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Recipe for antibacterial plastic: Plastic plus egg whites

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

Novel plastic could spur new green energy applications, 'artificial muscles'

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

Simple method of binding pollutants in water

New types of membrane adsorbers remove unwanted particles from water and also at the same time dissolved substances such as the hormonally active bis phenol A or toxic lead To do this researchers at the ... - Read More

Novel Plastic Could Spur New Green Energy Applications, 'Artificial Muscles'

Voit needs to make them more powerful One approach for accomplishing this was developed by a UT Dallas colleague Ray Baughman Ph D took a bundle of nylon fibers about the width of ten strands ... - Read More

Goodbye to sunburn thanks to sunburn indicator

Sunbathers could soon tell when to take shelter in the shade thanks to an early warning sunburn indicator developed by Queen's University Belfast Researchers at Queen's have developed a strip of plastic containing 'smart' ink ... - Read More

Magnets can control heat and sound: Experiment reveals new mysterious properties of sound waves

Researchers at The Ohio State University have discovered how to control heat with a magnetic field In the March 23 issue of the journal Nature Materials they describe how a magnetic field roughly the size ... - Read More

Magnets can control heat and sound

Researchers at The Ohio State University have discovered how to control heat with a magnetic field In the March 23 issue of the journal Nature Materials they describe how a magnetic field roughly the size ... - Read More

A graphene solution for microwave interference

Microwave communication is ubiquitous in the modern world with electromagnetic waves in the tens of gigahertz range providing efficient transmission with wide bandwidth for data links between Earth orbiting satellites and ground stations Such ultra ... - Read More

Turning Packing Peanuts Into Energy-Storing Battery Components (Video)

but they no longer use the ozone depleting gases called CFCs They may however contain additional chemicals though the exact constituents can vary “Outside in a landfill potentially harmful substances in the peanuts such as ... - Read More

Scientists invent new way to control light, critical for next gen of super fast computing

A device resembling a plastic honeycomb yet infinitely smaller than a bee's stinger can steer light beams around tighter curves than ever before possible while keeping the integrity and intensity of the beam intact The ... - Read More

Electronic waste has energy value

Using discarded electronic boards the University of the Basque Country's UPV EHU researcher Andoni Salbidegoitia has in collaboration with international researchers developed a system for obtaining clean hydrogen that can be used as fuel The ... - Read More

Insect wings might serve gyroscopic function, new research suggests

Gyroscopes measure rotation in everyday technologies from unmanned aerial vehicles to cell phone screen stabilizers Though many animals can move with more precision and accuracy than our best engineered aircraft and technologies gyroscopes are rarely ... - Read More

Call to change recycling standards as 3-D printing expands

The 3 D printing revolution has changed the way we think about plastics Everything from children's toys to office supplies to high value laboratory equipment can be printed The potential savings of producing goods at ... - Read More

A new method for making perovskite solar cells

Research led by a Brown University Ph D student has revealed a new way to make light absorbing perovskite films for use in solar cells The new method involves a room temperature solvent bath to ... - Read More

Maps predict strength of structures

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

Molecule-making machine simplifies complex chemistry

A new molecule making machine could do for chemistry what 3 D printing did for engineering Make it fast flexible and accessible to anyone Chemists at the University of Illinois led by chemistry professor and ... - Read More

One step closer to artificial photosynthesis and 'solar fuels'

Caltech scientists inspired by a chemical process found in leaves have developed an electrically conductive film that could help pave the way for devices capable of harnessing sunlight to split water into hydrogen fuel When ... - Read More

Freeze! Watching alloys change from liquid to solid could lead to better metals

If you put a camera in the ice machine and watched water turn into ice the process would look simple But the mechanism behind liquids turning to solids is actually quite complex and understanding it ... - Read More

Building blocks of the future defy logic: New logic-defying mathematical model

Wake up in the morning and stretch your midsection narrows Pull on a piece of plastic at separate ends it becomes thinner So does a rubber band One might assume that when a force is ... - Read More

New acoustic insulation material that incorporates fibers from orange tree pruning

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
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