The process of wrinkle formation is familiar to anyone who has ever sat in a bathtub a little too long But exactly why layered materials sometimes form one kind of wrinkly pattern or another or ... - Read More
At the origin of the properties of high temperature superconductors lies a phenomenon that is too fast to be observed experimentally with conventional methods A team of scientists from different research centres including the Milan ... - Read More
To fully understand how nanomaterials behave one must also understand the atomic scale deformation mechanisms that determine their structure and therefore their strength and function Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh Drexel University and Georgia ... - Read More
In the race to miniaturize electronic components researchers are challenged with a major problem the smaller or the faster your device the more challenging it is to cool it down One solution to improve the ... - Read More
Today touch screens are everywhere from smart phones and tablets to computer monitors to interactive digital signage and displays Many touch screens are made of layered thin billionths of a meter thick films of indium ... - Read More
University of British Columbia researchers have found a new way to make state of the art materials for energy storage using a cheap lamp from the hardware store The researchers wanted to find a better ... - Read More
In nature pores can continuously control how a living organism absorbs or excretes fluids vapors and solids in response to its environment for example tiny holes invisible to the naked eye called stomata cover a ... - Read More
Researchers at the University of Houston have created a new thermoelectric material intended to generate electric power from waste heat from a vehicle tailpipe for example or an industrial smokestack with greater efficiency and higher ... - Read More
From light up shoes to smart watches wearable electronics are gaining traction among consumers but these gadgets' versatility is still held back by the stiff short lived batteries that are required These limitations however could ... - Read More
Martian colonists could use an innovative new technique to harvest energy from carbon dioxide thanks to research pioneered at Northumbria University Newcastle The technique which has been demonstrated for the first time by researchers at ... - Read More
For almost a century scientists have been puzzled by a process that is crucial to much of the life in Earth's oceans Why does calcium carbonate the tough material of seashells and corals sometimes take ... - Read More
A new provisionally patented technology from a New Mexico State University researcher could revolutionize carbon dioxide capture and have a significant impact on reducing pollution worldwide With support from NMSU faculty members Abbas Ghassemi Reza ... - Read More
Thanks to the work of an interdisciplinary team of researchers at the Dartmouth Center of Nanotechnology Excellence funded by the National Institutes of Health the next generation magnetic nanoparticles MNPs may soon be treating deep ... - Read More
Physicists at the University of Basel have shown for the first time that electrons in graphene can be moved along a predefined path This movement occurs entirely without loss and could provide a basis for ... - Read More
If you put a camera in the ice machine and watched water turn into ice the process would look simple But the mechanism behind liquids turning to solids is actually quite complex and understanding it ... - Read More
What if one day your computer TV or smart phone could process data with light waves instead of an electrical current making those devices faster cheaper and more sustainable through less heat and power consumption ... - Read More
A team of University of Rhode Island engineers led by Professor Mohammad Faghri has created a new paper based platform for conducting a wide range of complex medical diagnostics The key development was the invention ... - Read More
A novel nucleating agent that builds on the concept of molecularly imprinted polymers MIPs could allow crystallographers access to proteins and other biological macromolecules that are usually reluctant to form crystals The semi liquid non ... - Read More
A new twist on an old tool lets scientists use light to study and control matter with 1 000 times better resolution and precision than previously possible Physicists at the University of Michigan have demonstrated ... - Read More
A new simple tool developed by nanoengineers at the University of California San Diego is opening the door to an era when anyone will be able to build sensors anywhere including physicians in the clinic ... - Read More
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