Thanks to a new lubricant small gears can run with virtually no friction Made from liquid crystalline fluid these lubricants drastically reduce friction and wear Lubricants are used in motors axels ventilators and manufacturing machines ... - Read More
A recent study into the biomechanics of the necks of ants a common insect that can amazingly lift objects many times heavier than its own body might unlock one of nature's little mysteries and quite ... - Read More
A new fuel cell concept developed by an Michigan State University researcher will allow biodiesel plants to eliminate the creation of hazardous wastes while removing their dependence on fossil fuel from their production process The ... - Read More
Caltech researchers have found a way to make measurements that go beyond the limits imposed by quantum physics Today we are capable of measuring the position of an object with unprecedented accuracy but quantum physics ... - Read More
Photodynamic therapy PDT is an effective treatment for easily accessible tumors such as oral and skin cancer But the procedure which uses lasers to activate special drugs called photosensitizing agents isn't adept at fighting cancer ... - Read More
People with severe injuries to their spinal cord currently have little prospect of recovery and remain confined to their wheelchairs Now all that could change with a new treatment that stimulates the spinal cord using ... - Read More
Powerful inexpensive and even flexible when they need to be organic photodiodes are a promising alternative to silicon based photodetectors They are used to improve light sensitivity in cameras and to check displays for homogeneous ... - Read More
Which circuits and chips are suitable for building artificial brains using the least possible amount of power This is the question that Junior Professor Dr Elisabetta Chicca from the Center of Excellence Cognitive Interaction Technology ... - Read More
Highlights of Prof Hayakawa's research who is currently developing methods to identify metabolites of PAHs and NPAHs in urine and blood Other work include developing the most sensitive method for measuring PAHs and NPAHs showing ... - Read More
New catalysts to remove oxygenated compounds from bio derived oils may lead to better and cheaper renewable biofuels Dwindling crude oil reserves accompanied by rising prices and environmental concerns have led to increased interest in ... - Read More
Looking at a smooth sheet of plastic in one University of Illinois laboratory no one would guess that an impact had recently blasted a hole through it Illinois researchers have developed materials that not only ... - Read More
A research team using tunable luminescent nanocrystals as tags to advance medical and security imaging have successfully applied them to high speed scanning technology and detected multiple viruses within minutes The research led by Macquarie ... - Read More
Researchers have some bad news for future farmers and eaters As carbon dioxide levels rise this century some grains and legumes will become significantly less nutritious than they are today The new findings are reported ... - Read More
Bioengineers at the University of Rome Tor Vergata and the University of Montreal have used DNA to develop a tool that detects and reacts to chemical changes caused by cancer cells and that may one ... - Read More
Nanoengineers at the University of California San Diego are asking what might be possible if semiconductor materials were flexible and stretchable without sacrificing electronic function Today's flexible electronics are already enabling a new generation of ... - Read More
The detection of certain chemical compounds in our body is essential to prevent many diseases and set out their treatment Thus making advances in the development of compounds that can be easily detected is key ... - Read More
Barnacles might seem like a given part of a seasoned ship's hull but they're literally quite a drag and cause a ship to burn more fuel To prevent these and other hangers on from slowing ... - Read More
Fiber optics increased the speed and quantity of information that can be transmitted through the Internet by transforming electrical signals into pulsating light The same can be done within laptops and other devices by using ... - Read More
Transparent conductive films are now an integral part of our everyday lives Whether in smartphones tablets laptops flat screens or on a larger scale in solar cells Yet they are expensive and complex to manufacture ... - Read More
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