The sun's energy is virtually limitless but harnessing its electricity with today's single crystal silicon solar cells is extremely expensive 10 times pricier than coal according to some estimates Organic solar cells polymer solar cells ... - Read More
At the heart of computing are tiny crystals that transmit and store digital information's ones and zeroes Today these are hard and brittle materials But cheap flexible nontoxic organic molecules may play a role in ... - Read More
Looking toward improved batteries for charging electric cars and storing energy from renewable but intermittent solar and wind scientists at Oak Ridge National Laboratory have developed the first high performance nanostructured solid electrolyte for more ... - Read More
In a demonstration of the power of green chemistry scientists are reporting development of a new and more efficient process for making one of the most costly and widely used medications for severe mental illness ... - Read More
Living cells are surrounded by a membrane that tightly regulates what gets in and out of the cell This barrier is necessary for cells to control their internal environment but it makes it more difficult ... - Read More
Researchers at Syracuse University's Department of Biomedical and Chemical Engineering at L C Smith College of Engineering and Computer Science are studying the toxicity of commonly used nanoparticles particles up to one million times smaller ... - Read More
Microbiologists who study wild marine microbes as opposed to the lab grown variety face enormous challenges in getting a clear picture of the daily activities of their subjects But a team of scientists from MIT ... - Read More
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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