Nanomaterials News


Researchers offer taphonomic degradation processes for mammalian hair

(Phys.org) A team made up of researchers from the U.S. and Australia has put together what they describe as a complete outline of the taphonomic (post-mortem) degradation processes for mammalian ...

Wed 22 Oct 14 from Phys.org

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Polymer hybrid thin-film composites for food packaging and membrane filters

Juha Nikkola M.Sc.(Tech.), Senior Scientist at VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, developed new hybrid materials in his doctoral research project for use in the manufacture and modification ...

16 hours ago from Phys.org

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New feather findings get scientists in a flap

Scientists from the University of Southampton have revealed that feather shafts are made of a multi-layered fibrous composite material, much like carbon fibre, which allows the feather to bend ...

Wed 22 Oct 14 from Phys.org

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New insights on carbonic acid in water

Though it garners few public headlines, carbonic acid, the hydrated form of carbon dioxide, is critical to both the health of the atmosphere and the human body. However, because it exists for ...

Wed 22 Oct 14 from Phys.org

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Research unlocks potential of super-compound

Researchers at The University of Western Australia's have discovered that nano-sized fragments of graphene - sheets of pure carbon - can speed up the rate of chemical reactions.

Wed 22 Oct 14 from Phys.org

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Scientists model molecular movement within narrow channels of mesoporous nanoparticles

Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory have developed deeper understanding of the ideal design for mesoporous nanoparticles used in catalytic reactions, such as hydrocarbon ...

Tue 21 Oct 14 from Phys.org

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Johnson & Johnson's DePuy wins first trial over Pinnacle hips

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Johnson & Johnson was found not liable by a Texas jury on Thursday in the first case to go to trial over whether Pinnacle hip implants made by the company's DePuy Orthopedics ...

10 hours ago from Reuters

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Chemists achieve new technique with profound implications for drug development

Breaking carbon-hydrogen (C-H) bonds to alter existing molecules to create new ones is an increasingly important avenue for drug development. Of particular interest is mirror-image or "one-handed" ...

13 hours ago from Phys.org

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Researchers patent a nanofluid that improves heat conductivity

Researchers at the Universitat Jaume I (UJI) have developed and patented a nanofluid improving thermal conductivity at temperatures up to 400C without assuming an increase in costs or a remodeling ...

Wed 22 Oct 14 from Phys.org

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Rounded crystals that mimic starfish shells could advance 3-D printing pills

In a design that mimics a hard-to-duplicate texture of starfish shells, University of Michigan engineers have made rounded crystals that have no facets.

Mon 20 Oct 14 from Phys.org

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