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2014-07-23 16:24:56

LONDON, July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report:Technical and Advanced Structural Ceramics: North American Marketshttps://www.reportbuyer.com/product/2070045/Technical-and-Advanced-Structural-Ceramics-North-American-Markets.htmlREPORT HIGHLIGHTSThe North American technical and advanced structural ceramics market reached nearly $3.6 billion in 2012. This market is expected to grow to nearly $3.7 billion in 2013 and $4.8 billion in 2018 with...

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...

How To Make More Efficient Fuel Cells
2014-07-10 03:09:31

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 and reliable Solar power and other sources of renewable energy can help combat global warming but they have a drawback: they don't produce energy as predictably as plants powered by oil, coal or natural gas. Solar panels only produce electricity...

Flexible Glass Used To Extend Life Of Organic Solar Modules
2014-07-09 03:06:59

Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft Organic solar modules have advantages over silicon solar cells. However, one critical problem is their shorter operating life. Researchers are working on a promising solution: they are using flexible glass as a carrier substrate that better protects the components. This approach is already being employed in electronic devices to some extent today: organic photovoltaics (OPVs) are embedded in film. These OPVs are a promising alternative to silicon-based solar...

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,...

Consider The ‘Anticrystal’
2014-07-08 03:20:56

University of Pennsylvania For the last century, the concept of crystals has been a mainstay of solid-state physics. Crystals are paragons of order; crystalline materials are defined by the repeating patterns their constituent atoms and molecules make. Now physicists at the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Chicago have evidence that a new concept should undergird our understanding of most materials: the anticrystal, a theoretical solid that is completely disordered....

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...


Word of the Day
Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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