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Light may recast copper as chemical industry 'holy grail'

Chemical industry
Wouldn't it be convenient if you could reverse the rusting of your car by shining a bright light on it It turns out that this concept works for undoing oxidation on copper nanoparticles and it ... - Read More

Inorganic materials display massive and instantaneous swelling and shrinkage

Inorganic
The first observation of massive swelling and shrinkage of inorganic layered materials like a biological cell provides insights into the production of two dimensional crystals Share This See Also Materials Science Civil Engineering Weapons Technology ... - Read More

Artificial spleen to treat bloodstream infections: Sepsis therapeutic device under development

to treat, Therapeutic
The Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University announced today that it was awarded a $9.25 million contract from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency DARPA to further advance a blood cleansing technology ... - Read More

Researchers engineer plant cell walls to boost sugar yields for biofuels

sugar
When blessed with a resource in overwhelming abundance it's generally a good idea to make valuable use of that resource Lignocellulosic biomass is the most abundant organic material on Earth For thousands of years it ... - Read More

'Waste heat' may economize CO2 capture

Heat
In some of the first results from a federally funded initiative to find new ways of capturing carbon dioxide CO2 from coal fired power plants Rice University scientists have found that CO2 can be removed ... - Read More

Biological transistor enables computing within living cells

When Charles Babbage prototyped the first computing machine in the 19th century he imagined using mechanical gears and latches to control information ENIAC the first modern computer developed in the 1940s used vacuum tubes and ... - Read More

Even graphene has weak spots

Materials, materials
Graphene the single atom thick form of carbon has become famous for its extraordinary strength But less than perfect sheets of the material show unexpected weakness according to researchers at Rice University in Houston and ... - Read More

Laser the size of a virus particle: Miniature laser operates at room temperature and defies the diffraction limit of light

Laser, Laser
A Northwestern University research team has found a way to manufacture single laser devices that are the size of a virus particle and that operate at room temperature These plasmonic nanolasers could be readily integrated ... - Read More

New type of solar structure cools buildings in full sunlight

Sunlight, Structure, Structure, Sunlight
A Stanford team has designed an entirely new form of cooling panel that works even when the sun is shining Such a panel could vastly improve the daylight cooling of buildings cars and other structures ... - Read More

Imaging methodology reveals nano details not seen before: Understanding nanoparticles at atomic scale in 3-D could improve materials

Atomic, Nano
A team of scientists from the University of California Los Angeles UCLA and Northwestern University has produced 3 D images and videos of a tiny platinum nanoparticle at atomic resolution that reveal new details of ... - Read More

Engineers enable 'bulk' silicon to emit visible light for the first time

Time, Silicon
Electronic computing speeds are brushing up against limits imposed by the laws of physics Photonic computing where photons replace comparatively slow electrons in representing information could surpass those limitations but the components of such computers ... - Read More

New process to make nanospheres

Materials, materials
A patent pending technology to produce nanospheres developed by a research team at North Dakota State University Fargo could enable advances across multiple industries including electronics manufacturing and biomedical sectors Share This See Also Engineering ... - Read More

New technology measures oxygen in individual red blood cells in real time

Oxygen , Time
In an engineering breakthrough a Washington University in St Louis biomedical researcher has discovered a way to use light and color to measure oxygen in individual red blood cells in real time Share This See ... - Read More

Trees used to create recyclable, efficient solar cell

cell, cell
Solar cells are just like leaves capturing the sunlight and turning it into energy It's fitting that they can now be made partially from trees Share This See Also Solar Energy Petroleum Materials Science Energy ... - Read More

Super batteries? Hybrid ribbons a gift for powerful batteries

Lithium
Hybrid ribbons of vanadium oxide VO2 and graphene may accelerate the development of high power lithium ion batteries suitable for electric cars and other demanding applications Share This See Also Batteries Graphene Materials Science Spintronics ... - Read More

Paint-on plastic electronics: Aligning polymers for high performance

Plastic, Plastic
Semiconducting polymers are an unruly bunch but University of Michigan engineers have developed a new method for getting them in line that could pave the way for cheaper greener paint on plastic electronics Share This ... - Read More

Multi-purpose wonder can generate hydrogen, produce clean water and even provide energy

Water, Water, Water
A new wonder material can generate hydrogen produce clean water and even create energy Share This See Also Alternative Fuels Nature of Water Batteries Fuel Cells Nuclear Energy Energy Technology Metallurgy Metal Titanium Liquid nitrogen ... - Read More

Engineers explain physics of fluids some 100 years after original discovery

Physics, Physics
Sunghwan Jung is a fan of the 19th Century born John William Strutt 3rd also known as Lord Baron Rayleigh An English physicist Rayleigh along with William Ramsay discovered the gas argon an achievement for ... - Read More

Microalgae could be a profitable source of biodiesel

marine, Marine
Dinoflagellate microalgae could be used as a raw material to obtain biodiesel easily and profitably This is the conclusion of a study led by Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona UAB scientists in collaboration with the Spanish ... - Read More

Quantum computers coming soon? Metamaterials used to observe giant photonic spin Hall effect

Hall Effect
Researchers with the U S Department of Energy DOE 's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Berkeley Lab have once again demonstrated the incredible capabilities of metamaterials artificial nanoconstructs whose optical properties arise from their physical structure ... - Read More
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