Article - 4 Dec 2003
MIT researchers have demonstrated a technique for depositing a very thin layer of a water-repellent coating that will make it possible to waterproof new kinds of materials and may offer ways to...
Article - 14 Nov 2003
Researchers have made a discovery about the formation of drops that could lead to new methods for making threads, wires and particles only a few nanometers wide. Posted November 13 2003
News - 17 Mar 2010
Understanding the steps to the intricate dance inside a cell is essential to one day choreographing the show. By studying the molecules that give a cell its structure, University of Illinois...
News - 29 May 2009
An ultra-powerful laser can turn regular incandescent light bulbs into power-sippers, say optics researchers at the University of Rochester. The process could make a light as bright as a 100-watt bulb...
Article - 4 Feb 2019
This article discusses using micropillar compression testing of fibers in air.
Article - 13 Jun 2013
There is a growing demand for vacuum technology application products every year in the food, materials, semiconductor, pharmaceutical product and flat panel display (organic EL and liquid crystal...
News - 25 Jan 2010
X-rays can do a lot of useful things -- detect broken bones, tumors and dental
cavities, analyze atoms in diverse materials and screen luggage at airports
-- but who knew they could cause...
News - 22 Feb 2013
The DNA, just like hair, has a tendency to become knotted, thus it may be useful to disentangle it.
Unfortunately, it is not possible to “actively” choose at random (or better, in...
News - 10 Jan 2011
Theo Odijk, you win. The professor of biotechnology at Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands has a new best friend in Rice University's Matteo Pasquali.
Together with collaborators...
News - 28 Feb 2015
A spider commonly found in garden centres in Britain is giving fresh insights into how to spin incredibly long and strong fibres just a few nanometres thick.
The majority of spiders spin silk...