Nanomaterials News

Video: The scent of death

Some scientists have an important, if morbid, job: They study the smell of decomposing human bodies.

14 hours ago from

Other sources: show all (2) »

Researchers invent 'perfect' soap molecule that is better for the environment

A team of researchers, led by the University of Minnesota, has invented a new soap molecule made from renewable sources that could dramatically reduce the number of chemicals in cleaning products ...

Wed 26 Oct 16 from

Other sources:, Emaxhealth, Laboratory Equipment, Science Blog, Eurekalert show all (6) »

Gold-Plating a Drone Is Officially the Worst Idea

Let’s be perfectly clear on this. Gold-plating anything, be it a phone, or a toilet, or a smartwatch, is a terrible and tacky idea. But gold-plating a drone is even worse, and it has nothing ...

Wed 26 Oct 16 from Gizmodo

Other sources: Gizmodo show all (2) »

Univeristy at Buffalo to build one-of-a-kind advanced materials data research lab

Scientists are using supercomputers and other technologies to create ever-growing libraries of data on the properties of metals, polymers, ceramics and other materials.

Wed 26 Oct 16 from

Other sources: show all (2) »

Graphene-Nanotube Combo Exceeds Benchmarks for Hydrogen Storage in Fuel Cells

Nanomaterial hybrid makes hydrogen storage economically feasible for next-generation vehicles

10 hours ago from IEEE Spectrum

Other sources: IEEE Spectrum, show all (3) »

Splitting disulphide bonds in water is more complicated than previously thought

From a chemical perspective, splitting disulphide bonds under tensile stress is a substantially more complicated process than previously assumed. A team headed by Prof Dr Dominik Marx from Ruhr-Universität ...

Tue 25 Oct 16 from

Other sources:, Eurekalert show all (3) »

Watch Clive Owen play tug of war with a helicopter in Neill Blomkamp’s BMW short

I’m a huge fan of Neill Blomkamp’s films: District 9, Elysium, and Chappie, and I was eagerly awaiting his take on the Alien franchise before it got delayed. Now, he’s partnered up ...

Sun 23 Oct 16 from The Verge

Other sources: The Verge show all (2) »

Superomniphobic tape adheres to any surface

Arun Kota, assistant professor of mechanical engineering at Colorado State University, has made a superomniphobic tape that, when adhered to any surface, gives the surface liquid-repelling properties. ...

Thu 20 Oct 16 from

Other sources:, ZME Science, The Engineer show all (4) »

Non-metal catalyst splits hydrogen molecule

Hydrogen (H2) is an extremely simple molecule and yet a valuable raw material which as a result of the development of sophisticated catalysts is becoming more and more important. In industry ...

Fri 21 Oct 16 from

Other sources: show all (2) »

Self-assembly of photoresponsive polymer brushes to realize advanced surfaces

Polymer surface coatings are important in numerous applications for producing surfaces with desired properties such as wettability, low friction, and biocompatibility. Surfaces are usually modified ...

Thu 20 Oct 16 from

Other sources:, AlphaGalileo show all (3) »