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New Rubber Beats Heat And Cold

7 years ago from C&EN

Materials: Nanotube rubber maintains its viscoelasticity in extreme temperatures.

Light touch brightens nanotubes: Scientists find a little ozone goes a long way for fluorescence

7 years ago from Science Daily

Researchers have found that adding tiny amounts of ozone to batches of single-walled carbon nanotubes and exposing them to light decorates all the nanotubes with oxygen atoms and systematically changes...

Method developed to simultaneously desalinate water, produce hydrogen and treat wastewater

7 years ago from Science Daily

Fresh water and reusable energy. Humans are on a constant hunt for a sustainable supply of both. Water purification requires a lot of energy, while utility companies need large amounts...

More efficient polymer solar cells fabricated

7 years ago from Science Daily

Researchers have developed a process for fabricating more efficient polymer solar cells. They discovered a textured substrate pattern that allows deposition of a uniformly thin light-absorbing layer. The result is...

Video: New Microscopy Method Can Shoot Real-Time Footage at the Subcellular Level

7 years ago from PopSci

SRS Microscopy Stimulated Ramen scattering microscopy relies on detecting the intrinsic vibrations in chemical bonds between atoms, an as such requires no fluorescent or chemical labeling to image the very, very small. Structural...

The future of metabolic engineering - designer molecules, cells and microorganisms

7 years ago from

Will we one day design and create molecules, cells and microorganisms that produce specific chemical products from simple, readily-available, inexpensive starting materials? Will the synthetic organic chemistry now used to...

Baltic states aim to join EU energy market

7 years ago from UPI

VILNIUS, Lithuania, Dec. 3 (UPI) -- The implementation of a plan to integrate the energy markets in the Baltics is a long-term objective, four governments declared after meeting with...

Anesthetic gases heats climate as much as one million cars, new research shows

7 years ago from Science Daily

One kilo of anesthetic gas affects the climate as much as 1,620 kilos of carbon dioxide, according to a recent study carried out by a team of chemists and anesthesiologists....

Magnetic switching under pressure

7 years ago from Physorg

( -- A material’s properties are a critical factor in the way that material can be used for practical applications. Magnetism is one such property, and magnetic switches are key...

Convey trust with voice, professor urges

7 years ago from Physorg

( -- So many insecurities, so little trust. In today's stressed workplace, pitch and volume of conversations matter, according to new research.

Scientists generate two energetic electronic states from one photon

7 years ago from Physorg

( -- Researchers from the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and the University of Colorado, Boulder (UCB), have reported the first designed molecular system that produces...

Graphene catalyst comes out on top

7 years ago from Chemistry World

Graphene-based solid acid catalysts could be a cheap alternative to sulfuric acid

Three-dimensional chemistry demonstrated by grinding powder

7 years ago from Science Daily

During the normal grinding of powders in a mortar, the powders can enter into chemical reactions with each other. This phenomenon has been known for years but only now it...

Review: MacBook Air uses iPad technology to add brawn to beauty

7 years ago from Physorg

When the MacBook Air first launched almost three years ago, it was very expensive and not all that powerful. Things have changed.

Zoom In Atom Or Unknown Physics Of Short Distances

7 years ago from

In about 1985, while considering a banal problem of scattering form atoms, I occasionally derived the second atomic form-factors describing effects of interaction of a charged projectile with the atomic...

Micron unveils innovative flash memory devices that extend the life of NAND

7 years ago from Physorg

Micron Technology, Inc. today introduced a portfolio of high-capacity flash memory products that will lengthen the life of NAND for years to come. By integrating the error management techniques in...

Samsung develops industry`s highest density LPDDR2 DRAM using 30nm-class technology

7 years ago from Physorg

Samsung Electronics announced today that it has developed and started sampling the industry’s first monolithic four gigabit (Gb), low power double-data-rate 2 (LPDDR2) DRAM using 30 nanometer (nm) class technology...

Hard X-rays probe model fuel-cell catalyst

7 years ago from Physorg

( -- Researchers at the Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource have developed a new, more powerful way to probe the behavior of a key component in hydrogen fuel cells. The group...

Researchers Continue Search for Elusive New Particles at CERN

7 years ago from Newswise - Scinews

Their findings were published recently in Physical Review Letters. These results are the first of the "new physics" research papers produced from the CMS experiment at LHC.

Interspecies electron transfer: Anaerobic bacteria cooperate

7 years ago from Science Daily

Microbiologists report that they have discovered a new cooperative behavior in anaerobic bacteria, known as interspecies electron transfer, that could have important implications for the global carbon cycle and bioenergy.

Dot Earth: The Real Mother of Invention

7 years ago from NY Times Science

A lawyer turned inventor offers thoughts on the source of innovation and the difference between invention and science.

UCLA receives DARPA grant to research ultra-low-power, non-volatile logic technologies

7 years ago from Physorg

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has awarded the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science an $8.4 million grant for research on a technology known as...

Big Bang Poured Out "Liquid" Universe, Atom Smasher Hints

7 years ago from National Geographic

Just after the big bang, the universe was made of a quark-gluon plasma that behaved like a dense, superhot liquid, new data suggest.

Hot embossing glass -- to the nearest micrometer

7 years ago from Physorg

The lens is what matters: if lens arrays could be made of glass, it would be possible to make more conveniently sized projectors. Fraunhofer researchers have now developed a process...

Green: A Spin in the Chevy Volt

7 years ago from NY Times Science

A booster of plug-in hybrids shows off his three-month loaner, saying it saves him two and a half gallons of gas a day.

Saving lives with fast sepsis testing

7 years ago from Physorg

Blood poisoning can be fatal. If you suffer from sepsis, you used to have to wait as much as 48 hours for laboratory findings. A new diagnostic platform as big...

Scientists create new anti-shock material

7 years ago from Reuters:Science

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Researchers in Japan have invented a new shock-resistant material that can withstand extreme temperatures, which they hope can be used in the engines of spacecraft and cars.

Bamboo can capture carbon fast, says report

7 years ago from SciDev

Carefully managed bamboo plantations could quickly capture carbon dioxide, a press conference at the UN climate meeting in Cancun has heard.