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Custom Designed And Built Mesoscopic Structures Make For Faster, Cheaper Gas And Liquid Separation
2012-06-25 09:56:54

Building larger porous coordination polymer architectures In what may prove to be a significant boon for industry, separating mixtures of liquids or gasses has just become considerably easier. Using a new process they describe as "reverse fossilization," scientists at Kyoto University's WPI Institute for Integrated Cell-Material Sciences (iCeMS) have succeeded in creating custom designed porous substances capable of low cost, high efficiency separation. The process takes place in the...

2011-09-27 07:00:00

Weber Thermal Wrist & Ankle Wraps (Patent Pending), are designed to relieve pain and increase comfort for football teams and spectators at all cold weather outdoor sports events, as well as people with chronically cold fingers such as those with Rayanuds Syndrome, and all others who frequently have painfully cold hands, fingers and toes during both summer and winter. Toms River, NJ (PRWEB) September 27, 2011 Originals By Weber, Terrance L. Weber, owner, announces immediate...

Human Gelatin Could Be Used As Ingredient In Future Treats
2011-09-06 12:30:17

  Human-derived gelatin could be included as a main ingredient in future diets, reports Andrew Marszal from The Telegraph. According to a new study by scientists from the Beijing University of Chemical Technology, a new technique for making gelatin from human DNA is attracting "increasing interest from research and industrial circle." The researchers revealed that successful experiments had been carried out in which human genes were inserted into a strain of yeast to "grow"...

2011-06-24 15:52:00

NORTHBOROUGH, Mass., June 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Aspen Aerogels, Inc., an energy efficiency company that designs, develops and manufactures innovative, high-performance aerogel insulation, announced today that it has filed a registration statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission for a proposed initial public offering of its common stock. Goldman, Sachs & Co. and Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC will act as joint book-running managers for the offering. The number of shares to...

2011-05-18 08:36:13

By Anne M Stark, LLNL By combining high pressure with high temperature, Livermore researchers have created a nanocyrstalline diamond aerogel that could improve the optics for something as big as a telescope or as small as the lenses in eyeglasses. Aerogels are a class of materials that exhibit the lowest density, thermal conductivity, refractive index and sound velocity of any bulk solid. Aerogels are among the most versatile materials available for technical applications due to their many...

2011-03-01 14:44:57

A spongy substance that could be mistaken for packing material has the nanotechnology world buzzing. University of Central Florida Associate Professor Lei Zhai and postdoctoral associate Jianhua Zou have engineered the world's lightest carbon material in such a way that it could be used to detect pollutants and toxic substances, improve robotic surgery techniques and store energy more efficiently. The new material belongs to the family of the lightest solid, also known by its technical name...

2011-01-12 16:48:13

Scientists are reporting the development of a new, ultra-light form of "frozen smoke" "” renowned as the world's lightest solid material "” with amazing strength and an incredibly large surface area. The new so-called "multiwalled carbon nanotube (MCNT) aerogel" could be used in sensors to detect pollutants and toxic substances, chemical reactors, and electronics components. A report about the material appears in ACS Nano, a monthly journal. Lei Zhai and colleagues explain that...

2010-05-06 12:26:00

TAMPA, Fla., May 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Can the highest insulating material in existence, aerogel, help with the catastrophic BP oil spill off the Louisiana Gulf shore? According to one Tampa Florida company, it can efficiently do what other materials currently in use cannot, even to the point of possibly recovering some of the oil. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100506/FL00563 ) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090702/FL41200LOGO ) Utilizing NASA aerogel...

2010-02-04 11:35:00

Case Western Reserve University engineers target industry to oceans An ultra-lightweight sponge made of clay and a bit of high-grade plastic draws oil out of contaminated water but leaves the water behind. And, lab tests show that oil absorbed can be squeezed back out for use. Case Western Reserve University researchers who made the material, called an aerogel, believe it will effectively clean up spills of all kinds of oils and solvents on factory floors and roadways, rivers and oceans. The...

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2010-11-15 19:14:10

Silica Gel, made synthetically from sodium silicate, is granular, vitreous, highly porous form of silica. Silica is a naturally occurring mineral that is purified and processed into either granular or beaded form. It has a strong affinity for water molecules. Silica gel is commonly used as a desiccant where it is packed in vapor-permeable plastic in order to control local humidity in order to avoid spoilage or degradation of some goods. Due to their high absorption of moisture and...

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