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April 30, 2017

Apr. 18, 2017 — The structural properties of proteins that could eventually become important materials for manufacturing and medicine are revealed by a novel optical technique that works rapidly to sort through ... read more

Non-Flammable Graphene Membrane Developed for Safe Mass Production

Apr. 12, 2017 — A simple and scalable method for turning graphene oxide into a non-flammable and paper-like graphene membrane that can be used in large-scale production has now been identified by ... read more

Apr. 12, 2017 — Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE), or Telfon® as it is better known, is used in a variety of daily products, from cookware to carpets, because of its non-sticky property. However, this very same ... read more

Americans Used More Clean Energy in 2016

Apr. 10, 2017 — Americans used more renewable energy in 2016 compared to the previous year, according to the most recent energy flow charts. Overall, energy consumption was nearly ... read more

Apr. 6, 2017 — A new catalyst that can efficiently convert carbon dioxide (CO2) to carbon monoxide (CO) has been invented by scientists. This soon-to-be patented invention enables the sustainable utilization of ... read more

Gold-Plated Crystals Set New Standard for Natural Gas Detectors

Apr. 6, 2017 — Materials scientists and engineers have developed a sensor that is fast, sensitive and efficient enough to detect specific wavelengths of electromagnetic energy while on the move. The technology ... read more

Researchers Offer Novel Method for Calculating the Benefits of Renewable Energy

Apr. 4, 2017 — A novel system for assessing the potential of renewable energy resources has now been developed by researchers. This method can help to assess the future exploitable technical potential of wind and ... read more

Apr. 3, 2017 — Engineers have developed a technology to cool hotspots in high-performance electronics using the same physical phenomenon that cleans the wings of ... read more

Mar. 30, 2017 — Ancient proteins may offer clues on how to engineer proteins that can withstand the high temperatures required in industrial applications, according to new ... read more

Mar. 30, 2017 — Scientists have collaborated with NASA to improve its composite materials for next-generation rocket engines by adding a 'fuzzy' silicon carbide ... read more

Mar. 30, 2017 — Using five ingredients — silicon, boron, carbon, nitrogen and hydrogen — an engineer has created a liquid polymer that can transform into a ceramic with valuable thermal, optical and electronic ... read more

Mar. 29, 2017 — A new method uncovers a four-decade mystery about metallic glass that could allow researchers to fine-tune its properties to develop new ... read more

Mar. 28, 2017 — Wind and sun, two unpredictable resources, are becoming ever more important as sources of energy in Europe. This means that we face a growing need for energy storage facilities, because if energy ... read more

How Graphene Could Cool Smartphone, Computer and Other Electronics Chips

Mar. 27, 2017 — With graphene, researchers have discovered a powerful way to cool tiny chips – key components of electronic devices with billions of transistors ... read more

Mar. 22, 2017 — Researchers have unlocked the key to transforming microscopic nanorings into smart materials that perform work at ... 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 — A physicist has created a new system that will let scientists control the energy and rotation of plasma in real time in a doughnut-shaped machine known as 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

Liquid Storage of Solar Energy: More Effective Than Ever Before

Mar. 20, 2017 — Researchers have demonstrated efficient solar energy storage in a chemical liquid. The stored energy can be transported and then released as heat whenever needed, they ... read more

Mar. 17, 2017 — Scientists have synthesized the first transparent sample of a popular industrial ceramic. The result is a super-hard window made of cubic silicon nitride that can potentially be used under extreme ... read more

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