- Photocatalytic Cell Splits Water Via Sunlight To Produce Hydrogen
Engineers at Washington University in St. Louis have developed a unique photocatlytic cell that splits water to produce hydrogen and oxygen in water using sunlight and the power of a nanostructured catalyst. The group is developing novel methodologies for ...
Article - News Staff - May 2 2007 - 11:40am
- X-ray Holograms Expose Secret Magnetism
Collaborative research between scientists in the UK and USA has led to a major breakthrough in the understanding of antiferromagnets, published in this week's Nature. Scientists at the London Centre for Nanotechnology, the University of Chicago and th ...
Article - News Staff - May 2 2007 - 12:50pm
- Stanford Says Even Outdoor Smoking Has Second-hand Risks
Tens of thousands of Americans die each year from secondhand tobacco smoke, according to a 2006 report by the U.S. Surgeon General. While the health risks associated with indoor secondhand smoke are well documented, little research has been done on exposur ...
Article - News Staff - Jul 4 2009 - 12:29pm
- IBM Copies Nature To Build Chips
IBM today announced the first-ever application of a breakthrough self-assembling nanotechnology to conventional chip manufacturing, borrowing a process from nature to build the next generation computer chips. The natural pattern-creating process that forms ...
Article - News Staff - May 3 2007 - 12:52pm
- Will The Real Systems Biologist Please Stand Up?
According to the NIH, you can't be a systems biologist and an experimental geneticist at the same time. The NIH has issued a call for applications to: "use systems biology approaches to investigate the mechanisms that underlie genetic determinati ...
Article - Michael White - May 6 2007 - 1:20am
- Tissue Engineered Scaffolding Allows Reproduction Of Cartilage Tissue
A new study examines the use of tissue-engineered scaffolding made of cartilage cells, which have a limited ability to heal naturally, to replace defective cartilage tissue. Cartilage cells are extracted and seeded to the scaffold which is implanted into t ...
Article - News Staff - May 9 2007 - 5:54pm
- Making Bridges 'Dance' For Better Earthquake Durability
Bridges that "dance" during earthquakes could be the safest and least expensive to build, retrofit and repair, according to earthquake engineers at the University at Buffalo and MCEER. The researchers recently developed and successfully tested th ...
Article - News Staff - Mar 24 2011 - 3:30pm
- Combustion Engine Redesign Would Reduce Pollution, Oil Consumption
Researchers have created the first computational model to track engine performance from one combustion cycle to the next for a new type of engine that could dramatically reduce oil consumption and the emission of global-warming pollutants. "We're ...
Article - News Staff - May 10 2007 - 9:49am
- Better Than Superglue, It's Nanoglue
Researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have developed a new method to bond materials that don’t normally stick together. The team’s adhesive, which is based on self-assembling nanoscale chains, could impact everything from next-generation computer ...
Article - News Staff - May 16 2007 - 8:35pm
- Brighter TV- Next Generation LEDs
Most people don’t think much about the inner workings of LEDs, or light-emitting diodes, which illuminate today’s plasma TV screens and cell phones, but making these LEDs more efficient, cheaper and higher quality is the obsession that occupies the daily t ...
Article - News Staff - May 17 2007 - 10:09am