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Membrane Offers Promise for Greening Planet and Wallets

Posted on November 29th, 2017 by in Chemical R&D

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Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have developed a new system potentially offering electrical power plants a way to simultaneously green their emission while delivering an additional revenue stream. Continue reading “Membrane Offers Promise for Greening Planet and Wallets” »

Bio-inspired Materials: The Conch Shell

Posted on October 12th, 2017 by in Chemical R&D

From the very first wheel, the process of engineering has always been deeply inspired by nature. The Wright brothers, for example, spent hours studying the flight of birds before designing their airplane.

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Smartphones and laptops becoming too hot to handle

Posted on May 1st, 2017 by in Chemical R&D

Almost everyone who has ever used a smart phone or laptop computer has experienced those microelectronic devices becoming too hot.  Even solid-state devices heat up.  The common belief is that the defects in semiconductor chips cause heat generation. Continue reading “Smartphones and laptops becoming too hot to handle” »

Printable Electronic Inks

Posted on January 13th, 2017 by in New Materials & Applications

In this post, we looked at developments in the process of printing electronic devices. A team at MIT have developed a “nanotube stamp” which looks to be capable of accurately and uniformly delivering electronic ink onto a surface. Continue reading “Printable Electronic Inks” »

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