A lot of energy is wasted when machines turn hot unnecessarily heating up their environment Some of this thermal energy could be harvested using thermoelectric materials they create electric current when they are used to ... - Read More
Anyone who's stuffed a smart phone in their back pocket would appreciate the convenience of electronic devices that could bend Flexible electronics could spawn new products clothing wired to cool or heat reading tablets that ... - Read More
Commercial uses for ultraviolet UV light are growing and now a new kind of LED under development at The Ohio State University could lead to more portable and low cost uses of the technology The ... - Read More
The newest catalytic converters in diesel engines blast away a pollutant from combustion with the help of ammonia Common in European cars the engines exhaust harmless nitrogen and water How they do this hasn't been ... - Read More
By blending their expertise two materials science engineers at Washington University in St Louis changed the electronic properties of new class of materials just by exposing it to light This image shows how electrons in ... - Read More
Researchers have developed a new technique to produce thin films of germanium crystals key components for next generation electronic devices such as advanced large scale integrated circuits and flexible electronics which are required for gadgets ... - Read More
Researchers in the College of Engineering at Oregon State University have made a significant advance in the function of metal insulator metal or MIM diodes a technology premised on the assumption that the speed of ... - Read More
Protein based drugs show promising activity against many hard to treat targets Getting these biomolecules past the body's numerous defenses however requires innovative technology such as drug delivering nanoparticles Polylactic acid PLA is a potential ... - Read More
They're not exactly the peanut butter and jelly of semiconductors but when you put them together something magical happens Alone neither lanthanum aluminate nor strontium titanate exhibit any particularly notable properties But when they are ... - Read More
Chemists at Oregon State University have identified a compound that could significantly reduce the cost and potentially enable the mass commercial production of silicon nanostructures materials that have huge potential in everything from electronics to ... - Read More
Organic solar cells a new class of solar cell that mimics the natural process of plant photosynthesis could revolutionise renewable energy but currently lack the efficiency to compete with the more costly commercial silicon cells ... - Read More
Energy consumption is growing rapidly in the 21st century with rising energy costs and sustainability issues greatly impacting the quality of human life Harvesting energy directly from sunlight to generate electricity using photovoltaic technologies is ... - Read More
Tiny silicon crystals caused no health problems in monkeys three months after large doses were injected marking a step forward in the quest to bring such materials into clinics as biomedical imaging agents according to ... - Read More
Experiments and numerical simulations show that miniaturized ultra small platinum cylinders weaken when their constituents are reduced in number Miniaturizing microscopic metallic objects while enhancing their strength is critical to developing high performance devices that ... - Read More
A new computationally inspired approach has led a team of Boston College chemists to re conceptualize a highly valued catalytic process dramatically increasing the efficiency of a chemical transformation that selectively produces chiral or handed ... - Read More
The use of plasmonic black metals could someday provide a pathway to more efficient photovoltaics PV the use of solar panels containing photovoltaic solar cells to improve solar energy harvesting according to researchers at Lawrence ... - Read More
In the aftermath of Japan's earthquake and tsunami in March 2011 the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant was initially driven into shutdown by the magnitude 9.0 quake its emergency generators then failed because they were inundated ... - Read More
Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed more accurate measurements of how efficiently a polymer called MEH PPV amplifies light which should advance efforts to develop a new generation of lasers and photonic devices ... - Read More
Imagine being able to redirect powerful immune cells to fight cancer How about reprogramming a diabetic's skin cell into a cell that could manufacture the insulin their pancreas no longer produces Could we dial down ... - Read More
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