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perovskite catalyst

Barium Ruthenate: A High-Yield, Easy-To-Handle Perovskite Catalyst for the Oxidation of...

Researchers at Tokyo Tech have developed a ruthenium-based perovskite catalyst1 that shows strong activity even at low temperatures (down to 313 K). The reusable catalyst does...
flexible terahertz imagers

Scientists Fine-Tune Carbon Nanotubes for Flexible, Fingertip-Wearable Terahertz Imagers

Researchers at Tokyo Tech have developed flexible terahertz imagers based on chemically "tunable" carbon nanotube materials. The findings expand the scope of terahertz applications...
Nerve Gas Detector

New Nerve Gas Detector Built with Legos and a Smartphone

Researchers at The University of Texas at Austin have designed a way to sense dangerous chemicals using, in part, a simple rig consisting of...
Robot bloodhound

Robot Bloodhound Tracks Odors on the Ground

Bloodhounds are famous for their ability to track scents over great distances. Now researchers have developed a modern-day bloodhound – a robot that can...
Bendable portable keyboards

Crumple up This Keyboard and Stick It in Your Pocket

Bendable portable keyboards for use with computers and other electronic devices are already on the market, but they have limited flexibility, and they’re fairly...
nanocomposites

Not Always Bad—MXenes’ Spontaneous Oxidation Harnessed to Create 2-D Nanocomposites

Researchers at Missouri S&T have discovered a new way to harness the potential of a type of spontaneously oxidized MXene thin films, to create...
Shark Skin

UMass Amherst Research Enhances Shark Skin-Inspired Antibacterial Coatings

To limit hospital- and clinic-related infections, institutions have been using new materials, such as one commercially available that mimics shark skin, to inhibit microbes’...
Electronic textilesvideo

E-Textiles Control Home Appliances with the Swipe of a Finger Video

Electronic textiles could allow a person to control household appliances or computers from a distance simply by touching a wristband or other item of...
shark skin

Attacking Bacteria with Shark Skin-Inspired Surfaces

Sharks are often the subject of TV specials or news stories focusing on their attacks on humans. But scientists are finding that sharks could...
Inexpensive detector

Inexpensive Detector Is like ‘Velcro®’ for Cancer Cells

Researchers have developed a new type of sensor that acts like Velcro® for prostate cancer cells, sticking them to a modified frosted glass slide,...
Pancreatic Cancer

New Blood Test Rapidly Detects Signs of Pancreatic Cancer

Pancreatic cancer is expected to become the second deadliest cancer in the United States by 2030. It is tough to cure because it is...
3D-Printed Smart Gelvideo

3D-Printed Smart Gel That Walks Underwater, Moves Objects

Rutgers University–New Brunswick engineers have created a 3D-printed smart gel that walks underwater and grabs objects and moves them. The watery creation could lead to...
macroscopic fibres

World’s Strongest Bio-Material Outperforms Steel and Spider Silk

At DESY's X-ray light source PETRA III, a team led by Swedish researchers has produced the strongest bio-material that has ever been made. The...
nanogeneratorsvideo

Battery-Free ‘Smart’ Toys Move Closer to Commercial Reality

Rubber duckies could soon be at the forefront of an electronic revolution. In ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering, scientists report they have used specialized nanogenerators...
electrochromic

Electronic Paper Made of “Real” Paper

Osaka University-led researchers developed technology to combine “a transparent paper” with high transparency (90% of visible-light transmittance of paper made from cellulose nanofibers) and...
holey graphene

Punching Holes in Graphene to Boost Hydrogen Production

Researchers may have brought the renewable energy future one step closer. A new electrode can accomplish the hydrogen evolution reaction (HER) in acidic conditions,...
Artificial Photosynthesis

A Core−Shell Nanotube Array for Artificial Photosynthesis

The average global energy consumption of transportation fuels is currently several terawatts (1 terawatt = 1012 Joule per second). A major scientific gap for developing...
Sugar-Coated Nanosheets

Scientists Develop Sugar-Coated Nanosheets to Selectively Target Pathogens

Researchers have developed a process for creating ultrathin, self-assembling sheets of synthetic materials that can function like designer flypaper in selectively binding with viruses,...
rechargeable yarn battery

Knitting Electronics with Yarn Batteries

When someone thinks about knitting, they usually don’t conjure up an image of sweaters and scarves made of yarn that can power watches and...
bioprintervideo

3-DIY: Printing Your Own Bioprinter

Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have developed a low-cost 3-D bioprinter by modifying a standard desktop 3-D printer, and they have released the breakthrough...