Reducing the amount of sunlight that bounces off the surface of solar cells helps maximize the conversion of the sun's rays to electricity so manufacturers use coatings to cut down on reflections Now scientists at ... - Read More
Hygienic conditions and sterile procedures are particularly important in hospitals kitchens and sanitary facilities air conditioning and ventilation systems in food preparation and in the manufacture of packaging material In these areas bacteria and fungi ... - Read More
Stacking perovskites onto a conventional silicon solar cell dramatically improves the overall efficiency of the cell according to a new study led by Stanford University scientists The researchers describe their novel perovskite silicon solar cell ... - Read More
A team of scientists has identified how a sixth sense in fish allows them to detect flows of water which helps resolve a long standing mystery about how these aquatic creatures respond to their environment ... - Read More
A research group of the UPV EHU University of the Basque Country has used a material known as chitosan made from crustacean shells to substitute petroleum by products Riverbanks and oceans are full of plastic ... - Read More
Synthetic materials are convenient in many respects but they have one disadvantage they are permeable to gases In order to make plastic more impervious Ruhr Universität engineers apply wafer thin layers on surfaces This would ... - Read More
Though the past 15 years have seen an exciting run of creative scientific advances in fabricating three dimensional 3D structures by self folding of 2D sheets the complexity of structures achieved to date falls far ... - Read More
Future fitness trackers could soon add blood oxygen levels to the list of vital signs measured with new technology developed by engineers at UC Berkeley There are various pulse oximeters already on the market that ... - Read More
Researchers at Rice University have created flexible patterned sheets of multilayer graphene from a cheap polymer by burning it with a computer controlled laser The process works in air at room temperature and eliminates the ... - Read More
Glass is mysterious It is a broad class of materials that extends well beyond the everyday window pane but one thing that these disparate glasses seem to have in common is that they have nothing ... - Read More
Polylactic acid is a degradable plastic used mostly for packaging To meet the rising demand ETH researchers have developed an eco friendly process to make large amounts of lactic acid from glycerol a waste by ... - Read More
Plastic is well known for sticking around in the environment for years without breaking down contributing significantly to litter and landfills But scientists have now discovered that bacteria from the guts of a worm known ... - Read More
The spaghetti like internal structure of most plastics makes it hard for them to cast away heat but a University of Michigan research team has made a plastic blend that does so 10 times better ... - Read More
First developed in China in about the year A D 150 paper has many uses the most common being for writing and printing upon Indeed the development and spread of civilization owes much to paper's ... - Read More
Two physicists from the University of Warwick have taken to the kitchen to explain the complexity surrounding what they say is one of the last big mysteries in polymer physics As a way of demonstrating ... - Read More
Canines trained on pseudo explosives could not reliably identify the genuine article and vice versa When it comes to teaching dogs how to sniff out explosives there's nothing quite like the real thing to make ... - Read More
A research team led by Prof Keon Jae Lee of KAIST provides an easier methodology to realize high performance flexible electronics by using the Inorganic based Laser Lift off ILLO which enables nanoscale processes for ... - Read More
Researchers at KU Leuven's Centre for Surface Chemistry and Catalysis have successfully converted sawdust into building blocks for gasoline Using a new chemical process they were able to convert the cellulose in sawdust into hydrocarbon ... - Read More
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