News - 9 Nov 2004
Animals such as insects and lizards employ an impressive range of tools to achieve surface-scaling superpowers. The structures they use include everything from flat attachment pads, used by...
News - 1 Sep 2004
You might say some scientists at Oak Ridge National Laboratory hang with a fast crowd.
More and more, NASCAR teams seeking a racing edge are making pit stops at ORNL's High Temperature...
News - 31 Aug 2004
Most miniature electronic, optical and micromechanical devices are made from expensive semiconductor or ceramic materials. For some applications like diagnostic lab-on-a-chip devices, thin-film...
News - 16 Jul 2004
Polystyrene foam is widely used in a variety of applications, including building insulation, packaging and drinking cups. These different types of foam are all commercially produced from a single...
News - 28 Jun 2004
Footballers could benefit from a new hi-tech shirt that alerts managers to players’ heart rate and hydration levels.
The shirt, which has in-built pulse and sweat monitors was designed by...
News - 21 Apr 2004
Researchers at Purdue University have developed the first system capable of searching a company's huge database of three-dimensional parts created with computer-aided design software.
News - 6 Apr 2004
Trains that shake houses do not encourage public support for the
switch of freight from road to rail. CASCO promotes social acceptance for trains
by making them quieter using small,...
News - 7 Mar 2003
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have recently given their blessing to the first ceramic on ceramic hip implant.
Hip implants or total hip replacements are used to replace hip joints in...
News - 14 Oct 2002
Today, the Solo Cup Company began construction of its new facility on the site that accommodated US Steels’, South Works, in Chicago.
The $100 million manufacturing facility will allow Solo...
News - 22 Apr 2002
Bayer and Adidas have teamed up to use advanced materials to produce the latest revolution in soccer balls for use in this years World Cup.
The new ball, called the “Fevernova” uses a...