News tagged with advanced materials

A new mathematics for experimental science

Mathematics is the ultimate scientific tool. For centuries it has been used to describe the forces of nature, from planetary motion to fluid dynamics. It helped unlock the secrets of DNA and unleashed the Digital Revolution. ...

dateApr 01, 2014 in Mathematics
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'Milking' brown recluse spiders for silk

( —Rabbit, a brown-recluse spider, is fastened to the proverbial treadmill in Hannes Schniepp's Nanomaterials & Imaging lab. She is restrained but relaxed. Her spinnerets are churning out exquisite ribbons of silk. ...

dateMar 10, 2014 in Materials Science
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Carbon nanotube fibers outperform copper

( —On a pound-per-pound basis, carbon nanotube-based fibers invented at Rice University have greater capacity to carry electrical current than copper cables of the same mass, according to new research.

dateFeb 14, 2014 in Nanomaterials
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