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Nanoscavengers could usher in next generation water purification

Purification
Among its many talents silver is an antibiotic Titanium dioxide is known to glom on to certain heavy metals and pollutants Other materials do the same for salt In recent years environmental engineers have sought ... - Read More

Chemists demonstrate nanoscale alloys so bright they could have potential medical applications

Medical, Applications, Alloys
Alloys like bronze and steel have been transformational for centuries yielding top of the line machines necessary for industry As scientists move toward nanotechnology however the focus has shifted toward creating alloys at the nanometer ... - Read More

New uses for tiny carbon nanotubes: Adding ionic liquid to nanotube films could build smaller gadgets

The atom sized world of carbon nanotubes holds great promise for a future demanding smaller and faster electronic components Nanotubes are stronger than steel and smaller than any element of silicon based electronics the ubiquitous ... - Read More

Flawed diamonds promise sensory perfection: Electron spin extended for incredibly tiny magnetic detectors

Electron, Electron, Electron
From brain to heart to stomach the bodies of humans and animals generate weak magnetic fields that a supersensitive detector could use to pinpoint illnesses trace drugs and maybe even read minds Sensors no bigger ... - Read More

'Power plants': How to harvest electricity directly from plants

Plants, plants
The sun provides the most abundant source of energy on the planet However only a tiny fraction of the solar radiation on Earth is converted into useful energy To help solve this problem researchers at ... - Read More

Graphene quantum dots may someday tell if it will rain on Mars

Quantum dots, Mars
The latest research from a Kansas State University chemical engineer may help improve humidity and pressure sensors particularly those used in outer space Vikas Berry William H Honstead professor of chemical engineering and his research ... - Read More

New mechanism converts natural gas to energy faster, captures carbon dioxide

Chemical engineering researchers have identified a new mechanism to convert natural gas into energy up to 70 times faster while effectively capturing the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide CO2 This could make power generation from natural ... - Read More

New mechanism converts natural gas to energy faster, captures CO2

Chemical engineering researchers have identified a new mechanism to convert natural gas into energy up to 70 times faster while effectively capturing the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide CO2 This could make power generation from natural ... - Read More

Unique method for creating uniform nanoparticles developed

Nanoparticles, Nanoparticles, Nanoparticles
University of Illinois researchers have developed a new way to produce highly uniform nanocrystals used for both fundamental and applied nanotechnology projects We have developed a unique approach for the synthesis of highly uniform icosahedral ... - Read More

Engineers manipulate a buckyball by inserting a single water molecule

Molecule, molecule
Columbia Engineering researchers have developed a technique to isolate a single water molecule inside a buckyball or C60 and to drive motion of the so called big nonpolar ball through the encapsulated small polar H2O ... - Read More

Improving materials that convert heat to electricity and vice-versa: Turning waste heat into electricity

Heat
Thermoelectric materials can be used to turn waste heat into electricity or to provide refrigeration without any liquid coolants and a research team from the University of Michigan has found a way to nearly double ... - Read More

Shaking things up: Researchers propose new old way to purify carbon nanotubes

Carbon nanotubes
An old somewhat passé trick used to purify protein samples based on their affinity for water has found new fans at the National Institute of Standards and Technology NIST where materials scientists are using it ... - Read More

First snapshot of organisms eating each other: Feast clue to smell of ancient Earth

Smell
Tiny 1 900 million year old fossils from rocks around Lake Superior Canada give the first ever snapshot of organisms eating each other and suggest what the ancient Earth would have smelled like Share This ... - Read More

Comparing proteins at a glance: Technique for easy comparisons of proteins in solution

Proteins, Proteins, proteins
A revolutionary X ray analytical technique that enables researchers at a glance to identify structural similarities and differences between multiple proteins under a variety of conditions has been developed by researchers with the U S ... - Read More

Diamond as a building material for optical circuits

Building, Diamond
The application of light for information processing opens up a multitude of possibilities However to be able to adequately use photons in circuits and sensors materials need to have particular optical and mechanical properties Researchers ... - Read More

New device could cut costs on household products, pharmaceuticals

Pharmaceuticals, pharmaceuticals
Sometimes cost saving comes in nanoscale packages Share This See Also Nature of Water Civil Engineering Organic Chemistry Chemistry Materials Science Engineering Soap bubble Surface tension Energy conservation Concrete A new procedure that thickens and ... - Read More

Cost-Saving Measure to Upgrade Ethanol to Butanol -- A Better Alternative to Gasoline

despite several disadvantages Ethanol for instance has a lower energy content per gallon than gasoline which can reduce fuel mileage Ethanol also has a corrosive effect on car engines and can’t easily be used in ... - Read More

Nanotechnology imaging breakthrough

Nanotechnology, Nanotechnology, Nanotechnology, Nanotechnology
A team of researchers has made a major breakthrough in measuring the structure of nanomaterials under extremely high pressures For the first time they developed a way to get around the severe distortions of high ... - Read More

Shape changers: Surface diffusion plays a key role in defining the shapes of catalytic nanoparticles

Nanoparticles, Nanoparticles, Nanoparticles
Controlling the shapes of nanometer sized catalytic and electrocatalytic particles made from noble metals such as platinum and palladium may be more complicated than previously thought Share This See Also Nanotechnology Chemistry Nature of Water ... - Read More

New Approach to Testing Health, Environmental Effects of Nanoparticles

is the focus of a newly funded multi institutional partnership that includes Haynes’ team It is the Center for Sustainable Nanotechnology funded by the National Science Foundation Division of Chemistry through the Centers for Chemical ... - Read More
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