Materials that can be used for thermoelectric devices those that turn a temperature difference into an electric voltage have been known for decades But until now there has been no good explanation for why just ... - Read More
Transparent conductive films are now an integral part of our everyday lives Whether in smartphones tablets laptops flat screens or on a larger scale in solar cells Yet they are expensive and complex to manufacture ... - Read More
In a significant step toward reducing the heavy toll of osteoarthritis around the world scientists have created the first example of living human cartilage grown on a laboratory chip The researchers ultimately aim to use ... - Read More
Scientists at the Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory have observed magnetic properties typically associated with those observed in rare earth elements in iron These properties are observed in a new iron based compound that does ... - Read More
UiTM researchers have developed a modified photocatalyst which is economical and effective at transforming organic pollutants into harmless end products Photocatalytic degradation is one of the highly effective applications in transforming organic pollutants to harmless ... - Read More
Researchers at UNSW Australia have for the first time used electrical pulses delivered from a cochlear implant to deliver gene therapy thereby successfully regrowing auditory nerves The research also heralds a possible new way of ... - Read More
A clever chemical transformation yields surface bound microstructures that efficiently drive away oil and water based contaminants Natural surfaces that repel water such as lotus leaves or butterfly wings often have a rough microscale texture ... - Read More
Wearable computers or devices have been hailed as the next generation of mobile electronic gadgets from smart watches to smart glasses to smart pacemakers For electronics to be worn by a user they must be ... - Read More
University of Chicago researchers and their colleagues at University College London have performed a proof of concept experiment that will aid the future development of programmable quantum computers Many complex problems are difficult and slow ... - Read More
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Synthetic diamond crystals are of interest to many industrial sectors Their unique properties make them a suitable material for numerous applications including lenses for high energy laser optics X ray radiation detectors and ophthalmological scalpels ... - Read More
The experimental and numerical study of the behaviour of polymers in concentrated solutions is a line of research that is still highly active In the past it enabled us to understand why materials like rubber ... - Read More
A recently developed mobile phone application could make monitoring conditions such as diabetes kidney disease and urinary tract infections much clearer and easier for both patients and doctors and could eventually be used to slow ... - Read More
Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a new processing technique that makes light emitting diodes LEDs brighter and more resilient by coating the semiconductor material gallium nitride GaN with a layer of phosphorus ... - Read More
is an organ transplant But there are far more patients on waitlists for a transplant than there are donated hearts Even if a patient receives a new heart complications can arise The ideal solution would ... - Read More
a test for doping compounds that is a thousand times more sensitive than those used today Daniel Armstrong Ph D Hongyue GuoUniversity of Texas at Arlington *Instructions for joining chat room sessionsChat Room Sessions from ... - Read More
Consider the nearest water surface a half full glass on your desk a puddle outside your window or a lake across town All of these surfaces represent liquid vapor interfaces where liquid meets air Molecules ... - Read More
Shale the source of the United States' current natural gas boom could help solve another energy problem what to do with radioactive waste from nuclear power plants The unique properties of the sedimentary rock and ... - Read More
Plants have many valuable functions They provide food and fuel release the oxygen that we breathe and add beauty to our surroundings Now a team of MIT researchers wants to make plants even more useful ... - Read More
A new fully mobile solution for offloading natural gas from ships to land may lead to increased distribution to new markets around the world International demand for natural gas is high and there are plentiful ... - Read More
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