Thursday, July 27, 2017

NANOTECH

NANOTECH

Not a breakthrough-less day goes by for carbon nanotubes. The pace of techno-evolution is matched only by the astounding timeliness of applications that seem to magically appear in answer to the thorniest human problems. A...
semiconductors

Our modern world is based on semiconductors. In addition to your computer, cellphones, and digital cameras, semiconductors are a critical component of a growing number of devices. Think of the high-efficiency LED lights you...

A new three-drug delivery system for cancer treatment, especially metastatic melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, has been developed by researchers. The work has demonstrated that the system may have particular value with...

I can see myself a decade from now, closer to seventy than I care to admit, telling incredulous ears, “It used to take a while for cell phones to charge, and they died the...
video

Water-based material could be used to make artificial skin, longer-lasting contact lenses. Watch Video If you leave a cube of Jell-O on the kitchen counter, eventually its water will evaporate, leaving behind a shrunken, hardened mass...

If you add quantum dots – nanocrystals 10,000 times smaller than the width of a human hair – to a smartphone battery it will charge in 30 seconds, but the effect only lasts for...

CREDIT: NEW YORK UNIVERSITY POLYTECHNIC SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING BROOKLYN, New York -- Researchers have demonstrated a new metal matrix composite that is so light that it can float on water. A boat made of such...

New techniques for building microelectromechanical systems show promise. CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- Microelectromechanical systems — or MEMS — were a $12 billion business in 2014. But that market is dominated by just a handful of devices,...

When did time begin? Did our universe burst forth in explosive space/time creation. The Big Bang, until recently, was our best shot at explaining the observable cosmos. Still, even little kids ask, “if time...

Summary: Turning Electricity Into Light, Using Graphene When an airplane begins to move faster than the speed of sound, it creates a shockwave that produces a well-known “boom” of sound. Now, researchers at MIT and...

Anyone who's wandered New York's East Village – or any urban drinking playground – after a busy night knows the stench of urine. Male revelers make impromptu latrines of nearby walls and dumpsters. Convenient,...

by John Toon, courtesy Georgia Institute of Technology  -Aug. 11, 2013 — Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology want to put your signature up in lights -- tiny lights, that is. Using thousands of...