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Thinner Aerogel Is 500 Times Stronger
2012-08-20 08:16:23

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online An enhanced version of the world's lightest solid material, said to be as much as 500 times stronger than its predecessors, was unveiled during a meeting of the American Chemical Society (ACS) on Sunday. The substance, a new flexible aerogel, replaces traditional silica-based types of the solid insulating material, the organization said in an August 19 announcement. Traditional aerogels are brittle, easy to break, and prone to...

Scientists Produce Lightest Material In The World
2012-07-18 10:15:55

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A group of porous carbon tubes that is three-dimensionally interwoven at nano and micro level is now thought to be the lightest material in the world. It weighs only 0.2 milligrams per cubic centimeter, and is therefore 75 times lighter than Styrofoam, but it is still very strong. Scientists of Kiel University (KU) and Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH) have named their joint creation "Aerographite". The scientific results...

2012-07-06 10:23:49

Advances spectroscopy research: HZB scientists come up with new method for examining the structure of metal ions-complexes in solution HZB scientists have apply a new method — 'inverse Partial Fluorescence Yield' (iPFY) on micro-jet — which will enable them to probe the electronic structure of liquids free of sample damages. The experiments are performed in vacuum conditions at the LiXEdrom experimental chamber, where a fluid stream of micrometer diameter is moving freely...

Medical Implants Made Of Stretchy "Rubber Band" Metal Aid Doctors And Patients
2012-07-03 10:42:39

John Neumann for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Medical researchers foresee a time, in the not-too-distant future, when medical monitoring devices become integrated into the human body with much less interruption and discomfort for all. Doctors and patients would like the ability to monitor a patient´s vital signs without the time-consuming and costly visits to doctors´ offices. Researchers at the McCormick School of Engineering, working with a team of scientists from the...

2012-06-08 09:08:23

Chemists at UCL have discovered a new property of flames, which allows them to control reactions at a solid surface in a flame and opens up a whole new field of chemical innovation. Published in the journal Angewandte Chemie, authors of the new study have discovered their previous understanding of how flames interact with a solid surface was mistaken. For the first time, they have demonstrated that a particular type of chemistry, called redox chemistry, can be accurately controlled at the...

2012-05-27 23:01:09

Constance and Yury Kronn are pleased to debut their newly revamped website, EnergyToolsInt.com. The new informational and user-friendly site enables online users to understand the phenomena behind the application of modern science they developed to enhance a versatile spectrum of everyday consumer products; this blue-ribbon technology will one day influence many future technologies. Eagle Point, OR (PRWEB) May 26, 2012 Owners of Energy Tools International LLC, Dr. Yury and Constance Kronn,...

New Solar Cells Shine With Potential
2012-05-24 11:34:04

Today´s solar cells have several limitations, including high production costs, low efficiency and durability, and reliance on scarce materials for production. Now, a group of Northwestern University researchers say they have developed a new solar cell that minimizes these problems. The device uses a Grätzel cell, a promising low-cost and environmentally friendly solar cell with a significant disadvantage: it leaks. The dye-sensitized cell's electrolyte is made of an...

Portable, Virus-Powered Recharging Source On The Horizon?
2012-05-14 03:26:01

[ Watch the Video ] Researchers from the Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) report that they have found a way to convert mechanical energy into electricity using viruses. The discovery, announced via a Sunday press release, involved miniature devices that can harvest the effort of day-to-day tasks and convert it into power to charge smartphones and other devices while a person is out walking. "The scientists tested their approach by creating a...


Word of the Day
cruet
  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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