Throw a rock through a window made of silica glass and the brittle insulating oxide pane shatters But whack a golf ball with a club made of metallic glass a resilient conductor that looks like ... - Read More
From joint replacements to cardiac implants and dialysis machines medical devices enhance or save lives on a daily basis However any device implanted in the body or in contact with flowing blood faces two critical ... - Read More
Thin film coatings impart new properties to glass in applications as diverse as window glazing solar cells and touchscreens With the Megatron® sputtering system it is now possible for the first time to vary the ... - Read More
An emerging class of electrically conductive plastics called radical polymers may bring low cost transparent solar cells flexible and lightweight batteries and ultrathin antistatic coatings for consumer electronics and aircraft Researchers have established the solid ... - Read More
Researchers at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University have unveiled a new method to form tiny 3D metal nanoparticles in prescribed shapes and dimensions using DNA Nature's building block as a ... - Read More
A new technique makes it possible to quickly detect the presence of drugs or to monitor certain medical conditions using only a single drop of blood or urine representing a potential tool for clinicians and ... - Read More
Reliable batch to batch formation is crucial for crystalline active pharmaceutical ingredients as two different polymorphs of the same drug may function very differently in the body Sendhil Poornachary from the A*STAR Institute of Chemical ... - Read More
How can a beam of light tell the difference between left and right At the Vienna University of Technology TU Wien tiny particles have been coupled to a glass fibre The particles emit light into ... - Read More
Rice University scientists who created a deicing film for radar domes have now refined the technology to work as a transparent coating for glass The new work by Rice chemist James Tour and his colleagues ... - Read More
Human nasal epithelial cells cultured on a microchip react to air pollutants just like they would in the upper airway The upper respiratory tract is the first line of defense against air pollutants including allergens ... - Read More
A thin layer of graphene paint can make impermeable and chemically resistant coatings which could be used for packaging to keep food fresh for longer and protect metal structures against corrosion new findings from The ... - Read More
A flexible display incorporating graphene in its pixels' electronics has been successfully demonstrated by the Cambridge Graphene Centre and Plastic Logic the first time graphene has been used in a transistor based flexible device The ... - Read More
Industrial wet spinning processes produce fibers from polymers and other materials by using tiny needles to eject continuous jets of liquid precursors The electrically charged liquids ejected from the needles normally exhibit a chaotic whipping ... - Read More
A team of University of Maryland physicists has published new nanoscience advances that they and other scientists say make possible new nanostructures and nanotechnologies with huge potential applications ranging from clean energy and quantum computing ... - Read More
Glass has many applications that call for different properties such as resistance to thermal shock or to chemically harsh environments Glassmakers commonly use additives such as boron oxide to tweak these properties by changing the ... - Read More
Only recently has it become possible to accurately see the structure of a liquid Using X rays and a high tech apparatus that holds liquids without a container Kenneth Kelton PhD the Arthur Holly Compton ... - Read More
Last year MIT researchers discovered that when water droplets spontaneously jump away from superhydrophobic surfaces during condensation they can gain electric charge in the process Now the same team has demonstrated that this process can ... - Read More
Physicists at Queen Mary University of London have set up a new pitch drop experiment for students to explore the difference between solid and liquids Known as the 'world's longest experiment' the set up at ... - Read More
If you want to send light on a trip through optical fibres with as little loss as possible you should opt for infrared light as is the case for example in the telecommunication networks worldwide ... - Read More
Real invisibility cloaks are rather complex and work in certain situations only The laws of physics prevent an optical invisibility cloak from making objects in air invisible for any directions colors and polarizations If the ... - Read More
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