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WSU Scientists Develop Unique Smart Material that Can Change Shape from Heat or Light

WSU Scientists Develop Unique Smart Material that Can Change Shape from Heat or Light

Washington State University researchers have developed a unique, multifunctional smart material that can change shape from heat or light and assemble and disassemble itself. They have filed a provisional patent on the work. [More]
Sodium-Based Batteries Prove to be Prospective Alternative to Lithium-Based Batteries

Sodium-Based Batteries Prove to be Prospective Alternative to Lithium-Based Batteries

Sodium-based batteries have gained immense popularity as a potential alternative to lithium-based batteries because of the increased availability and cost-effective feature of sodium element. [More]
Researchers Use e-Beam Technology to Study Electron Collisions in Materials

Researchers Use e-Beam Technology to Study Electron Collisions in Materials

There are several ways to change a molecule, chemically or physically. One way is to heat it; another is to bombard it with light particles, or photons. A lesser known method relies on electron collision, or e-beam technology, which is becoming increasingly popular in industry. [More]
Scientists Develop Ultra-Thin Solar Cells with Increased Flexibility

Scientists Develop Ultra-Thin Solar Cells with Increased Flexibility

A team of scientists in South Korea has developed ultra-thin photovoltaics with flexibility that is sufficient enough to wrap around the average pencil. The bendy solar cells have the potential to power wearable electronics such as smart glasses and fitness trackers. The results have been reported in Applied Physics Letters, from AIP Publishing. [More]
Korean Research Team Highlights Importance of Clostridium Tyrobutyricum in Industrial Applications

Korean Research Team Highlights Importance of Clostridium Tyrobutyricum in Industrial Applications

Clostridium tyrobutyricum, a Gram-positive, anaerobic spore-forming bacterium, is considered a promising industrial host strain for the production of various chemicals including butyric acid which has many applications in different industries such as a precursor to biofuels. [More]
Study Shows Hydrogen Droplet Size Affects Mechanism of Burning Process

Study Shows Hydrogen Droplet Size Affects Mechanism of Burning Process

Modern rockets and their launch vehicles mostly depend on hydrogen-oxygen mixtures as propellant. However, this combination is considered to be highly explosive. The 1986 Challenger space shuttle catastrophe is linked with self-ignition of such mixtures. [More]
Scientists Explore Molecular Explosions Using New X-ray Method

Scientists Explore Molecular Explosions Using New X-ray Method

With the onset of the summer blockbuster season, many fast-paced action films are expected to be released. A team of researchers have released a new kind of movie that portrays atomic-level explosions and provides scientists with new insights about X-ray-molecule interaction. [More]
High-Entropy Alloys Show Promise for Efficient Heat Recycling

High-Entropy Alloys Show Promise for Efficient Heat Recycling

Increasing amounts of energy are lost on a daily basis in the form of waste heat. A recent interdisciplinary project at Chalmers has discovered that a unique class of material, known as high-entropy alloys, is capable of making room for efficient heat recycling. [More]
FEI Enhances DualBeam Productivity, Precision and Ease-of-Use  with New Slice & View Software

FEI Enhances DualBeam Productivity, Precision and Ease-of-Use with New Slice & View Software

FEI (NASDAQ: FEIC) today announced the release of the latest version of its Auto Slice &View three-dimensional (3D) reconstruction software, which makes 3D imaging faster, easier, more accurate and cost effective. [More]
New MOF Material Could Make Nuclear Fuel Recycling Cleaner and Less Expensive

New MOF Material Could Make Nuclear Fuel Recycling Cleaner and Less Expensive

A new type of material is being studied by researchers that could aid in recycling and reducing waste in nuclear fuels by capturing radioactive gases emitted during reprocessing. Traditional technologies used for removing such gases work at very low energy-intensive temperatures. [More]