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memory steel

A New Material for the Strengthening of Buildings

A new building material developed at Empa is about to be launched on the market: "memory-steel" can not only be used to reinforce new,...
memory steel

A New Material for the Strengthening of Buildings

A new building material developed at Empa is about to be launched on the market: "memory-steel" can not only be used to reinforce new,...
Breast Cancer

Research Identifies New Treatment Targets in Breast Cancer

Scientists at Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) at the University of Utah (U of U), in collaboration with the Salk Institute for Biological Studies, have generated the first single...
topological insulator laservideo

The Future of Semiconductor Lasing: Topological Insulator Lasers

Researchers at the Technion and in the U.S. have developed a new, highly efficient coherent and robust semiconductor laser system: the topological insulator laser.The...
internet of thing

Device Connects Non-Automated Machines to the Internet

The Brazilian firm DEV Tecnologia is only four years old, yet it already stands out in an increasingly important sector: the Internet of Things...
nanotubesvideo

Fine Felted Nanotubes

Porous ceramics are produced at high temperatures, as shown here by the coalescence of the four-pronged particles, which join together like fine snowflakes that...
mosquito

Rainfall Can Indicate That Mosquito-Borne Epidemics Will Occur Weeks Later

Findings A new study demonstrates that outbreaks of mosquito-borne viruses Zika and Chikungunya generally occur about three weeks after heavy rainfall. Researchers also found that Chikungunya...
solar technology

Transparent Solar Technology Represents ‘Wave of the Future’

See-through solar materials that can be applied to windows represent a massive source of untapped energy and could harvest as much power as bigger,...
earthquake

50 Simulations of the ‘Really Big One’ Show How a 9.0...

One of the worst nightmares for many Pacific Northwest residents is a huge earthquake along the offshore Cascadia Subduction Zone, which would unleash damaging...
cool roofs

Cool Roofs Have Water Saving Benefits Too

The energy and climate benefits of cool roofs have been well established: By reflecting rather than absorbing the sun’s energy, light-colored roofs keep buildings,...
optical fibers

Stanford Researchers Build a ‘Billion Sensors’ Earthquake Observatory with Optical Fibers

Thousands of miles of buried optical fibers crisscross California’s San Francisco Bay Area delivering high-speed internet and HD video to homes and businesses.Biondo Biondi,...
climate change

Cost of Not Adapting to Climate Change Would Be at Least...

Like other coastal cities, Santos, at the shore of São Paulo State, Brazil, is experiencing a situation reminiscent of Aesop’s fable of the ant...
winds

NWI Researcher: Harvey Had Strongest Winds Ever Measured with Sticknets

Most college students – and faculty, for that matter – would probably love to spend the last weekend before school starts at the beach....
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...
solar glasses

Solar Glasses Generate Solar Power

Organic solar cells are flexible, transparent, and light-weight – and can be manufactured in arbitrary shapes or colors. Thus, they are suitable for a...
carcinogenic

Antibody Against Carcinogenic Substance Deciphered

Summertime is barbecue time. However, when fat reacts with glowing coal, a substance chemists call benzopyrene is created. It is a widespread environmental toxin...
photonic chips

University of Twente Develops Record Laser on Chip Smallest Narrowband Laser...

This laser represents a breakthrough in the fast-growing field of photonics, and will bring applications like 5G internet and accurate GPS closer. Research leader...
climate change

New Ice Core Drilling in Northeast Greenland to Help Us Prepare...

“We are the first and only ones in the world to drill through an ice stream. Half of Greenland’s loss of ice sheet mass...
sanitizers

Zapping Bacteria with Sanitizers Made of Paper

Imagine wearing clothes with layers of paper that protect you from dangerous bacteria.A Rutgers-led team has invented an inexpensive, effective way to kill bacteria...

3-D Printing Offers New Approach to Making Buildings

The list of materials that can be produced by 3-D printing has grown to include not just plastics but also metal, glass, and even...