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2014-01-03 15:53:39

Duke Engineers Use Brute Force Computing to Find New Materials In the search for cheaper materials that mimic their purer, more expensive counterparts, researchers are abandoning hunches and intuition for theoretical models and pure computing power. In a new study, researchers from Duke University’s Pratt School of Engineering used computational methods to identify dozens of platinum-group alloys that were previously unknown to science but could prove beneficial in a wide range of...

2013-11-29 14:39:30

University of Toronto researchers have developed a series of techniques to create a variety of very active iron-based catalysts necessary to produce the alcohols and amines used in the drug and perfume industry. The new synthetic methods promise to be safer and more economical and environmentally friendly than traditional industrial processes. The research takes advantage of Earth's extensive supply of iron – the fifth most abundant naturally occurring metal – substituting it in place...

Electricity From Impure Hydrogen
2013-09-18 14:31:28

Brookhaven National Laboratory Brookhaven Lab scientists use simple, 'green' process to create novel core-shell catalyst that tolerates carbon monoxide in fuel cells and opens new, inexpensive pathways for zero-emission vehicles The quest to harness hydrogen as the clean-burning fuel of the future demands the perfect catalysts—nanoscale machines that enhance chemical reactions. Scientists must tweak atomic structures to achieve an optimum balance of reactivity, durability, and...

2013-06-27 00:20:06

The company will expand sales channels in new areas such as aerospace, aviation and new energy, and provide development support for existing customers in the medical, semiconductor and hard disk fields.Tokyo, June 27, 2013 - (ACN Newswire) - Furuya Metal Co., Ltd. announced that it will establish the wholly-owned subsidiary Furuya Metal Americas Incorporated in Manchester, New Hampshire for selling the company's products in the United States and will commence operation...

Powerful X-Ray Lets Researchers Watch Chemical Reactions In Real Time
2013-03-15 10:08:39

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Using an extremely fast and extremely powerful X-ray laser, researchers have successfully observed how a catalyst behaves during a chemical reaction — work that they claim could be an important step forward in the search for cleaner and more efficient sources of energy. Catalysts are substances that modify and increase the rate of a chemical reaction without being consumed in the process, and they are essential to the...

3D Microchip Moves Data In All Directions
2013-01-31 05:17:11

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Scientists from the University of Cambridge have created, for the first time, a new type of microchip that allows information to move in three dimensions -- from left to right, back to front, and top to bottom. The breakthrough could allow a many-fold increase in performance compared with current microchips, which can only pass digital information in two dimensions - from either left to right or front to back. Researchers...

Molecular Probe May Help In Understanding Parkinson's
2012-12-18 07:55:12

[ Watch the Video: Rice University Opens New Window on Parkinson´s Disease ] Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Scientists at Rice University have found a new way to look inside living cells to see the insoluble fibrillar deposits associated with Parkinson's disease. Two laboratories at the university helped lead to the spectroscopic technique that could be a valuable tool for fighting the disease. The team wrote in the Journal of the American Chemical...

2012-07-10 04:20:02

For mass production using sub-10nm process - dispersing risks in supply chainTokyo, July 10, 2012 - (ACN Newswire) - Tanaka Holdings Co., Ltd. (a company of Tanaka Precious Metals) today announced that Tanaka Kikinzoku Kogyo K.K., which operates the Tanaka Precious Metals' manufacturing business, has opened supply centers in Taiwan (Hsinchu City), South Korea (Incheon Metropolitan City) and the United States (Connecticut State) for the thin-film material (precious metal precursor(*1)) used in...


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