Chemical

Sawdust Study Receives Funds to Make Sustainable Fuel Viable

Researchers from UMass Lowell received a grant from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). The team is involved in the development of renewable options for fuel additives from sawdust. DOE’ Co-Optima initiative is the parent of this project. Co-Optima works on engine and fuel innovations to maximize performance. Hunter Mack leads the research. He says that the additives are obtained from sustainable materials. He hopes that this will influence consumers

Batteries

Most of our gadgets these days use lithium-particle batteries. However, a big restrain of using them is the need to charge them for some hours every day. Scientist envision a battery that would just should be charged only once per week. This theory is nearer to reality currently on account of specialists from different organizations. A group of specialists from Caltech,NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and Honda report the development of

Synthetic Material

Researchers have found the main engineered synthetic material that becomes thicker – at the atomic dimension – as it is extended. The material, which is depicted in detail in another paper distributed in Nature Journal, is one of not many that display “auxetic” properties, which implies they grow as opposed to contracting when pulled on from various bearings. The group has been effectively looking into manufactured auxetic materials for over

Biofuel

A new study suggests that glucose-powered biofuel cells could help power implantable medical devices. This research was carried out by researchers from Georgia Institute of Technology in collaboration with Korea University. Pacemakers and other sensor components are prime examples of such implantable devices that can be powered with cotton fibers. More Details About the New Biofuel Powered Medical Implants Researchers from the institutions made use of electrodes derived from cotton

Smart Material

Researchers from the Brown University have discovered a way by which graphene oxide (GO) can be used to add strength to hydrogel materials that are made from alginate, thereby giving rise to a new smart material. More Insights Into the Smart Material Research Alginate is a natural material that is derived from seaweed, and is currently used in a variety of biomedical applications. The recently undertaken research at the Brown