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Microscopic water droplets jumping from one surface to another may hold the key to a wide array of more energy efficient products, ranging from large solar panels to compact laptop computers.
Liquid crystals (LCs), a state of matter that has properties between those of a conventional liquid and those of a solid crystal, are fast becoming a household name thanks to their widespread use in television, smartphone and computer displays.
Gene therapy can only be effective if delivered by a stable complex molecule.
Field emission devices, which produce a steady stream of electrons, have a host of consumer, industrial, and research applications.
A team of researchers from UC Irvine, HRL Laboratories and the California Institute of Technology have developed the world’s lightest material – with a density of 0.9 mg/cc – about one hundred times lighter than Styrofoam™.
Arizona State University researchers have created a new compound crystal material that promises to help produce advances in a range of scientific and technological pursuits.
Researchers with Berkeley Lab have shed light on the role of temperature in controlling a fabrication technique for drawing chemical patterns as small as 20 nanometers.
They shrink when you heat 'em.
A UK-based specialty chemical company has apparently developed a self-mending plastic that can repair itself without the need for glue, tape, or other materials.
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