Advanced Materials

Water-shedding surfaces can be made to last

Steam condensation is key to the worldwide production of electricity and clean water: It is part of the power cycle that drives 85 percent of all electricity-generating plants and about half of all desalination ...

Sep 20, 2013
5 / 5 (37) 6 | with audio podcast

Drug patch treatment sees new breakthrough

Wake Forest School of Biomedical Engineering has developed a flexible microneedle patch that allows drugs to be delivered directly and fully through the skin. The new patch can quicken drug delivery time ...

Sep 07, 2013
4.2 / 5 (5) 0 | with audio podcast

Quantum of sonics: Bonded, not stirred

Researchers at McGill University have discovered a new way to join materials together using ultrasound. Ultrasound – sound so high it cannot be heard – is normally used to smash particles apart in water. In a recent study, ...

Jul 26, 2013
4.9 / 5 (8) 2 | with audio podcast

Silicon oxide memories transcend a hurdle

A Rice University laboratory pioneering memory devices that use cheap, plentiful silicon oxide to store data has pushed them a step further with chips that show the technology's practicality.

Jul 09, 2013
4.9 / 5 (12) 2 | with audio podcast