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Health and environment: A closer look at plastics

Environment
Plastics have transformed modern society providing attractive benefits but also befouling waterways and aquifers depleting petroleum supplies and disrupting human health Share This See Also Health Policy Teen Health Materials Science Inorganic Chemistry Environmental Issues ... - Read More

Self-healing, stretchable wires created using liquid metal

Polymer
Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed elastic self healing wires in which both the liquid metal core and the polymer sheath reconnect at the molecular level after being severed Share This See Also ... - Read More

Antibacterial agent used in common soaps found in increasing amounts in freshwater lakes

When people wash their hands with antibacterial soap most don't think about where the chemicals contained in that soap end up University of Minnesota engineering researchers do Share This See Also Pharmacology Alzheimer's Research Hazardous ... - Read More

New 2-D material for next generation high-speed electronics

Material, Electronics, Electronics
Scientists at CSIRO and RMIT University have produced a new two dimensional material that could revolutionise the electronics market making nano more than just a marketing term Share This See Also Materials Science Spintronics Graphene ... - Read More

Just add water: How scientists are using silicon to produce hydrogen on demand

Hydrogen, Water, Hydrogen, Water, Hydrogen, Hydrogen
Super small particles of silicon react with water to produce hydrogen almost instantaneously according to University at Buffalo researchers Share This See Also Alternative Fuels Nature of Water Fuel Cells Energy Technology Nanotechnology Electricity Chemical ... - Read More

New material for warm-white LED lights

Material
Light emitting diodes more commonly called LEDs are known for their energy efficiency and durability but the bluish cold light of current white LEDs has precluded their widespread use for indoor lighting Share This See ... - Read More

Small change for big improvement: Halogen bonds and drug discovery

Drug, Drug, Drug, Drug discovery, Drug, Drug discovery, Drug discovery
Halogen bonding has been applied in crystal engineering materials research and nanotechnology for some time Scientists from the Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies HITS and the Czech Academy of Science in Prague have now developed ... - Read More

Using snail teeth to improve solar cells and batteries

cells, cells
An assistant professor at the University of California Riverside's Bourns College of Engineering is using the teeth of a marine snail found off the coast of California to create less costly and more efficient nanoscale ... - Read More

Engineer making rechargeable batteries with layered nanomaterials

A Kansas State University researcher is developing more efficient ways to save costs time and energy when creating nanomaterials and lithium ion batteries Share This See Also Batteries Graphene Spintronics Materials Science Alternative Fuels Engineering ... - Read More

Super-fine sound beam could one day be an invisible scalpel

Sound, Fine
A carbon nanotube coated lens that converts light to sound can focus high pressure sound waves to finer points than ever before The University of Michigan engineering researchers who developed the new therapeutic ultrasound approach ... - Read More

Jumping droplets help heat transfer: Scalable nanopatterned surfaces for more efficient power generation and desalination

Heat transfer, Heat, Heat transfer
Many industrial plants depend on water vapor condensing on metal plates In power plants the resulting water is then returned to a boiler to be vaporized again in desalination plants it yields a supply of ... - Read More

New biochip technology uses tiny whirlpools to corral microbes

Engineering
Researchers have demonstrated a new technology that combines a laser and electric fields to create tiny centrifuge like whirlpools to separate particles and microbes by size a potential lab on a chip system for medicine ... - Read More

Molecular machine could hold key to more efficient manufacturing

Molecular
An industrial revolution on a minute scale is taking place in laboratories at The University of Manchester with the development of a highly complex machine that mimics how molecules are made in nature Share This ... - Read More

New nanotech fiber: Robust handling, shocking performance

Nanotech
Rice University's latest nanotechnology breakthrough was more than 10 years in the making but it still came with a shock Scientists from Rice the Dutch firm Teijin Aramid the U S Air Force and Israel's ... - Read More

New material harvests energy from water vapor

Material, Water, Energy, Energy, Energy, Water
MIT engineers have created a new polymer film that can generate electricity by drawing on a ubiquitous source water vapor Share This See Also Energy Technology Electricity Nature of Water Materials Science Solar Energy Thermodynamics ... - Read More

How to treat heat like light: New approach using nanoparticle alloys allows heat to be focused or reflected just like electromagnetic waves

Heat
An MIT researcher has developed a technique that provides a new way of manipulating heat allowing it to be controlled much as light waves can be manipulated by lenses and mirrors Share This See Also ... - Read More

Building electronics from the ground up

Building, Electronics, Electronics
There's hardly a moment in modern life that doesn't involve electronic devices whether they're guiding you to a destination by GPS or deciding which incoming messages merit a beep ring or vibration But our expectation ... - Read More

Engineering alternative fuel with cyanobacteria

Sandia National Laboratories Truman Fellow Anne Ruffing has engineered two strains of cyanobacteria to produce free fatty acids a precursor to liquid fuels but she has also found that the process cuts the bacteria's production ... - Read More

Chemical Engineer Koenig is Working Toward Better Batteries for Transportation

Released 12 20 2012 2 40 PM ESTSource University of Virginia Jan 16 2013 As fuel prices rise cheaper and cleaner forms of energy become more attractive and important to consumers Gas electric hybrid cars ... - Read More

Engineers Seek Ways to Convert Methane Into Useful Chemicals

Released 12 20 2012 2 40 PM ESTSource University of Virginia Jan 16 2013 Little more than a decade ago the United States imported much of its natural gas Today the nation is tapping into ... - Read More
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