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Spray-on coating could ice-proof airplanes, power lines, windshields

On your car windshield ice is a nuisance But on an airplane a wind turbine an oil rig or power line it can be downright dangerous And removing it with the methods that are available ... - Read More

UEA Scientists Pave Way for New Generation of Superbug Drugs

Released 18 Feb 2016 11 05 AM ESTEmbargo expired 22 Feb 2016 11 00 AM ESTSource Newsroom University of East Anglia Add to Favorites Contact Information Available for logged in reporters only Citations Nature February ... - Read More

New Theorem Helps Reveal Tuberculosis' Secret

Released 22 Feb 2016 4 05 PM ESTSource Newsroom Rice University Add to Favorites Contact Information Available for logged in reporters only Citations PLOS Computational BiologyMar 1 2016 HOUSTON Feb 22 2016 A new methodology ... - Read More

Biofuel tech straight from the farm

Nature's figured it out already how to best break down food into fuel Now scientists have caught up showing that fungi found in the guts of goats horses and sheep could help fill up your ... - Read More

Researchers discover new phase of boron nitride and a new way to create pure c-BN

Researchers at North Carolina State University have discovered a new phase of the material boron nitride Q BN which has potential applications for both manufacturing tools and electronic displays The researchers have also developed a ... - Read More

A metal that behaves like water

Graphene is going to change the world or so we've been told Since its discovery a decade ago scientists and tech gurus have hailed graphene as the wonder material that could replace silicon in electronics ... - Read More

Power walk: Footsteps could charge mobile electronics

When you're on the go and your smartphone battery is low in the not so distant future you could charge it simply by plugging it into your shoe An innovative energy harvesting and storage technology ... - Read More

Hot find: Tightly spaced objects could exchange millions of times more heat

The sun's warmth crosses millions of miles of empty space to create a summer day a campfire roasts marshmallows from several feet away Scientists have understood the mathematics behind this ghostly transfer of heat since ... - Read More

Fluorescent biosensors light up high-throughput metabolic engineering

Synthetic biologists are learning to turn microbes and unicellular organisms into highly productive factories by re engineering their metabolism to produce valued commodities such as fine chemicals therapeutics and biofuels To speed up identification of ... - Read More

Researchers develop new, more-efficient selective oxidation catalyst

Since August 2012 Thomas Manz Chemical and Materials Engineering assistant professor at New Mexico State University and Ph D student Bo Yang have worked to develop a new more efficient selective oxidation catalyst Our new ... - Read More

Buildings wrapped in high-efficiency, flexible solar cells? It could happen

A patented breakthrough by researchers at the Technion Israel Institute of Technology improves the efficiency of organic photovoltaic cells by 50 percent and could someday provide a huge boost for the viability of solar power ... - Read More

Why not recycled concrete?

From paper towels to cups to plastic bottles products made from recycled materials permeate our lives One notable exception is building materials Why can't we recycle concrete from our deteriorating infrastructure for use as material ... - Read More

Researchers create synthetic biopathway to turn agriculture waste into 'green' products

Researchers at the University of Minnesota have engineered a new synthetic biopathway that can more efficiently and cost effectively turn agricultural waste like corn stover and orange peels into a variety of useful products ranging ... - Read More

Car roof and battery made with byproducts of paper production

Swedish researchers have produced the world's first model car with a roof and battery made from wood based carbon fibre a lightweight and renewable alternative to metals and other composites Remember wood paneled station wagons ... - Read More

Researchers Create Synthetic Biopathway to Turn Agriculture Waste Into 'Green' Products

Released 8 Feb 2016 10 00 AM ESTSource Newsroom University of Minnesota College of Science and Engineering more news from this source Add to Favorites Contact Information Available for logged in reporters only Citations Nature ... - Read More

Uncovering the Secrets of Elastin's Flexibility

including skin lungs and blood vessels These structures “assemble very rapidly ” Weiss says and this new research “helps us understand this assembly process ” A key part of the puzzle was the flexibility of ... - Read More

New finding may explain heat loss in fusion reactors

One of the biggest obstacles to making fusion power practical and realizing its promise of virtually limitless and relatively clean energy has been that computer models have been unable to predict how the hot electrically ... - Read More

Sponge-like material to more efficiently store natural gas

Although compressed natural gas represents a cleaner and more efficient fuel for vehicles its volatile nature requires a reinforced heavy tank that stores the gas at high pressure and therefore limits vehicle design Researchers at ... - Read More

Seeing the big picture in photosynthetic light harvesting

To understand what goes on inside a beehive you can't just study the activity of a single bee Likewise to understand the photosynthetic light harvesting that takes place inside the chloroplast of a leaf you ... - Read More

Self-stacking nanogrids

Since the 1960s computer chips have been built using a process called photolithography But in the past five years chip features have gotten smaller than the wavelength of light which has required some ingenious modifications ... - Read More
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