New coloured protective coatings offer the same corrosion and wear protection as colourless coatings while their colouration opens new opportunities Red could for instance be used as a warning colour on surfaces which can get ... - Read More
Chemists from Brown University have found a way to make new 2 D graphene like semiconducting nanomaterials using an old standby of the semiconductor world silicon In a paper published in the journal Nanoletters the ... - Read More
Microwave communication is ubiquitous in the modern world with electromagnetic waves in the tens of gigahertz range providing efficient transmission with wide bandwidth for data links between Earth orbiting satellites and ground stations Such ultra ... - Read More
Caltech scientists inspired by a chemical process found in leaves have developed an electrically conductive film that could help pave the way for devices capable of harnessing sunlight to split water into hydrogen fuel When ... - 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
Trapping carbon dioxide CO2 emissions from power plants and various industries could play a significant role in reducing greenhouse gas emissions in the future But current materials that can collect CO2 from smokestacks for example ... - 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
Natural resins obtained from plants to be used as a coating element to enhance durability and anti rust properties Coating systems are formulated using a mixture of dammar silver and nanoclay in varied compositions Generally ... - Read More
Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign have developed a unique single step process to achieve three dimensional 3D texturing of graphene and graphite Using a commercially available thermally activated shape memory polymer ... - Read More
Imagine thousands of copies of a single protein organizing into a coat of chainmail armor that protects the wearer from harsh and ever changing environmental conditions That is the case for many microorganisms In a ... - Read More
Mobile phones and smart phones still haven't been adapted to the carrying habits of their users That much is clear to anyone who has tried sitting down with a mobile phone in their back pocket ... - Read More
Reducing the amount of sunlight that bounces off the surface of solar cells helps maximize the conversion of the sun's rays to electricity so manufacturers use coatings to cut down on reflections Now scientists at ... - Read More
Hygienic conditions and sterile procedures are particularly important in hospitals kitchens and sanitary facilities air conditioning and ventilation systems in food preparation and in the manufacture of packaging material In these areas bacteria and fungi ... - Read More
A new composite material prevents metal corrosion in an environmentally friendly way even under extreme conditions It can be used wherever metals are exposed to severe weather conditions aggressive gases salt heavy wear or high ... - Read More
If in the future electrodes are inserted into the human brain either for research purposes or to treat diseases it may be appropriate to give them a 'coat' of nanowires that could make them less ... - Read More
A new insight into the fundamental mechanics of the movement of molecules recently published by researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology NIST offers a surprising view of what happens when you pour ... - Read More
For some time now energy experts have been adamant that we will need much more clean energy in the future if we are to replace fossil fuel sources and reduce CO2 emissions For example electric ... - Read More
Synthetic materials are convenient in many respects but they have one disadvantage they are permeable to gases In order to make plastic more impervious Ruhr Universität engineers apply wafer thin layers on surfaces This would ... - Read More
To stay warm when temperatures drop outside we heat our indoor spaces even when no one is in them But scientists have now developed a novel nanowire coating for clothes that can both generate heat ... - Read More
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