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Engineers create 'superomniphobic' texture capable of repelling all liquids

(Phys.org) —A pair of researchers from the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science has created the first surface texture that …

Scientists create self-cleaning paint

Researchers from University College London have developed a resilient super-hydrophobic paint, impervious to water and oils, that cleans itself<p>A new paint that makes robust self-cleaning surfaces has been developed by a team led by UCL researchers.<p>The coating can be applied to clothes, paper, glass …

Optical nanotech sensor can sniff out bad food and explosives

The days of having to rely on pricey lab sensors (or carefully trained canines) to detect bad food and bombs may soon come to an end. Oregon State University researchers have developed a hybrid optical and nanotechnology sensor that's at once super-sensitive to gas, but won't weigh a ton or cost a …

Today in science: If you're about to get an infection, this bandage turns green

Even with the most intense precautions, it’s difficult to predict if and when an infection will arise, which is often why doctors will dole out …

Programmable Material Algorithm Solves Universal Coating Problem - MIT Technology Review

The world is full of complex structures such as bridges, roads, wind turbines, power stations, and so on, that have to be carefully monitored to …

Windows Of Opportunity: The Next Generation Of Glass

Humans have been producing glass for 5000 years, but did you know that its main ingredient can be found on beaches the world over? Silicon dioxide (SiO2), also known as silica or rock crystal, is formed from quartz, one of the most abundant minerals on Earth. Ancient glass was made almost entirely …

Clean Energy

Infection-fighting bandages may help treat serious burns

When a burn wound is healing, it's usually highly susceptible to infection, and bandages often make the situation worse, acting as breeding grounds …

Scientists made cutting edge ‘smart skin’ with Post-its, foil and tape

Human skin may be the ultimate multitasker: It can sense pressure, feel temperature and detect humidity and motion –all at the same time. It’s no wonder, then, that it’s been tricky and expensive for scientists to create a direct analog for the stuff.<p>But those scientists weren’t Muhammad Mustafa …

Engineering

New Anti-Bacterial Packaging Doubles The Shelf-Life of Perishable Food

These leftovers just won’t quit.<p>Covering leftovers with plastic wrap (aka cling wrap) is a good way of keeping your food fresher for longer, but …

National University of Singapore

A touch of silver lets smart windows go from clear to translucent

Imagine if instead of installing curtains or blinds, you could simply adjust the opacity of the glass in your windows. Not only would this allow you …

Embedded nanoparticles clear the way for smart glass devices

Dr Zhao believes that applications for this type of glass could include using luminescent glass pipettes to investigate individual neurons in the …

Conductive thin film clears the way for improved solar cells

Researchers at the University of Korea and the University of Illinois at Chicago have developed a new thin film material that packs a unique …

Nanotech coating puts an end to wasted shampoo

Shampoo, ketchup, liquid soap, dishwashing liquid – they all come in bottles made from the same kind of plastic, polypropylene, and they're all …

Surface tension can sort droplets for biomedical applications: Scientists describe their most recent innovation in engineered superomniphobic surfaces

Scientists describe their most recent innovation in engineered superomniphobic surfaces<p>Scientists have engineered a simple and inexpensive device …

Tesla’s battery research partner shows potential new path for longer EV range and durability

Last year, Tesla and Jeff Dahn’s battery-research group at Dalhousie University announced a new partnership that transitioned the group from their 20-year research agreement with 3M to a new association with Tesla under the newly formed ‘NSERC/Tesla Canada Industrial Research’.<p>While announced last …

New lithium metal batteries could make smartphones, drones, and electric cars last twice as long

An MIT spinout is preparing to commercialize a novel rechargable lithium metal battery that offers double the energy capacity of the lithium ion …

Clean Energy

Lithium-ion batteries: Capacity might be increased by 6 times - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

The team was able to show through neutron measurements made at the Institut Laue-Langevin in Grenoble, France, that lithium ions do not penetrate …

X-rays offer clear view of how lithium-ion batteries work - Futurity

A new way to peer into the electrochemical reaction that fuels lithium-ion batteries reveals a process far more complex than once thought.

Batteries

Molybendum Disulfide and Carbon Nanotubes Join Forces for a Super Li-ion Battery

The initial high hopes surrounding molybdenum disulfide’s (MoS2) potential in electronic applications were tempered somewhat when it was revealed …

Li-air battery technology: tough road ahead

In mid 2016, A. Laforgue, Automotive and Surface Transportation, National Research Council of Canada and collaborators issued a paper <i>"Assessment of</i> …

Clean Energy

China shows off ‘world’s first graphene battery’ that charges in 15 minutes

It's 10 to 20 times faster at charging than the lithium-ion battery that's in your phone or laptop right now.

Electric Vehicles

Fungi recycle rechargeable lithium-ion batteries

Although rechargeable batteries in smartphones, cars and tablets can be charged again and again, they don't last forever. Old batteries often wind up …

Clean Energy

This Edible Packaging Is Made From Milk Protein

Between K-cups, 100-calorie packs, and meal delivery boxes, it’s safe to say our culture has reached peak Single Serving saturation. Unfortunately, …

Art

The best science and technology pictures of the week

The most impressive pictures from the worlds of science and technology this week, including an amazing aurora and a Mexican moonscape.<p><b>More galleries</b> <br>Smoking aerobatics and lurid lightning<p>Wading rhinos and wasp nests<p>Hoverbike prototypes and hitching robots<p>Speeding warbirds and a luminous Super …

Space Exploration

Cooling Solar Cells, Even At High Noon

There’s been a lot of research in the past few years into how to improve the efficiency and lower the cost of solar energy technology. But only now …

The A to Z of Unusual Renewable Energy Sources

<b>By Hannah Corbett</b><p>The use of renewable and sustainable energy sources is growing worldwide. Subsequently, new technologies for sustainable energy are …

5 cosas que quizá no sabes sobre la donación de sangre

<b>Donar sangre</b> salva vidas, y es importante tener el compromiso social de hacerlo. El donante debe dirigirse al centros de hemoterapia, donde se …

7 cosas que le quitaron el sueño al gran Benjamin Franklin

El <b>4 de julio de 1776</b> fue leída por primera vez <b>la Declaratoria de Independencia de los Estados Unidos</b>. Entre los representantes de los diferentes …

10 fotos de hermosas y extrañas galaxias que tienes que ver ya mismo

No tengo mucho que explicarte. Cualquiera de las galaxias que veremos en el recorrido fotográfico de hoy, bien podría avergonzar a la <b>Vía Láctea</b>. Cada …

Por qué la miel no se descompone

Muchas personas se deben de haber preguntado alguna vez por qué <b>la miel se conserva a temperatura ambiente sin descomponerse</b>, si esto ocurre con todos …