan has found a way to nearly double ... - Read More
University of Utah metallurgists used an old microwave oven to produce a nanocrystal semiconductor rapidly using cheap abundant and less toxic metals than other semiconductors They hope it will be used for more efficient photovoltaic ... - Read More
Breathing oxygen can be hazardous to your health Share This See Also Extreme Survival Bacteria Fish Geochemistry Earth Science Caving Microorganism Antioxidant Saliva Oxygen Indeed our bodies aren't perfect They make mistakes among them producing ... - Read More
Combining wonder material graphene with other stunning one atom thick materials could create the next generation of solar cells and optoelectronic devices scientists have revealed Share This See Also Graphene Materials Science Energy and the ... - Read More
Scientists at Princeton University used off the shelf printing tools to create a functional ear that can hear radio frequencies far beyond the range of normal human capability Share This See Also Technology Electronics Civil ... - Read More
From methanol to formaldehyde this reaction is the starting point for the synthesis of many everyday plastics Using catalysts made of gold particles formaldehyde could be produced without the environmentally hazardous waste generated in conventional ... - Read More
Using the same devious mechanism that enables some bacteria to shrug off powerful antibiotics scientists have developed solar powered nanofilters that remove antibiotics from the water in lakes and rivers twice as efficiently as the ... - Read More
A team of bioengineers at Brigham and Women's Hospital BWH is the first to report creating artificial heart tissue that closely mimics the functions of natural heart tissue through the use of human based materials ... - Read More
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