Conventional robots, such as those employed in manufacturing, are capable of lifting heavy objects and precisely performing automated procedures.
The use of peroxide-based disinfectants has grown with the emergence of the Covid-19 pandemic. Yet, the extensive use of chemical disinfectants to kill viruses and other pathogens can also threaten human health and ecosystems.
A team of FAMU-FSU College of Engineering researchers at the High-Performance Materials Institute is exploring the thermal limits of advanced nanomaterials, work that could have a direct impact on medicine delivery systems, electronics, space travel and other applications.
"Every act of creation," Picasso famously noted, "is first an act of destruction."
A team at the University of Michigan has now reduced the thickness of ferroelectric semiconductors to only 5 nm, or around 50 atoms, making them suitable for bridging current computers with future devices.
Mobile phone batteries with up to three times the lifespan of current technology could become a reality, thanks to an RMIT University-led breakthrough.
Scientists developed a way to make carbon-based molecules with a unique structural feature: interlocking rings.
Firefighting may appear very different in the future, due to intelligent fire suits and masks created by numerous research institutions in China.
The mechanism of the coverage-driven selectivity shift from ethylene to acetate in high-rate CO2/CO electrolysis has been unraveled by a research team headed by Profs. Xinhe Bao, Guoxiong Wang, and Dunfeng Gao from the Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics (DICP) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS).
A team of researchers led by Young-Shin Jun at the McKelvey School of Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis found that nanoplastics facilitate formation of manganese oxide on polystyrene nanoparticles.