Chemical

Lithium Metal Batteries

Penn State researchers recently revealed that possibility of creating rechargeable lithium metal batteries with augmented energy density, performance & safety. They are planning on using a newly created, solid-electrolyte inter-phase to accomplish this. With increasing need for advanced energy density lithium metal batteries which is used for cellphones, drones & electric vehicles. Solid electrolyte inter phase’s stability has been an important issue in stopping their development due to the presence

Cobalt

IMDEA Nanociencia & various European Centers’ researchers have found out that integration of cobalt with graphene provides relevant characteristics in magnetism’s field. This advancement lead to the creation of novel logic devices, which can retain large amounts of data rapidly along with decreased consumption of energy. A new technology for digitally encrypting data is spin orbitronics. It not just uses electron’s charge & its spin but even the spin’s interaction

Biocrude

A team of researchers at University of Utah have developed a unique & quick technique to provide inexpensive algal biocrude in large amounts with the help of specifically developed jet mixer. Microorganisms such as algae that thrive in water-bodies like lakes, rivers & ponds have something called lipids inside them. Lipids are fatty acid molecules that has oil which can be removed to fuel diesel engines. When the lipids are

3D Printer

Accumulative production of huge volume of plastic components is a long process. That’s why Fraunhofer Institute for Machine Tools and Forming Technology IWU’s researchers have now come up with Screw Extrusion Additive Manufacturing (SEAM), which is a system & technique 8 times quicker than customary 3D printing. 3D printer that develop tiny mementos layer by layer with the help of softened plastic are frequently used at tradeshows. It may take up

E.Coli Bacteria

Tatiana Mello of Piracicaba, who is a mechanical engineering graduate student at Louisiana State University is presently working on enhancing & engineering E.coli bacteria to develop bio products such as biodiesel, using an inexpensive method. This effort has drawn the attention of several who are in biology & engineering sectors. Furthermore, they have also given Tatiana the chance to discuss her research at National Biodiesel Conference and Expo in San

Medicine Manufacturing

Latest developments in battery technology, right from designing of their cases to electrochemistry which happens inside them has given rise to several electric cars such as Volts, Leafs, and Teslas. Scripps Research scientists motivated by improved electrochemistry of the batteries have comes up with a battery-like process which enables them to create potential developments for medicine manufacturing The latest technique was covered in Science, ignores safety risks related with a

Lubricants

Wind turbines, engine gears, refrigerator compressors & plane thrusters, list of essential agricultural equipment, home applications, industrial machinery & transportation vessels that rely on lubricants maybe limitless. The aforementioned elements touch almost every aspect of current life & covering a global industry which is over sixty billion dollars annually. Although they are an important element, lubricants tend to leave behind massive footprint on the environment. Greases, usual lubricants, emollients &

3D Printed Rubber Materials

A newly developed 3D printed rubber materials can repair themselves, an advance that could bring transformation in the manufacturing of tires, shoes, and soft robotics, according to a study published in NPG Asia Materials. Developed by a team of researchers at the University of Connecticut and University of Southern California Viterbi School of Engineering (USC Viterbi), the new material is described to have the advantage of being quick to produce

Hydrogel

Researchers at the Hokkaido University have developed a method to produce hydrogel and materials that strengthen in response to mechanical stress – mimicking growth of the skeletal muscle. The new strategy is promising for long-lasting materials that can adjust and become stronger depending on the surrounding conditions, according to the researchers, whose findings are detailed in paper published in the journal Science. For the strategy, the team drew inspiration from

Hierarchical Porous Titanium Nitride

A team of researchers at Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) has recently created high-rate, ultra-stable lithium-sulfur batteries (LSBs) by employing hierarchically porous titanium nitride (h-TiN) as a host material for sulfur. It achieved high-rate performance and excellent cycle stability for LSBs. The control of massive amounts of energy is needed for use in smart grid systems and electric vehicles. To that end, there had been an increasing