Materials Science News
Energy Lost From Hot Engines Could Save Billions If Converted Into Electricity
Posted on October 07, 2007 at 08:35:39 pm
Energy lost from hot engines could save billions of dollars if it could be captured and converted into electricity via thermoelectric devices,
New Plastic Is Strong As Steel, Transparent
Posted on October 07, 2007 at 10:47:04 am
By mimicking a brick-and-mortar molecular structure found in seashells, University of Michigan researchers created a composite plastic that's as strong as steel but lighter and transparent.
New Material For Aircraft Wings Could Save Billions
Posted on September 28, 2007 at 10:28:45 am
Building aircraft wings with a special aluminium fibre combination makes them nearly immune to metal fatigue. The application of this technology, partly developed at Delft University of Technology, will lead to substantial savings.
Speedier Skis On Course For World Cup Glory
Posted on September 19, 2007 at 11:02:48 am
Skis equipped with an ingenious new self-waxing device that enables them to travel quicker could make a dramatic entry onto the skiing scene in the 2008/09 World Cup season.
Researchers Developing Storm-Resistant Housing Material
Posted on August 21, 2007 at 11:23:42 pm
Researchers are designing, developing and manufacturing a housing material that will better withstand damage from higher winds, debris and storm waters than traditional building materials.
New World Record For Superconducting Magnet Set
Posted on August 10, 2007 at 10:36:25 am
A collaboration between the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory at Florida State University and industry partner SuperPower Inc. has led to a new world record for a magnetic field created by a superconducting magnet.
Supersaturated Steel Could Save Energy In Factories
Posted on August 08, 2007 at 10:54:15 pm
Pulp and paper plants in the future may operate at lower energy levels as the result of a new joint technology developed by Oak Ridge National Laboratory and Swagelok Company of Solon, Ohio.
Controlling Ultrafast Light Pulses: Big Step Toward Advanced Sensors, Communications
Posted on August 02, 2007 at 10:16:54 pm
Engineers at Purdue University have shown how to finely control the spectral properties of ultrafast light pulses, a step toward creating advanced sensors, more powerful communications technologies and more precise laboratory instruments.
Sandpaper: Ancient Invention Increasingly Becomes High-tech Marvel
Posted on July 27, 2007 at 10:57:43 pm
Sandpaper, a seemingly simple tool for smoothing out rough surfaces, is much more complex than meets the eye and has increasingly become a high-tech marvel
Discovery Of 'Hidden' Quantum Order Improves Prospects For Quantum Super Computers
Posted on July 27, 2007 at 10:41:39 pm
An international team, including scientists from the London Center for Nanotechnology, has detected a hidden magnetic "quantum order" that extends over chains of 100 atoms in a ceramic without classical magnetism.