Category: Chemicals & Materials

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Phase Change Materials: Basics, Building Materials & Beyond

– The term phase change may appear slightly peculiar and jargonish. However, both the concept and...
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Phase Change Materials: Disruptive Technology Webinar

– Phase Change Materials are a game-changer  with the potential to accelerate  the creation of major...
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The DIWire: Bending the Future One Wire at a Time

– What is the DIWire? As the world is trying to move away from its dependency...
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Scientists Discover Plastic-Eating Bacteria That Could Help Clean Oceans

– KYOTO INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, KYOTO, JAPAN AND KEIO UNIVERSITY, TOKYO, JAPAN. A plastic-eating bacterium was...
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Bacterial Biofilms: Promising Platforms to Design Nanomaterials

– Biofilms are communities of bacteria embedded in a slimy yet extremely tough matrix of extracellular...
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Metamaterials: Invisibility Cloaks and Other Wonders

– The advances that material science has made in the last few decades are leading towards...
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Scientists Develop Flexo-Electric Nanomaterial

– UNIVERSITY OF TWENTE, ENSCHEDE, NETHERLANDS. The Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Barcelona, Spain and...
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NC State Scientists Create New Phase of Carbon Harder than Diamonds

– Recently, researchers at North Carolina State University discovered a new solid phase of carbon that...
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MIT Develops New Technique to Desalinate Sea Water via Shock Electrodialysis

– MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, MA, USA. A new technique known as shock electrodialysis has been...
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Monitoring Plastic Pollution in the Oceans—Promising Technologies

– Earlier this year, it was calculated that in 2010, 275 million metric tons of plastic...
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CRISM – The Instrument that Found Water on Mars

– “The eyes are the mirror of the soul,” as the saying goes. A chemist’s version...
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Japanese Scientists Create Glass Nearly as Hard as Steel

– THE UNIVERSITY OF TOKYO, TOKYO, JAPAN AND THE JAPAN SYNCHROTRON RADIATION RESEARCH INSTITUTE. A team...
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2015 Nobel Prize in Chemistry Awarded for Research on DNA Repair Mechanisms

– After spending a whole week of holiday on the sunny beach of the Mediterranean Sea,...
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Microbial Fuel Cells: Turning Waste to Power

– One of the major challenges for the energy industry in the coming century is to...
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Hybrid Biomaterials Form a Co-assembling Nanowire

– Applications of man-made biomolecular nanostructures made from proteins or DNA range from drug delivery systems...
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The Next Generation Computer: Bio-computers – Computers Inside Living Cells

– Imagine if you could control the metabolism of cells or organs in your body to...
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Synthetic Biology: The Next Big Disruptor?

– The Future of Food, Fuel, Pharma, and Chemicals By: Patricia Rubert-Nason, PhD PreScouter Technical Project...
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Self-Healing Concrete: Start of Biological Buildings

– DELFT UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY, DELFT, NETHERLANDS. Bioconcrete is a newly developed type of concrete that...
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Graphene: How This Miracle Material is Transforming Every Industry

– In the 1940s, plastic was portrayed as a “miracle material” by the American chemical industry....
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How a Transparent Window Coating can Harvest Solar Energy

– MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY, MICHIGAN, USA. The sunlight coming through your window as you read this...

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