News tagged with artificial materials

Engineered materials: Custom-made magnets

A novel approach to designing artificial materials could enable magnetic devices with a wider range of properties than those now available. An international team of researchers have now extended the properties ...

May 24, 2012
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Turning sunlight into fuel

"At the California Institute of Technology, they're developing a way to turn sunlight and water into fuel for our cars," President Barack Obama said in his State of the Union address. He was referring to the Joint Center ...

Feb 24, 2011
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Noble gas detection system reaches maturity

The Preparatory Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization certified the first noble gas detection system at its radionuclide station in Charlottesville, Va., United States, on Aug. 19, 2010. The ...

Aug 24, 2010
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Synthetic eye prosthesis

(PhysOrg.com) -- Donor corneas are a rarity: In Germany alone, each year roughly 7,000 patients wait for that miniscule piece of tissue. An implant made of plastic may soon offer patients -- especially those ...

May 20, 2010
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