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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...
lubricant

New Solid Lubricant Shown to Reduce Friction and Wear on Steel...

Researchers have created a new type of non-liquid lubricant that has been shown to reduce friction and wear significantly under the extreme conditions found...
myelin

Use It or Lose It

Nerve cells communicate by means of electrical impulses, which are transmitted along neural processes known as axons. The speed of transmission depends on several...
Brain Implantsvideo

Slimming down, Beefing up Deep Brain Implants

When it comes to sticking something into your brain, smaller is usually better. Virginia Tech researcher Xiaoting Jia and her team found a new way to reduce the size...
polymer

Heat-Conducting Plastic Could Lead to Lighter Electronics, Cars

Advanced plastics could usher in lighter, cheaper, more energy-efficient product components, including those used in vehicles, LEDs and computers—if only they were better at...
electrical circuit

WSU Physicists Write with Light, Turn Crystal into an Electrical Circuit

Washington State University physicists have found a way to write an electrical circuit into a crystal, opening up the possibility of transparent, three-dimensional electronics...
Earth's mantle

Conductivity Key to Mapping Water Inside Earth

Hydrogen at elevated temperature creates high electrical conductivity in the Earth's mantle. New work by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) scientists shows the dispersal of...
robotic eelvideo

Pinpointing Sources of Water Pollution with a Robotic Eel

EPFL researchers are taking part in an ambitious project funded by the Swiss NanoTera Program to develop a swimming robot that can detect the...
transistors

Refrigerated

An international research team headed by the Jülich chemist Dr. Hildehardtdegen was the first to develop high-performance transistors on a metallic carrier material. The...
Neuromorphic Computer

Device That Mimics Synapses May Contribute to Creating a Neuromorphic Computer

Of all things that contemporary science is capable of observing in the universe, nothing outperforms the human brain or can even be compared to...
batteries

Powering the Future with Low-cost, High-performance All-solid-state Batteries

Ever since batteries were invented over 200 years ago, there has been a drive to improve quality and performance at reduced costs. Compared to...
metal

Metal Bucks the Trend

An A*STAR researcher has, together with an international team, uncovered an exception to the longstanding rule that effective heat-conducting metals are also good conduits...
neutrons

Neutrons Aim at Improving Integrity in Dissimilar Metal Welds

When welders fuse together metals, they don’t always use metals with similar compositions. Often, dissimilar welding is required to create the most formidable structure. Daryush...
superconductor

Electron Orbitals May Hold Key to Unifying Concept of High-Temperature Superconductivity

A team of scientists has found evidence for a new type of electron pairing that may broaden the search for new high-temperature superconductors. The...
electrolyte gating

Brookhaven Scientists Study Role of ‘Electrolyte Gating’ in Functional Oxide Materials

Physicists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Brookhaven National Laboratory have broken new ground in the study of functional oxide materials. The researchers discovered...
fuel cell

Breakthrough Achieved in Improving the Ionic Conductivity of Fuel Cell Materials

The researchers at Aalto University developed synthesis and processing routes for development of ceramic nanocomposite materials, which resulted in a breakthrough in improving the...
copper

A New Way of Extracting Copper

MIT researchers have identified the proper temperature and chemical mixture to selectively separate pure copper and other metallic trace elements from sulfur-based minerals using...
clathrates

Breaking the Rules to Make Electricity from Waste Heat

The Science In cage-structured compounds, the atoms surround a large open space that can be filled with other atoms or molecules, making these materials very...
Sun’s Energy

Manipulating Earth-Abundant Materials to Harness the Sun’s Energy

The Science Depositing one layer of atoms at a time can result in materials that greatly improve fuel cells, batteries and other devices. In this...
Brain Disorders, Rare Immunodeficiency, Hemorrhagic Fevers, silicone rubber, cardiac valves, immune system, sunlight, Autoimmunity

Active Implants: How Gold Binds to Silicone Rubber

Ultra-thin and compliant electrodes are essential for flexible electronic parts. When it comes to medical implants, the challenge lays in the selection of the...