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Modified quantum dots capture more energy from light

Los Alamos National Laboratory scientists have synthesized magnetically-doped quantum dots that capture the kinetic energy of electrons created by ultraviolet light before it’s wasted...

Ford and MacDonald’s collaborate to convert coffee bean skin into car...

Ford Motor Company and McDonald’s USA will soon be giving vehicles a caffeine boost by using part of a familiar staple in the morning...

Diamonds in your devices: powering the next generation of energy storage

Using conductive nanodiamond as electrode material in a water-based cell significantly increases its energy storage capacity, scientists find supercapacitors, which have begun to stand...

New ‘hyper glue’ formula developed

With many of the products we use every day held together by adhesives, researchers from UBC’s Okanagan campus and the University of Victoria hope...

This thermoplastic is learning a new trick: Walking

https://media.eurekalert.org/multimedia_prod/pub/media/218087_web.mp4 This video illustrates the role of the association process in devising a locomotive robot that ''learns'' to walk by irradiation. The LCN-based robot is...

3D Printed Resistors From Electrically Conductive Filament

In a paper entitled “Characterization of resistors created by fused filament fabrication using electrically-conductive filament,” a pair of researchers 3D prints resistors using electrically...

Next-Generation Composites May Monitor Their Own Structural Health

Carbon fiber composites—lightweight and strong—are great structural materials for automobiles, aircraft and other transportation vehicles. They consist of a polymer matrix, such as epoxy,...

Graphene oxide ‘smart’ material with potential biomedical, environmental uses

Brown University researchers have shown a way to use graphene oxide (GO) to add some backbone to hydrogel materials made from alginate, a natural...

Alternative for petroleum polycarbonate

The Korea Research Institute of Chemical Technology (KRICT) has developed a bio-polycarbonate which has been monopolized by Japan, and has opened up the possibility...

New synthesis method yields degradable polymers

Materials could be useful for delivering drugs or imaging agents in the body; may offer alternative to some industrial plastics. MIT chemists have devised a...
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