Scientists watch nanoparticles grow: Analysis allows tailoring materials for switchable windows, solar cells
With DESY's X-ray light source PETRA III, Danish scientists observed the growth of nanoparticles live. The study shows how tungsten oxide nanoparticles are forming from solution. These particles are used ...
Report outlines knowledge gaps for 20 suspected carcinogens
A new report from the American Cancer Society and other world-leading health groups identifies gaps in research for 20 suspected carcinogens whose potential to cause cancer is as yet unresolved. The report is designed to ...
Gold squeezed into micro-Velcro
Researchers at Ruhr University have used self-assembling techniques to produce gold microwires that have suitable properties for micro-Velcro. The research is published today in Science and Technology of ...
All set and ready to glow
A new technique that paves the way for manufacturing affordable LED light bulbs is to be exploited in the UK, in a deal that researchers say could have a dramatic impact on carbon emissions.
Next-generation device enabling improved smartphone battery life and high definition in televisions
A research by Japan's NIMS International Center for Materials Nanoarchitectonics has succeeded in developing a metal oxide film transistor using a material with an unique atomic composition.
Solar power plants burden counties that host them
When it comes to attracting business to California's eastern deserts, Inyo County is none too choosy.
New strategically important hard metal developed in Finland
Over the past three years VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland has been working with Finnish-based Exote Ltd to develop a new hard metal and the necessary manufacturing process. This material can be used to replace tungsten ...
Nanocatalyst is a gas: New formula could make fuel production better, greener
A nanoparticle-based catalyst developed at Rice University may give that tiger in your tank a little more roar.
Tungsten may not be the best shot for making 'green' bullets
With efforts underway to ban lead-based ammunition as a potential health and environmental hazard, scientists are reporting new evidence that a prime alternative material for bullets tungsten may not be a good ...