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'Power plants': How to harvest electricity directly from plants

Plants, plants
The sun provides the most abundant source of energy on the planet However only a tiny fraction of the solar radiation on Earth is converted into useful energy To help solve this problem researchers at ... - Read More

PCB concentrations same in urban and rural areas

Community, Environment, Engineering
Since polychlorinated biphenyls PCBs are produced through industrial processes or activities it is assumed that people living in industrial cities will have higher concentrations of these toxic chemicals in their blood than people in rural ... - Read More

Device for portable, ultra-precise clocks and quantum sensors developed

In a joint project between the Universities of Strathclyde and Glasgow Imperial College London and the National Physical Laboratory researchers have developed a portable way to produce ultracold atoms for quantum technology and quantum information ... - Read More

Lucky bacteria strike it rich during formation of treatment-resistant colonies: Research could help in battle against infections that do not respond to powerful drugs

In biology we often think of natural selection and survival of the fittest What about survival of the luckiest Like pioneers in search of a better life bacteria on a surface wander around and often ... - Read More

Engineers fine-tune the sensitivity of nano-chemical sensor

Researchers have discovered a technique for controlling the sensitivity of graphene chemical sensors The sensors made of an insulating base coated with a graphene sheet a single atom thick layer of carbon are already so ... - Read More

Graphene quantum dots may someday tell if it will rain on Mars

Quantum dots, Mars
The latest research from a Kansas State University chemical engineer may help improve humidity and pressure sensors particularly those used in outer space Vikas Berry William H Honstead professor of chemical engineering and his research ... - Read More

Researchers find a way to make steel without greenhouse-gas emissions

Anyone who has seen pictures of the giant red hot cauldrons in which steel is made fed by vast amounts of carbon and belching flame and smoke would not be surprised to learn that steelmaking ... - Read More

New mechanism converts natural gas to energy faster, captures carbon dioxide

Chemical engineering researchers have identified a new mechanism to convert natural gas into energy up to 70 times faster while effectively capturing the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide CO2 This could make power generation from natural ... - Read More

Cleaner, low temperature nuclear fuels?

The search for cleaner low temperature nuclear fuels has produced a shock result for a team of experts at The University of Nottingham First they created a stable version of a 'trophy molecule' that has ... - Read More

20-million-year-old amber shatters theories of glass as a liquid

Glass
Fact or fiction Stained glass found in medieval cathedrals becomes thicker at the bottom because glass moves over time For years researchers have had their doubts now a team at Texas Tech University has further ... - Read More

New mechanism converts natural gas to energy faster, captures CO2

Chemical engineering researchers have identified a new mechanism to convert natural gas into energy up to 70 times faster while effectively capturing the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide CO2 This could make power generation from natural ... - Read More

Ubiquitous engineered nanomaterials can cause lung inflammation: Substances are used in everything from paint to sporting equipment

Substances
A consortium of scientists from across the country has found that breathing ultrafine particles from a large family of materials that increasingly are found in a host of household and commercial products from sunscreens to ... - Read More

In vivo flexible large scale integrated circuits developed

In vivo
A team led by Professor Keon Jae Lee from the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at KAIST has developed in vivo silicon based flexible large scale integrated circuits LSI for bio medical wireless communication ... - Read More

Unique method for creating uniform nanoparticles developed

Nanoparticles, Nanoparticles, Nanoparticles
University of Illinois researchers have developed a new way to produce highly uniform nanocrystals used for both fundamental and applied nanotechnology projects We have developed a unique approach for the synthesis of highly uniform icosahedral ... - Read More

Engineers manipulate a buckyball by inserting a single water molecule

Molecule, molecule
Columbia Engineering researchers have developed a technique to isolate a single water molecule inside a buckyball or C60 and to drive motion of the so called big nonpolar ball through the encapsulated small polar H2O ... - Read More

New device can extract human DNA with full genetic data in minutes

Genetic, Genetic, Genetic
Take a swab of saliva from your mouth and within minutes your DNA could be ready for analysis and genome sequencing with the help of a new device University of Washington engineers and NanoFacture http ... - Read More

Improving materials that convert heat to electricity and vice-versa: Turning waste heat into electricity

Heat
Thermoelectric materials can be used to turn waste heat into electricity or to provide refrigeration without any liquid coolants and a research team from the University of Michigan has found a way to nearly double ... - Read More

Microwave oven cooks up solar cell material

Microwave
University of Utah metallurgists used an old microwave oven to produce a nanocrystal semiconductor rapidly using cheap abundant and less toxic metals than other semiconductors They hope it will be used for more efficient photovoltaic ... - Read More

Potential of best practice to reduce impacts from oil and gas projects in the Amazon

Gas
Hydrocarbon exploration and production continues to press into the most remote corners of the western Amazon one of the most biologically and culturally diverse zones on Earth A new best practice framework that combines technical ... - Read More

'Going negative' pays for nanotubes

Carbon, carbon
A Rice University laboratory's cagey strategy turns negatively charged carbon nanotubes into liquid crystals that could enhance the creation of fibers and films Share This See Also Graphene Nanotechnology Organic Chemistry Chemistry Materials Science Nature ... - Read More
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