- Mechanics Meets Chemistry In New Way To Manipulate Matter
The inventors of self-healing plastic have come up with another invention: a new way of doing chemistry. Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have found a novel way to manipulate matter and drive chemical reactions along a desired ...
Article - News Staff - Mar 21 2007 - 4:38pm
- System Monitors Health Of New Composite Military Missiles
Engineers at Purdue University have designed and tested a "structural health monitoring" system to detect flaws that could hinder the performance of new types of military missiles made of composite materials instead of metal. Missiles are someti ...
Article - News Staff - Mar 21 2007 - 6:47pm
- New Evidence Puts 'Snowball Earth' Theory Out In The Cold
The theory that Earth once underwent a prolonged time of extreme global freezing has been dealt a blow by new evidence that periods of warmth occurred during this so-called 'Snowball Earth' era. Analyses of glacial sedimentary rocks in Oman, pub ...
Article - News Staff - Mar 23 2007 - 5:21pm
- Scientists Progress In Successful Tissue Engineering
Tissue engineering is a relatively new field of basic and clinical science that is concerned, in part, with creating tissues that can augment or replace injured, defective, or diseased body parts. The approach to fabricating the tissues involves adding sp ...
Article - News Staff - Mar 23 2007 - 5:28pm
- Tissue Engineering For Craniofacial Reconstruction
Tissue engineering has emerged as a promising alternative for the reconstitution of lost or damaged organs and tissues, circumventing the complications associated with traditional transplants. Tissue engineers attempt to repair or regenerate damaged tissu ...
Article - News Staff - Mar 24 2007 - 11:28am
- Scientists Develop System That Eliminates CO2 Emissions Through Microalgae
Scientists of the University of Almeria, led by Gabriel Acién, are carrying out a research project on the development of new systems to eliminate carbon dioxide emissions thanks to the microalgae photosynthetic activity. This project, called CENIT CO2, is ...
Article - News Staff - Mar 24 2007 - 9:50pm
- When It Comes To Risk, Not All Nanomaterials Are Created Equal
The size, type, and dispersion of nanomaterials could all play a role in how these materials impact human health and the environment, according to two groups of researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. In new studies, the teams found that while ca ...
Article - News Staff - Mar 25 2007 - 5:21pm
- Linear Arrays Of Nanotubes Offer Path To High-performance Electronics
Despite the attractive electrical properties and physical features of single-walled carbon nanotubes, incorporating them into scalable integrated circuits has proven to be a challenge because of difficulties in manipulating and positioning these molecular ...
Article - News Staff - Mar 26 2007 - 11:24am
- Ultrathin Films Deliver DNA As Possible Gene Therapy Tool
Gene therapy- the idea of using genetic instructions rather than drugs to treat disease- has tickled scientists' imaginations for decades, but is not yet a viable therapeutic method. One sizeable hurdle is getting the right genes into the right place ...
Article - News Staff - Mar 26 2007 - 3:18pm
- Engineering The Heart Piece By Piece
Some day, heart attack survivors might have a patch of laboratory-grown muscle placed in their heart, to replace areas that died during their attack. Children born with defective heart valves might get new ones that can grow in place, rather than being re ...
Article - News Staff - Mar 27 2007 - 2:17pm