Printing the Metals of the Future
Posted July 29, 2014 by in News
3-D printers can create all kinds of things, from eyeglasses to implantable medical devices, straight from a computer model and without the need for molds. But for making spacecraft, engineers sometim...
Building ‘Invisible’ Materials With Light
Posted July 28, 2014 by in News
A new method of building materials using light, developed by researchers at the University of Cambridge, could one day enable technologies that are often considered the realm of science fiction, such ...
New World Record for Electrical Current
Posted July 25, 2014 by in News
The National Institute for Fusion Science (NIFS), of the National Institutes of Natural Sciences (NINS) in Japan, has achieved an electrical current of 100,000 amperes, which is by far the highest in ...
Formula for Thickness of Bombproof Concrete
Posted July 24, 2014 by in News
A new type of steel-reinforced concrete protects buildings better from bomb attacks. Researchers have developed a formula to quickly calculate the concrete’s required thickness. The material wil...
High-Speed Chemical Imaging of Tissues
Posted July 23, 2014 by in News
A research team from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), working with the Cleveland Clinic, has demonstrated a dramatically improved technique for analyzing biological cells and...
Super-Sensitive Fly-Inspired Sound Detector
Posted July 22, 2014 by in News
Even within a phylum so full of mean little creatures, the yellow-colored Ormia ochracea fly is distinguished among other arthropods for its cruelty — at least to crickets. Native to the southea...
Tiny Laser Sensor Improves Bomb Detection
Posted July 21, 2014 by in News
New technology under development at UC Berkeley could soon give bomb-sniffing dogs some serious competition. A team of researchers led by Xiang Zhang, UC Berkeley professor of mechanical engineering, ...
New Material Puts a Twist in Light
Posted July 18, 2014 by in News
Scientists at The Australian National University (ANU) have uncovered the secret to twisting light at will. It is the latest step in the development of photonics, the faster, more compact and less car...
Best-Ever Efficiency Points to Clean, Green Gas-Diesel Engine
Posted July 17, 2014 by in News
The one-cylinder test engine in the basement of a University of Wisconsin-Madison lab is connected to a life-support system of pipes, tubes, ducts and cables. You might think that the engine resembles...
New Materials for Future Green Tech Devices
Posted July 16, 2014 by in News
From your hot car to your warm laptop, every machine and device in your life wastes a lot of energy through the loss of heat. But thermoelectric devices, which convert heat to electricity and vice ver...
Fuel Cells for Powering Homes
Posted July 15, 2014 by in News
Fuel cells are similar to batteries, but they differ from them mainly in that they are continually resupplied by the reagents consumed, typically oxygen and hydrogen. “After the process to gener...
Getting a Charge out of Water Droplets: Water Jumping from a Superhydrophobic Surface can be Harnessed to Produce Electricity
Posted July 14, 2014 by in News
Last year, MIT researchers discovered that when water droplets spontaneously jump away from superhydrophobic surfaces during condensation, they can gain electric charge in the process. Now, the same t...
Silicon Oxide for Better Computer Memory: Use of Porous Silicon Oxide Reduces Forming Voltage, Improves Manufacturability
Posted July 11, 2014 by in News
This scanning electron microscope image and schematic show the design and composition of new RRAM memory devices based on porous silicon oxide that were created at Rice University.CREDIT: Tour Group/R...
Projecting a Three-Dimensional Future Based on Nanoantennas
Posted July 10, 2014 by in News
TAU researchers develop holography technology that could change the way we view the world The team’s nanoantenna technology permits newly designed holograms to replicate the appearance of depth ...
Using Sand to Improve Battery Performance
Posted July 9, 2014 by in News
Researchers develop low cost, environmentally friendly way to produce sand-based lithium ion batteries that outperform standard by three times From left, (b) unpurified sand, (c) purified sand, and (d...
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