Article - 27 Nov 2003
Scientists have developed a new class of electrorheological (ER) fluids whose commercialization, into eco-friendly clutches, will provide a significant technological boost for the automotive industry....
Article - 1 Jul 2006
Scientific and commercial interest in the manufacture of nanostructured materials has greatly increased since the discovery of their importance for numerous applications. Degussa now occupies a...
News - 6 Oct 2015
A model microscopic system to demonstrate the transmission of torque in the presence of thermal fluctuations - necessary for the creation of a tiny 'clutch' operating at the nanoscale - has...
News - 13 Mar 2015
In 1953 Watson and Crick first published the discovery of the double helix structure of the DNA. They were able to visualize the DNA structure by means of X-Ray diffraction. Techniques, such as...
News - 15 Nov 2009
In order to effectively fight pathogens, even at remote areas of the human
body, immune cells have to move quickly and in a flexible manner. Scientists
from the Max Planck Institute
News - 17 Jul 2007
Mosquitoes walk on water better than water striders, cling to
smooth ceilings and walls as tightly as geckos, and clutch the skin of
their victims with annoying tenacity in search of blood. Now...
Article - 5 Feb 2008
The Centre of Excellence in Metrology for Micro and Nano Technologies uses state of the art surface analysis equipment and expertise to address a wide range of applications in the automotive industry...
News - 2 Nov 2007
A research team led by a University of Pennsylvania
mechanical engineer has discovered that friction between two sliding
bodies can be reduced at the molecular, or nanoscale, level by changing
News - 21 Mar 2017
Nanomachines enable mechanical work to be carried out on the smallest of scales, were awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in the year 2016. However, at such minute dimensions, molecular motors can...
News - 17 Nov 2012
A device that looks like a tiny washboard may clean the clocks of current commercial products used to manipulate infrared light.
New research by the Rice University lab of Qianfan Xu has produced a...