A new method to cleaner and more efficient CO2 capture
(PhysOrg.com) -- Separating carbon dioxide from its polluting source, such as the flue gas from a coal-fired power plant, may soon become cleaner and more efficient.
Fluorescent organic nanoparticles outperform existing methods for long-term tracking of living cells
A research team in Asia has developed a method for tracking, or 'tracing', cells that overcomes the limitations of existing methods. The team's fluorescent organic tracers will provide researchers with a ...
Researchers develop method to inkjet print highly conductive, bendable layers of graphene
(Phys.org) —Imagine a bendable tablet computer or an electronic newspaper that could fold to fit in a pocket.
Shining a light on ... light
Dinesh Basker applied to graduate schools around the world. He was accepted to three, but you might say he "saw the light" in choosing McMaster.
Building a better protein
Proteins are widely viewed as a promising alternative to synthetic chemicals in everything from medications to hand lotion. The naturally occurring molecules have been shown to be more efficient and effective than many of ...
Team develops device to detect biodiesel contamination
In 2010, a Cathay Pacific Airways plane was arriving in Hong Kong when the engine control thrusts seized up and it was forced to make a hard landing—injuring dozens. The potential culprit? Contaminated fuel.
Scientists enumerate advances, retreats in designing new membranes for renewable energy storage
(PhysOrg.com) -- Making wind and solar energy reliable parts of the nation's power grid means storing energy when it is created and discharging it when needed. Vanadium redox flow batteries could be the storage ...
Success in developing groundbreaking electrolyte materials
The Fuel Cell Nano-Materials Group at the Japanese National Institute for Materials Science has successfully developed two types of novel materials which satisfy all the three requirements for electrolyte: ...
Gold nanoparticle catalyst that learns from enzyme in nature
A NIMS research team has succeeded in the development of a high activity gold nanoparticle catalyst that simplify the function of enzyme in capturing substances.
Lattice location determination of trace nitrogen dopants in semiconductor silicon carbide (SiC)
AIST researchers have developed an instrument for X-ray absorption fine structure (XAFS) spectroscopy equipped with a superconducting detector. With the instrument, the researchers have realized, for the ...
Trapping free electrons with polycyclic aromatic molecules creates better materials
Replacing traditional semiconductors with flexible and lightweight organic components has the potential to realize significant cost savings for manufacturers. Recently, a promising class of organic materials ...
Sandia, OurEnergyPolicy.org release 'Goals of Energy Policy' poll results
U.S. energy policy should simultaneously pursue security of its energy supply, economic stability and reduced environmental impacts, says a national poll of energy professionals jointly prepared by Sandia ...