Modern research has found no simple inexpensive way to alter a material's thermal conductivity at room temperature That lack of control has made it hard to create new classes of devices that use phonons the ... - Read More
The key to better cellphones and other rechargeable electronics may be in tiny sandwiches made of nanosheets according to mechanical engineering research from Kansas State University Gurpreet Singh assistant professor of mechanical and nuclear engineering ... - Read More
A group of Mexican engineers from the Jhostoblak Corporate created technology to recover and purify either seawater or wastewater from households hotels hospitals commercial and industrial facilities regardless of the content of pollutants and microorganisms ... - Read More
A better method for predicting the number of hurricanes in an upcoming season has been developed by a team of University of Arizona atmospheric scientists The UA team's new model improves the accuracy of seasonal ... - Read More
Neuroscientists are taking inspiration from natural motor control to design new prosthetic devices that can better replace limb function In new work researchers have tested a range of brain controlled devices from wheelchairs to robots ... - Read More
Scientists have achieved an unprecedented level of control over defects in liquid crystals that can be engineered for applications in liquid matter photonics Sitting with a joystick in the comfort of their chairs scientists can ... - 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
In experiments with ultracold rubidium atoms MPQ scientists create magnetic quantum crystals made of gigantic Rydberg atoms Materials with a defined crystal structure are a familiar phenomenon in condensed matter physics A crystal exhibits a ... - Read More
Date March 25 2015 Source National Institute for Materials Science NIMS Summary A new finding challenges the established dogma that hydrogen exists in the form of a hydroxyl group i e water in silicate minerals ... - Read More
Water exists in myriad forms and for poets and scientists alike this structurally simple yet at the same time behaviourally complex molecule never fails to fascinate In our everyday lives we are familiar with water ... - Read More
Move over vapor compression cooling technology Emerging elastocaloric refrigeration is potentially much more efficient and unlike vapor compression relies on environmentally friendly refrigerants In elastocaloric materials a change in mechanical stress can create a change ... - Read More
A Carnegie led team was able to discover five new forms of silica under extreme pressures at room temperature Their findings are published by Nature Communications Silicon dioxide commonly called silica is one of the ... - Read More
Drexel researchers along with colleagues at Aix Marseille University in France have discovered a high performance cathode material with great promise for use in next generation lithium sulfur batteries that could one day be used ... - Read More
New clinical trial findings provide further evidence that combining chemotherapy with radiation therapy is the best treatment for people with a low grade form of brain cancer The findings come from a phase II study ... - Read More
Researchers in South Korea have for the first time developed a simple technique to produce a two dimensional nitrogen containing crystal that has the capacity to be a potential rival to graphene and silicon as ... - Read More
The process of wrinkle formation is familiar to anyone who has ever sat in a bathtub a little too long But exactly why layered materials sometimes form one kind of wrinkly pattern or another or ... - Read More
NASA scientists studying the origin of life have reproduced uracil cytosine and thymine three key components of our hereditary material in the laboratory They discovered that an ice sample containing pyrimidine exposed to ultraviolet radiation ... - Read More
Martian colonists could use an innovative new technique to harvest energy from carbon dioxide thanks to research pioneered at Northumbria University Newcastle The technique which has been demonstrated for the first time by researchers at ... - Read More
For almost a century scientists have been puzzled by a process that is crucial to much of the life in Earth's oceans Why does calcium carbonate the tough material of seashells and corals sometimes take ... - Read More
A unique study of frozen ice cores from the Tibetan Himalayas has shown that international agreements on phasing out the use of toxic persistent organic pollutants are working The research paper in the leading American ... - Read More
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