Move over vapor compression cooling technology Emerging elastocaloric refrigeration is potentially much more efficient and unlike vapor compression relies on environmentally friendly refrigerants In elastocaloric materials a change in mechanical stress can create a change ... - Read More
Physicists inspired by the radical shape of a Canberra building have created a new type of material which enables scientists to put a perfect bend in light The creation of a so called topological insulator ... - Read More
University of Washington scientists have built a new nanometer sized laser using the thinnest semiconductor available today that is energy efficient easy to build and compatible with existing electronics Lasers play essential roles in countless ... - Read More
Date March 23 2015 Source American Chemical Society Summary A method smartphones use to simplify images when storage space is limited could help answer tough chemistry problems Researchers now apply this technique called compressed or ... - Read More
The recent increase in natural gas production could provide a bridge to a lower carbon future because it generates half the carbon dioxide CO2 of coal when burned However natural gas that is leaked into ... - Read More
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
GSM UMTS LTE WiFi Bluetooth to name just a few of the wireless standards that have become a natural part of mobile communication today For all these wireless standards signal processing could not be done ... - Read More
Like vast international trading companies biological systems pick up freight items in the form of small molecules transport them from place to place and release them at their proper destination These ubiquitous processes are critical ... - Read More
comes in In earlier work scientists from a group led by Claudiu T Supuran Ph D at the University of Florence Italy discovered that saccharin inhibits the actions of carbonic anhydrase IX but not the ... - Read More
Chlorine a disinfectant commonly used in most wastewater treatment plants may be failing to completely eliminate pharmaceuticals from wastes As a result trace levels of these substances get discharged from the plants to the nation’s ... - Read More
and consume “You might be surprised to learn this but you’re eating lignin every day if you’re eating vegetables ” he points out The researchers acknowledge funding from ICOPAL B V Van Gelder B V ... - Read More
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
In 1996 a trio of scientists won the Nobel Prize for Chemistry for their discovery of Buckminsterfullerene soccer ball shaped spheres of 60 joined carbon atoms that exhibit special physical properties Now 20 years later ... - Read More
A working group at Kiel University CAU centred around Professor Dietrich Ober has discovered that symbioses between plants and bacteria are not only responsible for binding nutrients as previously assumed but can also be responsible ... - Read More
A new technique invented at Caltech to produce graphene a material made up of an atom thick layer of carbon at room temperature could help pave the way for commercially feasible graphene based solar cells ... - Read More
Graphene quantum dots made from coal introduced in 2013 by the Rice University lab of chemist James Tour can be engineered for specific semiconducting properties in either of two single step processes In a new ... - Read More
Goethe University chemists have managed to synthesise a compound featuring an Si20 dodecahedron The Platonic solid which was published in the Angewandte Chemie journal is not just aesthetically pleasing it also opens up new perspectives ... - Read More
A 3D printing technology developed by Silicon Valley startup Carbon3D Inc enables objects to rise from a liquid media continuously rather than being built layer by layer as they have been for the past 25 ... - Read More
Chemists at Heidelberg University are the first to develop a temperature controlled catalyst that synthesises both molecular mirror images of a product Many chemical compounds exist as an image and a mirror image they differ ... - Read More
One of life's strongest bonds has been discovered by a science team researching biofuels with the help of supercomputers Their find could boost efforts to develop catalysts for biofuel production from non food waste plants ... - Read More
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