Iranian researchers from Tarbiat Modarres University in association with their colleagues from Iran Polymer and Petrochemistry Research Institute succeeded in increasing the stability of oregano oil, as a sample of essential oils, during the processing and conservation.
Technology is getting smaller and smaller. Yet the smaller components become, the more difficult it is to create patterns in a reproducible way. Now, scientists have developed a new technique that involves using sound waves to place nanowires in repeatable patterns for potential use in a variety of...
Researchers develop method to design synthetic materials and quickly turn the design into reality using computer optimization and 3-D printing.
A team of researchers headed by Professor Raffaele Mezzenga has created a hybrid material out of gold and milk proteins that looks like a wafer-thin gold leaf. Thanks to its properties, it could be used in a vast range of applications from gastronomy to the jewellery industry.
When petroleum companies abandon an oil well, more than half the reservoir's oil is usually left behind as too difficult to recover. Now, however, much of the residual oil can be recovered with the help of nanoparticles and a simple law of physics.
3D printing holds enormous potential. Now scientists have discovered a way to use the technique to print lithium-ion microbatteries the size of a grain of sand.
We may be even closer to creating a large-scale quantum computer. Scientists have proposed a new way to distinguish between quantum bits, or qubits, that are placed only a few nanometers apart in a silicon chip. It's all about spin.
Move over, U.S., there's a new supercomputer--and it was built by China. The Tianhe-2 has officially taken the top spot on the latest list of the fastest 500 supercomputers.
Many species use echolocation to observe their surroundings. Now, scientists have developed a computer algorithm that allows echoes to model the shape of a room.
Sharp Corporation has achieved the world's highest solar cell conversion efficiency of 44.4%, using a concentrator triple-junction compound solar cell. These solar cells are used in a lens-based concentrator system that focuses sunlight on the cells to generate electricity.
We've seen the robot that walks like a lizard, now meet the one that walks like a cat. Scientists have developed a four-legged, speedster "cheetah cub robot" that is small, light and fast--and could save lives.
As we age, our bodies slowly degenerate and decay. Yet a Russian multimillionaire aims to halt that process--at least when it comes to our brains. Dmitry Itskov has announced a new project that aims to make our minds immortal by transplanting them into a machine.