Welding Technology

Emerson Electric Co. is all set to unveil a range of innovate plastic welding technology solutions. According to the company, a new generation of Branson ultrasonic welders is developed to address the increasing demand for the assembly of smaller and more complicated plastic components. This will help the manufacturers to meet tight project deadlines and deliver a product line’s estimated return on investment (ROI). The new welders will be demonstrated

Fusion Power Plants

The quest on how to get rid of excess heat in the development of fusion power plants has been answered in a class exercise at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) with industry researchers. Excess heat is one of the major challenges faced in fusion power plant development, which causes structural damage. An innovative outlook to compact fusion reactors including the use of high-temperature superconducting magnets led to the new solution.


In the latest research study, published in AIP Advances, Chinese researchers put forward the identification of electrochemical attributes of polyaniline and polyaspartic acid (PASP) thin films. As the creation of polymers through electropolymerization has been gaining renewed attention, the team conducted various experiments to characterize the polymers, particularly for their ability to catalyze the oxidation of commonly used materials such as catechol and hydroquinone. The new experiment marks a unique

3D Printed Cement Paste

Cement paste is known to be an important constituent of concrete and mortar, used in building numerous elements of an infrastructure. It gets tougher under mechanical loads or high pressure, similar to the shells of arthropods such as beetles and lobsters. Researchers from Purdue University have recently 3D printed cement paste which is believed to contribute to more resilient structures at the time of natural calamities such as earthquakes. According

Energy Storage

From past few years, the investigations on the sodium-ion batteries (NIBs) have increased substantially due to its advantages and prospect benefits in the large-scale energy storage systems. Though, the energy density of the NIB is a challenge; thus, the application of NIBs for commercial uptake is delaying. Also, hard carbon is also the promising anodes in the NIBs due to their good performance such as the high capacity of about


Many microbes contain an enzyme essential for conversion of carbon dioxide into carbon monoxide. Such reaction is very crucial for generating energy and building carbon compounds, especially for bacteria living in anaerobic environment. Scientists have been taking a lot of interest in such enzymes of microbes in order to discover new ways to remove greenhouse gas from the atmosphere and transformed them into carbon-containing compounds. Catherine Drennan, a professor of

Oil Sludge

According to a recent reports, in order to eradicate toxins that are present in oil sludge, scientists are using peels of green mango. A team of researchers from the University of South Australia have recently discovered that nanoparticles that are synthesized from the extract of green mango peel along with iron chloride is able to correct the oil sludge present in polluted soil by reducing toxins in oil sludge with

Aluminum Oxide Sheets

Researchers from RMIT and UNSW have recently discovered revolutionary and an inexpensive way for making filters, which are capable of transmuting contaminated water into safe drinking water with the use of heavy metals. These researchers have found and demonstrated that aluminum oxide sheets based nano filters can be produced with relatively lower costs by using virtually zero energy from certain fixed amount of the liquid metal gallium. Adding a chunk

Greener Gasoline

After successfully converting plant waste into building blocks of greener gasoline in 2014, scientists at KU Leuven, Belgium have now developed ready-to-use recipe to produce cellulose gasoline for industrial applications. Cellulose, one of the main components of plant fibers, in sawdust, can be converted into hydrocarbon chains through a chemical process. According to Bert Sels from KU Leuven, the obtained hydrocarbon chains can be used as a gasoline additive to


Most of the batteries that are made up by using the rare lithium, which is mined from the mountains of South America. If this source is depletes, then the production of batteries could stagnate across the globe. On the other hand, Sodium is quire cheap in comparison and is available abundantly, which is considered as an alternative for using the lithium-ion batteries. The lithium-ion batteries are quite known to turn