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Researchers map out an alternative energy future for New York

New York Gov Andrew Cuomo will soon decide whether to approve hydraulic fracturing for natural gas in the state To date no alternative to expanded gas drilling has been proposed Share This See Also Energy ... - Read More

The dynamic of Spain's population follows the maximum entropy principle

Entropy, Entropy, Entropy
A team of Spanish and Argentinean researchers have verified that the distribution of the inhabitants in each Spanish province evolves in accordance with the maximum entropy principle in the field of physics Therefore this evolution ... - Read More

Researchers solve riddle of what has been holding two unlikely materials together

Materials, materials
For years researchers have developed thin films of bismuth telluride Bi2Te3 which converts heat into electricity or electricity to cooling on top of gallium arsenide GaAs to create cooling devices for electronics But while they ... - Read More

Heating with powder and plastic wastes

Plastic, Plastic
Disposing of waste whether it is coating powder or swarf is expensive In the future a combustor for powdery residues will enable companies to cut disposal costs and heating costs at the same time Share ... - Read More

New player in electron field emitter technology makes for better imaging and communications

Electron, Electron, Electron
Scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology NIST and the University of Maryland College Park have built a practical high efficiency nanostructured electron source Described in the journal Nanotechnology this new patent pending ... - Read More

Chemists develop efficient material for carbon capture

carbon, Material, Carbon, Material
Chemists at the University of South Florida and King Abdullah University of Science and Technology have discovered a more efficient less expensive and reusable material for carbon dioxide CO2 capture and separation Share This See ... - Read More

NASA on course to launch Orion flight test

NASA
The first spacecraft NASA has designed to fly astronauts beyond Earth orbit since the Apollo era is well on its way to making a flight test next year agency officials said Wednesday The mission is ... - Read More

Faster, more efficient technique for creating high-density ceramics

A researcher from North Carolina State University has developed a technique for creating high density ceramic materials that requires far lower temperatures than current techniques and takes less than a second as opposed to hours ... - Read More

When water speaks: Solvents make catalysts more efficient

Catalysts
Why certain catalyst materials work more efficiently when they are surrounded by water instead of a gas phase is unclear RUB chemists have now gleaned some initial answers from computer simulations They showed that water ... - Read More

Researchers 'nanoweld' by applying light to aligned nanorods in solid materials

Nanorods
Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a way to melt or weld specific portions of polymers by embedding aligned nanoparticles within the materials Their technique which melts fibers along a chosen direction within ... - Read More

New taxonomy of platinum nanoclusters

Physicists have gained new insights into the inner intricacies of the structural variations of metallic nanoclusters This work by Luca Pavan Cono Di Paola and Francesca Baletto from King's College London UK is about to ... - Read More

Researchers coat spinal polymer implants with bioactive film to improve bonding with bone

Bonding, Polymer, Film
Researchers from North Carolina State University have for the first time successfully coated polymer implants with a bioactive film The discovery should improve the success rate of such implants which are often used in spinal ... - Read More

Shifting sands: Force is the key to granular state-shifting

temperature, materials, Temperature, Materials
Ever wonder why sand can both run through an hourglass like a liquid and be solid enough to support buildings It's because granular materials like sand or dirt can change their behavior or state Researchers ... - Read More

A quantum dot energy harvester

Quantum, Quantum
A new type of nanoscale engine has been proposed that would use quantum dots to generate electricity from waste heat potentially making microcircuits more efficient Share This See Also Physics Quantum Physics Energy Technology Spintronics ... - Read More

Opera's poisons and potions connect students with chemistry

Chemistry, Chemistry, Poisons, Poisons, Chemistry, Poisons
Opera audiences can feel the chemistry in romance inspired classics like Mimi's aria from La Bohème Cavaradossi's remembrance of his beloved while awaiting execution in Tosca and that young lady pining for her man with ... - Read More

Bio-tiles and heat-resistant biopolymers

Heat, Heat-resistant biopolymers
Even tiles can be organic if they are made of renewable raw materials They are more resource efficient than their ceramic counterparts and unlock new creative options for design Bioplastics made of polylactides PLA are ... - Read More

Slow-release 'jelly' delivers drugs better

Duke University biomedical engineers have developed a new delivery system that overcomes the shortcomings of a promising class of peptide drugs very small proteins for treating diseases such as diabetes and cancer Share This See ... - Read More

Bioinspired fibers change color when stretched

Engineering
A team of materials scientists at Harvard University and the University of Exeter UK have invented a new fiber that changes color when stretched Inspired by nature the researchers identified and replicated the unique structural ... - Read More

Bio-tiles and heat-resistant biopolymers

Heat, Biopolymers
Even tiles can be organic if they are made of renewable raw materials They are more resource efficient than their ceramic counterparts and unlock new creative options for design Bioplastics made of polylactides PLA are ... - Read More

Super-fine sound beam could one day be an invisible scalpel

Sound, Fine
A carbon nanotube coated lens that converts light to sound can focus high pressure sound waves to finer points than ever before The University of Michigan engineering researchers who developed the new therapeutic ultrasound approach ... - Read More
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