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March 30, 2017

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March 30, 2017

Mar. 24, 2017 — Researchers have found that a class of water soluble liquid crystals, called lyotropic chromonic liquid crystals, exhibited unexpected characteristics that could be harnessed for use in sensors and ... read more

Successful Method to Reduce Dental Implant Failure

Mar. 24, 2017 — Scientists are evaluating the effectiveness of a new nanocoating for dental implants to reduce the risk of ... read more

Mar. 24, 2017 — Tests of a novel technology that can accelerate the combustion of crude oil floating on water demonstrated its potential to become an effective tool for minimizing the environmental impact of oil ... read more

Mar. 24, 2017 — A new project aims to create an efficient, simple-to-manufacture oxygen-evolution catalyst that pairs well with semiconductors for advanced solar cells. The technique could lead to unique catalysts ... read more

Mar. 23, 2017 — A group researchers has developed a manufacturing method for electrocatalysts that only uses one hundredth of the amount of platinum generally used in commercial products. The activity achieved using ... read more

A Tough Coat for Silicon

Mar. 23, 2017 — Supercritical carbon dioxide delivers protective molecules to semiconductor surfaces, report researchers in a new ... read more

Mar. 23, 2017 — Traffic researchers are developing technology that will take the huge amounts of data collected by the Iowa Department of Transportation, sort through it all and identify problems. The goal is early ... read more

New Low-Cost Method to Produce Light-Based Lab-on-a-Chip Devices for Fast Medical Tests

Mar. 22, 2017 — A new fabrication process could make it easier and less expensive to incorporate optical sensing onto lab-on-a-chip devices. These devices integrate laboratory functions onto a plastic or glass ... read more

Mar. 22, 2017 — Researchers have unlocked the key to transforming microscopic nanorings into smart materials that perform work at ... read more

Caught on Camera: Chemical Reactions 'Filmed' at the Single-Molecule Level

Mar. 22, 2017 — Scientists have succeeded in ‘filming’ inter-molecular chemical reactions – using the electron beam of a transmission electron microscope (TEM) as a stop-frame imaging tool. They have also ... read more

Self-Healing Graphene Holds Promise for Artificial Skin in Future Robots

Mar. 21, 2017 — A new study offers a novel solution where a sub-nano sensor uses graphene to sense a crack as soon as it starts nucleation, or after the crack has spread a certain distance. This technology could ... read more

Mar. 21, 2017 — Polystyrene has a glass transition temperature of about 100 C -- at room temperature it behaves like a solid material. But as its temperature approaches the glass transition temperature, ... read more

Mar. 21, 2017 — In the future, solar cells can become twice as efficient by employing a few smart little nano-tricks, suggest investigators in a new ... read more

Mar. 21, 2017 — The thinnest, smoothest layer of silver that can survive air exposure could change the way touchscreens and flat or flexible displays are ... read more

Mar. 20, 2017 — Researchers have identified a signaling molecule key to the formation of scar tissue surrounding implantable medical devices, a process called fibrosis. Blocking this molecule prevents scar tissue ... read more

Mar. 20, 2017 — Engineers have created a 'tree-on-a-chip' -- a microfluidic pump inspired by the way trees and plants circulate nutrients. The chip pumps water for days, at constant rates that could power ... read more

Light-Controlled Gearbox for Nanomachines

Mar. 20, 2017 — Rewarded with a Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2016, nanomachines provide mechanical work on the smallest of scales. Yet at such small dimensions, molecular motors can complete this work in only one ... read more

Mar. 20, 2017 — By carefully controlling the size of the quantum dots, researchers can 'tune' the frequency, or color, of the emitted light to any desired value. The ability to produce a laser of any ... read more

Mar. 20, 2017 — Researchers have described a material that, when heated to about 450 degrees Celsius, transforms from an atomically thin, two-dimensional sheet into an array of one-dimensional nanowires, each just a ... read more

Mar. 20, 2017 — Thanks to the discovery of a new material, a cooking pan could generate enough electricity to charge a cellphone in just a few hours. The team found that a combination of the chemical elements ... read more

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