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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
The structure of graphite oxide surprisingly expands when cooled in methanol or ethanol Also graphite oxide selectively absorbs methanol from water methanol mixtures Two new studies by physicists at Umeå University in Sweden published in ... - Read More
For the first time scientists have created single layers of a naturally occurring rare mineral called tungstenite or WS2. The resulting sheet of stacked sulfur and tungsten atoms forms a honeycomb pattern of triangles that ... - Read More
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