electrical properties

Skin pigment could revolutionise medical electronics


June 28th, 2012 - 7:44 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, June 28 (IANS) Melanin, the pigment that imparts colour to the skin, eyes and hair, could soon be the face of a new generation of bio-friendly devices used in ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

‘Cool blue’ can repel heat in buildings


June 3rd, 2012 - 4:25 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 3 (IANS) A new pigment, known as 'cool blue,' could repel heat in buildings and cut energy costs, a boon in warmer climes, says a study.Oregon State ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Now, an ‘illusion cloak’ that shows you what’s not there!


February 25th, 2011 - 11:23 am ICT by ANI
London, Feb 25 (ANI): There was the invisibility cloak and this time it's an illusion cloak - a device that can change an object's appearance.The technology could ultimately be used to hide ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Scientists unveil atom-thick graphene patchwork ‘quilts’


January 6th, 2011 - 12:36 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 6 (ANI): Scientists at the Cornell University have revealed atomic-resolution details of what graphene 'quilts' look like.They found that graphene develops in pieces that resemble patchwork quilts. These patches meet ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New solar cells repair themselves like natural plant systems


January 5th, 2011 - 12:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 5 (ANI): Purdue University researchers have designed solar cells that can repair themselves just like plants do."We've created artificial photosystems using optical nanomaterials to harvest solar energy that is converted ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New liquid crystal could improve digital displays


October 6th, 2010 - 3:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 6 (ANI): Vanderbilt University scientists have created a new class of liquid crystals with unique electrical properties that could improve the performance of digital displays in everything from digital watches ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Method to enhance solar energy found


September 13th, 2010 - 4:20 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 13 (ANI): MIT chemical engineers have found that by using carbon nanotubes (hollow tubes of carbon atoms) solar energy can be concentrated 100 times more than a regular photovoltaic cell.Such ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Mosquito nose transplant may help in malaria fight


February 16th, 2010 - 4:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 16 (ANI): Scientists at Vanderbilt and Yale universities have made a major breakthrough in the fight against malaria.They have successfully transplanted most of the 'nose' of the mosquito that ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Scientists turn light into electrical current using golden nanoscale system


February 13th, 2010 - 3:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 13 (ANI): Material scientists at the University of Pennsylvania have turned light into electrical current using a golden nanoscale system.The system, an array of nano-sized molecules of gold, respond to ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Earth’s tides may help predict planet’s most violent earthquakes


January 6th, 2010 - 5:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 6 (ANI): In a new research, scientists have determined that Earth's tides may help predict some of the most violent earthquakes on the planet.As tectonic stresses build along a fault, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Radar map of buried Mars layers matches planet’s climate cycles


September 23rd, 2009 - 3:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 23 (ANI): New, three-dimensional imaging of Martian north-polar ice layers by a radar instrument on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter matches with theoretical models of Martian climate swings during the past ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

‘Invisibility cloak’ metamaterials could shrink cellphones antennas


August 22nd, 2009 - 1:41 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 22 (ANI): An international team of physicists have revealed that metamaterials, which are currently being used to make real-life invisibility cloaks, may soon shrink cellphone antennas, leading to smaller gadgets.The ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Now, leaves that sweat to generate electricity!


July 31st, 2009 - 1:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 31 (ANI): A team of scientists has built synthetic glass leafs that would sweat to generate electricity.According to a report in New Scientist, the new synthetic leaves were developed by ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Scientists develop new way to make sensors that detect toxic chemicals


July 9th, 2009 - 12:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 9 (ANI): Ohio State University researchers have developed a new method to make materials for gas sensors that detect toxic industrial chemicals (TICs) and biological warfare agents.According to Patricia Morris, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Century-old problem solved by discovery of ‘a touch of glass’ in tiny metal crystals


June 18th, 2009 - 1:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 18 (ANI): A team of scientists has claimed to have solved a century-old problem involving the proper understanding of tiny metal crystals in steel, by finding a 'touch of glass' ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Enabling graphene-based technology via chemical functionalization


May 18th, 2009 - 12:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 18 (ANI): A team of scientists has identified conditions for enabling graphene-based technology through chemical functionalization.Graphene is an atomically thin sheet of carbon that has attracted significant attention due to ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

How proteins travel in the brain


April 22nd, 2009 - 6:05 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 22 (ANI): While proteins are known to be at the centre of every life process, and carry out all sorts of work by going to the cell, what guides these ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Indian boffin develops new method for controlling graphene’’s conductive nature


January 22nd, 2009 - 5:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 22 (ANI): An Indian-origin researcher has developed a new method for controlling the conductive nature of graphene, which could pave the way for techniques for mass production of graphene-based ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Soon, wrap-around bendy and stretchable electronics


January 22nd, 2009 - 2:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 22 (ANI): Scientists have developed a new design for stretchable and bendy electronics that can be wrapped around complex shapes, without a reduction in electronic function.The electronics have ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Self-assembling carbon nanotubes may revolutionise modern engineering research


January 14th, 2009 - 2:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 14 (ANI): American scientists have developed an inexpensive process to make carbon nanotubes self-assemble in neat rows, and thereby moved a step closer to meeting the challenge of organising ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Scientists create electronics with a twist, literally


November 20th, 2008 - 1:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 20 (ANI): Scientists have developed electronics that not only can be bended or stretched, but can also be twisted, which could pave the way for new flexible sensors, transmitters, ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Scientists build miniscule solar cells to power microscopic machines


November 7th, 2008 - 1:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 7 (ANI): Scientists have successfully tested the tiniest solar cells ever built, which can act as a power source for even tinier microscopic machines for detecting dangerous chemicals and ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

New knowledge about thermoelectric materials could give better energy efficiency


October 8th, 2008 - 2:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 8 (ANI): A research team in Denmark has found new data about thermoelectric materials that can be used to develop motors that are more fuel-efficient and for more environmentally ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Scientists weigh elusive gold atom with nanoscale


July 30th, 2008 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 30 (IANS) Weighing a single golden atom is now possible, thanks to a nanoscale devised by Berkeley Lab and California University researchers. Alex Zettl, a physicist with Berkeley Lab, who ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Scientists come a step closer to unraveling mystery of Holy Grail of physics


July 10th, 2008 - 4:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 10 (ANI): Scientists at the University of Cambridge in the UK have for the first time identified a key component to unraveling the mystery of room temperature superconductivity, which ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Wallpaper speakers on the anvil


May 20th, 2008 - 4:21 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 20 (ANI): Get ready for wallpaper doubling up as speakers, lightweight devices hunting for movement energy, and foldable speakers; for researchers in the US have designed a material having ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Student develops new alternative to silicon chip


May 14th, 2008 - 3:22 pm ICT by admin
Washington , May 14 (ANI): Every household is filled with dozens of silicon-based electronics, whose main component is usually a silicon-based transistor. But now, a Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute students invention will ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Researchers discover Chromium has hidden magnetic properties


April 17th, 2008 - 4:18 pm ICT by admin
Washington, April 17 (ANI): Two researchers from Dartmouth, US, have discovered that the element chromium displays electrical properties of magnets, a finding which might someday contribute to new and more energy ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Conductive, flexible stained glass made from carbon nanotubes


April 10th, 2008 - 4:35 pm ICT by admin
Washington, April 10 (ANI): Researchers have used carbon nanotubes to make thin films that are semitransparent, highly conductive, flexible and come in a variety of colors, with an appearance similar to ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Scientists infer structure of open nicotinic acetylcholine ion channel in a living cell


April 8th, 2008 - 11:59 am ICT by admin
London, April 8 (ANI): University of Illinois researchers say have mapped the interior of a key component of the relay system that allows the neurotransmitter acetylcholine to carry impulses from neurons ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Foldable, stretchable, silicon circuits that conform to many shapes created


March 28th, 2008 - 1:40 pm ICT by admin
Washington , Mar 28 (ANI): University of Illinois scientists have developed new foldable and stretchable silicon integrated circuits that can be wound around various complex shapes without a reduction in their ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Days of silicon chip numbered, warns Indian American scientist


March 28th, 2008 - 12:10 pm ICT by admin
Washington, March 28 (IANS) Micro miniaturisation of computer circuitry will drive the silicon chip out of reckoning in just four years, Indian-American scientist Suman Datta has warned. The silicon chip, which has ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Soon, tyres that warn drivers when they are about to go flat


December 19th, 2007 - 5:41 pm ICT by admin
Melbourne, December 19 (ANI): Researchers at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana, are working on a car tyre that can warn the driver that it is about to be flat.Professor Gary Krutz, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Top 10 advances in materials science revealed


December 19th, 2007 - 5:30 pm ICT by admin
Washington, December 19 (ANI): A list of the top ten most significant advances in materials science over the last 50 years has been compiled by Materials Today magazine.Jonathan Wood, the editor ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

NRI scientist solves 7-decade-old crystal mystery


November 14th, 2007 - 2:34 am ICT by admin
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Posted in Sci-Tech |

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