Dutch researchers present a new theoretical model to explain the better than expected power conversion efficiencies reported for organic solar cells.
Korean scientists present a new interlocking material based on the mechanism beetles use to lock away their wings.
A hemostatic material for field dressings in emergency wound treatment is made by layer-by-layer deposition of thrombin and tannic acid.
A laminar composite of two common biomaterials – shrimp shells and silk – could be useful for packaging and biomedical applications.
Luminescent solar concentrators might hold the key to turning everyday building components into energy-generating devices.
The development of nanostructured ZnO components for devices could lead to inherently waterproof electronic devices.
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Carbon nanotubes have the potential to unlock effective treatments for that most delicate of systems – the mammalian central nervous system. But conflicting studies and reports on potential toxicity underline the need for careful, standardized, and thorough research protocols.
With secondary infections from drug-resistant bacteria a real concern in hospitals worldwide, MIT scientist report a breakthrough that might be able to effect both prevention and cure.