Rivers drive the evolution of Earth's surface by eroding and depositing sediment But for nearly a century geologists have puzzled over why theoretical models which use principles of physics to predict patterns of sediment transport ... - Read More
As a novel energy storage device supercapacitors have attracted substantial attention in recent years due to their ultra high charge and discharge rate excellent stability long cycle life and very high power density Imagine charging ... - Read More
Physicists from Forschungszentrum Jülich have developed a criterion with which scientists can seek suitable substrate materials for graphene in a targeted way Interactions with the substrate material often lead to a loss of the amazing ... - Read More
Researchers at the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science and the Université Pierre et Marie Curie in Paris have identified a method for manufacturing longer lasting and stronger forms of glass The ... - Read More
An international team of researchers has used infinitely short light pulses to observe ultrafast changes in the electron level properties of superconductors setting a new standard for temporal resolution in the field The scientists from ... - Read More
With more than five times the thermal conductivity of copper diamond is the ultimate heat spreader But the slow rate of heat flow into diamond from other materials limits its use in practice In particular ... - Read More
Lithium ion batteries are common in consumer electronics They are one of the most popular types of rechargeable batteries for portable electronics with a high energy density no memory effect and only a slow loss ... - Read More
Researchers in South Korea have for the first time developed a simple technique to produce a two dimensional nitrogen containing crystal that has the capacity to be a potential rival to graphene and silicon as ... - Read More
Researchers at the Universities of Basel and Valencia have reported important advances in the development of next generation lighting technologies in the journal Chemical Science Lighting technology is in a state of change The old ... - Read More
The process of wrinkle formation is familiar to anyone who has ever sat in a bathtub a little too long But exactly why layered materials sometimes form one kind of wrinkly pattern or another or ... - Read More
At the origin of the properties of high temperature superconductors lies a phenomenon that is too fast to be observed experimentally with conventional methods A team of scientists from different research centres including the Milan ... - Read More
Caltech scientists inspired by a chemical process found in leaves have developed an electrically conductive film that could help pave the way for devices capable of harnessing sunlight to split water into hydrogen fuel When ... - Read More
A group of researchers at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology KAIST developed a high performance ultrathin polymeric insulator for field effect transistors FETs The researchers used vaporized monomers to form polymeric films ... - Read More
To fully understand how nanomaterials behave one must also understand the atomic scale deformation mechanisms that determine their structure and therefore their strength and function Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh Drexel University and Georgia ... - Read More
In the race to miniaturize electronic components researchers are challenged with a major problem the smaller or the faster your device the more challenging it is to cool it down One solution to improve the ... - Read More
Today touch screens are everywhere from smart phones and tablets to computer monitors to interactive digital signage and displays Many touch screens are made of layered thin billionths of a meter thick films of indium ... - Read More
University of British Columbia researchers have found a new way to make state of the art materials for energy storage using a cheap lamp from the hardware store The researchers wanted to find a better ... - Read More
In nature pores can continuously control how a living organism absorbs or excretes fluids vapors and solids in response to its environment for example tiny holes invisible to the naked eye called stomata cover a ... - Read More
A University of Melbourne researcher has found that common consumer products including those marketed as 'green' 'all natural' 'non toxic' and 'organic' emit a range of compounds that could harm human health and air quality ... - Read More
Researchers at the University of Houston have created a new thermoelectric material intended to generate electric power from waste heat from a vehicle tailpipe for example or an industrial smokestack with greater efficiency and higher ... - Read More
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