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 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
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
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
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
University of Iowa researchers have found a type of grass that was once a staple of the American prairie can remove soil laden with PCBs toxic chemicals once used for cooling and other industrial purposes ... - Read More
A team led by researchers at Tufts University School of Engineering and the University of Pavia has reported development of the first three dimensional tissue system that reproduces the complex structure and physiology of human ... - Read More
A new company PLASTINOVA has intertwined the science of chemical engineering and technology to recycle all kinds of useless plastics and tequila agave bagasse similar to wood but with greater resistance used as formwork in ... - Read More
New battery technology from the University of Michigan should be able to prevent the kind of fires that grounded Boeing 787 Dreamliners in 2013. The innovation is an advanced barrier between the electrodes in a ... - Read More
Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology have discovered that the insulation plastic used in high voltage cables can withstand a 26 per cent higher voltage if nanometer sized carbon balls are added This could result ... - Read More
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
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