September 29, 2011, No comments

Scientists at the University of Massachusetts Amherst report that for the first time they have designed a much simpler method of preparing ordered magnetic materials than ever before, by coupling […]


Research Sheds Light on Metal Embrittlement

September 27, 2011, No comments

Why does a solid metal that is engineered for ductility become brittle, often suddenly and with dramatic consequences, in the presence of certain liqu ...


Amazing Electrical Properties in Polymers

September 26, 2011, No comments

Crystals and ceramics pale when compared to a material researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory discovered that has 10 times their piezoelectric e ...


Drive to Find an Alternative to Rare Earth Metals

September 25, 2011, No comments

A world-leading team of UK engineers has been charged with developing a new motor for electric vehicles that will significantly reduce our future depe ...

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    Focus on Nanoplasmonics and Metamaterials
    September 25, 2011, No comments

    Light-matter interaction at the nanometer scale has turned into a very fast-growing field of research known as nano-optics. To highlight breakthroughs in the specific areas of nano-optics known as nanoplasmonics […]

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    Polymers Shine a Light on Bacterial Infection
    September 15, 2011, No comments

    Researchers at the University of Sheffield have developed polymers that fluoresce in the presence of bacteria, paving the way for the rapid detection and assessment of wound infection using ultra-violet […]

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    Oregon Universities get Phase 2 NSF grant
    September 15, 2011, No comments

    A collaborative Oregon State University-University of Oregon Center for Sustainable Materials Chemistry, born under a National Science Foundation grant in 2008, is moving into a second phase under a new […]