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Advancing understanding of graphene's friction properties

An interdisciplinary team of engineers from the University of Pennsylvania has made a discovery regarding the surface properties of graphene the Nobel prize winning material that consists of an atomically thin sheet of carbon atoms ... - Read More

Discovery is key to metal wear in sliding parts

Researchers have discovered a previously unknown mechanism for wear in metals a swirling fluid like microscopic behavior in a solid piece of metal sliding over another The findings could be used to improve the durability ... - Read More

Inspired by nature, researchers create tougher metal materials

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

Quest for the bionic arm: Advancements and challenges

In the past 13 years nearly 2 000 veterans returned from Iraq and Afghanistan with injuries requiring amputations 14 percent of those injured veterans required upper extremity amputations To treat veterans with upper extremity amputations ... - Read More

Just add water: 3-D silicon shapes fold themselves when wetted by microscopic droplets

Researchers from the University of Twente in the Netherlands have taken the precise art of origami down to the microscopic scale Using only a drop of water the scientists have folded flat sheets of silicon ... - Read More

Liquid crystal as lubricant

Thanks to a new lubricant small gears can run with virtually no friction Made from liquid crystalline fluid these lubricants drastically reduce friction and wear Lubricants are used in motors axels ventilators and manufacturing machines ... - Read More

Flexible electronics: Flexible carbon nanotube circuits more reliable and power efficient

Engineers would love to create flexible electronic devices such as e readers that could be folded to fit into a pocket One approach they are trying involves designing circuits based on electronic fibers known as ... - Read More

Heat-based technique offers new way to measure microscopic particles

Researchers have developed a new heat based technique for counting and measuring the size of microscopic particles The technique is less expensive than light based techniques and can be used on a wider array of ... - Read More

Green innovator: Turning chicken feathers and plant fiber into eco-leather, bio-based circuit boards

Green
The Environmental Protection Agency has honored the University of Delaware's Richard Wool with its Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award for his extensive work developing bio based materials to support the green energy infrastructure Wool was ... - Read More

Nanoscale friction: High energy losses in the vicinity of charge density waves

Friction, Density
In collaboration with the University of Basel an international team of researchers has observed a strong energy loss caused by frictional effects in the vicinity of charge density waves This may have practical significance in ... - Read More

Engineering researchers report on nanoscale energy-efficient switching devices

Engineering
By relentlessly miniaturizing a pre World War II computer technology and combining this with a new and durable material researchers at Case Western Reserve University have built nanoscale switches and logic gates that operate more ... - Read More

Simple textiles can be used with catalysts to enable complex chemical reactions

Complex, Catalysts, Reactions
In future it will be much easier to produce some active pharmaceutical substances and chemical compounds than was the case to date An international team working with chemists from the Max Planck Institut für Kohlenforschung ... - Read More

Indy 500 Race Cars Showcase Green Fuels

Mention cars that get barely 3 miles to a gallon and are built for speed rather than cleanliness and images of gas guzzling pollution belching environmental menaces burning leaded gasoline or nitro may spring to ... - Read More

Airborne campaign preparing to probe pollution-climate link

Probe
The floor of a NASA hangar and an adjacent laboratory in Southern California's high desert have been in constant motion this month as scientists prepare their instruments for installation on two of the agency's specialized ... - Read More

ID got you, under the skin

Forget fingerprints or iris recognition the next big thing in biometrics will be a thermal imaging scan that maps the blood vessels under the skin of your face for instantaneous face recognition that would be ... - Read More

Is a sleeping climate giant stirring in the Arctic?

Climate, climate
Flying low and slow above the wild pristine terrain of Alaska's North Slope in a specially instrumented NASA plane research scientist Charles Miller of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory Pasadena Calif surveys the endless whiteness of ... - Read More

Diet likely changed game for some hominids 3.5 million years ago

Carbon, carbon
A new look at the diets of ancient African hominids shows a game changer occurred about 3.5 million years ago when some members added grasses or sedges to their menus according to a new study ... - Read More

Rabbit wears contact lenses with light-emitting diode: New class of transparent, stretchable electrodes

Diode
Ulsan National Institute of Science & amp Technology UNIST has demonstrated that a live rabbit could wear contact lenses fitted with inorganic light emitting diode with no side effects This new class of hybrid transparent ... - Read More

Friction in the nano-world: Physicists discover a new kind of friction

Friction
Whether in vehicle transmissions hip replacements or tiny sensors for triggering airbags The respective components must slide against each other with minimum friction to prevent loss of energy and material wear Investigating the friction behavior ... - Read More

Paper-thin skin patch collects vitals: E-health made easier and more comfortable

Medical, Wear, healthcare, Biochemistry, health care
The future of health care could be found in a tiny paper thin skin patch that collects vital information The Bio patch sensor developed by researchers at Stockholm's KTH Royal Institute of Technology is inexpensive ... - Read More
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