The latest quick freezing techniques coupled with sophisticated scanning electron microscopy techniques, are allowing physicists to create ice films in cold conditions similar to outer space and observe the detailed molecular organisation, yielding clues to fundamental questions including possibly the origin of life.
A new configurable chip which can correct faults in newly- manufactured transistors and can be implemented in mainstream devices such as mobile phones and computers, has been developed by engineers at the University of Southampton.
Scientists in Canada are reporting progress toward a new type of 'liquid mirror' - mirrors made with highly reflective liquids - whose shape can be changed to provide superior optical properties over conventional solid mirrors.
Dutch-sponsored researcher Robin Gremaud has shown that an alloy of the metals magnesium, titanium and nickel is excellent at absorbing hydrogen. This light alloy brings us a step closer to the everyday use of hydrogen as a source of fuel for powering vehicles.
The Instituto Madrileno de Estudios Avanzados en Nanociencia (IMDEA Nanoscience) collaborates together with the University of Hamburg in the development of composite materials based on semiconductor nanoparticles and carbon nanotubes as functional materials for efficient light emitting diodes and photovoltaic devices.
Thomas H. Epps III, University of Delaware assistant professor of chemical engineering, and Erik Thostenson, assistant professor of mechanical engineering, are among just 39 scientists and engineers throughout the country selected to receive three-year research grants from the U.S. Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) Young Investigator Research Program.
By perfecting a technique to control the vibrations of high frequency nano-cantilevers, Canadian physicists have overcome a roadblock to using nano-electro-mechanical systems (NEMS) for digital logic and memory applications and have, taken the first sub-nanosecond mechanical measurements of NEMS.
By developing a new antireflective coating that boosts the amount of sunlight captured by solar panels and allows those panels to absorb the entire solar spectrum from nearly any angle, a research team has moved academia and industry closer to realizing high-efficiency, cost-effective solar power.
A crowd consisting of hundreds of children, adults and families participated in Community Day today at the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering of the University at Albany, the first in a series of events that are part of CNSE's unprecedented community and educational outreach initiative known as NANOvember.
Thomas R. Baruch, a member of the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Board of Trustees and alumnus of the Class of 1960, has donated a gift that will help to establish a new center at the Institute devoted to bio-energy research.