When a team of University of Illinois engineers set out to grow nanowires of a compound semiconductor on top of a sheet of graphene they did not expect to discover a new paradigm of epitaxy ... - Read More
Smart electronics are taking the world by storm From techno textiles to transparent electronic displays the world of intelligent technology is growing fast and a revolutionary new device has just been added to its ranks ... - Read More
A smaller proportion of black carbon created during combustion will remain in soil than have been estimated before Contrary to previous understanding burying black carbon in the ground in order to restrain climate change will ... - Read More
Throughout decades of research on solar cells one formula has been considered an absolute limit to the efficiency of such devices in converting sunlight into electricity Called the Shockley Queisser efficiency limit it posits that ... - Read More
Could algae that feast on wastewater produce clean bio fuels and a healthful supply of fish food Can impoverished African community gardeners learn to use and maintain a simple centuries old non electric water pump ... - Read More
Sandia National Laboratories researchers Lisa Deibler and Arthur Brown had a ready made problem for their computer modeling work when they partnered with the National Nuclear Security Administration's Kansas City Plant to improve stainless steel ... - Read More
Scientists at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory LLNL and UC Berkeley and have discovered new materials to capture methane the second highest concentration greenhouse gas emitted into the atmosphere Share This See Also Petroleum Materials Science ... - Read More
A new process for growing forests of manganese dioxide nanorods may lead to the next generation of high performance capacitors Share This See Also Energy Technology Batteries Solar Energy Physics Electricity Petroleum Electric power Capacitor ... - Read More
Applying femtosecond x ray methods researchers at the Max Born Institute in Berlin Germany and the Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne Switzerland observed an extremely fast collective electron transfer of ~100 molecular ions after excitation ... - Read More
Although the double benzene molecule tried to reveal its structure in experiments in 1993 chemists at the time were unable to find an explanation for the spectral peaks they saw Now 20 years later Nijmegen ... - Read More
If the current national challenge to make solar energy cost competitive with other forms of energy by the end of this decade is met Ranga Pitchumani the John R Jones III Professor of Mechanical Engineering ... - Read More
A new chemical process can transform waste sulfur into a lightweight plastic that may improve batteries for electric cars reports a University of Arizona led team The new plastic has other potential uses including optical ... - Read More
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When it comes to delivering genes to living human tissue the odds of success come down the molecule The entire therapy including the tools used to bring new genetic material into a cell must have ... - Read More
In a classic case of turning an enemy into a friend scientists have engineered a protein from flesh eating bacteria to act as a molecular superglue that promises to become a disease fighter And their ... - Read More
despite several disadvantages Ethanol for instance has a lower energy content per gallon than gasoline which can reduce fuel mileage Ethanol also has a corrosive effect on car engines and can’t easily be used in ... - Read More
manufacturers stopped adding it to common household products ” Other speakers in the symposium focused on the ongoing problem of arsenic contamination in the 21st century Arsenic occurs naturally in elevated concentrations in the soil ... - Read More
Scientists today answered a question that worries millions of owners and potential owners of electric and hybrid vehicles using lithium ion batteries How long before the battery pack dies leaving a sticker shock bill for ... - Read More
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