- Capacitors Times Two
A new technique for creating films of barium titanate (BaTiO3) nanoparticles in a polymer matrix could allow fabrication of improved capacitors able to store twice as much energy as existing devices. The improved capacitors could be used in consumer devic ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 26 2007 - 10:57am
- Cell Splits Water To Produce Hydrogen- Using Sunlight
Engineers at Washington University in St. ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 26 2007 - 2:05pm
- Researchers 'look Into' Plant Cells To Increase Ethanol Yields
Tiny pores within plant cells may hold promise for green fuels. Researchers have discovered that particles from cornstalks undergo previously unknown structural changes when processed to produce ethanol, an insight they said will help establish a viable m ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 26 2007 - 3:36pm
- Revolutionizing Prosthetics- New DARPA Prototype
An international has developed a prototype of the first fully integrated prosthetic arm that can be controlled naturally and provide sensory feedback, and allows for eight degrees of Freedom-- a level of control far beyond the current state of the art for ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 26 2007 - 4:11pm
- Gold Nanoparticles Help Detect A Toxic Metal-- Mercury
With gold nanoparticles, DNA and some smart chemistry as their tools, scientists at Northwestern University have developed a simple "litmus test" for mercury that eventually could be used for on-the-spot environmental monitoring of bodies of wat ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 26 2007 - 11:36pm
- 'Exercise Pill' Tells Cells To Burn Fat
By giving ordinary adult mice a drug- a synthetic designed to mimic fat- Salk Institute scientist Dr. Ronald M. Evans is now able to chemically switch on PPAR-d, the master regulator that controls the ability of cells to burn fat. Even when the mice are no ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 29 2007 - 10:01pm
- First Genome Comparison Of Plankton Species Yields Surprises Underlying Key Ocean Processes
An international team of scientists led by Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego and the Department of Energy's (DOE) Joint Genome Institute has peered into the genetic makeup of two species of phytoplankton, the tiny plants key in globa ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 30 2007 - 2:05pm
- Researchers Create First Smart Below-the-knee Prosthesis
Researchers at Arizona State University's Polytechnic campus and the Military Amputee Research Program at Walter Reed Army Medical Center are teaming up to create the next generation of powered prosthetic devices based on lightweight energy storing sp ...
Article - News Staff - May 1 2007 - 2:58pm
- The Great Package Race
The major carriers, UPS, FedEx and DHL get put to the test every year with the Great Package Race, a contest to see which carrier can get a package to a very challenging locale the fastest and in the best condition. A group of 60 logistics students, led by ...
Article - News Staff - May 1 2007 - 3:23pm
- Monitoring The Structural Health Of Bridges
By monitoring changes in vibrations of bridges it is possible to identify hidden cracks and fractures, according to a Queensland University of Technology researcher. QUT engineering researcher Henry Shih said variations in bridge vibrations of a bridge cou ...
Article - News Staff - May 2 2007 - 10:32am