Archive: 09/23/2011

Shape memory materials ready for mass production

Five years ago, Professor Mirko Gojic, a researcher at the University of Zagreb in Croatia, wondered what his small team of researchers could do to lower the price of 'smart metals': a type of high-tech materials that can ...

dateSep 23, 2011 in Engineering
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Edible carbon dioxide sponge

(PhysOrg.com) -- A year ago Northwestern University chemists published their recipe for a new class of nanostructures made of sugar, salt and alcohol. Now, the same team has discovered the edible compounds ...

dateSep 23, 2011 in Materials Science
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Bimetallic nanoantenna separates colors of light

Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology have built a very simple nanoantenna that directs red and blue colours in opposite directions, even though the antenna is smaller than the wavelength of light. ...

dateSep 23, 2011 in Nanophysics
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Keeping pets sweet: Treating diabetes in dogs

Diabetes affects not only humans but also animals. As in humans treatment should be based on an understanding of natural fluctuations in blood glucose levels but these are hard to determine. Researchers at the University ...

dateSep 23, 2011 in Plants & Animals
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