Search results for materials scientists

Nanophysics 2 hours ago

Chemical and physical origins of friction on surfaces with atomic steps

Friction results from a set of complex processes that act together to resist relative motion. Despite this complexity, friction is often described using simple phenomenological expressions that relate normal and lateral forces ...

Optics & Photonics 2 minutes ago

Wired for sound: A third wave emerges in integrated circuits

Optical fibres are our global nervous system, transporting terabytes of data across the planet in the blink of an eye.

Optics & Photonics 2 hours ago

A laser for penetrating waves

The Landau-level laser is an exciting concept for an unusual radiation source. It could efficiently generate so-called terahertz waves, which can be used to penetrate materials, with possible applications in data transmission. ...

Polymers 2 hours ago

Nylon as a building block for transparent electronic devices?

Scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research (MPI-P) led by Dr. Kamal Asadi have solved a four-decade-long challenge of producing very thin nylon films that can be used in electronic memory components, for ...

Bio & Medicine 1 hour ago

Paper filter from local algae could save lives in Bangladesh

The problem of access to safe drinking water in most parts of Bangladesh is a persistent challenge. Now, a team of scientists from Uppsala University, Sweden, and Dhaka University, Bangladesh, shows that a locally growing ...

Bio & Medicine 1 hour ago

New 3-D interconnection technology for future wearable bioelectronics

IBS scientists developed stretchable metal composites and 3-D printed them on soft substrates at room temperature. By enabling ever-slimmer 3-D interconnects, this study can help to revolutionize the physical appearance of ...

Education 2 hours ago

Green chemistry labs teach students a sustainable and innovative mindset

The chemical industry has been responsible for numerous technological advancements, but also many environmental problems and disasters. Principles applied through what's called green chemistry seek to reduce or eliminate ...

Plants & Animals 1 hour ago

Ghana's pact with China to explore bauxite threatens a unique forest

Ghana's Atewa forest is one of the most beautiful and scenic landscapes in the country. It is seen as the better of only two Upland Evergreen forests left intact in the country, forming part of the six dominant vegetation ...

Environment 7 hours ago

Dutch families join 'people's farm' to counter climate change

Chickens roam the orchards, cows chew the cud and pigs roll in the mud on a warm day on a Dutch farm—but the pastoral scene is not as traditional as it seems.

Materials Science Aug 16, 2019

When human expertise improves the work of machines

Machine learning algorithms can sometimes do a better job with a little help from human expertise, at least in the field of materials science.

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