News tagged with new materials

Europe's new age of metals begins

ESA has joined forces with other leading research institutions and more than 180 European companies in a billion-euro effort developing new types of metals and manufacturing techniques for this century.

dateSep 11, 2014 in Engineering
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Better regulations needed for deep-sea biology

Although we know relatively little about the deep sea, we do extract raw materials for electronics and medicines from it. Biologist Erik Dücker describes the history of deep-sea biology in his thesis. He also gives some ...

dateSep 04, 2014 in Environment
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Future solar panels

Conventional photovoltaic technology uses large, heavy, opaque, dark silicon panels, but this could soon change. The IK4-Ikerlan research centre is working with the UPV/EHU-University of the Basque Country within the X10D ...

dateSep 02, 2014 in Energy & Green Tech
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Pentagonal nanorods show catalytic promise

Pentagonal nanorods have a unique morphology that confers interesting compositional and shape-dependent properties—including excellent stability and high catalytic activity—that make them excellent candidates for industrial ...

dateAug 13, 2014 in Nanomaterials
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New tool, savings for manufacturing hard materials

"Machining," in particular the process of cutting hard, brittle materials during manufacturing, can be difficult, often because the cutting tool, typically made of single crystal diamond, the hardest material known, can wear ...

dateJul 17, 2014 in Engineering
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