The silver used by Beth Gwinn's research group at UC Santa Barbara has value far beyond its worth as a commodity even though it's used in very small amounts The group works with the precious ... - Read More
In 2013 James Hone Wang Fong Jen Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Columbia Engineering and colleagues at Columbia demonstrated that they could dramatically improve the performance of graphene highly conducting two dimensional 2D carbon by ... - Read More
The key to better cellphones and other rechargeable electronics may be in tiny sandwiches made of nanosheets according to mechanical engineering research from Kansas State University Gurpreet Singh assistant professor of mechanical and nuclear engineering ... - Read More
For the crew of the Starship Enterprise Star Trek's Tricorder was an essential tool a multifunctional hand held device used to sense compute and record data in a threatening and unpredictable universe It simplified a ... - Read More
When weighing the pluses and minuses of your skin add this to the plus column Your skin like that of all vertebrates is remarkably resistant to tearing Now a collaboration of researchers at the U ... - Read More
In a new paper a team of Yale researchers assesses the criticality of all 62 metals on the Periodic Table of Elements providing key insights into which materials might become more difficult to find in ... - Read More
The promising new material molybdenum disulfide MoS2 has an inherent issue that's steeped in irony The material's greatest asset its monolayer thickness is also its biggest challenge Monolayer MoS2's ultra thin structure is strong lightweight ... - Read More
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
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
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
By figuring out how to precisely order the molecules that make up what scientists call organic glass the materials at the heart of some electronic displays light emitting diodes and solar cells a team of ... - Read More
it can potentially lower blood pressure and cholesterol and reduce stroke risk But just as connoisseurs thought it couldn’t get any better there’s this tasty new tidbit Researchers have found a way to make the ... - Read More
Physicists inspired by the radical shape of a Canberra building have created a new type of material which enables scientists to put a perfect bend in light The creation of a so called topological insulator ... - Read More
University of Washington scientists have built a new nanometer sized laser using the thinnest semiconductor available today that is energy efficient easy to build and compatible with existing electronics Lasers play essential roles in countless ... - Read More
Date March 23 2015 Source American Chemical Society Summary A method smartphones use to simplify images when storage space is limited could help answer tough chemistry problems Researchers now apply this technique called compressed or ... - Read More
Poop could be a goldmine literally Surprisingly treated solid waste contains gold silver and other metals as well as rare elements such as palladium and vanadium that are used in electronics and alloys Now researchers ... - Read More
n a recent study Spatiotemporal isolation of attosecond pulses in the soft X ray water window published in Nature Communications by the Attoscience and Ultrafast Optics Group led by ICREA Professor at ICFO Jens Biegert ... - Read More
A device resembling a plastic honeycomb yet infinitely smaller than a bee's stinger can steer light beams around tighter curves than ever before possible while keeping the integrity and intensity of the beam intact The ... - Read More
A new technique invented at Caltech to produce graphene a material made up of an atom thick layer of carbon at room temperature could help pave the way for commercially feasible graphene based solar cells ... - Read More
What lies beneath growing islands of graphene is important to its properties according to a new study led by Rice University Scientists at Rice analyzed patterns of graphene a single atom thick sheet of carbon ... - Read More
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