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Scientists create new ice-repelling materials

Scientists create new ice-repelling materials

Icy weather is blamed for multibillion dollar losses every year in the United States, including delays and damage related to air travel, infrastructure and...

Scientists develop promising new type of polymers

Organic polymers can nowadays be found in solar cells, sensors, LEDs and in many other technical applications. One specific type of polymers -- known as...

New technology can clean water twice as fast as current ultrafiltration membranes

Engineers have created a bacteria-filtering membrane using graphene oxide and bacterial nanocellulose. It’s highly efficient, long-lasting and environmentally friendly — and could provide clean...

Scientists discover new mechanism for information storage in one atom

Scientists at Radboud University discovered a new mechanism for magnetic storage of information in the smallest unit of matter: a single atom. While the proof...
Scientists apply physics to energy-efficient building design

Scientists apply physics to energy-efficient building design

Developing a perfectly energy-efficient building is relatively easy to do—if you don't give the building's occupants any control over their environment. Since nobody wants that...

Goo and light make 3D printing 100 times faster

A new way to 3D print uses two lights to control the solidification of resin, enabling complex shapes to be pulled from a vat...

Novel materials convert visible light into infrared energy

Billions of molecular lightbulbs, powered by invisible infrared photons, generate visible light. Columbia University scientists, in collaboration with researchers from Harvard, have succeeded in developing...
New book tells story of secret Hollywood studio that shaped the nuclear age

New book tells story of secret Hollywood studio that shaped the nuclear age

Our images of mushroom clouds came from its cameras. So did many shots of missile tests, space missions and the Korean and Vietnam wars. At...

Engineers 3D print smart objects with ‘embodied logic’

This artificial Venus flytrap only closes when a weight is inside and the actuator is exposed to a solvent. Structures with "embodied logic" can...

Scientists find new evidence of superconductivity at near room temperature

Researchers at the George Washington University have taken a major step toward reaching one of the most sought-after goals in physics: room temperature superconductivity. Superconductivity...