Researchers have designed a device that uses light to manipulate its mechanical properties The device which was fabricated using a plasmomechanical metamaterial operates through a unique mechanism that couples its optical and mechanical resonances enabling ... - Read More
Using bundled strands of DNA to build Tinkertoy like tetrahedral cages scientists at the U S Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory have devised a way to trap and arrange nanoparticles in a way that ... - Read More
There are many different ways to make nanomaterials but weaving the oldest and most enduring method of making fabrics has not been one of them until now An international collaboration led by scientists at the ... - Read More
MIT chemists have created a new material that combines the flexibility of polymer gels with the rigid structure provided by metal based clusters The new gels could be well suited for a range of possible ... - Read More
Released 23 Nov 2015 4 05 PM ESTSource Newsroom ASBMB Today Add to Favorites Contact Information Available for logged in reporters only Citations Journal of Biological ChemistryBy Alexandra Pantos Nov 25 2015 Maintaining the shape ... - Read More
Researchers from North Carolina State University have discovered that electron spin brings a previously unknown degree of order to the high entropy alloy nickel iron chromium cobalt NiFeCrCo and may play a role in giving ... - 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
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
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
Graphene quantum dots made from coal introduced in 2013 by the Rice University lab of chemist James Tour can be engineered for specific semiconducting properties in either of two single step processes In a new ... - Read More
Mother of pearl the iridescent layer in the shells of some mollusks inspired a Rice University study that will help scientists and engineers judge the ultimate strength stiffness and toughness of composite materials for anything ... - Read More
A fabrication technique that uses lasers to deposit superalloys with fewer cracks and excellent mechanical properties has been developed by A*STAR researchers Alloys are mixtures of two or more metallic elements The composition of an ... - Read More
Scientists are using the fibers from orange tree pruning as an acoustic insulator The work is being done by a team of researchers from the Universitat Politècnica de València and the Universitat de Girona As ... - Read More
It's nearly 50 years since Gordon Moore predicted that the density of transistors on an integrated circuit would double every two years Moore's Law has turned out to be a self fulfilling prophecy that technologists ... - Read More
Limpet teeth might be the strongest natural material known to humans a new study has found Researchers from the University of Portsmouth have discovered that limpets small aquatic snail like creatures with conical shells have ... - Read More
Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign have developed a unique single step process to achieve three dimensional 3D texturing of graphene and graphite Using a commercially available thermally activated shape memory polymer ... - Read More
Hydrogels are materials that are commonly used in everyday objects such as contact lenses or diapers in order to control humidity However chemical engineers at the University of Guadalajara UdeG in Mexico developed a new ... - Read More
Incredibly tough slightly stretchy spider silk is a lightweight biodegradable wonder material with numerous potential biomedical applications But although humans have been colonizing relatively placid silkworms for thousands of years harvesting silk from territorial and ... - Read More
Natural materials have extraordinary mechanical properties which are based on sophisticated arrangements and combinations of multiple building blocks One key aspect of today's materials research therefore is to develop bio inspired materials reaching to the ... - Read More
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