How frogs and fish can help us learn to freeze humans

From Star Wars to Futurama to Alien, the idea that humans can be frozen in time in order to be awoken later is a well-established sci-fi trope. While stopping biological time or inducing long-term hibernation is still as ...

Taiwan factory workers win $18 mn over cancer deaths

Workers from a factory in Taiwan which leeched toxic chemicals they say resulted in 200 deaths from cancer and more than 1,000 other cases of the disease won a Tw$564.45 million ($18 million) payout from US electronics company ...

New synthesis method produces novel nanostructures from carbon

They are tiny and comprise spherical, sheet-like or fibrous particles. And they consist chiefly of the chemical element carbon. The talk here is about unusual carbon nanostructures that scientists at the Max Planck Institute ...

New battery technology employs multifunctional materials

Lithium-ion batteries power a vast array of modern devices, from cell phones, laptops, and laser pointers to thermometers, hearing aids, and pacemakers. The electrodes in these batteries typically comprise three components: ...

Carbon capture: Durable plastic doubles as a cleaner

Melamine, a small aromatic molecule loaded with nitrogen atoms, has traditionally found fame as a tough plastic that is ideal for making durable dishware and laminate coatings. Research by Mei Xuan Tan, Yugen Zhang and Jackie ...

Water found to be an ideal lubricant for nanomachines

Researchers from the University of Amsterdam have discovered that machines just one molecule in size move far quicker if you add a 'lubricant' to their surroundings. To their surprise, water proved to be the best lubricant ...

Engineering professor granted patent for carbon-capture process

An innovative method for stripping greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide from industrial emissions is potentially cheaper and more efficient than current methods, according to a United States patent based on research by ...

page 4 from 8