Introductory chemistry students learn that oil and water repel each other So do other hydrophobic substances which carry no electric charge and hydrophilic substances which carry an electric charge that allows them to mix with ... - Read More
Environmental researchers at Harvard University have published evidence that significant reductions in mercury emissions will be necessary just to stabilize current levels of the toxic element in the environment So much mercury persists in surface ... - Read More
Researchers at North Carolina State University have developed a new metallic bubble wrap that is lighter stronger and more flexible than sheet metal and more heat and chemical resistant than plastic or other polymer based ... - Read More
Large flakes of graphene oxide are the essential ingredient in a new recipe for robust carbon fiber created at Rice University The fiber spun at Rice is unique for the strength of its knots Most ... - Read More
Sabine Sané doctoral candidate in the research training group Micro Energy Harvesting at the Department of Microsystems Engineering IMTEK of the University of Freiburg has found a way to make a species of tree fungus ... - Read More
A process combining some comparatively cheap materials and the same antifreeze that keeps an automobile radiator from freezing in cold weather may be the key to making solar cells that cost less and avoid toxic ... - Read More
Screening for critical drug targets known as G protein coupled receptors GPCRs is now possible without the need to extract these proteins from their native cells Extraction requires the use of stabilizing lipids which damage ... - Read More
A process known as ethanol steam reforming is creating opportunities for fuel cell researchers thanks to the recent rise of the bioethanol industry This technique generates hydrogen gas H2 directly within fuel cell systems onboard ... - Read More
In 1998 the Nobel Prize in Physics was conferred to the discovery of a new type of quantum fluid with fractional charge excitations known as Laughlin state The production of this quantum state which explains ... - Read More
Tweezers are a handy instrument when it comes to removing a splinter or plucking an eyebrow In new research Hao Yan and his colleagues at Arizona State University's Biodesign Institute describe a pair of tweezers ... - Read More
A slum on the outskirts of Accra Ghana received major media attention in 2010 and 2011 when the outside world realized where computers go to die In an area called Agbogbloshie impoverished residents were burning ... - Read More
Indium tin oxide ITO has become a standard material in light emitting diodes flat panel plasma displays electronic ink and other applications because of its high performance moisture resistance and capacity for being finely etched ... - Read More
Researchers from McGill University RIKEN The Institute of Physical and Chemical Research Wako Japan and the Institute for Molecular Science Okazaki Japan have discovered a way to make the widely used chemical process of hydrogenation ... - Read More
The search for thermoelectrics exotic materials that convert heat directly into electricity has received a boost from researchers at the California Institute of Technology and the University of Tokyo who have found the best way ... - Read More
Released 6 27 2013 10 40 AM EDTSource Newsroom McGill University more news from this source Researchers discover way to use iron as catalyst for widely used chemical process replacing heavy metals Jun 27 2013 ... - Read More
The smaller components become the more difficult it is to create patterns in an economical and reproducible way according to an interdisciplinary team of Penn State researchers who using sound waves can place nanowires in ... - Read More
The scientific cooperation between chemists biotechnologists and physicists from various Catalan institutes headed by Pau Gorostiza from the Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia IBEC and Ernest Giralt from the Institute for Research in Biomedicine IRB ... - Read More
Researchers working to design new materials that are durable lightweight and environmentally sustainable are increasingly looking to natural composites such as bone for inspiration Bone is strong and tough because its two constituent materials soft ... - Read More
Researchers at Rice University have come up with a new way to boost the efficiency of the ubiquitous lithium ion LI battery by employing ribbons of graphene that start as carbon nanotubes Proof of concept ... - Read More
Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a method for creating nano volcanoes by shining various colors of light through a nanoscale crystal ball made of a synthetic polymer These nano volcanoes can store ... - Read More
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