Tiny crystals and nanowires could join forces to split water

Tiny crystals and nanowires could join forces to split water

Scientists are pursuing a tiny solution for harnessing one of the world’s most abundant sources of clean energy: Water. By marrying teeny crystals called quantum dots to miniature wires, the researchers are developing new materials that show promise for splitting water into oxygen and hydrogen fuel  which could be used to power cars, buses, boats…

Read More

Feeding Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes or Graphene to Silkworms for Reinforced Silk Fibers

Feeding Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes or Graphene to Silkworms for Reinforced Silk Fibers

Silkworm silk is gaining significant attention from both the textile industry and research society because of its outstanding mechanical properties and lustrous appearance. The possibility of creating tougher silks attracts particular research interest. Carbon nanotubes and graphene are widely studied for their use as reinforcement. In this work, we report mechanically enhanced silk directly collected…

Read More

Studies Find Echoes of Black Holes Eating Stars

Studies Find Echoes of Black Holes Eating Stars

This illustration shows a glowing stream of material from a star as it is being devoured by a supermassive black hole in a tidal disruption flare. Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech Supermassive black holes, with their immense gravitational pull, are notoriously good at clearing out their immediate surroundings by eating nearby objects. When a star passes within a…

Read More

A Global Experimental Disaster?

A Global Experimental  Disaster?

Did you know that in the USA between 1997 and 2011, all types of food allergies among children rose by 50 percent. Why…what has caused this food intolerance? Look no further than something being added to food that was not there previously. Look at what Dr. Joseph Mercola has to say on the matter: “Is…

Read More

Thirsty Cotton

Thirsty Cotton

Are you aware that the cotton T-shirt and pair of jeans you are wearing took over 22 500 litres of water to manufacture? Do you know that a global total of more than 20 million tons (20 billion kilograms) of cotton is produced each year? And do you know that 20 000 litres of water is required…

Read More

Automaker Fabricates Vehicle Panels from Graphene

Automaker Fabricates Vehicle Panels from Graphene

UK-based Briggs Automotive Co. (BAC) is claiming to be one of the first vehicle manufacturers to develop a car with panels made from graphene, the strong and lightweight carbon material. BAC has partnered with Haydale Composite Solutions to create rear-wheel arches made out of the material, which it has fitted on its Mono, a street-legal…

Read More

For First Time Ever, Superbugs Found in Drinking Water

For First Time Ever, Superbugs Found in Drinking Water

In what appears to be a first-time discovery, researchers found a drug-resistant “superbug” in the drinking water in a developed country. The discovery of antibiotic-resistant E. coli bacteria in water samples from France highlights “the presence of expanding reservoirs of these resistance genes, including reservoirs in the environment,” according to a news release. Read More…

Read More

Record for Fastest Data Rate Set

Record for Fastest Data Rate Set

A new record for the fastest ever data rate for digital information has been set by UCL researchers in the Optical Networks Group. They achieved a rate of 1.125 Tb/s as part of research on the capacity limits of optical transmission systems, designed to address the growing demand for fast data rates. Read More >>>

Read More