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A casting of an ant colony showing the intricate architecture below the surface. It is unknown how ants are able to communicate to build such amazing structures.

8 Amazing Architects of the Animal Kingdom

A casting of an ant colony showing the intricate architecture below the surface. It is unknown how ants are able to communicate to build such amazing structures.

Researchers set world record in solar energy efficiency

Researchers set world record in solar energy efficiency

Clay particle sheets with polymer ~ University College London (UCL) scientists have shown how advanced computer simulations can be used to design new composite materials. Nanocomposites, which are widely used in industry, are revolutionary materials in which microscopic particles are dispersed through plastics. But their development until now has been largely by trial and error.

Designing Nanocomposite Materials with a Supercomputer Virtual Lab

Clay particle sheets with polymer ~ University College London (UCL) scientists have shown how advanced computer simulations can be used to design new composite materials. Nanocomposites, which are widely used in industry, are revolutionary materials in which microscopic particles are dispersed through plastics. But their development until now has been largely by trial and error.

Self-assembly fabricating method for graphene nanoribbons brings scientists a step closer to revolutionizing electronics  ~First characterized in 2004, graphene is a two-dimensional material with extraordinary properties. The thickness of just one carbon atom, and hundreds of times faster at conducting heat.

Self-assembly fabricating method for graphene nanoribbons brings scientists a step closer to revolutionizing electronics

Self-assembly fabricating method for graphene nanoribbons brings scientists a step closer to revolutionizing electronics ~First characterized in 2004, graphene is a two-dimensional material with extraordinary properties. The thickness of just one carbon atom, and hundreds of times faster at conducting heat.

Picture a device that can produce electricity using nothing but the ambient heat around it. Thanks to research published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science today, this scenario is a step closer – a team from MIT has created an electrochemical cell which uses different temperatures to convert heat to electricity.

Electrochemical cell converts waste heat into electricity

Picture a device that can produce electricity using nothing but the ambient heat around it. Thanks to research published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science today, this scenario is a step closer – a team from MIT has created an electrochemical cell which uses different temperatures to convert heat to electricity.

New Nanocomposites for Aerospace and Automotive Industries ~ The Center for Research in Advanced Materials (CIMAV) has developed reinforced graphite nanoplatelets seeking to improve the performance of solar cell materials.  The work, done by Liliana Licea Jiménez, uses this material because it has a large power capacity. These polymer-based nanocomposites are reinforced with graphite nanoplatelets for use in industry.

New Nanocomposites for Aerospace and Automotive Industries

New Nanocomposites for Aerospace and Automotive Industries ~ The Center for Research in Advanced Materials (CIMAV) has developed reinforced graphite nanoplatelets seeking to improve the performance of solar cell materials. The work, done by Liliana Licea Jiménez, uses this material because it has a large power capacity. These polymer-based nanocomposites are reinforced with graphite nanoplatelets for use in industry.

Techniques for creating complex nanostructured materials through self-assembly of molecules have grown increasingly sophisticated. But carrying these techniques to the biological realm has been pro...

Self-Assembled Membranes Hint at Biomedical Applications

Techniques for creating complex nanostructured materials through self-assembly of molecules have grown increasingly sophisticated. But carrying these techniques to the biological realm has been pro...

Using Platinum-nickel Nanoalloys and Microwaves for Catalytic Water Treatment ~ Water treatment technologies to remove contaminants from waste water can be made more efficient by incorporating nanomembranes or catalytic nanoparticles .

Using Platinum-nickel Nanoalloys and Microwaves for Catalytic Water Treatment

Using Platinum-nickel Nanoalloys and Microwaves for Catalytic Water Treatment ~ Water treatment technologies to remove contaminants from waste water can be made more efficient by incorporating nanomembranes or catalytic nanoparticles .

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