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February 13, 2016

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February 13, 2016

Better Catalysts for Heavy Oil Extraction

Feb. 1, 2016 — Newly catalysts speed up heavy oil extraction under the conditions of in-situ ... read more

Jan. 25, 2016 — A composite of graphene nanoribbons and epoxy proves effective at de-icing a helicopter blade, report researchers. The new material may be suitable for keeping aircraft, wind turbines and ... read more

Jan. 21, 2016 — Solving a longstanding mystery, experiments reveal two forms of turbulence interacting. A long-standing discrepancy between predictions and observed results in test reactors has been called "the ... read more

Jan. 20, 2016 — Researchers are utilizing metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) to develop a new type of storage system that would adsorb natural gas like a sponge and allow for more energy-efficient storage and ... read more

Jan. 20, 2016 — Using a new synthesis procedure, it is now possible to produce the extremely resistant material polyimide in the form of angular particles for the first ... read more

Jan. 19, 2016 — Scientists have developed a new way of seeing electrons cool off in an extremely short time ... read more

Physicists Develop a Cooling System for the Processors of the Future

Jan. 19, 2016 — A solution has been found to the problem of overheating of active plasmonic components. These components will be essential for high-speed data transfer within the optoelectronic microprocessors of ... read more

Jan. 18, 2016 — An international team of researchers has taken a step toward achieving controlled nuclear fusion -- a process that powers the sun and other stars, and has the potential to supply the world with ... read more

Jan. 16, 2016 — Scientists are using infrared cameras to create heat maps of working materials that reveal their thermal properties and subsurface ... read more

Jan. 11, 2016 — Traditional light bulbs, thought to be well on their way to oblivion, may receive a reprieve thanks to a technological ... read more

Jan. 11, 2016 — Making use of nanotechnology, scientists in Finland have succeeded in constructing an autonomous Maxwell's demon that makes it possible to analyze the microscopic changes in ... read more

Jan. 11, 2016 — The first lithium-ion battery has been developed that shuts down before overheating, then restarts immediately when the temperature cools. The new technology could prevent the kind of fires that have ... read more

Jan. 8, 2016 — Experts in nanotechnology have developed a glue that binds metal to metal to glass to you-name-it, sets at room temperature, and requires little pressure to ... read more

Jan. 7, 2016 — Self-compacting high-performance concrete has till now suffered from one weakness: when exposed to fire it flakes and splits, which reduces its loadbearing capacity. Scientists in Switzerland have ... read more

Jan. 4, 2016 — Researchers have successfully demonstrated that desert sand from the UAE could be used in concentrated solar power (CSP) facilities to store thermal energy up to 1000°C. The research project called ... read more

Dec. 29, 2015 — Researchers wondered whether it might be possible to tap into active thermography camera technology -- behind night-vision equipment and the thermal imaging of buildings -- to create a sort of ... read more

'Forbidden' Substances on Super-Earths

Dec. 25, 2015 — Using mathematical models, scientists have 'looked' into the interior of super-Earths and discovered that they may contain compounds that are forbidden by the classical rules of chemistry ... read more

Dec. 23, 2015 — The first U.S. production in nearly 30 years of a specialized fuel to power future deep space missions has been completed by researchers at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National ... read more

Dec. 18, 2015 — Underground heat islands in cities have an enormous geothermal potential. Warm groundwater can be used to produce sustainable energy for heating and cooling. Researchers have now developed a new ... read more

Dec. 14, 2015 — Combining photo-responsive fibers with thermo-responsive gels, researchers have modeled a new hybrid material that could reconfigure itself multiple times into different shapes when exposed to light ... read more

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