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Transforming atmospheric carbon into industrially useful materials

Plants are unparalleled in their ability to capture CO2 from the air, but this benefit is temporary, as leftover crops release carbon back into the atmosphere, mostly through decomposition. Researchers have proposed a more permanent, and even useful,.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgMay 7th, 2021

Is it feasible to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere?

Last week, the media reported that atmospheric carbon dioxide is at its highest levels in more than 4 million years. Carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is one of the primary drivers of global warming. The dip in greenhouse gases associated with reduced.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News15 hr. 37 min. ago

Crosslinker protein helps egg cells develop

A protein helps direct the flow of materials in the Drosophila ovary during the development of egg cells, according to a Northwestern Medicine study published in Current Biology......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News18 hr. 9 min. ago

How carbon-intensive industries can scale up carbon recycling

New technologies that capture and recycle carbon dioxide from industrial processes such as steel and cement making will be vital if the EU is to meet its goal of slashing greenhouse gas emissions by at least 55% by 2030 and down to zero by 2050. Howe.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News18 hr. 37 min. ago

More than a bumpy ride: Turbulence offers boost to birds

Most sensible air travelers dread turbulence. A little atmospheric hiccup can shake airplanes, rattle nerves and spill beverages. A Cornell University-led study found that birds don't mind at all......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News22 hr. 37 min. ago

BenQ Materials, Cheng Mei report robust sales for May

Polarizer makers BenQ Materials and Cheng Mei Materials Technology have reported brisk sales for May, and they expect the current sales momentum to continue into the third quarter......»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated News22 hr. 38 min. ago

DDI backend services, materials see order visibility throughout 2021

Display driver IC (DDI) backend specialists ChipMos Technologies and Chipbond Technology, and related COF and COG packaging materials vendors including Niching Industrial have seen clear order visibility through October or even the end of the year, t.....»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated News22 hr. 38 min. ago

IC materials distributors upbeat about sales in 3Q21

Taiwan's semiconductor materials distributors including Topco Scientific, Wah Lee Industrial, Topco Technologies, and Chang Wah Electromaterials are all upbeat about their sales in the third quarter of the year due to strong demand from both foundry.....»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated News22 hr. 38 min. ago

New combination of materials provides progress toward quantum computing

The future of quantum computing may depend on the further development and understanding of semiconductor materials known as transition metal dichalcogenides (TMDCs). These atomically thin materials develop unique and useful electrical, mechanical, an.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 14th, 2021

Insulators turn up the heat on quantum bits

Physicists have long suspected that dielectric materials may significantly disrupt ion-trap quantum computers. Now, researchers led by Tracy Northup have developed a new method to quantify this source of error for the first time. For the future opera.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 14th, 2021

Europe to launch renewable wooden satellite made of plywood

A Scandinavian company plans to launch the world's first wooden satellite to bring attention to the use of renewable materials in space......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsJun 13th, 2021

Researchers observe sound-light pulses in 2D materials for the first time

Using an ultrafast transmission electron microscope, researchers from the Technion—Israel Institute of Technology have, for the first time, recorded the propagation of combined sound and light waves in atomically thin materials......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 11th, 2021

New material inspired by spider silk could help solve our plastic problem

Plastics are very useful materials. They've contributed significant benefits to modern society. But the unprecedented amount of plastics produced over the past few decades has caused serious environmental pollution......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 11th, 2021

Machine learning aids in materials design

A long-held goal by chemists across many industries, including energy, pharmaceuticals, energetics, food additives and organic semiconductors, is to imagine the chemical structure of a new molecule and be able to predict how it will function for a de.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 11th, 2021

Cells construct living composite polymers for biomedical applications

Biomedical engineers have demonstrated that a class of interwoven composite materials called semi-interpenetrating polymer networks (sIPNs) can be produced by living cells. The approach could make these versatile materials more biologically compatibl.....»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyRelated NewsJun 10th, 2021

New adaptable nanoparticle platform enables enhanced delivery of gene therapies

Scientists have developed polypeptide-based materials that act as effective vectors for delivering gene therapies. The new platform enables the vectors to be adapted to suit the specific gene therapy cargo......»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyRelated NewsJun 10th, 2021

New family of atomic-thin electride materials discovered

An exploratory investigation into the behavior of materials with desirable electric properties has resulted in the discovery of a structural phase of two-dimensional (2D) materials. The new family of materials are electrides, wherein electrons occupy.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 10th, 2021

More sustainable mortars and concrete with optimal thermal and mechanical efficiency

The consumption of raw materials has increased notably in industry in general, and in the construction industry in particular, amidst growing concerns over sustainability issues. Concrete and mortar are the most commonly used materials in constructio.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 10th, 2021

Recent advances in the optimization of dispersed platinum catalysts

Highly dispersed platinum catalysts provide new possibilities for industrial processes, such as the flameless combustion of methane, propane, or carbon monoxide, which has fewer emissions and is more resource efficient and consistent than conventiona.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 10th, 2021

Cells construct living composite polymers for biomedical applications

Biomedical engineers at Duke University have demonstrated that a class of interwoven composite materials called semi-interpenetrating polymer networks (sIPNs) can be produced by living cells. The approach could make these versatile materials more bio.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 10th, 2021

Rapid measurement of aerosol volatility using a deep learning-based portable microscope

Exposure to particulate matter (PM) has been associated with adverse health effects. A large fraction of these particles consists of volatile or semi-volatile materials, such as emissions generated from cooking, automobiles and tobacco products. The.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 10th, 2021