Engineers Create a Metal Foam that Resembles Bone and can be “Healed” at Room Temperature

Engineers Create a Metal Foam that Resembles Bone and can be “Healed” at Room Temperature

Metal is a durable material that has been used by humans for six thousands of years since it takes a lot of energy to harm it.…
Water-based Neural Network Computing

Water-based Neural Network Computing

A team of Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) researchers created an ionic circuit with hundreds of ionic transistors and…
A New Type of Silicon could Transform the Semiconductor Industry

A New Type of Silicon could Transform the Semiconductor Industry

A team of Northeastern University mechanical engineers was able to synthesize highly dense, ultra-narrow silicon nanowires that could revolutionize the semiconductor industry after a 10-year…
The Early-Stage Corrosion of Concrete Can Be Spotted Using a New Method

The Early-Stage Corrosion of Concrete Can Be Spotted Using a New Method

An X-ray, CT scan, or MRI will be performed as soon as possible after a fall, on-field collision, or other severe injury to see if…
Wrap a Li-Ion Battery Electrode Material Around a Carbon Nanotube’s Inner Space

Wrap a Li-Ion Battery Electrode Material Around a Carbon Nanotube’s Inner Space

By introducing red phosphorus with a very high capacity into the inner space of carbon nanotubes (CNTs) with a tubular structure, researchers at the Toyohashi…
Off-grid Locations could Benefit from Passive Cooling Systems

Off-grid Locations could Benefit from Passive Cooling Systems

A new passive cooling system relies on evaporation and radiation and requires no electricity. The device can provide up to about 19 degrees Fahrenheit (9.3…
Living Photovoltaics are Possible thanks to Nanotubes

Living Photovoltaics are Possible thanks to Nanotubes

Scientists at EPFL have gotten bacteria to spontaneously take up fluorescent carbon nanotubes for the first time. The breakthrough unlocks new biotechnology applications for prokaryotes,…
Detecting Threats from Wear and Tear in Big Structures with Nanotube-Embedded Coating

Detecting Threats from Wear and Tear in Big Structures with Nanotube-Embedded Coating

At Rice University, a strain-sensing smart skin was created that can monitor and identify damage to big structures using extremely microscopic structures called carbon nanotubes.…
Bioinspired Whisker Arrays can Function as Antennae to Find the Sources of Flow Disturbances in the Air or Under Water

Bioinspired Whisker Arrays can Function as Antennae to Find the Sources of Flow Disturbances in the Air or Under Water

Recent research by Professor Christoph Bruecker and his team at City University of London has shown that artificial whiskers, constructed as models of sea lion…
Researchers Create Rechargeable Primary Alkaline Zinc Batteries With Nanoporous Zinc Electrodes

Researchers Create Rechargeable Primary Alkaline Zinc Batteries With Nanoporous Zinc Electrodes

Alkaline zinc batteries, one of the most popular non-rechargeable battery types used in daily life, will soon be able to be recharged thanks to a…
A Method to Direct the Creation of Quicker and More Durable Next-Generation Batteries

A Method to Direct the Creation of Quicker and More Durable Next-Generation Batteries

Building a sustainable energy infrastructure requires the use of clean and effective energy storage technologies. Since they now predominate in personal electronic gadgets, lithium-ion batteries…
Gallium Nitride-Based Devices Shown to Be New, More Energy-Efficient by Researchers

Gallium Nitride-Based Devices Shown to Be New, More Energy-Efficient by Researchers

New high-power electronic devices that use less energy than older technology have been developed by engineers. The devices are made possible by a novel method…
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