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2011-03-02 16:34:25

Dr. Idurre Kaltzakorta introduced capsules filled with organic material into the cement, in a Ph.D. thesis undertaken at Tecnalia and defended at the University of the Basque Country Cement (and derivatives thereof) is one of the materials most commonly used in construction, given its good performance at low cost. Over recent years, one part of scientific and technological research is aimed at incorporating additional functions into these materials. Specifically, Doctor Idurre Kaltzakorta...

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2011-03-01 12:57:16

By Rick Robinson, Georgia Tech Research Institute Researchers at the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) are developing a solid composite material to help cool small, powerful microelectronics used in defense systems. The material, composed of silver and diamond, promises an exceptional degree of thermal conductivity compared to materials currently used for this application. The research is focused on producing a silver-diamond thermal shim of unprecedented thinness "“ 250 microns or...

2011-02-28 14:51:23

Researchers at North Carolina State University have developed a cheap and easy method for assembling nanowires, controlling their alignment and density. The researchers hope the findings will foster additional research into a range of device applications using nanowires, from nanoelectronics to nanosensors, especially on unconventional substrates such as rubber, plastic and paper. "Alignment is a critical first step for developing devices that use nanowires," says Dr. Yong Zhu, an assistant...

2011-02-25 22:53:01

Bochum physicists are constructing 0-dimensional systems Through his participation, the research team from Bochum, Duisburg-Essen, and Hamburg now has succeeded in an energy-state occupancy readout of those artificial atoms "“ using common interfaces to classic computers. This is a big step towards the application of such systems. They report about their findings in Nature Communications. One million instead of individual atoms In principle, the spin of electrons in individual atoms can...

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2011-02-15 07:10:07

Pure organic compounds that glow in jewel tones could potentially lead to cheaper, more efficient and flexible display screens, among other applications. University of Michigan researcher Jinsang Kim and his colleagues have developed a new class of material that shines with phosphorescence---a property that has previously been seen only in non-organic compounds or organometallics. Kim and his colleagues made metal-free organic crystals that are white in visible light and radiate blue, green,...

2011-02-01 16:53:22

The work could lead to improved methodologies for creating materials by design Scientists have given us a plethora of new materials "“ all created by combining individual elements under varying temperatures and other conditions. But to tweak an intermetallic compound even more, in order to give it the attributes you desire, you have to go deeper and re-arrange individual atoms. It's a process similar to what bioengineers employ when they add and delete genes to create synthetic...

2011-01-25 15:17:00

SAN JOSE, Calif., Jan. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Solido Design Automation, the leader in variation-aware custom IC design, and STARC, the Japanese semiconductor technology research consortium, today announced that STARC has qualified and selected Solido Variation Designer for its STARCAD-AMS Analog/Mixed-Signal Reference Flow. STARC is comprised of 9 electronics companies, five of whom participate in analog and mixed-signal (AMS) design. STARC's AMS reference flow will support advanced...

2011-01-10 14:42:36

Sophisticated tools allow scientists to subject the basic elements of matter to conditions drastic enough to modify their behavior. By doing this, they can expand our understanding of matter. A research team including three Carnegie scientists was able to demonstrate surprising properties of the element lithium under intense pressure and low temperatures. Their results were published Jan. 9 on the Nature Physics website. Lithium is the first metal in the periodic table and is the least dense...

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2011-01-10 09:09:32

First model of rapid phase change in storage material Although the storage of films and music on a DVD is part of our digital world, the physical basis of the storage mechanism is not understood in detail. In the current issue of the leading journal Nature Materials, researchers from Jlich, Finland, and Japan provide insight into the read and write processes in a DVD. This knowledge should enable improved storage materials to be developed. (DOI: 10.1038/NMAT2931) Information is stored in a...

2010-12-08 11:32:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 8, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Richard Gross, professor of chemical and biological science at Polytechnic Institute of New York University (NYU-Poly), has developed a method for producing a strong, highly ductile bioplastic using yeast and one of nature's simplest building blocks: fatty acids of plant oils. The findings were published in the Journal of the American Chemical Society. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20091027/NY99197LOGO ) Like all plastics, the new...


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  • A bat.
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