For the third time, the VDI (Association of German Engineers) and the DBU (Deutsche Bundesstiftung Umwelt) will present the international Bionic-Award for outstanding scientific achievement in the field of biomimetic/bionic product development.
A team of researchers involving scientists from The University of Nottingham has shown for the first time that chemical reactions at the nano-level which change the structure of carbon nanotubes can be sparked by an 'attack' from within.
NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope identified signs of the graphene in two small galaxies outside of our own, called the Magellanic Clouds, specifically in the material shed by dying stars, called planetary nebulae.
Scientists from Singapore's Institute of Materials Research and Engineering have created a new polymer with both high charge mobility and high power conversion efficiency for application in both plastic electronics and organic solar cells.
Tiny particles made of polymers hold great promise for targeted delivery of drugs and as structural scaffolds for building artificial tissues. However, current production methods for such microparticles yield a limited array of shapes and can only be made with certain materials, restricting their usefulness.
Minefields are a humanitarian disaster throughout the world, and now researchers in Scotland have designed a new device that could more reliably sense explosives, helping workers to identify and deactivate unexploded mines.
Physicists from the University of California at San Diego have demonstrated a new technique to control the speed and direction of light using memory metamaterials whose properties can be repeatedly changed.
Graphene sheets have been shown to act as good acceptors when blended with conjugated polymers, but after blending, the photovoltaic characteristics of the polymers are considerably degraded. Scientists have now shown that the situation can be dramatically improved by blending polymers with graphene quantum dots instead of sheets.