Lighter more flexible and cheaper than conventional solar cell materials carbon nanotubes CNTs have long shown promise for photovoltaics But research stalled when CNTs proved to be inefficient converting far less sunlight into power than ... - Read More
A new combination of materials can efficiently guide electricity and light along the same tiny wire a finding that could be a step towards building computer chips capable of transporting digital information at the speed ... - Read More
Materials made from nanoparticles hold promise for myriad applications from improved solar energy production to perfect touch screens The challenge in creating these wonder materials is organizing the nanoparticles into orderly arrangements Nanoparticles of magnetite ... - Read More
New research at the University of Maryland could lead to a generation of light detectors that can see below the surface of bodies walls and other objects Using the special properties of graphene a two ... - Read More
One of the most important molecules on earth calcium carbonate crystallizes into chalk shells and minerals the world over In a study led by the Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory researchers used a ... - Read More
Researchers from the University of Houston and Trinity University have for the first time provided direct evidence of a water mediated reaction mechanism for the catalytic oxidation of carbon monoxide The work used gold nanoparticles ... - Read More
Using only a few ingredients the biophysicist Prof Andreas Bausch and his team at the Technische Universität München TUM have successfully implemented a minimalistic model of the cell that can change its shape and move ... - Read More
A new concept in metallic alloy design called high‐entropy alloys has yielded a multiple element material that not only tests out as one of the toughest on record but unlike most materials the toughness as ... - Read More
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or ACC which could be liquid or solid might also be a reservoir for sprouting minerals To find out the team created a miniature lab under a transmission electron microscope at the Molecular Foundry a ... - Read More
Released 3 Sep 2014 11 45 AM EDTSource Newsroom University of Washington more news from this source Contact Information Available for logged in reporters only Citations ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing ... - Read More
Recycled tires could see new life in lithium ion batteries that provide power to plug in electric vehicles and store energy produced by wind and solar say researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge ... - Read More
An innovative 'trigeneration' system fuelled entirely by raw plant oils could have great potential for isolated homes and businesses operating outside grid systems both in the UK and abroad Developed by a consortium led by ... - Read More
A 'less is more' approach has enabled UK engineers to make 3D printed parts lighter and stronger using methods that will also make 3D printing faster and more economical The technique uses a cutting edge ... - Read More
The invention of fibre optics revolutionized the way we share information allowing us to transmit data at volumes and speeds we'd only previously dreamed of Now electrical engineering researchers at the University of Alberta are ... - Read More
This technology can simultaneously remove impurities and produce clean gas for heat and power generation from waste biomass The process of burning fossil fuels such as petroleum coal and natural gas releases huge amounts of ... - Read More
Where the river meets the sea there is the potential to harness a significant amount of renewable energy according to a team of mechanical engineers at MIT The researchers evaluated an emerging method of power ... - Read More
Researchers at Missouri University of Science and Technology have developed what they call a simple one step method to grow nanowires of germanium from an aqueous solution Their process could make it more feasible to ... - Read More
Cars planes and many electronic products are now built with the help of sophisticated assembly lines Mobile assembly carriers on to which the objects are fixed are an important part of these assembly lines In ... - Read More
A new study relies on a complex systems modelling approach to analyse inter dependent networks and improve their reliability in the event of failure Energy production systems are good examples of complex systems Their infrastructure ... - Read More
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