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
Researchers explain why a tropical worm's twin jets of paralyzing slime are anything but sluggish The velvet worm is a slow moving unassuming creature With its soft body probing antennae and stubby legs it looks ... - Read More
An international team of scientists led by a University of Rhode Island oceanographer has found oxygen and oxygen breathing microbes all the way through the sediment from the seafloor to the igneous basement at seven ... - Read More
James Bond liked his martini to be 'shaken not stirred' and now A*STAR researchers have found that shaking rather than stirring also produces better nanoparticles for bioimaging with important implications for spying on cancer Fluorescent ... - Read More
What lies beneath growing islands of graphene is important to its properties according to a new study led by Rice University Scientists at Rice analyzed patterns of graphene a single atom thick sheet of carbon ... - Read More
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
similar to the way healthy tissue is distinguished from diseased tissue in clinical MRI scans Changes in the chemistry of the skin samples could also be detected giving insight into the changes brought about by ... - Read More
A fabrication technique that uses lasers to deposit superalloys with fewer cracks and excellent mechanical properties has been developed by A*STAR researchers Alloys are mixtures of two or more metallic elements The composition of an ... - Read More
The pistons in your car engine rub up against their cylinder walls thousands of times a minute without lubrication in the form of motor oil they and other parts of the engine would quickly wear ... - Read More
For more than 100 years marine biologists at Friday Harbor Laboratories have studied the ecology of everything from tiny marine plants to giant sea stars Now as the oceans are undergoing a historic shift in ... - Read More
Shortly following the Big Bang the Universe was filled with a chaotic primordial soup of quarks and gluons particles which are now trapped inside of protons and neutrons Study of this quark gluon plasma requires ... - Read More
Scientists in Japan are finding that perovskites have the potential to improve the fabrication of electrodes and wiring in ceramic based electronics such as spark plugs Many ceramic based electronics such as spark plugs and ... - Read More
Today's Soldiers rely on polymers as part of their protective systems Polymers are molecular chains that can vary from a few linked monomers to millions of chemical units With highly tunable properties and versatile processing ... - Read More
Tooth decay is a serious health problem and it is often necessary to repair cavities Today they often use a composite filling material made of acrylate compounds as it resembles the colour of the teeth ... - Read More
As a novel energy storage device supercapacitors have attracted substantial attention in recent years due to their ultra high charge and discharge rate excellent stability long cycle life and very high power density Imagine charging ... - Read More
Physicists from Forschungszentrum Jülich have developed a criterion with which scientists can seek suitable substrate materials for graphene in a targeted way Interactions with the substrate material often lead to a loss of the amazing ... - Read More
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