New way to store light could prove useful for optical communication
Anti-counterfeit polymers work like fingerprints
New transitory form of silica observed
A Carnegie-led team was able to discover five new forms of silica under extreme pressures at room temperature. Their findings are published by Nature Communications.
Experts create intelligent 'plaster' to monitor patients
Medical engineers said Sunday they had created a device the size of a plaster which can monitor patients by tracking their muscle activity before administering their medication.
One-step preparation of thermally stable, silica-coated platinum/graphene composite
Graphene-supported noble metal (Metal/G) composites are used as catalysts in organic synthesis, fuel cells, super capacitors, solar cells, and sensors. However, Metal/G composites react readily with oxygen ...
New class of monofluoro acylboronates that is stable in air and water
Self-cooling solar cells boost power, last longer
Scientists may have overcome one of the major hurdles in developing high-efficiency, long-lasting solar cells—keeping them cool, even in the blistering heat of the noonday Sun.
Glass has potential to be stronger, researchers say
(Phys.org)—Glass is strong enough for so much: windshields, buildings and many other things that need to handle high stress without breaking. But scientists who look at the structure of glass strictly by ...
Researchers build fiber cable capable of near light-in-vacuum throughput
Spray-on liquid glass is about to revolutionize almost everything
'Zombie' replica cells may outperform live ones as catalysts and conductors
(Phys.org)— "Zombie" mammalian cells that may function better after they die have been created by researchers at Sandia National Laboratories and the University of New Mexico (UNM).
Phone and car batteries could use silicon made from rice
Spirals of light may lead to better electronics
(Phys.org) —A group of researchers at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) has created the optical equivalent of a tuning fork—a device that can help steady the electrical currents needed ...
'Tunable' metal nanostructures for fuel cells, batteries and solar energy
(PhysOrg.com) -- For catalysts in fuel cells and electrodes in batteries, engineers would like to manufacture metal films that are porous, to make more surface area available for chemical reactions, and highly ...