A plastic used in filters and tubing has an unusual trait It can produce electricity when pulled or pressed This ability has been used in small ways but now researchers are coaxing fibers of the ... - Read More
Voit needs to make them more powerful One approach for accomplishing this was developed by a UT Dallas colleague Ray Baughman Ph D took a bundle of nylon fibers about the width of ten strands ... - Read More
An oxide carbon composite outperforms expensive platinum composites in oxygen chemical reactions for green energy devices Electrochemical devices are crucial to a green energy revolution in which clean alternatives replace carbon based fuels This revolution ... - Read More
Mother of pearl the iridescent layer in the shells of some mollusks inspired a Rice University study that will help scientists and engineers judge the ultimate strength stiffness and toughness of composite materials for anything ... - Read More
UC Berkeley chemists have made a major leap forward in carbon capture technology with a material that can efficiently remove carbon from the ambient air of a submarine as readily as from the polluted emissions ... - Read More
Tooth decay is a serious health problem and it is often necessary to repair cavities Today they often use a composite filling material made of acrylate compounds as it resembles the colour of the teeth ... - Read More
University of Manchester scientists have used graphene to target and neutralise cancer stem cells while not harming other cells This new development opens up the possibility of preventing or treating a broad range of cancers ... - Read More
ETH researchers have developed a comprehensive model to explain how electrons flow inside new types of solar cells made of tiny crystals The model allows for a better understanding of such cells and may help ... - Read More
Natural materials have extraordinary mechanical properties which are based on sophisticated arrangements and combinations of multiple building blocks One key aspect of today's materials research therefore is to develop bio inspired materials reaching to the ... - Read More
A global fleet of composite planes could reduce carbon emissions by up to 15 per cent but the lighter planes alone will not enable the aviation industry to meet its emissions targets according to new ... - Read More
Released 24 Nov 2014 5 00 PM ESTSource Newsroom North Dakota State University more news from this source Contact Information Available for logged in reporters only Citations Angewandte Chemie DOI 10.1002 anie.201408492Nov 26 2014 Plastic ... - Read More
The dodo is among the most famous extinct creatures and a poster child for human caused extinction events Despite its notoriety and the fact that the species was alive during recorded human history little is ... - Read More
For much the same reason LCD televisions offer eye popping performance a thermomagnetic processing method developed at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory can advance the performance of polymers Polymers are used in ... - Read More
Researchers at the University of Lorraine in France say that quasicrystals a type of complex metal alloy with crystal like properties can be useful in the design of new composite materials Automotive aerospace and machinery ... - Read More
The human and environmental dangers posed by a widely used manufacturing technique could be almost eradicated thanks to research led by Plymouth University Fibre reinforced polymer matrix composites are employed in a vast array of ... - Read More
A team of researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology MIT in Cambridge MA have demonstrated a novel automated fabrication process consisting of a three step sol gel extrusion structure freezing and drying and mechanical ... - Read More
Nanocomposite oxide ceramics have potential uses as ferroelectrics fast ion conductors and nuclear fuels and for storing nuclear waste generating a great deal of scientific interest on the structure properties and applications of these blended ... - Read More
Graphene a one atom thick form of the carbon material graphite has been hailed as a wonder material strong light nearly transparent and an excellent conductor of electricity and heat But a number of practical ... - Read More
Inspired by the fist like club of a mantis shrimp a team of researchers led by University of California Riverside in collaboration with University of Southern California and Purdue University have developed a design structure ... - Read More
Scratches in the car finish or cracks in polymer material Self healing materials can repair themselves by restoring their initial molecular structure after the damage Scientists of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology and Evonik Industries ... - Read More
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