The University of Southampton's Optoelectronics Research Centre (ORC) is pioneering research into developing the strongest silica nanofibres in the world.
A team of researchers from the University of Vigo, Rutgers University in the United States and Imperial College London, in the United Kingdom, has developed "laser spinning", a novel method of producing glass nanofibres with ...
New research outlines how the creation of 'nanofibres' could provide new and improved products and delivery systems for supplementary foodstuffs.
A new wonder material that can generate hydrogen, produce clean water and even create energy.
Researchers in Sweden have produced a bio-based material that is reported to surpass the strength of all known bio-based materials whether fabricated or natural, including wood and spider silk.
(Phys.org) —A sophisticated nanostructure renders a wafer-thin paper made of electrically conductive vanadium pentoxide fibres both tough and pliable.
(PhysOrg.com) -- A tendon can be one of the most common and frustrating injuries for an athlete - often forcing them to stay away from the sports field for up to eight weeks.
"Bioplastics" that are naturally synthesized by microbes could be made commercially viable by using waste cooking oil as a starting material. This would reduce environmental contamination and also give high-quality plastics ...
(PhysOrg.com) -- Queensland University of Technology (QUT) researchers have developed new technology capable of removing radioactive material from contaminated water and aiding clean-up efforts following nuclear disasters.
Protein fibres are found virtually everywhere in nature, including in spider silk, wood, the spaces between tissue cells, in tendons, or as a natural sealant for small wounds. These protein nanofibres have outstanding properties ...