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 Advanced Materials.

NASA's green aviation research throttles up into second gear

NASA has selected eight large-scale integrated technology demonstrations to advance aircraft concepts and technologies that will reduce the impact of aviation on the environment over the next 30 years, research efforts that ...

A more affordable, accessible material for seawater desalination

There are vast quantities of seawater available; drinking water, on the other hand, is in scarce supply. Desalination plants can convert seawater to drinking water. Yet these plants require pipelines made of a special kind ...

Microwave heating improves artificial bone

An artificial bone scaffold produced by researchers in South Korea could enhance the treatment of bone damage and defects through bone grafts.

Using composites for traffic bridges could save time and money

Extensive use of advanced composite materials – glass and /or carbon fibre reinforced polymers – could be the answer to building bridges in half the time, thereby dramatically reducing costs and traffic flow disruption ...

Graphene: Singles and the few

(PhysOrg.com) -- A timely review analyzing the correlation of synthesis methods and physical properties of single-layer and few-layered graphene flakes.

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