In the movie Terminator 2 the shape shifting T 1000 robot morphs into a liquid state to squeeze through tight spaces or to repair itself when harmed Now a phase changing material built from wax ... - Read More
The discovery 30 years ago of soccer ball shaped carbon molecules called buckyballs helped to spur an explosion of nanotechnology research Now there appears to be a new ball on the pitch Researchers from Brown ... - Read More
Lithium ion batteries could benefit from a theoretical model created at Rice University and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory that predicts how carbon components will perform as electrodes The model is based on intrinsic electronic characteristics ... - Read More
A three dimensional porous nanostructure would have a balance of strength toughness and ability to transfer heat that could benefit nanoelectronics gas storage and composite materials that perform multiple functions according to engineers at Rice ... - Read More
In results recently published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences PNAS Saint Louis University scientists have discovered that removal of disordered sections of a protein's structure reveals the molecular mechanism of a key ... - Read More
Using a newly developed ultrafast femtosecond infrared light source chemists at the University of Chicago have been able to directly visualize the coordinated vibrations between hydrogen bonded molecules the first time this sort of chemical ... - Read More
When envisioning a new structure engineers often have to balance design choices against the environmental impact of materials used It is estimated that 40 to 50 percent of greenhouse gases are produced by the construction ... - Read More
Biophysics researchers at the University of Michigan have used short pulses of light to peer into the mechanics of photosynthesis and illuminate the role that molecule vibrations play in the energy conversion process that powers ... - Read More
One of the applications that fuel cells may have is the supplying of homes with electrical power When considering applications of this type that call for greater power a research group in the UPV EHU's ... - Read More
An international team led by Arizona State University scientists has published today in Nature a groundbreaking study that shows the first snapshots of photosynthesis in action as it splits water into protons electrons and oxygen ... - Read More
Rice University's breakthrough silicon oxide technology for high density next generation computer memory is one step closer to mass production thanks to a refinement that will allow manufacturers to fabricate devices at room temperature with ... - Read More
An international team of researchers led by the University of Leicester has solved a long standing mystery in biology by identifying the molecular structure of a vital biological chemical The debate which has raged within ... - Read More
A new ultrasound imaging technique has provided the first ever in vivo visualization of activity in the piriform cortex of rats during odor perception This deep seated brain structure plays an important role in olfaction ... - Read More
Released 9 Jul 2014 4 00 PM EDTSource Newsroom Arizona State University College of Liberal Arts and Sciences more news from this source Contact Information Available for logged in reporters only Citations NatureJul 14 2014 ... - Read More
The oxygen rich surface waters of the world's major oceans are supersaturated with methane a powerful greenhouse gas that is roughly 20 times more potent than carbon dioxide yet little is known about the source ... - Read More
Thermal systems use heat to produce cold and vice versa To do so a material is needed that can dissipate water vapor particularly well and quickly A new method simply applies this property as a ... - Read More
Researchers have developed a microfluidic technique for fabricating a new class of metal organic framework MOF membranes inside hollow polymer fibers that are just a few hundred microns in diameter The new fabrication process believed ... - Read More
A team of researchers from KU Leuven in Belgium has developed an economical reliable and heavy metal free chemical reaction that yields fully functional 1 2 3 triazoles Triazoles are chemical compounds that can be ... - Read More
Drawing inspiration from the structure of bones and bamboo researchers have found that by gradually changing the internal structure of metals they can make stronger tougher materials that can be customized for a wide variety ... - Read More
Researchers at the Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Lab Berkeley Lab and the University of Hawaii have uncovered the first step in the process that transforms gas phase molecules into solid particles like soot ... - Read More
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