Dielectric elastomers are novel materials for making actuators or motors with soft and lightweight properties that can undergo large active deformations with high energy conversion efficiencies This has made dielectric elastomers popular for creating devices ... - Read More
When weighing the pluses and minuses of your skin add this to the plus column Your skin like that of all vertebrates is remarkably resistant to tearing Now a collaboration of researchers at the U ... - Read More
Scientists working at the National Institute of Standards and Technology NIST and the National Institutes of Health NIH have devised and demonstrated a new shape shifting probe about one hundredth as wide as a human ... - Read More
Bioplastics made from protein sources such as albumin and whey have shown significant antibacterial properties findings that could eventually lead to their use in plastics used in medical applications such as wound healing dressings sutures ... - Read More
The EU wants to further improve the authorization process for agricultural products The different national procedures for this are supposed to be further harmonized Fraunhofer researchers have developed a software for estimating the transfer of ... - Read More
Manufacturers conduct virtual tests on vehicle designs long before the first car rolls off the assembly line Simulation of the tires has remained a challenge however The software tool CDTire 3D from Fraunhofer researchers now ... - Read More
For living organisms proteins are an essential part of their body system and are needed to thrive In recent years a certain class of proteins has challenged researchers' conventional notion that proteins have a static ... - Read More
New coloured protective coatings offer the same corrosion and wear protection as colourless coatings while their colouration opens new opportunities Red could for instance be used as a warning colour on surfaces which can get ... - Read More
The process of trial and error in scientific research is costly and time consuming And while scientific innovation and discovery is necessary to find solutions to some of society's largest challenges think clean energy national ... - Read More
Researchers have developed a novel technique for crafting nanometer scale necklaces based on tiny star like structures threaded onto a polymeric backbone The technique could provide a new way to produce hybrid organic inorganic shish ... - Read More
Steel is the most important material in vehicle and machinery construction Large quantities of offcuts and scraps are left over from rolling and milling crude steel into strip steel New radar from Fraunhofer researchers measures ... - Read More
Imaging tests like mammograms or CT scans can detect tumors but figuring out whether a growth is or isn't cancer usually requires a biopsy to study cells directly Now results of a Johns Hopkins study ... - Read More
Fewer industrial firms would violate environmental legislation and a higher number would adopt cleaner technologies if environmental authorities would focus their monitoring efforts on companies with the most environmentally damaging technology At a societal level ... - Read More
In a new paper a team of Yale researchers assesses the criticality of all 62 metals on the Periodic Table of Elements providing key insights into which materials might become more difficult to find in ... - Read More
Researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign UIUC are using supercomputing resources at the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility ALCF a DOE Office of Science User Facility to shed light on the mysterious nature ... - Read More
The promising new material molybdenum disulfide MoS2 has an inherent issue that's steeped in irony The material's greatest asset its monolayer thickness is also its biggest challenge Monolayer MoS2's ultra thin structure is strong lightweight ... - Read More
Replacement of toxic chemical components by non toxic natural analogs is a popular approach in sustainable projects The study carried out at Zelinsky Institute of Organic Chemistry Moscow has shown that partial replacement of chemical ... - Read More
Researchers at the University of Texas at Dallas have created new structures that exploit the electromechanical properties of specific nanofibers to stretch to up to seven times their length while remaining tougher than Kevlar These ... - Read More
Taking our understanding of quantum matter to new levels scientists at Los Alamos National Laboratory are exposing high temperature superconductors to very high magnetic fields changing the temperature at which the materials become perfectly conducting ... - Read More
A plastic used in filters and tubing has an unusual trait It can produce electricity when pulled or pressed This ability has been used in small ways but now researchers are coaxing fibers of the ... - Read More
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