University of Virginia researchers uncover new catalysis site
Mention catalyst and most people will think of the catalytic converter, an emissions control device in the exhaust system of automobiles that reduces pollution.
Nanowire-based sensors offer improved detection of volatile organic compounds
(PhysOrg.com) -- A team of researchers from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), George Mason University and the University of Maryland has made nano-sized sensors that detect volatile ...
Titanate cigarette filter could be safer
(PhysOrg.com) -- Titanium oxide doped with cobalt produces magnetic properties at room temperature via a newly discovered mechanism.
Blood simple circuitry for cyborgs
Could electronic components made from human blood be the key to creating cyborg interfaces? Circuitry that links human tissues and nerve cells directly to an electronic device, such as a robotic limb or artificial eye might ...
Virus killer gets supercharged
A simple technique to make a common virus-killing material significantly more effective is a breakthrough from the Rice University labs of Andrew Barron and Qilin Li.
Scientist Creates Sunscreen from Ivy
Drive through the University of Tennessee in Knoxville on a sunny day, and you may see a man on the side of the road pruning the English ivy.
Researchers: English ivy may give sunblock a makeover
When Mingjun Zhang was watching his son play in the yard, he was hit with a burning question: "What makes the ivy in his backyard cling to the fence so tightly?"
Nanotubes that Heal: Engineering Better Orthopedic Implants
(PhysOrg.com) -- Titanium and its alloys have a leg up on all other materials used to make the orthopedic implants used by surgeons to repair damaged bones and joints. They are light, super-strong, and virtually ...
Gold nanoparticles enrich every day products
(PhysOrg.com) -- Durable paint, water purification, faster computers, tougher shoe soles, and lighter and cheaper televisions are all possibilities now that a Queensland University of Technology (QUT) scientist has discovered ...
Solar cells: UQAM researcher solves two 20-year-old problems
Thanks to two technologies developed by Professor Benoit Marsan and his team at the Universite du Quebec a Montreal (UQAM) Chemistry Department, the scientific and commercial future of solar cells could be totally transformed. ...
Composite nanomaterials show promise for solar hydrogen generation
(PhysOrg.com) -- A novel strategy for engineering semiconductor materials can boost the performance of water-splitting solar cells for hydrogen production, according to a new study by researchers at the University ...
Scientists see carbon chains preferred locales on popular catalyst
(PhysOrg.com) -- Prima donnas. Floppy chains of carbon atoms are particular about where they want to be on a titanium dioxide catalyst, according to a new study from Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and ...
Titanium Dioxide Nanoparticles Catalyze Brain Tumor Death
(PhysOrg.com) -- Scientists from the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory and the University of Chicago Medical Center’s Brain Tumor Center have developed a way to target brain cancer cells using ...