Tiny engine powered by demixing fluid

An international team of researchers has developed a tiny, liquid-based engine powered by a demixing fluid. In their paper published in the journal Physical Review Letters, the group describes their little engine and possible ...

A way to create liquid droplets inside of air bubbles

A team of researchers at Zhejiang University in China has developed a technique to create liquid droplets inside of air bubbles. In their paper published in the journal Physical Review Letters, the group describes the technique ...

The secret to improving liquid crystal's mechanical performance

By deliberately interrupting the order of materials - by introducing different atoms in metal or nanoparticles in liquid crystals - we can induce new qualities. For example, metallic alloys like duralumin, which is composed ...

Researchers create 'nanofiber gusher'

Creating large amounts of polymer nanofibers dispersed in liquid is a challenge that has vexed researchers for years. But engineers and researchers at North Carolina State University and one of its start-up companies have ...

Model captures new dynamics of corrosion damage

University of Nebraska-Lincoln engineers have become the first to develop a model that literally looks beyond the surface of corrosion to better predict its spread.

A GPS from the chemistry set

Swiss scientists teamed up with colleagues from Hungary, Japan and Scotland to develop a chemical 'processor' that reliably shows the fastest way through a City maze. As the method is basically faster than a satnav system, ...

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