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Outsmarting thermodynamics in self-assembly of nanostructures

If you can uniformly break the symmetry of nanorod pairs in a colloidal solution you're a step ahead of the game toward achieving new and exciting metamaterial properties But traditional thermodynamic driven colloidal assembly of ... - Read More

String field theory could be the foundation of quantum mechanics: Connection could be huge boost to string theory

Two USC researchers have proposed a link between string field theory and quantum mechanics that could open the door to using string field theory or a broader version of it called M theory as the ... - Read More

Chemists gain edge in next-gen energy: Flexible film can catalyze production of hydrogen

Rice University scientists who want to gain an edge in energy production and storage report they have found it in molybdenum disulfide The Rice lab of chemist James Tour has turned molybdenum disulfide's two dimensional ... - Read More

Scientists replicate the tide with two buckets, aquarium tubing, and a pump

Rachel MacTavish is growing salt marsh plants in microcosms that replicate the tide She assembled them in an outdoor greenhouse at the Sapelo Island National Estuarine Research Reserve in Georgia USA with buckets from a ... - Read More

Combining 'Tinkertoy' materials with solar cells for increased photovoltaic efficiency

Researchers at Sandia National Laboratories have received a $1.2 million award from the U S Department of Energy's SunShot Initiative to develop a technique that they believe will significantly improve the efficiencies of photovoltaic materials ... - Read More

More energy efficient propellors for large ships

A Norwegian invention is reducing by a third the energy that foundries need to manufacture ship propeller blades Some of the propeller blades manufactured by Oshaug Metall AS in Molde are so big that if ... - Read More

Tracking heat-driven decay in leading electric vehicle batteries

Rechargeable electric vehicles are one of the greatest tools against rising pollution and carbon emissions and their widespread adoption hinges on battery performance Scientists specializing in nanotechnology continue to hunt for the perfect molecular recipe ... - Read More

Lithium injections show promise for optimizing the performance of fusion plasmas

Experiments on the DIII D tokamak that General Atomics operates for the U S Department of Energy DOE have demonstrated the ability of lithium injections to transiently double the temperature and pressure at the edge ... - Read More

New solar power material converts 90 percent of captured light into heat

A multidisciplinary engineering team at the University of California San Diego developed a new nanoparticle based material for concentrating solar power plants designed to absorb and convert to heat more than 90 percent of the ... - Read More

Using radio waves to control the density in a fusion plasma

Recent fusion experiments on the DIII D tokamak at General Atomics San Diego and the Alcator C Mod tokamak at MIT Cambridge Massachusetts show that beaming microwaves into the center of the plasma can be ... - Read More

Plump turtles swim better: First models of swimming animals

Bigger is better if you're a leatherback sea turtle For the first time researchers at the University of Wisconsin Madison Florida Atlantic University FAU and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration NOAA have measured the ... - Read More

Boosting biogasoline production in microbes

In the on going effort to develop advanced biofuels as a clean green and sustainable source of liquid transportation fuels researchers at the U S Department of Energy DOE 's Joint BioEnergy Institute JBEI have ... - Read More

Functional nanomaterials to advance vehicle battery tech

Future fleets of electric vehicles will require high capacity batteries that recharge rapidly degrade very little over time and operate safely Lithium ion Li ion batteries similar to the ones found inside portable electronics currently ... - Read More

Biology meets geometry: Geometry of a common cellular structure explored

Architecture imitates life at least when it comes to those spiral ramps in multistory parking garages Stacked and connecting parallel levels the ramps are replications of helical structures found in a ubiquitous membrane structure in ... - Read More

Lord of the microrings: Breakthrough in microring laser cavities reported

A significant breakthrough in laser technology has been reported by the U S Department of Energy DOE 's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Berkeley Lab and the University of California UC Berkeley Scientists led by Xiang ... - Read More

Why Plants Don't Get Sunburn

Released 29 Oct 2014 5 00 PM EDTSource Newsroom American Chemical Society ACS more news from this source Contact Information Available for logged in reporters only Citations Journal of the American Chemical SocietyOct 30 2014 ... - Read More

New Microscope Collects Dynamic Images of the Molecules That Animate Life

Released 20 Oct 2014 1 05 PM EDTEmbargo expired 23 Oct 2014 2 00 PM EDTSource Newsroom Howard Hughes Medical Institute HHMI more news from this source Contact Information Available for logged in reporters only ... - Read More

Nanoparticle technology triples the production of biogas

Researchers of the Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology ICN2 a Severo Ochoa Centre of Excellence and the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona UAB have developed the new BiogàsPlus a technology which allows increasing the production ... - Read More

New devices based on metamaterials

Víctor Torres Landivar Telecommunications engineer has designed and manufactured new devices based on metamaterials artificial materials with properties not found in nature On drawing up his PhD defended at the Public University of Navarre UPNA ... - Read More

Scientists disprove theory that reconstructed boron surface is metallic

Scientific inquiry is a hit and miss proposition subject to constant checking and rechecking Recently a new class of materials was discovered called topological insulators nonmetallic materials with a metallic surface capable of conducting electrons ... - Read More
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