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Titania-based material holds promise as new insulator for superconductors

Research from North Carolina State University shows that a type of modified titania or titanium dioxide holds promise as an electrical insulator for superconducting magnets allowing heat to dissipate while preserving the electrical paths along ... - Read More

New synthesis method may shape future of nanostructures, clean energy

A team of University of Maryland physicists has published new nanoscience advances that they and other scientists say make possible new nanostructures and nanotechnologies with huge potential applications ranging from clean energy and quantum computing ... - Read More

Breakthrough for carbon nanotube solar cells: Twice as efficient as current models

Lighter more flexible and cheaper than conventional solar cell materials carbon nanotubes CNTs have long shown promise for photovoltaics But research stalled when CNTs proved to be inefficient converting far less sunlight into power than ... - Read More

Decoding the role of water in gold nanocatalysis: Secrets behind gold's unexpected oxidation activity uncovered

Researchers from the University of Houston and Trinity University have for the first time provided direct evidence of a water mediated reaction mechanism for the catalytic oxidation of carbon monoxide The work used gold nanoparticles ... - Read More

Metallic alloy is tough and ductile at cryogenic temperatures

A new concept in metallic alloy design called high‐entropy alloys has yielded a multiple element material that not only tests out as one of the toughest on record but unlike most materials the toughness as ... - Read More

Ultra sensitive biosensor from molybdenite semiconductor developed

UC Santa Barbara researchers demonstrate atomically thin ultrasensitive and scalable molybdenum disulfide field effect transistor based biosensors and establish their potential for single molecule detection Move over graphene An atomically thin two dimensional ultrasensitive semiconductor ... - Read More

Atomically Thin Material Gets Excited From Afar, Opening a Door for Integrated Nanophotonic Circuits

Released 4 Sep 2014 12 00 PM EDTSource Newsroom University of Rochester more news from this source Contact Information Available for logged in reporters only Citations Optica DMR 1309734 DE FG02 05ER46207 DGE 0966089Sep 5 ... - Read More

Changing Temperature Powers Sensors in Hard-to-Reach Places

Released 3 Sep 2014 11 45 AM EDTSource Newsroom University of Washington more news from this source Contact Information Available for logged in reporters only Citations ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing ... - Read More

Second-hand e-cig smoke compared to regular cigarette smoke

Despite a 10 fold decrease in overall exposure to carcinogenic particulate matter researchers find increased levels of certain toxic metals in second hand smoke from e cigs E cigarettes are healthier for your neighbors than ... - Read More

All-in-one energy system offers greener power for off–grid homes, farms and businesses

An innovative 'trigeneration' system fuelled entirely by raw plant oils could have great potential for isolated homes and businesses operating outside grid systems both in the UK and abroad Developed by a consortium led by ... - Read More

3-D printing finds its 'sweet spot' through 'nifty shades of gray'

A 'less is more' approach has enabled UK engineers to make 3D printed parts lighter and stronger using methods that will also make 3D printing faster and more economical The technique uses a cutting edge ... - Read More

Major step toward optical computing: Non-metallic metamaterial used to 'compress' and contain light

The invention of fibre optics revolutionized the way we share information allowing us to transmit data at volumes and speeds we'd only previously dreamed of Now electrical engineering researchers at the University of Alberta are ... - Read More

The power of salt: Power generation from where river water and seawater meet

Where the river meets the sea there is the potential to harness a significant amount of renewable energy according to a team of mechanical engineers at MIT The researchers evaluated an emerging method of power ... - Read More

Materials: Cubic cluster chills out

A gadolinium based material that can be cooled by varying a magnetic field may be useful for cooling low temperature sensors Magnetic refrigeration is attracting attention as an efficient way to chill sensitive scientific instruments ... - Read More

Protein glue shows potential for use with biomaterials

A paper published in Science and Technology of Advanced Materials have shown that a synthetic protein called AGMA1 has the potential to promote the adhesion of brain cells in a laboratory setting It is also ... - Read More

Nanoscale assembly line: Nanoscale production line for assembly of biological molecules created

Cars planes and many electronic products are now built with the help of sophisticated assembly lines Mobile assembly carriers on to which the objects are fixed are an important part of these assembly lines In ... - Read More

Novel 'Butterfly' Molecule Could Build New Sensors, Photoenergy Conversion Devices

Exciting new work by a Florida State University research team has led to a novel molecular system that can take your temperature emit white light and convert photon energy directly to mechanical motions And the ... - Read More

Water Leads to Chemical That Gunks Up Biofuels Production

Released 20 Aug 2014 2 00 PM EDTSource Newsroom Pacific Northwest National Laboratory more news from this source Contact Information Available for logged in reporters only Citations Journal of the American Chemical SocietyAug 21 2014 ... - Read More

Moving Single Cells Around -- Accurately and Cheaply

Released 19 Aug 2014 1 00 PM EDTSource Newsroom Houston Methodist more news from this source Contact Information Available for logged in reporters only Citations Journal of the American Chemical SocietyAug 20 2014 HOUSTON Aug ... - Read More

Wildland Fire Modeling Can Lead to Better Predictions

Released 19 Aug 2014 2 00 PM EDTSource Newsroom University of Alabama Huntsville more news from this source Contact Information Available for logged in reporters only Citations Central States Section of The Combustion Institute International ... - Read More
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