Researchers use voltammetry to probe the brain's chemistry
(Phys.org)—Our brains are constantly awash in chemicals that serve as messengers, transporting signals from one neuron to another. It's a really nifty system, although scientists still aren't clear on ...
Carbon fiber technology that could deliver more fuel-efficient vehicles
Ford Motor Company today demonstrated a prototype carbon fiber bonnet that could help lower fuel consumption for Ford customers.
Blanketing NASA's Webb telescope's science instrument electronics
(Phys.org)—These engineers from Genesis Engineering Solutions are doing what's called "blanket closeout" and it took two days to complete.
Investigation of carbon nanotube composites for structural health monitoring
(Phys.org)—In August 2007, the I-35W Bridge over the Mississippi River in Minneapolis collapsed, killing 13 people and injuring 145. The collapse was attributed to a design deficiency that resulted in a ...
Researchers find ordinary pen ink useful for building a supercapacitor
Researchers report progress in development of carbon nanotube-based continuous fibers
(Phys.org) -- The Chou research group in the University of Delaware's College of Engineering recently reported on advances in carbon nanotube-based continuous fibers with invited articles in Advanced Materials and Ma ...
FlyNano electric sea plane takes first test flight
Lightweight construction on the way to volume production
Carmakers and airplane manufacturers are very particular when it comes to the weight of their models: the lighter they are, the less fuel they consume - and the less carbon dioxide they blow into the air. ...
New process converts polyethylene into carbon fiber
(PhysOrg.com) -- Common material such as polyethylene used in plastic bags could be turned into something far more valuable through a process being developed at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National ...
Tube-shaped solar cells could be woven into clothing
In new mass-production technique, robotic insects spring to life
(PhysOrg.com) -- A new technique inspired by elegant pop-up books and origami will soon allow clones of robotic insects to be mass-produced by the sheet.
Graphene quantum dots: The next big small thing
A Rice University laboratory has found a way to turn common carbon fiber into graphene quantum dots, tiny specks of matter with properties expected to prove useful in electronic, optical and biomedical applications.
Prototype device measures absolute optical power in fiber at nanowatt levels
(PhysOrg.com) -- Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have demonstrated a prototype device capable of absolute measurements of optical power delivered through an optical ...
How do green algae react to carbon nanotubes?
Nanoparticles such as carbon nanotubes (CNT), which are found in an ever-increasing number of products, are ending up more and more frequently in our surroundings. If and how they affect aquatic ecosystems ...