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Ford recalls 1.5 mn F-150 pickups

1 week ago from Physorg

Ford announced Wednesday it is recalling 1.5 million of its best-selling F-150 pickup trucks due to a glitch in its transmission system that can lead to accidents.

France to lift investment in electric car battery cells

1 week ago from Physorg

France is planning to invest 700 million euros ($790 million) over the next five years to boost its production of battery cells for electric cars.

Polymers pave way for wider use of recycled tires in asphalt

1 week ago from Physorg

Each year, about 27 million tires end up in landfills, dumps and stockpiles, where they pose health and environmental hazards. These tires could get a second life as components of...

Customized mix of materials for three-dimensional micro- and nanostructures

1 week ago from Science Daily

Three-dimensional structures on the micrometer and nanometer scales have a great potential for many applications. An efficient and precise process to print such structures from different materials has now been...

Nitrogen gets in the fast lane for chemical synthesis

1 week ago from Science Blog

Rice University scientists have given organic chemists a boost with their latest discovery of a one-step method to add nitrogen to compounds for drugs, pesticides, fertilizers and other products. Rice...

Organic particles modulate soot mixing in the atmosphere

1 week ago from Physorg

In the atmosphere, individual soot particles emitted from human activities often encounter and combine with organic material, forming soot-containing particles. A research team led by scientists from the U.S. Department...

Researchers develop a cheap, targeted antibacterial compound

1 week ago from Physorg

An international scientific group including a RUDN chemist have developed a complex copper-based compound with stronger antibacterial properties compared to analogs, and is cheaper to produce. The scientists confirmed that...

What happens to magnetic nanoparticles in cells?

1 week ago from Physorg

Although magnetic nanoparticles are being used more and more in cell imaging and tissue bioengineering, what happens to them within stem cells in the long term remained undocumented. Researchers from...

What happens to magnetic nanoparticles in cells?

1 week ago from Physorg

Although magnetic nanoparticles are being used more and more in cell imaging and tissue bioengineering, what happens to them within stem cells in the long term remained undocumented. Researchers from...

Heat pipes smash the mould in ceramics

1 week ago from Physorg

Heat-pipe technology is fueling a new generation of low-energy, low-emissions kilns recasting Europe's world-leading ceramics industry into a model of sustainability.

New wheelchair design—a hand gear for better ergonomics

1 week ago from Physorg

Using biomedical modelling, researchers at TU Wien have developed a completely new type of wheelchair. Specially designed handles make the drive more efficient and ergonomic.

New wheelchair design—a hand gear for better ergonomics

1 week ago from Physorg

Using biomedical modelling, researchers at TU Wien have developed a completely new type of wheelchair. Specially designed handles make the drive more efficient and ergonomic.

Wave device could deliver clean energy to thousands of homes

1 week ago from Science Daily

A device that could convert wave energy into electricity has been demonstrated in scaled trials.

Wave device could deliver clean energy to thousands of homes

1 week ago from Science Daily

A device that could convert wave energy into electricity has been demonstrated in scaled trials.

Photons reveal a weird effect called the quantum pigeonhole paradox

1 week ago from Sciencenews.org

Quantum particles seem to disobey a fundamental principle of mathematics.

Photons reveal a weird effect called the quantum pigeonhole paradox

1 week ago from Sciencenews.org

Quantum particles seem to disobey a fundamental principle of mathematics.

Photons reveal a weird effect called the quantum pigeonhole paradox

1 week ago from Sciencenews.org

Quantum particles seem to disobey a fundamental principle of mathematics.

Photons reveal a weird effect called the quantum pigeonhole paradox

1 week ago from Sciencenews.org

Quantum particles seem to disobey a fundamental principle of mathematics.

Researchers develop fire-retardant coating featuring renewable materials

1 week ago from Physorg

Texas A&M University researchers are developing a new kind of flame-retardant coating using renewable, nontoxic materials readily found in nature, which could provide even more effective fire protection for several...

Laser-induced graphene gets tough, with help

1 week ago from Science Daily

Laser-induced graphene combines with many materials to make tough, conductive composites for wearable electronics, anti-icing, antimicrobial applications, sensors and water treatment.

Moving artificial leaves out of the lab and into the air

1 week ago from Science Daily

Researchers have proposed a design solution that could bring artificial leaves out of the lab and into the environment. Their improved leaf, which would use carbon dioxide -- a potent...

Researchers develop fire-retardant coating featuring renewable materials

1 week ago from Science Daily

Researchers are developing a new kind of flame-retardant coating using renewable, nontoxic materials readily found in nature, which could provide even more effective fire protection for several widely used materials.

High cadence cycling offers no benefit to amateurs, finds new study

1 week ago from Science Daily

A new study has found that exercise efficiency decreases in recreational cyclists when they pedal very hard, incorporating more revolutions per minute.

Smarter Driving: What’s on Your Car? Winter Tires, We Hope

1 week ago from NY Times Science

All-season tires can indeed be driven all year, but for maximum control and safety, there’s no substitute for tires that provide strong traction in snow. Here’s why you need them.

ORNL teams with Los Alamos, EPB to demonstrate next-generation grid security tech

1 week ago from Physorg

A team of researchers from the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge and Los Alamos National Laboratories has partnered with EPB, a Chattanooga utility and telecommunications company, to demonstrate the effectiveness...

Laser-induced graphene gets tough, with help

1 week ago from Physorg

Laser-induced graphene (LIG), a flaky foam of the atom-thick carbon, has many interesting properties on its own but gains new powers as part of a composite.

Moving artificial leaves out of the lab and into the air

1 week ago from Physorg

Artificial leaves mimic photosynthesis—the process whereby plants use water and carbon dioxide from the air to produce carbohydrates using energy from the sun. But even state-of-the-art artificial leaves, which hold...

Gorgeous Fractal Patterns, Normally Found Only in Nature, Re-Created Using Laser Light

1 week ago from Live Science

A human-made thing created a very beautiful, natural pattern.