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03 Apr 2019
In shape memory alloys, the right combination of crystal grains can achieve high strength and still retain memory
02 Apr 2019
Japanese scientists have developed a technique to transform a copper-based substance into a material that mimics properties of precious and pricey metals, such as gold and silver.
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27 Mar 2019
The Department of Mechanical Engineering of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) (PolyU) has recently developed an electrostatically charged nanofiber filter with multiple separator layers, which can capture pollutant particles that are below 100 nm in diameter (covering the most common airborne nano-particles and viruses).
Artificial womb technology breaks its 4 minute mile
27 Mar 2019
A major advancement in pioneering technology based around the use of an artificial womb to save extremely premature babies is being hailed as a medical and biotechnological breakthrough.
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26 Mar 2019
A transparent, flexible smartphone sensor also measures skin temperature and tactile pressure, which could combat fingerprint forgery and make mobile devices even more compact.
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25 Mar 2019
Molecular nanowires can be used for many applications, from LED lights to medical devices.
https://www.tohoku.ac.jp/en/press/all_solid_state_batteries.html
25 Mar 2019
Scientists from Tohoku University and the High Energy Accelerator Research Organization have developed a new complex hydride lithium superionic conductor that could result in all-solid-state batteries with the highest energy density to date.
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22 Mar 2019
Stretchable devices could have a wide range of potential uses, from wearable health monitors to elastic solar cells to artificial skin.
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15 Mar 2019
Developing materials similar to graphene remains a challenge, but chemists are making progress, moving closer to smaller, faster electronics and photonics.
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06 Mar 2019
The ability of thermoelectric materials to convert heat into electricity has been more than doubled. This could help reduce the amount of wasted heat, and thus wasted fossil fuel, in daily activities and industries.
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01 Mar 2019
An award-winning device employs nanotechnology to safely grow neural stem cells for replacement therapy research.
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28 Feb 2019
Researchers in Korea have developed a biosensor that expresses biomaterials’ colors using nano structure and applies a new image signal processing technique.
Schematic illustration and morphological information of supercoiled fibres
25 Feb 2019
DGIST Senior Researcher Changsoon Choi’s team coiled the existing carbon nano tube/spandex fiber and developed a new fiber of supercoiled structure. Expects to be applied in developing various wearable device platforms with super-coil that stretches up to 16 times
CPHATN-(TCB) and CPHATN-1a
08 Feb 2019
Stable, color-changing compound shows potential for electronics, sensors and gas storage.
New materials for high-voltage supercapacitors
07 Feb 2019
A research team led by Tohoku University in Japan has developed new materials for supercapacitors with higher voltage and better stability than other materials. Their research was recently published in the journal Energy and Environmental Science.
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07 Feb 2019
New material used as an electrode of solid oxide fuel cell.
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06 Feb 2019
Mimicking how the biological world arranges itself could help advance the next generation of nanomaterials.
Double-network hydrogel
31 Jan 2019
A strategy inspired by the process responsible for muscle growth could lead to the development of stronger, longer-lasting materials.
31 Jan 2019
Two faculty members at South Korea's Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) have been selected to receive the commendation from the Ministry of Education for research excellence.
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31 Jan 2019
Korean researchers have discovered new active intermediates in high-efficient oxidation using biomimetic manganese enzyme and artificial oxidants.
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30 Jan 2019
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) today announced the findings on its novel nano-encapsulation technology for optimising the maternal and fetal absorption of docosahexaenoic acid (DHA).
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24 Jan 2019
Temperature control of pore sizes in nanomaterials could lead to improved gas separation and storage applications.
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24 Jan 2019
Nanocellulose offers renewable, biodegradable, strong and lightweight components for electronic products.
KAUST
24 Jan 2019
Inkjet-printed switches make multiple frequency bands easier and cheaper to manage in wireless devices.
18 Jan 2019
Seven faculty members of South Korea's Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) have distinguished themselves with inclusion in the Global Highly Cited Researchers 2018 List.
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15 Jan 2019
Understanding how liquid crystal molecules change positions, creating structural deformations known as topological defects, could unlock questions about similar defects in the fabric of the universe.
Researchers
08 Jan 2019
Korean researchers have proved the existence of the second band gap in a 2D structure. The result is expected to be used in various fields such as the development of emerging materials, solar cells, and catalysts.
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13 Dec 2018
The present invention provides a method to produce black iron oxide nanoparticle slurry having a magnetite structure and homogenously disperse. It can be used as formed or mix with other medium.
Action figure with sensing skin
10 Dec 2018
Flexible skin for soft robots, embedded with electrical nanowires, combines conductivity with sensitivity within the same material.
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03 Dec 2018
Real-time imaging has shown the surprising flexibility of a crystal surface upon guest molecule introduction, with implications for storage and sensing devices.

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