Carbon dioxide released by some wastewater treatment plants could be recycled at the same time as enhancing the production of renewable energy in the form of natural gas, say scientists.
For close to two decades, Cornell scientists have developed processes for using polymers to self-assemble inorganic nanoparticles into porous structures that could revolutionize electronics, energy and more.
"Mottronics" is a term seemingly destined to become familiar to aficionados of electronic gadgets. Named for the Nobel laureate Nevill Francis Mott, Mottronics involve materials – mostly metal oxides - that can be induced ...
Philipp von Bieberstein's research focuses on the plant Withania somnifera, a member of the tomato family that contains a potential anti-tumor agent.
(Phys.org) —Look out, super glue and paint thinner. Thanks to new dynamic materials developed at the University of Illinois, removable paint and self-healing plastics soon could be household products.
Array of perfect nanometer-scale spheres that can control the flow of visible light may find use in invisibility cloaks
The optical properties of a material are predominantly determined by its constituent atoms and electrons and the way that these respond to electromagnetic waves. In natural materials, the diversity of possible optical characteristics ...
Engineers intrigued by the toughness of mollusc shells, which are composed of brittle minerals, have found inspiration in their structure to make glass 200 times stronger than a standard pane.
(Phys.org) —Sometimes solving a problem doesn't require a high-tech solution. Sometimes, you have to look no farther than your desktop.