News tagged with insulation

Adding precision to plastics testing

Plastics play an important role in many consumer items. But testing precisely how much load these plastic parts can bear has up to now been a very complicated task. Now, a new instrument achieves simpler ...

Sep 02, 2013
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Topological insulators take two steps forward

A team of researchers from the Stanford Institute of Materials and Energy Science, a joint institute of the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and Stanford University, and their international ...

Aug 10, 2010
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World's longest superconductor cable

The "AmpaCity" project has been kicked off: The RWE Group and its partners are just about to replace a 1-kilometre-long high-voltage cable connecting two transformer stations in the Ruhr city of Essen with ...

Jan 19, 2012
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Scientists grow 'sea urchin'-shaped structures

Swiss researchers have succeeded in growing sea-urchin shaped nanostructures from minute balls of polystyrene beads using a simple electrochemical process. The spines of the sea urchin consist of zinc oxide ...

Jul 29, 2010
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Tunable plastic thermometers

(PhysOrg.com) -- Researchers at the Universities of Queensland and New South Wales in Australia have discovered that the ability of a plastic to conduct electricity can be tuned by exposure to an ion beam. ...

Dec 15, 2010
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Intelligent door seal prevents poor air quality

For a long time, heat insulation was en vogue – and nearly no one was concerned about poor indoor air quality. And yet excess CO2 hampers concentration. Now, researchers have come up with an intelligent ...

Jun 05, 2013
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