Scientists create artificial chemical evolution


Cronin, University of Glasgow

Cronin, University of Glasgow

Scientists create ‘artificial chemical evolution’

Scientists have taken an important step towards the possibility of creating synthetic life with the development of a form of artificial evolution in a simple chemistry set without DNA. Read More

 

smart window

smart window

“Smart window” keeps heat out, conserves energy

Windows allow brilliant natural light to stream into homes and buildings. Along with light comes heat that, in warm weather, we often counter with energy-consuming air conditioning. Read More

 

Measuring methane emissions

Measuring methane emissions

Measuring methane emissions from natural gas

A team of researchers from the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin and environmental testing firm URS reported that a small subset of natural gas wells are responsible for the majority of methane emissions from two major sources – liquid unloadings and pneumatic controller equipment – at natural gas production sites. Read More

 

Carl Koch, NC state

Carl Koch, NC state

New “high-entropy” metal alloy with higher strength-to-weight ratio

Researchers from North Carolina State University and Qatar University have developed a new “high-entropy” metal alloy that has a higher strength-to-weight ratio than any other existing metal material. Read More

 

artificial skin

artificial skin

Artificial skin developed using traditional electronics

An artificial skin that wraps around a prosthetic hand and senses touch and warmth has been developed using traditional electronics. The flexible sensors array was demonstrated in a rat model, where signals were transmitted and sensed in the brain. Read More

 

 

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