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New Diamond-Like Coating Could Prove Useful for Wind Turbine Drivetrains

New Diamond-Like Coating Could Prove Useful for Wind Turbine Drivetrains

Despite the rigors of scientific analysis and the systematic approaches of the most talented researchers of the world, science still surprises us at times. [More]
Engineered Biofilms to Prevent Biofouling of Reverse Osmosis Membranes

Engineered Biofilms to Prevent Biofouling of Reverse Osmosis Membranes

A beneficial biofilm with the capability of preventing the biofouling of reverse osmosis (RO) membranes has been developed by a team of chemical engineers from Pennsylvania State University (Penn State). [More]
Coal-Tar Based Pavement Sealcoat Products More Toxic than Expected

Coal-Tar Based Pavement Sealcoat Products More Toxic than Expected

The pavement sealcoat products used widely around the nation on thousands of asphalt driveways and parking lots are significantly more toxic and mutagenic than previously suspected, according to a new paper published this week by researchers from Oregon State University. [More]
Researchers Develop Tiny Liquid-Metal Particles for Heat-Free Soldering Applications

Researchers Develop Tiny Liquid-Metal Particles for Heat-Free Soldering Applications

Martin Thuo, an assistant professor of materials science and engineering at Iowa State University, is passionate about finding new, clean and affordable ways to put technology and science to work around the world. [More]
Sherwin-Williams' New Coating Dura-Plate 301W Wins Queen’s Award for Enterprise: Innovation 2016

Sherwin-Williams' New Coating Dura-Plate 301W Wins Queen’s Award for Enterprise: Innovation 2016

The development of a new product which is helping to change the face of the energy and infrastructure markets in Europe has won world-class coatings manufacturer Sherwin-Williams the Queen’s Award for Enterprise: Innovation 2016. [More]
New Coating Technology to Enhance Efficiency of Wind Turbine Blades

New Coating Technology to Enhance Efficiency of Wind Turbine Blades

The blades of wind turbines in offshore environments are susceptible to erosion due to heavy rainfalls and the harmful offshore environment. This leads to a drastic reduction in the energy production capacity and efficiency of turbines. The European project Windtrust is evaluating new technologies to overcome such drawbacks. [More]
Cortec’s Corrosion Prevention Solutions Help Keep Critical Spares Rust Free

Cortec’s Corrosion Prevention Solutions Help Keep Critical Spares Rust Free

Pump failures at oil production facilities globally—be it the Persian Gulf or the Mexican Gulf—are an occupational hazard, resulting in halted production and the loss of several thousand dollars of revenue and productivity for the business. It is mission critical to get the production line up and running quickly. [More]
Innovative Liquid-Secreting Material Removes Ice from Aircraft’s Wings

Innovative Liquid-Secreting Material Removes Ice from Aircraft’s Wings

Researchers have developed a new liquid-secreting material that could make an aircraft's wings and other similar surfaces so slippery that ice would slide off easily. This latest development could make aircraft deicers a thing of the past. [More]
University of Michigan Researchers Develop Durable, Inexpensive Ice Repellent Coating

University of Michigan Researchers Develop Durable, Inexpensive Ice Repellent Coating

Ice is considered a nuisance on a car’s windshield, but it is dangerous on an airplane, a ship, oil rig, a wind turbine, or a power line. While methods like hammers, scrapers or chemical melting agents are often used to remove ice, these are labor-intensive, complicated, and costly processes. [More]
Propylene Glycol Coatings Secure Hams from Mites, Reduce Ozone Depletion

Propylene Glycol Coatings Secure Hams from Mites, Reduce Ozone Depletion

New methods have been developed by an entomologist from Kansas University to secure dry-cured hams from mites, and also to satisfy the global requirements for protecting the ozone layer. [More]