News tagged with titanium

Titanate cigarette filter could be safer

(PhysOrg.com) -- While current cigarettes are made with a filter created from cellulose acetate which absorbs things like nicotine, tar, and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, Chinese researchers have discovered ...

May 04, 2011 report
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Mediating magnetism

(PhysOrg.com) -- Titanium oxide doped with cobalt produces magnetic properties at room temperature via a newly discovered mechanism.

May 04, 2011
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Toward a more efficient use of solar energy

The exploitation and utilization of new energy sources are considered to be among today's major challenges. Solar energy plays a central role, and its direct conversion into chemical energy, for example hydrogen generation ...

Apr 14, 2011
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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 ...

Mar 30, 2011
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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.

Jan 12, 2011
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Answering the catalyst conundrum

(PhysOrg.com) -- Over years of meticulous research into the popular, prototypical catalyst titanium dioxide, a clear view of the atomic-level interactions has emerged, but many of the answers lead to more ...

Dec 13, 2010
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For future chips, smaller must also be better

The explosion of portable communication devices that we enjoy today -- such as cell and smart phones, Bluetooth hands-free units, and wireless Internet networks -- has resulted in part from the development of a wide variety ...

Oct 05, 2010
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Titanium foams replace injured bones

Flexible yet rigid like a human bone, and immediately capable of bearing loads: a new kind of implant, made of titanium foam, resembles the inside of a bone in terms of its structural configuration. Not only ...

Sep 22, 2010
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