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renewable materials

Construction Using Concrete Reinforced with Renewable Materials

Tomorrow’s building material is here today. Textile-reinforced concrete (TRC) is durable, formable in diverse shapes and suitable for lightweight construction. As the name suggests,...
Wind Turbine

Long Wind Turbine Blades Require New Composite Materials

As Denmark is getting yet greener and focus on wind energy is increasing, challenges are appearing, too. The reason is the possibility of not...
solar cells

New Solar Technology for the Energy Transition

It is crucial that we prevent the Earth from warming by more than two degrees Celsius compared with the pre-industrial era. This is a...
lithium battery

Turbocharger for the Lithium Battery

A team of material researchers from Jülich, Munich and Prague succeeded in producing a composite material that is particularly well-suited to electrodes in lithium...
Piezoelectrics

Today`s Highest Quality Composite-Piezoelectric Developed at NUST MISIS

Piezoelectrics are one of the world`s most amazing materials. It is possible to literally squeeze electricity from them. That is, an electric charge appears at the time of the material`s compression (or stretching)....
catalyst

New Catalyst for Hydrogen Production Is a Step Toward Clean Fuel

A nanostructured composite material developed at UC Santa Cruz has shown impressive performance as a catalyst for the electrochemical splitting of water to produce...
ceramics

White Graphene Makes Ceramics Multifunctional

A little hBN in ceramics could give them outstanding properties, according to a Rice University scientist.Rouzbeh Shahsavari, an assistant professor of civil and environmental...
nanofiber

Ultrafine Fibers Have Exceptional Strength

Researchers at MIT have developed a process that can produce ultrafine fibers — whose diameter is measured in nanometers, or billionths of a meter...
nanocompositevideo

‘Graphene-Like’ Nanocomposite Battery Boost for Smartphones, Tablets and Laptops

Scientists have a developed a new nanocomposite material that boosts battery life and improves the performance of everyday gadgets such as smartphones, tablets and...
platelet-matrix composites

Nature’s Toughest Substances Decoded

How a material breaks may be the most important property to consider when designing layered composites that mimic those found in nature. A method...
electric car

MIT Researchers Collaborate with Lamborghini to Develop an Electric Car of...

Members of the MIT community who passed through the Stata Center courtyard last week likely found it hard not to notice the Lamborghini parked...
transistors

Two-Dimensional Materials Unlock the Path to Ultra-Low-Power Transistors

An international team of scientists has discovered a new route to ultra-low-power transistors using a graphene-based composite material. As transistors are squeezed into ever smaller...
batteries

Asphalt Helps Lithium Batteries Charge Faster

A touch of asphalt may be the secret to high-capacity lithium metal batteries that charge 10 to 20 times faster than commercial lithium-ion batteries,...
robotic hand

Artificial ‘Skin’ Gives Robotic Hand a Sense of Touch

A team of researchers from the University of Houston has reported a breakthrough in stretchable electronics that can serve as an artificial skin, allowing...
graphene

Synthesizing Pure Graphene, a ‘Miracle Material’

Formed deep within the earth, stronger than steel, and thinner than a human hair. These comparisons aren’t describing a new super hero. They’re describing...
Microfluidic

A Better Bond with Less Bubbling

Microfluidics technology could revolutionize point-of-care medicine by making it possible to fabricate cheap, disposable card-sized plastic ‘microfluidic chips’ capable of diagnosing a range of...
dental restoration

A Tougher Tooth

Fewer trips to the dentist may be in your future, and you have mussels to thank.Inspired by the mechanisms mussels use to adhere to...
potato

Potato Waste Processing May Be the Road to Enhanced Food Waste...

With more than two dozen companies in Pennsylvania manufacturing potato chips, it is no wonder that researchers in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences...
bone healing

Coated Implants a Breakthrough in Bone Healing

Broken bones may be repaired more effectively by using a biodegradable coating for magnesium-based metal implants.Some bone breaks require a temporary metal implant for...
metamaterialvideo

Super-Light Graphene and Ceramic Metamaterial Possesses High Strength, Other Attributes

A new featherweight, flame-resistant and super-elastic "metamaterial" has been shown to combine high strength with electrical conductivity and thermal insulation, suggesting potential applications from...