If you are trying to make a wound dressing that is best suited for the human body, it would be most logical to use materials of human origin. This is the approach that German researchers used to create a bandage based on tropoelastin.
While the data on most storage devices can be read using electrical signals, the new technology encodes them in light. This allows the system to read them by simply checking whether the LED is on or off. Recently, researchers have developed a new device based entirely on perovskite that can do both at the same time.
ETH Zurich engineers have developed a new, surprisingly simple method of combining two metals into one nanocrystalline structure.
Scientists from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have resorted to the help of nanotechnology to create a new generation of armor, which, according to them, is superior to Kevlar and steel.
Currently, scientists are working on the development of a number of materials designed to give robots or prostheses the ability to touch. And although most of them resemble thin, elastic skin, a new alternative is a spongy foam that combines several desirable qualities at once.
Researchers from Osaka University have used machine learning to develop new polymers for use in photovoltaic devices. After virtual selection of more than 200,000 candidate materials, they synthesized one of the most promising and found that its properties correspond to their predictions. This work could lead to a revolution in the way functional materials are detected.
An international team from NUST MISIS, Plekhanov Russian University of Economics, universities of South Korea and Vietnam has developed a new composite nanomaterial based on iron, cobalt and nickel with controlled magnetic properties. The resulting material can be used to protect money and securities from counterfeiting.
On Tuesday, May 26, two legendary graduates of MIPT Sergey Belousov and Konstantin Novoselov announced a new master's degree course in computer science and software engineering from the Schaffhausen Institute of Technology (SIT). The SIT Institute is located in Schaffhausen, the technological center of Switzerland, and the Master of Computer Science and Software Engineering is the first master's program of the Schaffhausen Institute of Technology. The founders are international entrepreneurs and world scientists, including famous Nobel laureates, and the SIT STAR Contest scheduled for early June 2020 will allow the best students to receive a grant for free master's degree.
InventWood, a startup founded by scientists at the University of Colorado, works wonders with a tree. Manipulations with lignin and cellulose, polymers of wood, make it transparent, like glass, or incredibly hard.
Since childhood, we have been accustomed to the fact that when you add one apple to another, you get two apples. The same thing happens with pencils, typewriters and balloons. And in physics, this is not necessarily the case. If two films of monatomic thickness, like graphene, are brought together at a sufficiently small distance, then a new material will be obtained.