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Fuel cells for powering homes

One of the applications that fuel cells may have is the supplying of homes with electrical power When considering applications of this type that call for greater power a research group in the UPV EHU's ... - Read More

Uncertainty gives scientists new confidence in search for novel materials

Scientists at Stanford University and the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory have found a way to estimate uncertainties in computer calculations that are widely used to speed the search for new materials for ... - Read More

Silicon oxide for better computer memory: Use of porous silicon oxide reduces forming voltage, improves manufacturability

Rice University's breakthrough silicon oxide technology for high density next generation computer memory is one step closer to mass production thanks to a refinement that will allow manufacturers to fabricate devices at room temperature with ... - Read More

Sophisticated radiation detector designed for broad public use

Nuclear engineers at Oregon State University have developed a small portable and inexpensive radiation detection device that should help people all over the world better understand the radiation around them its type and intensity and ... - Read More

Efficient thermal cooling and heating

Thermal systems use heat to produce cold and vice versa To do so a material is needed that can dissipate water vapor particularly well and quickly A new method simply applies this property as a ... - Read More


Highlights for 2014 National Meeting of World's Largest Scientific Society

Journalists registering for the American Chemical Society’s ACS’ 248th National Meeting & amp Exposition this summer will have an abundance of material to mine for their news stories Nearly 12 000 presentations are planned on ... - Read More

From pencil marks to quantum computers

One of the hottest materials in condensed matter research today is graphene Graphene had an unlikely start it began with researchers messing around with pencil marks on paper Pencil lead is actually made of graphite ... - Read More

Hollow-fiber membranes could cut separation costs, energy use

Researchers have developed a microfluidic technique for fabricating a new class of metal organic framework MOF membranes inside hollow polymer fibers that are just a few hundred microns in diameter The new fabrication process believed ... - Read More

With 'ribbons' of graphene, width matters: A narrow enough ribbon will transform a high-performance conductor into a semiconductor

Using graphene ribbons of unimaginably small widths just several atoms across a group of researchers at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee UWM has found a novel way to tune the wonder material causing the extremely ... - Read More

Plants respond to leaf vibrations caused by insects' chewing

Previous studies have suggested that plant growth can be influenced by sound and that plants respond to wind and touch Now researchers at the University of Missouri in a collaboration that brings together audio and ... - Read More

Scientists discover how 'plastic' solar panels work

Scientists don't fully understand how 'plastic' solar panels work which complicates the improvement of their cost efficiency thereby blocking the wider use of the technology However researchers at the University of Montreal the Science and ... - Read More

Superconducting-silicon qubits: Using a bottom-up approach to make hybrid quantum devices

Theorists propose a way to make superconducting quantum devices such as Josephson junctions and qubits atom by atom inside a silicon crystal Such systems could combine the most promising aspects of silicon spin qubits with ... - Read More

Nature of solids and liquids explored through new pitch drop experiment

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

Inspired by nature, researchers create tougher metal materials

Drawing inspiration from the structure of bones and bamboo researchers have found that by gradually changing the internal structure of metals they can make stronger tougher materials that can be customized for a wide variety ... - Read More

Bolstering batteries with nanotubes

Researchers at the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory NREL are turning to extremely tiny tubes and rods to boost power and durability in lithium ion batteries the energy sources for cell phones laptops and ... - Read More

One of world's thinnest piezoelectric materials identified

There are a handful of naturally occurring materials known as piezoelectric materials that generate electricity if you bend stretch or apply another mechanical force to them and vice versa if you apply a voltage across ... - Read More

Squid sucker ring teeth material could aid reconstructive surgery, serve as eco-packaging

Squid tentacles are loaded with hundreds of suction cups or suckers and each sucker has a ring of razor sharp teeth that help these mighty predators latch onto and take down prey In a study ... - Read More

Making graphene from plastic?

Graphene is gaining heated attention dubbed a wonder material with great conductivity flexibility and durability However graphene is hard to come by due to the fact that its manufacturing process is complicated and mass production ... - Read More

Hollow optical fibers for UV light

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

Green planning needed to maintain city buildings

Green spaces in towns and cities need extra consideration as they may be damaging buildings in the area according to new research from the Universities of Southampton and Surrey When organic chemicals from trees and ... - Read More
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