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March 1, 2017

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March 1, 2017

Mar. 1, 2017 — A lightweight, portable nanofiber fabrication device has been developed that could one day be used to dress wounds on a battlefield or dress shoppers in customizable ... read more

Mar. 1, 2017 — Researchers, for the the first time, have 3D printed aerospace-grade carbon fiber composites, opening the door to greater control and optimization of the lightweight, yet stronger than steel ... read more

Promise in Light Therapy to Treat Chronic Pain

Feb. 28, 2017 — Chronic pain afflicts over 100 million people across the United States. It diminishes their productivity, their quality of life and costs hundreds of billions of dollars each year to medically ... read more

Feb. 28, 2017 — How do molecules rotate in a solvent? Answering this question is a complicated task since the rotation is perturbed by a large number of surrounding atoms, requiring large-scale computer simulations ... read more

Light Beam Replaces Blood Test During Heart Surgery

Feb. 27, 2017 — Light beamed into a patient's blood through an optical fiber can determine whether blood is clotting during an operation, continuously and in real time. Researchers believe it could take the ... read more

Finer Raw Cotton Best for Oil Spill Remediation, Collaborative Research Shows

Feb. 27, 2017 — Cotton, a longtime staple crop on the South Plains and major part of the region’s economy, is growing into a new sector: environmental cleanup following oil spills. Now a new study concludes that ... read more

Feb. 27, 2017 — Nanoclusters of magnesium oxide sandwiched between layers of graphene make a compound with unique electronic and optical properties, according to researchers who built computer simulations of the ... read more

Feb. 27, 2017 — A research team has improved an important catalytic reaction commonly used in the oil and gas industries. The innovation could lead to dramatic energy savings and reduced pollution, they ... read more

How Protein Misfolding May Kickstart Chemical Evolution

Feb. 27, 2017 — Researchers have demonstrated a connection between abnormal protein folding and the potential to kickstart chemical ... read more

Feb. 27, 2017 — Researchers examined whether new industrial applications could be developed for various types of sludge and fly ash generated by the paper and board ... read more

Feb. 27, 2017 — Triboelectric nanogenerators (TENG) convert mechanical energy harvested from the environment to electricity for powering small devices such as sensors or for recharging consumer electronics. Now, ... read more

Feb. 27, 2017 — Mechanochromic luminescent (MCL) materials change their color in response to a change in their environment, like pressure and temperature. To date, most MCL materials only change between two colors, ... read more

Feb. 27, 2017 — Chemical compounds that emit light are used in a variety of different materials, from glow-in-the-dark children’s toys to LED lights to light-emitting sensors. As the demand for these compounds ... read more

Feb. 27, 2017 — A super-material that bends, shapes and focuses sound waves that pass through it has been invented by scientists, outlines a new ... read more

Feb. 25, 2017 — Cutting-edge research and development can help solve some of the challenges associated with drug delivery, say ... read more

Feb. 24, 2017 — Origami-inspired materials use folds in materials to embed powerful functionality. However, all that folding can be pretty labor intensive. Now, researchers are drawing material inspiration from ... read more

Feb. 24, 2017 — An efficient hydrogen storage system has been developed that could be a boon for hydrogen powered ... read more

Exploding Ice Droplets

Feb. 24, 2017 — A droplet of water freezing from the outside in shows an exciting series of rapid changes until it violently explodes, a new study ... read more

New Polymer Additive Could Revolutionize Plastics Recycling

Feb. 24, 2017 — Only 2 percent of the 78 million tons of manufactured plastics are currently recycled into similar products because polyethylene (PE) and polypropylene (PP), which account for two-thirds of the ... read more

Feb. 24, 2017 — Scientists have succeeded in creating 'fiber-reinforced soft composites,' or tough hydrogels combined with woven fiber fabric. These fabrics are highly flexible, tougher than metals, and ... read more

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