March 20th, 2018 | by April Gocha
Researchers at Northwestern University (Evanston, Ill.) recently demonstrated graphene’s potential as a hair dye that is easily applied, resists washing out, and is much less toxic than current hair coloring methods.
March 7th, 2018 | by April Gocha
In an effort to improve the scanning tunneling microscope, researchers at the University of Texas at Dallas have pinpointed the problem that allows the microscope's probe tip to crash into the sample it’s scanning and have devised a way to prevent it from happening.
March 6th, 2018 | by Faye Oney
Researchers have developed a process that uses silver nanowires to print electronic circuits on flexible surfaces. Their method could be promising for the future of flexible and wearable electronics, especially for the medical industry.
February 13th, 2018 | by April Gocha
Residential LEDs use at least 75% less energy and last 25 times longer than incandescent bulbs, but R&D challenges still exist for LED lighting. However, new materials research continues to push LED technologies further forward.
February 13th, 2018 | by Faye Oney
Researchers have developed a triboelectric nanogenerator that uses body movements to generate electricity. Their device could someday generate enough power to operate our mobile devices and wearable electronics.
February 2nd, 2018 | by Faye Oney
Most current energy-saving window technology requires electricity to power the windows. But a research team has devised a fluidic window that uses magnetic nanoparticles to control the window to capture solar energy.
January 26th, 2018 | by Faye Oney
Researchers have created a high-performance ceramic composite that is strong, durable, and resistant to heat and radiation. The findings could be useful in industries that require highly functional and durable ceramic materials—such as nuclear power plants, aerospace, and oil and gas industries.
January 19th, 2018 | by Faye Oney
Researchers have discovered that a layer of fullerenes can enable electrons to travel farther in organic solar cells. Their findings are a major breakthrough in organic solar research, and could lead to less expensive solar power in the future.
January 16th, 2018 | by Faye Oney
By observing lithium ion movement in nanoparticles, researchers have discovered that instead of increasing, they reverse at a certain point. Their discovery could be a breakthrough in faster-charging and longer-lasting batteries.
January 9th, 2018 | by Faye Oney
Inspired by origami, researchers have created a tiny robot exoskeleton that bends and moves in response to chemical or thermal changes. These tiny machines can be used in electronics applications as well as semiconductor manufacturing.