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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]
Researchers Imitate Principles of Nature to Wind Up Molecules into Screw-Shaped Structures

Researchers Imitate Principles of Nature to Wind Up Molecules into Screw-Shaped Structures

Artificial molecules are like sheets of paper. Chemists can fold them into specific shapes. Transferring the shape of one molecule to another, however, poses a significant challenge. [More]
Innovative Technique Holds Potential for Making Superior Hybrid Battery Materials

Innovative Technique Holds Potential for Making Superior Hybrid Battery Materials

A high-precision method of producing electrodes, developed by a group of researchers, would enable hybrid batteries that charge quicker than traditional ones and have a much better electrical capacity and extended stability. [More]
Researchers Develop Fiber to Adsorb Uranium from Seawater

Researchers Develop Fiber to Adsorb Uranium from Seawater

More than four billion tons of uranium exist in the oceans. This huge quantity would be sufficient to meet the global energy requirements for the next 10,000 years, only if the element could be captured from seawater to fuel nuclear power plants. [More]
TSRI Scientists Devise New Molecule-Building Method

TSRI Scientists Devise New Molecule-Building Method

Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have devised a new molecule-building method that is likely to have a major impact on the pharmaceutical industry and many other chemistry-based enterprises. [More]
Researchers Provide First Definitive Evidence for Twist-Bend Phase of Liquid Crystals

Researchers Provide First Definitive Evidence for Twist-Bend Phase of Liquid Crystals

Discovered more than 125 years ago, liquid crystals play a significant role in screens of computer monitors and TV, watches, clocks and a variety of other electronics displays. Scientists are still attempting to improve the molecular makeup of these liquid crystals. [More]
New, Direct Way to Convert Gaseous Methane into Liquid Methanol

New, Direct Way to Convert Gaseous Methane into Liquid Methanol

A new and direct method to transform gaseous methane into liquid methanol has been discovered by chemists at ETH Zurich and the Paul Scherrer Institute. This new discovery provides industry with a new method of using the gas, rather than the current method of burning it off. [More]
Atom-Sized Magnet Paves Way for Futuristic Data Storage in Computers

Atom-Sized Magnet Paves Way for Futuristic Data Storage in Computers

A team of researchers from EPFL have constructed a single-atom magnet that possesses the highest stability to-date. The innovation will enable the scalable production of miniature magnetic storage devices. [More]
Scientists Find New Kind of Long-Range Particle Interaction in Liquid Medium

Scientists Find New Kind of Long-Range Particle Interaction in Liquid Medium

Moving bodies can be attracted to each other, even when they’re quite far apart and separated by many other objects: That, in a nutshell, is the somewhat unexpected finding by a team of researchers at MIT. [More]
Synthetic Polymers Mimic Essential Qualities of Natural Proteins

Synthetic Polymers Mimic Essential Qualities of Natural Proteins

In an effort to design novel materials for energy applications, scientists have developed a unique system to make artificial polymers that mimic the ubiquitous proteins, which are nature's own polymers and are involved in all aspects of life. [More]