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Tough, light and strong: Lessons from nature could lead to the creation of new materials

New materials
In a sweeping review of the field of bio inspired engineering and biomimicry in the Feb 15 issue of the journal Science two engineers at the University of California San Diego identify three characteristics of ... - Read More

'Bionic proteins': Nano-machines recreate protein activities

Nano
Physicists of the University of Vienna together with researchers from the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna developed nano machines which recreate principal activities of proteins They present the first versatile and modular ... - 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

Nano-machines for 'bionic proteins'

Nano
Physicists of the University of Vienna together with researchers from the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna developed nano machines which recreate principal activities of proteins They present the first versatile and modular ... - Read More

A quantum dot energy harvester

Quantum, Quantum
A new type of nanoscale engine has been proposed that would use quantum dots to generate electricity from waste heat potentially making microcircuits more efficient Share This See Also Physics Quantum Physics Energy Technology Spintronics ... - Read More

A cooler way to protect silicon surfaces

Silicon
New room temperature process could lead to less expensive solar cells and other electronic devices Share This See Also Electronics Solar Energy Materials Science Spintronics Research Computer Science Mobile Computing Silicon Semiconductor Solar cell Germanium ... - Read More

Team creates MRI for the nanoscale: Level comparable to an atomic force microscope

MRI, Atomic
Magnetic resonance imaging MRI reveals details of living tissues diseased organs and tumors inside the body without x rays or surgery What if the same technology could peer down to the level of atoms Doctors ... - Read More

Photonics: Deconstructed nanosensors light the way forward

A flexible design approach for nanosensors that overcomes practicality and reliability issues is now available Share This See Also Optics Materials Science Nanotechnology Biochemistry Nature of Water Chemistry Optics Spectroscopy Quantum dot Doppler effect Metal ... - 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

New material promises better solar cells

New material
Researchers at the Vienna University of Technology show that a recently discovered class of materials can be used to create a new kind of solar cell Share This See Also Materials Science Solar Energy Graphene ... - Read More

3-D printing on the micrometer scale

Laser, Laser
At the Photonics West the leading international fair for photonics taking place in San Francisco USA this week Nanoscribe GmbH a spin off of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology KIT presents the world's fastest 3D printer ... - Read More

New light shed on the mysteries of spider silk

Light, Light
Researcher and team are the first to measure all of the elastic properties of an intact spider's web drawing a remarkable picture of the behavior of one of nature's most intriguing structures The work could ... - Read More

Hydrothermal liquefaction: The most promising path to sustainable bio-oil production

Energy, Energy, energy, Energy
A new generation of the HTL process can convert all kinds of biomasses to crude bio oil which is sufficiently similar to fossil crude oil that a simple thermal upgrade and existing refinery technology can ... - Read More

Thailand: Astonishing ten new species of semi-aquatic freshwater earthworms revealed

Aquatic, Freshwater
The semi aquatic earthworms in the genus Glyphidrilus are somewhat unfamiliar species that live between the terrestrial and freshwater ecosystems of rivers streams canals ponds swamps and paddy systems Remarkably each species is endemic to ... - Read More

X-rays reveal uptake of nanoparticles by soybean crops

X-Rays, X-rays
Metals contained in nanoparticles can enter into the food chain Scientists have for the first time traced the nanoparticles taken up from the soil by crop plants and analysed the chemical states of their metallic ... - Read More

Gases work with particles to promote cloud formation

climate, Climate
Researchers at Columbia Engineering and Georgia Institute of Technology have published a study in the online Early Edition of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences PNAS showing for the first time that certain volatile ... - Read More

Could the humble sea urchin hold the key to carbon capture?

Carbon
The discovery that sea urchins use nickel particles to harness carbon dioxide from the sea could be the key to capturing tons of carbon dioxide CO2 from the atmosphere Share This See Also Nature Biology ... - Read More

New transmembrane protein support structure created

A new platform to support and extend the viability of proteins for scientific study has been developed through work done as part of the doctoral studies of a recent University of Alabama in Huntsville doctoral ... - Read More

An ideal material: Solving a mystery leads to the discovery of a true topological insulator

Topological
An old material gets a new name and with it topological insulators have another chance to shine Samarium hexaboride SmB6 has been around since the late 1960s but understanding its low temperature behavior has remained ... - Read More
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