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superinsulating windowsvideo

‘Super Window’ Could Save $10 Billion Annually in Energy Costs

About $20 billion worth of energy leaks out of windows in the United States each winter – and that’s with double-paned insulating windows installed...
Self-illuminating pixels

Self-Illuminating Pixels for a New Display Generation

There are videos on the internet that can make one marvel at technology. For example, a smartphone is casually bent around the arm or...
Glassomer

Advanced Materials: Processing Glass Like a Polymer

Pure quartz glass is highly transparent and resistant to thermal, physical, and chemical impacts. These are optimum prerequi-sites for use in optics, data technology...
metallic glass

Artificial Intelligence Accelerates Discovery of Metallic Glass

If you combine two or three metals together, you will get an alloy that usually looks and acts like a metal, with its atoms...
cancer cells

Fishing for One Bad Cell out of Trillions of Good Ones

Cancer cells can break away from a tumor and circulate through the blood. There are few of the cancer cells compared to the trillions...
nanotube fibersvideo

Nanotube Fibers in a Jiffy

The terms “handmade” and “high tech” are not commonly found in the same sentence, but they both apply to a Rice University method to...
robotsvideo

Physicists Take First Step Toward Cell-Sized Robots

An electricity-conducting, environment-sensing, shape-changing machine the size of a human cell? Is that even possible? Cornell physicists Paul McEuen and Itai Cohen not only say...
fourth dimension

A Look into the Fourth Dimension

In our daily experience space has three dimensions. Recently, however, a physical phenomenon that only occurs in four spatial dimensions could be observed in...
two dimension

Four-Dimensional Physics in Two Dimensions

For the first time, physicists have built a two-dimensional experimental system that allows them to study the physical properties of materials that were theorized...
solar window

Tweaking Quantum Dots Powers-Up Double-Pane Solar Windows

Using two types of “designer” quantum dots, researchers are creating double-pane solar windows that generate electricity with greater efficiency and create shading and insulation...
glassvideo

A Bench out of Glass That’s as Resistant as Steel

By combining her know-how with that of EPFL architect Alexander Wolhoff, Jagoda Cupać, doctor in civil engineering, has proven that glass can be transformed into...
crystalline materials

Killing It Softly

So you drop your smartphone flat on its back. What’s the worst that could happen? These days, maybe a dent. A smartphone’s metal body is...
Piezoelectric Tiles

Piezoelectric Tiles Light the Way for Kennedy Space Center Visitors

New technology that could be used in self-powered smart cities of the future will soon be demonstrated at the NASA Kennedy Space Center’s Visitor...
metallic glass

Creating a New Kind of Metallic Glass

By shrinking samples of metallic glass to nanoscale size, Yale researchers have discovered they can create new materials with potentially new applications. The research, published...
ventilation systemvideo

Auto-Reactive Facade Ventilation Saves Energy

"Our approach is fundamentally different from all previous concepts: For decades, efforts to air condition glazed office and administration buildings have grown continuously more...
Smart alarm

Smart Alarm System Recognizes Attempted Break-Ins

There is a huge selection of glass break detectors on the market. Although these detectors reliably trigger an alarm when window panes break, they...
solid bodies

Drops in Motion

Some knowledge gaps persist for a surprisingly long time. While the friction between a solid body and a surface has been well researched for...
polymers

Taming Charybdis: Controlling a Vortex Using Polymers

A vortex in the atmosphere can churn with enough power to create a typhoon. But more subtle vortices form constantly in nature. Many of...
biosensors

Graphene Oxide Making Any Material Suitable to Create Biosensors

The study was conducted by the researchers from Tomsk Polytechnic University, the University of Vilnius, the Center for Physical Sciences and Technology (Lithuania) and...
transparent conductors

Discovery Points the Way to Better and Cheaper Transparent Conductors

Researchers at the University of Liverpool have made a discovery that could improve the conductivity of a type of glass coating which is used...