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Researcher Develops New LED Technology Using Organic/Inorganic Material Combination

Researcher Develops New LED Technology Using Organic/Inorganic Material Combination

A Florida State University engineering professor has developed a new highly efficient and low cost light emitting diode that could help spur more widespread adoption of the technology. [More]
3D Printed Polymer Scaffold Holds Promise in Craniofacial Reconstruction

3D Printed Polymer Scaffold Holds Promise in Craniofacial Reconstruction

Matthew Becker, professor of polymer science and biomedical engineering in the University of Akron, has received a $390,000 NSF grant to develop 3D-printed biodegradable polymer scaffolds. These scaffolds are the structure for the growth of bone, thereby paving the way to transform craniofacial reconstruction. [More]
Innovative Superlattice Structure Exhibits Ferromagnetism and Ferroelectricity Properties at Quantum Scale

Innovative Superlattice Structure Exhibits Ferromagnetism and Ferroelectricity Properties at Quantum Scale

James Rondinelli and his team from Northwestern Engineering have proposed a new design strategy to integrate ferromagnetism and ferroelectricity at room temperature. These properties hardly occur together in any material under ambient conditions. [More]
Researchers Provide Fast, Programmable Snapping Motion to Thin Shells Using Curved Creases

Researchers Provide Fast, Programmable Snapping Motion to Thin Shells Using Curved Creases

Researchers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst have formulated a new method based on the natural “snapping” systems, such as Venus flytrap leaves and hummingbird beaks, to apply curved creases so that thin curved shells are provided with a quick, programmable snapping motion mimicking the natural “snapping” systems. [More]
Researchers Develop New Technique Using Gold Nanorods to Target Pain Receptors

Researchers Develop New Technique Using Gold Nanorods to Target Pain Receptors

Researchers at Kyoto University's Institute for Integrated Cell-Material Sciences (iCeMS) have created a unique method to target pain receptors using tiny gold nanorods. Their work could pave the way for pain relief therapies, which can assist patients with intractable pain, even cancer-related pain. [More]
New Stable 2D Materials Developed by Manchester Researchers

New Stable 2D Materials Developed by Manchester Researchers

A research team at the University of Manchester have developed of a number of novel 2D materials similar to graphene. [More]
Researchers Demonstrate Nanoscale Mechanics for Keeping Surfaces Dry Underwater

Researchers Demonstrate Nanoscale Mechanics for Keeping Surfaces Dry Underwater

Engineers at Northwestern University have identified the ideal surface ‘roughness’ required for keeping surfaces dry underwater. [More]
Study Results Pave Way to Device Application of Magnetic Topological Insulators

Study Results Pave Way to Device Application of Magnetic Topological Insulators

MIT researchers, in collaboration with scientists from the National Institute of Standards and Technology, Northeastern University, Brookhaven National Laboratory, and Boston College, have analyzed an unusual magnetic behavior with the help of spin-polarized neutron reflectometry. [More]
Small Droplets Can Self-Propel Themselves from Hydrophobic Thin Fibers

Small Droplets Can Self-Propel Themselves from Hydrophobic Thin Fibers

Researchers at Duke University and the University of British Columbia have discovered that droplets can launch themselves from thin fibers, a phenomenon that may find application in refining oil and purifying water. [More]
Solid-State Battery Electrolyte for Safer and Longer-Lasting Device Usage

Solid-State Battery Electrolyte for Safer and Longer-Lasting Device Usage

A team of researchers from MIT and Samsung, along with others from California and Maryland, have developed a solid electrolyte which could vastly improve battery lifetime and safety. [More]