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Researchers Figure Out How To Make More Efficient Fuel Cells

Researchers Figure Out How To Make More Efficient Fuel Cells

By Glen Martin, Stanford School of Engineering Using high-brilliance X-rays, researchers track the process that fuel cells use to produce electricity, knowledge that will help make large-scale alternative energy power systems more practical...

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2014-07-11 11:03:07

DOE/SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory SLAC, Stanford advance will benefit thousands of computational studies in wide range of fields Scientists at Stanford University and the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory have found a way to estimate uncertainties in computer calculations that are widely used to speed the search for new materials for industry, electronics, energy, drug design and a host of other applications. The technique, reported in the July 11 issue...

2014-07-09 08:30:02

ALBANY, New York, July 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- MRRBIZ includes new market research report "Polyester Fiber Market [http://www.marketresearchreports.biz/analysis/210304 ] (Solid And Hollow) For Carpet & Rugs, Nonwoven Fabrics, Fiberfill And Other Applications - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends And Forecast, 2013 - 2019" to its large collection of research report. Polyethylene terephthalate (PET), when used in the form of fibers and filaments,...

Rare Chemical Phenomenon To Harvest Solar Energy Demonstrated By Scientists
2014-06-03 03:57:10

National University of Singapore Landmark study opens doors to further studies into chemical modification of materials for alternative energy conversion A team of international scientists led by Professor Jagadese J Vittal of the Department of Chemistry at the National University of Singapore's (NUS) Faculty of Science has successfully unraveled the chemical reaction responsible for propelling microscopic crystals to leap distances up to hundreds of times their own size when they are...

2014-05-28 23:02:11

SOLID (Society of Leaders in Development) announced today that a portion of the proceeds for the group’s annual Yard Sale & Auction held during CMA Fest will benefit the local chapter of the Muscular Dystrophy Association. NASHVILLE, (PRWEB) May 28, 2014 SOLID (Society of Leaders in Development) announced today that a portion of the proceeds for the group’s annual Yard Sale & Auction held during CMA Fest will benefit the local chapter of the Muscular Dystrophy Association....

2014-05-20 23:06:48

According to a new report from BCC Research,the global market for advanced and nanoscale ceramic powders is expected to grow to $12.1 billion by 2018, with a five-year compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.2%. The nanoceramic category is the fastest moving segment in this market, growing at a significant CAGR of 13.5%. (PRWEB) May 20, 2014 BCC Research (http://www.bccresearch.com) reveals in its new report, ADVANCED CERAMICS AND NANOCERAMIC POWDERS, the global market for advanced and...

Basis For Electronics That Stretch At The Molecular Level Developed By Nanoengineers
2014-05-05 03:43:29

University of California - San Diego Nanoengineers at the University of California, San Diego are asking what might be possible if semiconductor materials were flexible and stretchable without sacrificing electronic function? Today's flexible electronics are already enabling a new generation of wearable sensors and other mobile electronic devices. But these flexible electronics, in which very thin semiconductor materials are applied to a thin, flexible substrate in wavy patterns and...

Researchers See Rare-earth-like Magnetic Properties In Iron
2014-04-30 14:11:06

Ames Laboratory Scientists at the Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory have observed magnetic properties typically associated with those observed in rare-earth elements in iron. These properties are observed in a new iron based compound that does not contain rare earth elements, when the iron atom is positioned between two nitrogen atoms. The discovery opens the possibility of using iron to provide both the magnetism and permanence in high-strength permanent magnets, like those used in...

Catching The Invisible Wave
2014-04-14 13:13:32

Sonia Fernandez, UC Santa Barbara In a feat that may provide a promising array of applications, from energy efficiency to telecommunications to enhanced imaging, researchers at UC Santa Barbara have created a compound semiconductor of nearly perfect quality with embedded nanostructures containing ordered lines of atoms that can manipulate light energy in the mid-infrared range. More efficient solar cells, less risky and higher resolution biological imaging, and the ability to transmit...

2014-04-04 12:31:11

DALLAS, April 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The report defines and segments the "Semiconductor & IC Packaging Materials Market by Types (Organic Substrates, Bonding Wires, Lead frames, Ceramic Packages, and so on), Packaging Technologies (SOP, GA, QFN, DFN, and others), and Geography - Regional Trends & Forecast to 2019", with an analysis and forecast of revenues of types such as organic substrates, bonding wires, leadframes, encapsulation resins, and so on) individually....

Nanoscale Optical Switch Invented
2014-03-14 15:31:09

David Salisbury, Vanderbilt University An ultra-fast and ultra-small optical switch has been invented that could advance the day when photons replace electrons in the innards of consumer products ranging from cell phones to automobiles. The new optical device can turn on and off trillions of times per second. It consists of individual switches that are only one five-hundredth the width of a human hair (200 nanometers) in diameter. This size is much smaller than the current generation...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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