1962 glass could be Corning's next bonanza seller
(AP) -- An ultra-strong glass that has been looking for a purpose since its invention in 1962 is poised to become a multibillion-dollar bonanza for Corning Inc.
Sunlight generates hydrogen in new porous silicon
Porous silicon manufactured in a bottom up procedure using solar energy can be used to generate hydrogen from water, according to a team of Penn State mechanical engineers, who also see applications for batteries, ...
New coating prevents more than 99 percent of harmful bacterial slime from forming on surfaces
Biofilms may no longer have any solid ground upon which to stand.
Spider silk is a wonder of nature, but it's not stronger than steel
You must have heard that spider silk is stronger than steel. We all want to believe that there are wonder materials in nature that are far superior to human-made ones. But the problem with statements that ...
Water and sunlight the formula for sustainable fuel
An Australian National University (ANU) team has successfully replicated one of the crucial steps in photosynthesis, opening the way for biological systems powered by sunlight which could manufacture hydrogen ...
Details of new type of electric car battery released
Strong forces at work in simple table salt
(Phys.org) —Inside the chemical processes to synthesize simple table salt crystals, or NaCl, intense electric fields, typically associated with particle accelerators, occur, according to Pacific Northwest ...
Slip knot key to creating world's toughest fiber
(Phys.org) —A new way of making super tough fibres could be realised by a simple knot, according to new research from a materials scientist at Queen Mary University of London.
Scientists map all possible drug-like chemical compounds
(Phys.org) —Drug developers may have a new tool to search for more effective medications and new materials. It's a computer algorithm that can model and catalogue the entire set of lightweight, carbon-containing ...
New material for flat semiconductors
Researchers around the world have been working to harness the unusual properties of graphene, a two-dimensional sheet of carbon atoms. But graphene lacks one important characteristic that would make it even ...
New technology improves both energy capacity and charge rate in rechargeable batteries
Imagine a cellphone battery that stayed charged for more than a week and recharged in just 15 minutes. That dream battery could be closer to reality thanks to Northwestern University research.
Delicate oxidation can transform greenhouse gas into useful chemicals
Study yields first snapshots of water splitting in photosynthesis
An international team, led by Arizona State University scientists, has published today in Nature a groundbreaking study that shows the first snapshots of photosynthesis in action as it splits water into p ...
Hold the salt: Engineers develop revolutionary new desalination membrane
(PhysOrg.com) -- The new reverse-osmosis membrane resists the clogging that typically occurs when seawater and brackish water are purified.