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August 30, 2016

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August 30, 2016

Aug. 25, 2016 — Ultrasound imaging is used around the world to help visualize developing babies and diagnose diseases. Sound waves bounce off the tissues, revealing their different densities and shapes. The next ... read more

Saving Irrigation Water With Superabsorbent Polymers

Aug. 25, 2016 — Soil conditioners called superabsorbent polymers have the potential to reduce irrigation needs for agricultural crops by storing water and nutrients and then releasing them in drought conditions, ... read more

Aug. 25, 2016 — A new decision-making tool helps producers of pharmaceutical and other valuable chemicals make the leap to an entirely new way of ... read more

Aug. 25, 2016 — ZnO-coated high-performance bearings reduce friction by about one-third, say researchers. Playing a vital role in a newly developed small jet engine generator for emergency ... read more

Aug. 25, 2016 — Scientists have captured the fundamental chemistry of the element berkelium, or Bk on the periodic ... read more

Altering Stem Cell Perception of Tissue Stiffness May Help Treat Musculoskeletal Disorders

Aug. 25, 2016 — A new biomaterial can be used to study how and when stem cells sense the mechanics of their surrounding environment. With further development, this biomaterial could be used to control when immature ... read more

Aug. 25, 2016 — While trying to develop a new battery, researchers find a whole new energy-efficient way to produce some metals without creating air ... read more

Aug. 25, 2016 — Scientists have shown that the smallest structural change in the iron-rhodium alloys may result in a significant change in its magnetocaloric ... read more

Aug. 25, 2016 — Beads, disks, bowls and rods: scientists have demonstrated the first methodological approach to control the shapes of nanovesicles. This opens doors for the use of nanovesicles in biomedical ... read more

Aug. 25, 2016 — Researchers discovered a procedure to restore defective graphene oxide structures that cause the material to display low carrier mobility. By applying a high-temperature reduction treatment in an ... read more

Aug. 24, 2016 — For the first time, researchers have measured how forces move through 3-D granular materials, determining how this important class of materials might pack and behave in processes throughout nature ... read more

Aug. 24, 2016 — Scientists have recently created new bio-inspired film-terminated structures with unique friction characteristics that could have positive industrial implications for, among other things, ... read more

New Electrical Energy Storage Material Shows Its Power

Aug. 24, 2016 — A new material could one day speed up the charging process of electric cars and help increase their driving range. The modified covalent organic framework (COF) material combines the ability to store ... read more

Aug. 24, 2016 — Tissue manufacturers are now much closer to producing the perfect paper, thanks to new ... read more

Aug. 23, 2016 — Researchers have demonstrated the 3-D printing of shape-shifting structures that can fold or unfold to reshape themselves when exposed to heat or electricity, an approach also known as '4-D ... read more

Aug. 23, 2016 — A new class of fuel cells based on a newly discovered polymer-based material could bridge the gap between the operating temperature ranges of two existing types of polymer fuel cells, a breakthrough ... read more

Aug. 23, 2016 — Silicon nanoparticles based devices would allow to transmit, reflect, or scatter incident light in a specified direction, depending on its intensity. They could be integrated into microchips that ... read more

Study Reveals New Physics of How Fluids Flow in Porous Media

Aug. 23, 2016 — Detailed lab experiments provide fresh insight into the physics of fluid-fluid displacement in porous media, crucial to applications like carbon dioxide sequestration or fuel cell ... read more

Aug. 23, 2016 — Researchers have demonstrated a compact atomic gyroscope design that could, with further development, be portable, low power, and accurate enough to be used for ... read more

New Approach to Determining How Atoms Are Arranged in Materials

Aug. 23, 2016 — Researchers have developed a novel approach to characterizing how atoms are arranged in materials, using Bayesian statistical methods to glean new insights into the structure of materials. The work ... read more

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