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July 5, 2023

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Researchers Create Highly Conductive Metallic Gel for 3D Printing

Researchers have developed a metallic gel that is highly electrically conductive and can be used to print three-dimensional (3D) solid objects at room ...

Fast, Automated, Affordable Test for Cement Durability

Engineers have developed a new test that can predict the durability of cement in seconds to minutes -- rather than the hours it takes using current methods. The test measures the behavior of water droplets on cement surfaces using computer vision on a device that costs less than $200. The ...

回收的未来有一天意味着Dissolving Plastic With Electricity

Every year, consumers in the United States produce millions of tons of plastic waste, and most of it winds up in landfills. New research from chemists takes a first step toward making all that trash ...

The Looming 840,000 Ton Waste Problem That Isn't Single-Use Plastics

Researchers have developed new methods to solve a major source of future waste from the automotive, aerospace and renewable ...

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Novel Metal-Organic Framework Could Help Advance Semiconductors

Researchers have developed a novel two-dimensional electrically conductive metal-organic framework (MOF) that has 10- to 15-times higher conductivity than the parent MOF that lacks such efficient ...

City Buildings Could Blow Air Taxi Future Off Course

Air taxis may be coming to our cities in the near future, but a new study warns regulations will need to address dangerous wind gusts around city buildings and other urban ...

Nanophotonics: Coupling Light and Matter

Researchers have developed a metasurface that enables strong coupling effects between light and transition metal dichalcogenides ...

Surprise! Weaker Bonds Can Make Polymers Stronger

Chemists discovered a new way to make polymers stronger: introduce a few weaker bonds into the material. Working with polyacrylate elastomers, they could increase the materials' resistance to ...

Stronger Tape Engineered Through the Art of Cutting

What if you could make adhesives both strong and easily removable? This seemingly paradoxical combination of properties could dramatically change applications in robotic grasping, wearables for ...

When Soft Spheres Make Porous Media Stiffer

Porous media such as concrete physically represent a spherical packing of different components -- in this case cement, rock and water. The mechanical properties of such mixtures are still difficult ...

佩罗vskite Solar Cells Set New Record for Power Conversion Efficiency

佩罗vskite solar cells have attained now attained the extremely high efficiency rate of 24.35% with an active area of 1 cm2. This ground-breaking achievement in maximizing power generation from ...

Breakthrough Innovation Could Solve Temperature Issues for Source-Gated Transistors and Lead to Low-Cost, Flexible Displays

Low-cost, flexible displays that use very little energy could be a step closer, thanks to an innovation that solves a problem that has plagued source-gated transistors ...

New 3D-Printing Method Builds Structures With Two Metals

Taking a cue from the structural complexity of trees and bones, engineers have created a way to 3D-print two types of steel in the same circular layer using two welding machines. The resulting ...

Combining Twistronics With Spintronics Could Be the Next Giant Leap in Quantum Electronics

Quantum researchers twist double bilayers of an antiferromagnet to demonstrate tunable moiré ...

Inside-out Heating and Ambient Wind Could Make Direct Air Capture Cheaper and More Efficient

Chemical engineers use coated carbon fibers and eliminate steam-based heating in their simpler design, which also can be powered by wind ...


Vastly More Sustainable, Cost-Effective Method to Desalinate Industrial Wastewater

Engineers are developing a cutting-edge process that can reduce energy consumption and cost of water ...

The Art and Science of Living-Like Architecture

Collaborators have created 'living-like' bioactive interior architecture designed to one day protect us from hidden airborne threats. This publication establishes that the lab's ...

How Tidal Range Electricity Generation Could Meet Future Demand and Storage Problems

Tidal range schemes are financially viable and could lower energy bills say researchers. Research combined a tidal range power generation model with its cost model to demonstrate the viability of ...

Clean, Sustainable Fuels Made 'from Thin Air' and Plastic Waste

Researchers have demonstrated how carbon dioxide can be captured from industrial processes -- or even directly from the air -- and transformed into clean, sustainable fuels using just the energy from ...

Engineers Develop a Soft, Printable, Metal-Free Electrode

Engineers developed a metal-free, Jelly-like material that is as soft and tough as biological tissue and can conduct electricity similarly to conventional metals. The new material, which is a type of ...

Cleaner Air With a Cold Catalytic Converter

Although passenger vehicle catalytic converters have been mandatory for over 30 years, there is still plenty of room for improvement. For instance, they only work correctly when the engine is ...

Energy Harvesting Via Vibrations: Researchers Develop Highly Durable and Efficient Device

An international research group has engineered a new energy-generating device by combining piezoelectric composites with carbon fiber-reinforced polymer (CFRP), a commonly used material that is both ...

Terahertz-to-Visible Light Conversion for Future Telecommunications

A study demonstrates that graphene-based materials can be used to efficiently convert high-frequency signals into visible light, and that this mechanism is ultrafast and tunable. These outcomes open ...

Nanomaterials: 3D Printing of Glass Without Sintering

A new process enables printing of nanometer-scale quartz glass structures directly onto semiconductor chips. A hybrid organic-inorganic polymer resin is used as feedstock material for 3D printing of ...

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