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(Nanowerk News) Whether it’s drying, cleaning or pre-heating: There is a large number of heating processes used in the industrial and commercial sector which can be supported with solar thermal energy. In the long term, companies can use this energy to improve their CO2 balances and save on energy costs. The current BINE-Themeninfo brochure, “Solar...

(Nanowerk News) The prefix “bio” for plastics doesn’t mean that they are all easily degradable. Confusion over words often means people don’t recycle their waste properly When dealing with bioplastics, definitions like “biobased”, “biodegradable” and “compostable” can generate confusion among consumers: this affects the way these materials are...

(Nanowerk News) To make continuous, strong and conductive carbon nanotube fibers, it’s best to start with long nanotubes, according to scientists at Rice University. The Rice lab of chemist and chemical engineer Matteo Pasquali, which demonstrated its pioneering method to spin carbon nanotube into fibers in 2013, has advanced the art of making...

(Nanowerk News) Under the direction of the Fraunhofer FEP, an in-house Fraunhofer project for development of biodegradable electronics was begun last year. The Fraunhofer Institutes ENAS, IBMT, ISC, and the Fraunhofer Project Group IWKS are working together on the project. First results of the Fraunhofer FEP will be presented during Semicon Europe...

(Nanowerk News) By combining the same Prussian blue pigment used in the works of popular Edo-period artist Hokusai and cellulose nanofiber, a raw material of paper, a University of Tokyo research team succeeded in synthesizing compound nanoparticles, comprising organic and inorganic substances (Scientific Reports, "Cellulose nanofiber backboned...

(Nanowerk News) Scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have developed the first miniature laser in which the light is guided along the floor of an open metallic trench. The laser could act as a nanoscale device to sense minute amounts of pollutants and other chemicals in the environment, or detect the surface...

Astronauts are a smart, courageous and resilient lot, no doubt about that. But when they go out for a walk in space - in environments none of us could survive on our own - they need a lot of protection. There are plenty of perilous possibilities. One of the most serious threats is the stuff flying around in space - sharp stuff,...

Even as the power of our modern computers grows exponentially, biological systems — like our brains — remain the ultimate learning machines. By finding materials that act in ways similar to the mechanisms that biology uses to retain and process information, scientists hope to find clues to help us build smarter computers. Inspired...

(Nanowerk News) Molybdenum disulfide (MoS2) is a transition metal chalcogenide material widely used in photocatalysis, synthesis catalyst, hydrodesulfurization, hydrodeoxygenation, electronic, optical, mechanical, even in hydrogen evolution reaction (HER). The morphology-controlled preparation of MoS2 is currently highly topical. Many preparation...

(Nanowerk News) With the increasing use of renewable energies, stabilizing electricity networks is becoming an ever greater challenge. Redox flow batteries could represent a major contribution to solving this problem. Researchers at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) are participating in a joint project that aims to develop new electrolytes...