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Explosives vapor detection technology: The new 'sniff test'

Sample
A quick accurate and highly sensitive process to reliably detect minute traces of explosives on luggage cargo or travelling passengers has been demonstrated by scientists at the Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory The ... - Read More

Turning pine sap into 'ever-green' plastics

Green, Plastics
Plastic bags are a bane of nature And not just bags just about all plastics really Most are made out of petroleum and a piece of plastic if it misses the recycling bin and ends ... - Read More

Shifting sands: Force is the key to granular state-shifting

temperature, materials, Temperature, Materials
Ever wonder why sand can both run through an hourglass like a liquid and be solid enough to support buildings It's because granular materials like sand or dirt can change their behavior or state Researchers ... - Read More

Highly flexible organic semiconductors: Research paves way for thin-sheet plastic displays or wearable electronics

Organic semiconductors hold promise for making low cost flexible electronics conceivably video displays that bend like book pages or roll and unroll like posters or wearable circuitry sewn into uniforms or athletic wear Researchers have ... - Read More

World's most sensitive plasmon resonance sensor inspired by ancient Roman cup

Resonance, Resonance
Utilizing optical characteristics first demonstrated by the ancient Romans researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign have created a novel ultra sensitive tool for chemical DNA and protein analysis Share This See Also ... - Read More

Bio-tiles and heat-resistant biopolymers

Heat, Heat-resistant biopolymers
Even tiles can be organic if they are made of renewable raw materials They are more resource efficient than their ceramic counterparts and unlock new creative options for design Bioplastics made of polylactides PLA are ... - Read More

Stem cell breakthrough could lead to new bone repair therapies on nanoscale surfaces

therapies
Scientists at the University of Southampton have created a new method to generate bone cells which could lead to revolutionary bone repair therapies for people with bone fractures or those who need hip replacement surgery ... - Read More

Stem cell breakthrough could lead to new bone repair therapies on nanoscale surfaces

therapies
Scientists at the University of Southampton have created a new method to generate bone cells which could lead to revolutionary bone repair therapies for people with bone fractures or those who need hip replacement surgery ... - Read More

Implants make light work of fixing broken bones

Artificial bone created using stem cells and a new lightweight plastic could soon be used to heal shattered limbs Share This See Also Osteoporosis Bone and Spine Stem Cells Materials Science Biochemistry Chemistry Bone Bone ... - Read More

Achilles Heel: Popular Drug-Carrying Nanoparticles Get Trapped in Bloodstream

all the way up to centimeter sized arteries They discovered this with the help of plastic channels lined with the same cells that make up the interiors of blood vessels Human blood with added nano ... - Read More

Giant carbon molecules for sustainable technologies

Carbon
Scientists in the joint research project FUNgraphen are pinning their hopes for new technologies on a particular form of carbon They have developed new carbon macromolecules and molecular carbon composite materials with special properties The ... - Read More

Routes towards defect-free graphene

Carbon
A new way of growing graphene without the defects that weaken it and prevent electrons from flowing freely within it could open the way to large scale manufacturing of graphene based devices with applications in ... - Read More

Mechanism behind wear at atomic scale

Atomic, Wear
Wear is a fact of life As surfaces rub against one another they break down and lose their original shape With less material to start with and functionality that often depends critically on shape and ... - Read More

A Material That Most Liquids Won't Wet

chemicals used in refrigerators and air conditioners In Tuteja's lab in a demonstration the surface repelled coffee soy sauce and vegetable oil as well as toxic hydrochloric and sulfuric acids that could burn skin Tuteja ... - Read More

Health and environment: A closer look at plastics

Environment
Plastics have transformed modern society providing attractive benefits but also befouling waterways and aquifers depleting petroleum supplies and disrupting human health Share This See Also Health Policy Teen Health Materials Science Inorganic Chemistry Environmental Issues ... - Read More

BPA substitute could spell trouble: Experiments show bisphenol S also disrupts hormone activity

BPA, Hormone, bisphenol S
A few years ago manufacturers of water bottles food containers and baby products had a big problem A key ingredient of the plastics they used to make their merchandise an organic compound called bisphenol A ... - Read More

Image sensors out of a spray can

Light
Researchers from Technische Universität München TUM have developed a new generation of image sensors that are more sensitive to light than the conventional silicon versions with the added bonus of being simple and cheap to ... - Read More

Bio-tiles and heat-resistant biopolymers

Heat, Biopolymers
Even tiles can be organic if they are made of renewable raw materials They are more resource efficient than their ceramic counterparts and unlock new creative options for design Bioplastics made of polylactides PLA are ... - Read More

Just add water: How scientists are using silicon to produce hydrogen on demand

Hydrogen, Water, Hydrogen, Water, Hydrogen, Hydrogen
Super small particles of silicon react with water to produce hydrogen almost instantaneously according to University at Buffalo researchers Share This See Also Alternative Fuels Nature of Water Fuel Cells Energy Technology Nanotechnology Electricity Chemical ... - Read More

Fetal exposure to PVC plastic chemical linked to obesity in offspring

Exposing pregnant mice to low doses of the chemical tributyltin which is used in marine hull paint and PVC plastic can lead to obesity for multiple generations without subsequent exposure a UC Irvine study has ... - Read More
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