Paper is known for its ability to absorb liquids making it ideal for products such as paper towels But by modifying the underlying network of cellulose fibers etching off surface fluff and applying a thin ... - Read More
What may be the ultimate heat sink is only possible because of yet another astounding capability of graphene The one atom thick form of carbon can act as a go between that allows vertically aligned ... - Read More
Nanostructures that assemble themselves from polymer molecules could prove to be useful tools in chemistry and industry However it is difficult to develop structurally robust self assembling materials because they are often adversely affected by ... - Read More
Tungsten is particularly suitable as material for highly stressed parts of the vessel enclosing a hot fusion plasma it being the metal with the highest melting point A disadvantage however is its brittleness which under ... - Read More
Scientists at the University of California San Diego have designed tiny spherical particles to float easily through the bloodstream after injection then assemble into a durable scaffold within diseased tissue An enzyme produced by a ... - Read More
There is growing recognition that reductions in Arctic sea ice levels will influence patterns of atmospheric circulation both within and beyond the Arctic New research in the International Journal of Climatology explores the impact of ... - Read More
Chemical engineering researchers Wei Fan Paul Dauenhauer and colleagues at the University of Massachusetts Amherst report this week that they've discovered a new chemical process to make p xylene an important ingredient of common plastics ... - Read More
Many solids are produced from melting Depending on how quickly they cool off invariably internal tensile stresses begin to build up One example are Prince Rupert's Drops or Dutch tears you can hit their thick ... - Read More
Released 5 28 2013 11 00 AM EDTSource Newsroom University of Massachusetts Amherst more news from this source May 28 2013 AMHERST Mass – Chemical engineering researchers Wei Fan Paul Dauenhauer and colleagues at the ... - Read More
In a move that would make the Alchemists of King Arthur's time green with envy scientists have unraveled the formula for turning liquid cement into liquid metal This makes cement a semi conductor and opens ... - Read More
From the high resolution glow of flat screen televisions to light bulbs that last for years light emitting diodes LEDs continue to transform technology The celebrated efficiency and versatility of LEDs and other solid state ... - Read More
Physicists understand perfectly well why a fridge magnet sticks to certain metallic surfaces But there are more exotic forms of magnetism whose properties remain unclear despite decades of intense research An important step towards filling ... - Read More
In pioneering new research at Columbia University scientists have grown high quality crystals of molybdenum disulfide MoS2 the world's thinnest semiconductor and studied how these crystals stitch together at the atomic scale to form continuous ... - Read More
Everybody who has tried to stack oranges in a box knows that a regular packing of spheres in a flat layer naturally leads to a hexagonal pattern where each sphere is surrounded by six neighbours ... - Read More
Research teams from UW Milwaukee and the University of York investigating the properties of ultra thin films of new materials are helping bring quantum computing one step closer to reality An on going collaboration between ... - Read More
Ammonium salts could provide a viable way of removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere via carbon mineralization Removing excess carbon dioxide CO2 from the atmosphere may be essential to curb severe climate change Possible but ... - Read More
A new streamlined approach to genetic engineering drastically reduces the time and effort needed to insert new genes into bacteria the workhorses of biotechnology scientists are reporting Published in the journal ACS Synthetic Biology the ... - Read More
In the tropics at heights more than 10 miles above the surface the prevailing winds alternate between strong easterlies and strong westerlies roughly every other year This slow heartbeat in the tropical upper atmosphere referred ... - Read More
Researchers at North Carolina State University have developed a new technique for creating high quality semiconductor thin films at the atomic scale meaning the films are only one atom thick The technique can be used ... - Read More
A new slow motion method of controlling the synthesis of polymers which takes inspiration from both trees and Celtic Knots opens up new possibilities in areas including medical devices drug delivery elastics and adhesives Scientists ... - Read More
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