Less than a year after patenting a process that could improve stripping greenhouse gasses from industrial emissions a University of Alabama engineering professor was recently granted another patent that uses a different solvent to accomplish ... - Read More
Biologists and doctors rely heavily on incubators and microscopes Now the Fraunhofer Institute for Biomedical Engineering IBMT has come up with a novel solution that combines the functions of both these tools in a compact ... - Read More
Researchers around the world are trying to develop solar driven generators that can split water yielding hydrogen gas that could be used as clean fuel Such a device requires efficient light absorbing materials that attract ... - Read More
Solar panels made in China have a higher overall carbon footprint and are likely to use substantially more energy during manufacturing than those made in Europe said a new study from Northwestern University and the ... - Read More
Batteries do not age gracefully The lithium ions that power portable electronics cause lingering structural damage with each cycle of charge and discharge making devices from smartphones to tablets tick toward zero faster and faster ... - Read More
The long life of lithium ion batteries makes them the rechargeable of choice for everything from implantable medical devices to wearable consumer electronics But lithium ion batteries rely on liquid chemistries involving lithium salts dissolved ... - Read More
When Associate Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Hyunjoon Kong graduate student Cartney Smith and colleagues set out to improve MR imaging MRI they turned current contrast agent technology on its head or rather they ... - Read More
Caltech researchers have found a way to make measurements that go beyond the limits imposed by quantum physics Today we are capable of measuring the position of an object with unprecedented accuracy but quantum physics ... - Read More
Scientists have taken a large step toward making a fiber like energy storage device that can be woven into clothing and power wearable medical monitors communications equipment or other small electronics The device is a ... - Read More
The ability to create conducting polymer films in a variety of shapes thicknesses and surface properties rapidly and inexpensively will make growing and testing cells easier and more flexible according to a team of Penn ... - Read More
A team of U K researchers has developed a way to dramatically reduce the complexity of modeling bistable systems which involve the interaction of two evolving species where one changes faster than the other slow ... - Read More
'Cell migration' is a broad term for all the processes associated with the movement of cells from one location to another It lies at the core of biological processes like embryonic development immune responses and ... - Read More
Terahertz imaging which is already familiar from airport security checkpoints has a number of other promising applications from explosives detection to collision avoidance in cars Like sonar or radar terahertz imaging produces an image by ... - Read More
The research groups of Janne Ihalainen University of Jyväskylä and Sebastian Westenhoff University of Gothenburg have clarified how the atom structure of bacterial red light photosensors changes when sensing light The research reveals structural changes ... - Read More
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
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