New optical technologies using metasurfaces capable of the ultra efficient control of light are nearing commercialization with potential applications including advanced solar cells computers telecommunications sensors and microscopes Share This See Also Optics Materials Science ... - Read More
Heavy rains have become more frequent in the upper Midwest over the past 60 years according to a study from the University of Iowa The trend appears to hold true even with the current drought ... - Read More
In the search for the fuels of tomorrow Swedish researchers are finding inspiration in the sea Not in offshore oil wells but in the water where blue green algae thrive Share This See Also Agriculture ... - Read More
A simple fermentation treatment can convert a by product of biofuel production into a valuable chemical feedstock for a wide range of biomedical products Share This See Also Cell Biology Agriculture and Food Organic Chemistry ... - Read More
The search for sustainable new materials to store heat captured from the sun for release during the night has led scientists to a high tech combination of paraffin wax and sand Their report on the ... - Read More
Engineers at Stanford have developed a prototype single fiber endoscope that improves the resolution of these much sought after instruments fourfold over existing designs The advance could lead to an era of needle thin minimally ... - Read More
All living organisms rely on iron as an essential nutrient In the ocean iron's abundance or scarcity means all the difference as it fuels the growth of plankton the base of the ocean's food web ... - Read More
New York Gov Andrew Cuomo will soon decide whether to approve hydraulic fracturing for natural gas in the state To date no alternative to expanded gas drilling has been proposed Share This See Also Energy ... - Read More
It may be better to tolerate lower oil content in algae grown for biodiesel to boost growth and overall productivity says research from the University of Sheffield Share This See Also Petroleum Organic Chemistry Oil ... - Read More
There is good news and better news about ground level ozone in American cities While dangerous ozone levels have fallen in places that clamp down on emissions from vehicles and industry a new study from ... - Read More
A twist on thin film technology may provide a way to optically detect and analyze multiple substances simultaneously leading to quicker diagnostics in such industries as health care and homeland security according to Penn State ... - Read More
Researchers at Columbia Engineering have developed a new plug and play method to assemble complex cell microenvironments that is a scalable highly precise way to fabricate tissues with any spatial organization or interest such as ... - Read More
Aging sewer systems are spilling a considerable amount of nitrogen into urban watersheds diminishing both the quality of water and ecosystems' habitats However many studies documenting the impacts of nitrogen on urban environs have not ... - Read More
A team of researchers from the National University of Singapore NUS led by Professor Loh Kian Ping Head of the Department of Chemistry at the NUS Faculty of Science has successfully altered the properties of ... - Read More
For years researchers have developed thin films of bismuth telluride Bi2Te3 which converts heat into electricity or electricity to cooling on top of gallium arsenide GaAs to create cooling devices for electronics But while they ... - Read More
Released 3 11 2013 5 00 AM EDTSource Newsroom National University of Singapore more news from this source Mar 11 2013 A team of researchers from the National University of Singapore NUS led by Professor ... - Read More
For more than 20 years researchers have been using atomic force microscopy AFM to measure and characterize materials at the nanometer scale However AFM based measurements of chemistry and chemical properties of materials were generally ... - Read More
Americans take electrical power for granted whenever they flip on a light switch But the growing use of solar and wind power in the United States makes the on demand delivery of electricity more challenging ... - Read More
The search for a less expensive sustainable source of biomass or plant material for producing gasoline diesel and jet fuel has led scientists to duckweed that fast growing floating plant that turns ponds and lakes ... - Read More
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