December 24, 2015
A team led by researchers at UCLA has created a super-strong yet light structural metal nanocomposite with extremely high specific strength and modulus. Composed of magnesium...
December 29, 2015
Researchers have discovered evidence that boron-nitride reinforced nanocomposites could provide more strength per weight than carbon-nanotube composites.
December 30, 2015
Researchers turned to math to help predict which nanoparticles will best combine with polymers for successful nanocomposites.
December 15, 2015
Researchers have developed a hydrocarbon-based superhydrophobic nanomaterial that presents a green alternative to hazardous fluorocarbons generally used for this purpose.
November 18, 2015
When Elon Musk started bulldozing desert scrub to build his giga-factory near Reno, Nevada, he bet the ranch that the lithium-ion battery market would skyrocket to around $75...
September 22, 2015
A Scottish company by the name of CelluComp has turned to root vegetables such as beets and carrots to produce a manufacturing additive with a wide range of possible applications...
August 6, 2015
Residential solar installers are desperately waiting for photovoltaic (PV) efficiency upgrades so they can pump out more juice per square foot for price-sensitive consumers...
February 19, 2015
"Stronger than steel" has just taken on a new meaning, thanks to the work of a Seattle-based company called Modumetal. The company's process relies on a type of advanced...
June 15, 2015
Researchers at The University of Akron are investigating structural color patterns found in bird feathers to create non-fading colors for commercial use.
March 26, 2015
Researchers have demonstrated an energy-efficient desalination technology that uses a porous membrane made of strong, slim graphene.
July 13, 2015
Graphene astounded the world as the first atom-thick carbon network, but a joint German-US research project has developed black phosphorus in which individual phosphorus atoms are...
April 7, 2015
Medical science has long sought a “magic bullet” for cancer that would target only cancer cells, while leaving healthy cells alone. Certain nanoparticles have shown potential for...
December 26, 2014
Students in the Department of Materials Science at Sweden's Luleå University of Technology have developed a new bio-based water filtration system that will be tested in an...
May 18, 2015
A South Korean research group has converted used cigarette butts into a material that shows promise as the coating for supercapacitor electrodes. The new material outperformed...
January 22, 2015
A new nanoscale material mimics mother of pearl's brick-and-mortar-like alternating layers, offering many diverse applications.
May 20, 2015
Radiotherapy is a strong tool in fighting cancer, but one great downside is that it affects both healthy and cancerous cells. Focusing radiotherapy on just tumors is the goal of...
January 28, 2015
Scientists at the University of Rochester have used lasers to transform metals into extremely water repellent, or super-hydrophobic, materials without the need for temporary...
June 8, 2015
A new grease-free coating battles two major issues facing industrial machinery: friction and corrosion. Designed to take the place of lubricants and oils, a new functional coating...
February 10, 2015
A study led by Rice University undergraduate Jessica Heimann shows that treated buckyballs have the ability to remove potentially toxic metals from water and reserve them for...
June 12, 2015
The world’s smallest continuous spirals, produced by researchers at Vanderbilt University, show potential for fighting counterfeiting. The nano-spirals and their unique optical...
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