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April 27, 2017 4:06 pm
University of Washington
Girls start believing they aren't good at math, science and even computers at a young age -- but providing fun STEM activities at school and home may spark interest and inspire confidence. A study from the University of Washington's Institute for Learning & Brain Sciences (I-LABS) finds that ...
April 27, 2017 10:41 am
Terry VanderWert, President of Prima Power Laserdyne
The ability to design new products using different metal and alloy combinations greatly increases design and production flexibility. Optimizing a product’s finished properties, such as corrosion, wear, and heat resistance, while managing its cost, are major motivations for dissimilar metal welding ...
April 27, 2017 9:50 am
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
The list of materials that can be produced by 3-D printing has grown to include not just plastics but also metal, glass, and even food. Now, MIT researchers are expanding the list further, with the design of a system that can 3-D print the basic structure of an entire building ...
April 26, 2017 9:19 am
Elhuyar Fundazioa
Researchers at Tecnalia and the ICMCB-CNRS have recently published the article "Ultra-Fast Supercritical Hydrothermal Synthesis of Tobermorite under Thermodynamically Metastable Conditions" in the prestigious scientific journal Angewandte Chemie ...
April 25, 2017 9:01 am
Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry
Marine circulation and weather conditions greatly affect microplastic aggregation and movement. Microplastics, which are particles measuring less than 5 mm, are of increasing concern. They not only become more relevant as other plastic marine litter breaks down into tiny particles ...
April 25, 2017 9:20 am
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
A new system developed by engineers at MIT could make it possible to control the way water moves over a surface, using only light. This advance may open the door to technologies such as microfluidic diagnostic devices whose channels and valves could be reprogrammed on the fly ...
April 25, 2017 9:56 am
University of Delaware
Synthetic rubber and plastics - used for manufacturing tires, toys and myriad other products - are produced from butadiene, a molecule traditionally made from petroleum or natural gas. But those manmade materials could get a lot greener soon, thanks to the ingenuity of a team of scientists from three U.S. research universities ...
April 21, 2017 10:47 am
World Scientific
Research led by a Stanford scientist promises to increase the performance of high-power electrical storage devices, such as car batteries. In work published recently in Applied Physics Letters, the researchers describe a mathematical model for designing new materials for storing ...
April 20, 2017 8:04 am
Sheri Kasprzak
When most people think of fabrics, they envision a spring line from Barcelona’s hottest fashion designer. Raul Polit-Casillas’s mother was, in fact, a fashion designer in Spain, but the fabrics he uses are far more suited for spacecraft than the runway. Polit-Casillas, a systems engineer with NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, is now developing advanced woven metal fabrics for aerospace applications ...
April 19, 2017 2:47 pm
University of California -- Riverside
Researchers at the University of California, Riverside's Bourns College of Engineering have used waste glass bottles and a low-cost chemical process to create nanosilicon anodes for high-performance lithium-ion batteries. The batteries will extend the range of electric vehicles and plug-in hybrid ...
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