There 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 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
If you want to send light on a trip through optical fibres with as little loss as possible you should opt for infrared light as is the case for example in the telecommunication networks worldwide ... - Read More
Physicists from Umeå University and Humboldt University in Berlin have solved a mystery that has puzzled scientists for half a century They show with the help of powerful microscopes that the distance between graphite oxide ... - Read More
Carbon nanotubes unzipped into graphene nanoribbons by a chemical process invented at Rice University are finding use in all kinds of projects but Rice scientists have now found a chemical free way to unzip them ... - Read More
A new biosensor invented at the University of British Columbia could help optimize bio refining processes that produce fuels fine chemicals and advanced materials It works by sniffing out naturally occurring bacterial networks that are ... - Read More
Researchers have announced the creation of an imaging technology more powerful than anything that has existed before and is fast enough to observe life processes as they actually happen at the molecular level Chemical and ... - Read More
A new generation of miniature biological robots is flexing its muscle Engineers at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign demonstrated a class of walking bio bots powered by muscle cells and controlled with electrical ... - Read More
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Setting effective conservation policies requires near real time knowledge of environmental conditions Scientists with Stanford's Center for Ocean Solutions propose using genetic techniques as a low cost quick way to collect such data Environmental policy ... - Read More
Scientists at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz JGU have discovered that molybdenum trioxide nanoparticles oxidize sulfite to sulfate in liver cells in analogy to the enzyme sulfite oxidase The functionalized Molybdenum trioxide nanoparticles can cross the ... - Read More
When beams with trillions of particles go zipping around at near light speed there's bound to be some chaos Limiting that chaos in particle colliders is crucial for the groundbreaking results such experiments are designed ... - Read More
In the past years invisibility cloaks were developed for various senses Objects can be hidden from light heat or sound However hiding of an object from being touched still remained to be accomplished KIT scientists ... - Read More
Japanese researchers have established a process for forming organic thin film transistors TFTs conducting the entire printing process at room temperature under ambient atmospheric conditions Printed electronics the field in which electronic devices are produced ... - Read More
With the continuing need for very small devices in therapeutic applications there is a growing demand for the development of nanoparticles that can transport and deliver drugs to target cells in the human body Recently ... - Read More
Chlorinated chemicals perform a host of societally useful functions but they also have a dark side Once their use life has ended such agents often become environmental contaminants sometimes resistant to bioremediation In a series ... - Read More
By fusing together the concepts of active fiber sensors and high temperature fiber sensors a team of researchers at the University of Pittsburgh has created an all optical high temperature sensor for gas flow measurements ... - Read More
Chemists at the University of California Riverside have constructed liquid crystals with optical properties that can be instantly and reversibly controlled by an external magnetic field The research paves the way for novel display applications ... - Read More
Methane is a simple molecule consisting of just one carbon atom bound to four hydrogen atoms But that simplicity belies the complex role the molecule plays on Earth it is an important greenhouse gas is ... - Read More
One of the most remarkable consequences of the rules in quantum mechanics is the capability of a quantum particle to penetrate through a potential barrier even though its energy would not allow for the corresponding ... - Read More
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