News - 4 Apr 2014
What does a simple pencil have in common with the Nobel Prize winning discovery that’s expected to be the world’s next big game-changer?
The tip of that pencil is made of graphite,...
News - 23 Jan 2014
Responsive holograms that change colour in the presence of certain compounds are being developed into portable medical tests and devices, which could be used to monitor conditions such as diabetes,...
News - 2 Dec 2013
NIMS researchers in the Polymer Materials Unit, Advanced Key Technologies Division, developed a high-performance oil absorbent with the function to purify oil-contaminated water (e.g. water discharged...
News - 22 Oct 2013
Texas A&M University chemist Karen L. Wooley and her team of researchers are seeing big solutions in small packages -- specifically, synthetic nanoparticles custom-designed to deliver a world of...
News - 16 Oct 2013
Dr. Hong-Ping Lin, who is a professor at the Department of Chemistry in National Cheng Kung University (NCKU), southern Taiwan, was invited by the Chemical Society Review (Chem. Soc. Rev.) to publish...
News - 10 Jul 2013
University of Adelaide researchers have developed a new nanomaterial that could help reduce carbon dioxide emissions from coal-fired power stations.
The new nanomaterial, described in the Journal...
News - 14 Jun 2013
According to new research from the Monell Center and collaborating institutions, odors from human skin cells can be used to identify melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer. In addition to...
News - 20 May 2013
These days, aerospace engineering is all about the light stuff: building airplanes with lighter wings, fuselage and landing gear in an effort to reduce fuel costs.
News - 8 Feb 2013
“Zombie” mammalian cells that may function better after they die have been created by researchers at Sandia National Laboratories and the University of New Mexico (UNM).
News - 27 Nov 2012
A new device invented at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) can absorb 99.75% of infrared light that shines on it. When activated, it appears black to infrared...