New kind of smart-glass changes color and produces electricity
Rutgers patents technology to advance stem cell therapeutics
Rutgers University Chemistry Associate Professor Ki-Bum Lee has developed patent-pending technology that may overcome one of the critical barriers to harnessing the full therapeutic potential of stem cells.
Magnetically controlled nanoparticles enhance stroke treatment
(Phys.org) —Researchers at the University of Georgia and their collaborators have developed a new technique to enhance stroke treatment that uses magnetically controlled nanomotors to rapidly transport ...
Team uses discrete differential geometry to characterize shape of graphene
(Phys.org) —Scientists studying graphene's properties are using a new mathematical framework to make extremely accurate characterizations of the two-dimensional material's shape.
Capturing wasted electricity with triboelectric generators
(Phys.org) —With one stomp of his foot, Zhong Lin Wang illuminates a thousand LED bulbs – with no batteries or power cord. The current comes from essentially the same source as that tiny spark that jumps ...
New study challenges centuries-old Amontons' laws of friction
(Phys.org) —The frictional characteristics of nanotextured surfaces cannot be fully described by the framework of Amontons' laws of friction, according to new research from the University of Bristol, published ...
Researchers find a way to make glass that's anti-fogging, self-cleaning and free of glare
One of the most instantly recognizable features of glass is the way it reflects light. But a new way of creating surface textures on glass, developed by researchers at MIT, virtually eliminates reflections, ...
Nano discs pose potential health risk
(PhysOrg.com) -- A revolutionary material that is used in computer technology could pose health risks to those involved in its manufacture.
Perfect nanotubes shine brightest
A painstaking study by Rice University has brought a wealth of new information about single-walled carbon nanotubes through analysis of their fluorescence.
British team devises method for separating carbon nanotubes cheaply
Researchers develop biological circuit components, new microscope technique for measuring them
(PhysOrg.com) -- Electrical engineers have long been toying with the idea of designing biological molecules that can be directly integrated into electronic circuits. University of Pennsylvania researchers ...
New fracture resistance mechanisms provided by graphene
A team of researchers from the University of Arizona and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have increased the toughness of ceramic composites by using graphene reinforcements that enable new fracture resistance ...
New research advances understanding of lead selenide nanowires
The advancements of our electronic age rests on our ability to control how electric charge moves, from point A to point B, through circuitry. Doing so requires particular precision, for applications ranging from computers, ...