Heating a sheet of plastic may not bring it to life but it sure looks like it does in new experiments at Rice University The materials created by Rice polymer scientist Rafael Verduzco and his ... - Read More
Researchers from Northwestern University's McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science have developed the world's highest quantum efficiency ultraviolet UV photodetector an advance in technology that could aid in the detection of missiles and chemical ... - Read More
Half Heusler compounds are especially suited for manufacturing thermoelectric modules Waste heat can be converted to electricity with them Researchers have manufactured the alloys for the first time in kilogram quantities More than two thirds ... - Read More
Reducing the amount of sunlight reaching the planet's surface by geoengineering may not undo climate change after all Two German researchers used a simple energy balance analysis to explain how Earth's water cycle responds differently ... - Read More
Thermoelectric materials can convert waste heat directly into electricity Tommi Tynell M Sc Tech who is a doctoral candidate at the Aalto University School of Chemical Technology has developed hybrid thermoelectric materials which combine useful ... - Read More
Highly insulating triple pane windows keep a house snug and cozy but it takes two decades or more for the windows to pay off financially based on utility bill savings according to a report by ... - Read More
Data centers housing thousands of computers have enabled the proliferation of new cloud based services One problem associated with data centers however is their aggregate electricity consumption The servers in the data centers use electricity ... - Read More
Small optical devices are important for diagnostic imaging in the body they serve for example as optical probes in blood vessels or the gastrointestinal tract For accurate diagnosis such applications require a 360 degree view ... - Read More
Through a process known as thermionic conversion heat energy such as light from the sun or heat from burned fossil fuels can be converted into electricity with very high efficiency Because of its promise researchers ... - Read More
Some companies could economically convert their operations to wood boilers for heat and power according to a team of forestry researchers The conversion to wood powered burners would make the most sense for larger commercial ... - Read More
Experimental evidence and computer simulations suggest how to grow structures with the best trade offs between three desired characteristics strength flexibility and the ability to dissipate heat When engineers design devices they must often join ... - Read More
Nanosponges that soak up a dangerous pore forming toxin produced by MRSA methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus could serve as a safe and effective vaccine against this toxin This nanosponge vaccine enabled the immune systems of ... - Read More
Until now scientists were pretty sure they knew how the surface of a neutron star a super dense star that forms when a large star explodes and its core collapses into itself can heat itself ... - Read More
In a new study published today in the Institute of Physics and German Physical Society's New Journal of Physics a group of researchers from the UK and Australia have come up with a new way ... - Read More
Mix together air fuel and heat and you get combustion the chemical reaction that powers most engines in planes trains and automobiles And if you throw in some ionized gas plasma it turns out you ... - Read More
Nature builds flawless diamonds sapphires and other gems Now a Northwestern University research team is the first to build near perfect single crystals out of nanoparticles and DNA using the same structure favored by nature ... - Read More
Even if carbon dioxide emissions came to a sudden halt the carbon dioxide already in Earth's atmosphere could continue to warm our planet for hundreds of years according to Princeton University led research published in ... - Read More
Suggesting that quantum computers might benefit from losing some data physicists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology NIST have entangled linked the quantum properties of two ions by leaking judiciously chosen information to ... - Read More
University of Illinois researchers have developed a way to heal gaps in wires too small for even the world's tiniest soldering iron Led by electrical and computer engineering professor Joseph Lyding and graduate student Jae ... - Read More
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