The prospect of turning coal into fluorescent particles may sound too good to be true but the possibility exists thanks to scientists at Rice University The Rice lab of chemist James Tour found simple methods ... - Read More
Heating a sheet of plastic may not bring it to life but it sure looks like it does in new experiments at Rice University The materials created by Rice polymer scientist Rafael Verduzco and his ... - Read More
Researchers from Northwestern University's McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science have developed the world's highest quantum efficiency ultraviolet UV photodetector an advance in technology that could aid in the detection of missiles and chemical ... - Read More
The Information Age will get a major upgrade with the arrival of quantum processors many times faster and more powerful than today's supercomputers For the benefits of this new Information Age 2.0 to be fully ... - Read More
Scientists from Rice University and the University of Bremen's Center for Marine Environmental Sciences MARUM in Germany have combined cutting edge experimental techniques and computer simulations to find a new way of predicting how water ... - Read More
For some 5 000 years cultivated silkworms have been spinning luxurious white silk fibers destined for use in the finest clothing But current dyeing practices produce wastewater that contains potentially harmful toxins so scientists are ... - Read More
Small test strips made of silver or other metals called coupons are frequently used to assess and predict the speeds at which metals used in outdoor environments pipelines aircraft bridges as well as countless other ... - Read More
Some companies could economically convert their operations to wood boilers for heat and power according to a team of forestry researchers The conversion to wood powered burners would make the most sense for larger commercial ... - Read More
Quantum entanglement a perplexing phenomenon of quantum mechanics that Albert Einstein once referred to as spooky action at a distance could be even spookier than Einstein perceived Physicists at the University of Washington and Stony ... - Read More
Experimental evidence and computer simulations suggest how to grow structures with the best trade offs between three desired characteristics strength flexibility and the ability to dissipate heat When engineers design devices they must often join ... - Read More
A chemical system developed by researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago can efficiently perform the first step in the process of creating syngas gasoline and other energy rich products out of carbon dioxide ... - Read More
Nanosponges that soak up a dangerous pore forming toxin produced by MRSA methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus could serve as a safe and effective vaccine against this toxin This nanosponge vaccine enabled the immune systems of ... - Read More
When a chair leg breaks or a cell phone shatters either must be repaired or replaced But what if these materials could be programmed to regenerate themselves replenishing the damaged or missing components and thereby ... - Read More
Nature builds flawless diamonds sapphires and other gems Now a Northwestern University research team is the first to build near perfect single crystals out of nanoparticles and DNA using the same structure favored by nature ... - Read More
Johns Hopkins heart researchers are unraveling the mystery of how a modified pacemaker used to treat many patients with heart failure known as cardiac resynchronization therapy CRT is able to strengthen the heart muscle while ... - Read More
Even if carbon dioxide emissions came to a sudden halt the carbon dioxide already in Earth's atmosphere could continue to warm our planet for hundreds of years according to Princeton University led research published in ... - Read More
Copper adorns the Statue of Liberty makes sturdy affordable wiring and helps our bodies absorb iron Now researchers at Duke University would like to use copper to transform sunlight and water into a chemical fuel ... - Read More
Chemical engineers at Rice University have found a new catalyst that can rapidly break down nitrites a common and harmful contaminant in drinking water that often results from overuse of agricultural fertilizers Nitrites and their ... - Read More
University of Illinois researchers have developed a way to heal gaps in wires too small for even the world's tiniest soldering iron Led by electrical and computer engineering professor Joseph Lyding and graduate student Jae ... - Read More
Researchers at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego have developed a method for greatly enhancing biofuel production in tiny marine algae As reported in this week's online edition of the Proceedings of the ... - Read More
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