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  • newHurricane Harvey Knocked Out A Critical Part Of The Manufacturing Industry

    Hurricane Harvey Knocked Out A Critical Part Of The Manufacturing Industry

    BlogThe influence of Hurricane Harvey on the Gulf Coast states will likely be felt for some time. In particular, the manufacturing industry — which relies heavily on facilities situated in the Southern U.S. — has been hit hard with some of the mo…
    - 22 hours ago, 25 Sep 17, 10:29am -
  • newSwiss ABB To Buy Unit From General Electric For $2.6 Billion

    Swiss ABB To Buy Unit From General Electric For $2.6 Billion

    NewsThe U.S. conglomerate's electrification services unit would boost ABB's presence in the crucial North American market.Contributed Author: The Associated PressTopics: Operations
    - 22 hours ago, 25 Sep 17, 10:18am -
  • newAustralia To Create Its Own Space Agency For Economic Boost

    Australia To Create Its Own Space Agency For Economic Boost

    NewsPrime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said the agency would be part of Australia's development of an innovation and science economy. But the government has provided few specifics.Contributed Author: The Associated PressTopics: Technology
    - 23 hours ago, 25 Sep 17, 10:09am -
  • newSurvey: Economists See No Gain From NAFTA Renegotiation

    Survey: Economists See No Gain From NAFTA Renegotiation


    - 23 hours ago, 25 Sep 17, 10:03am -
  • newIllinois Governor Vetoes Data Privacy Measure

    Illinois Governor Vetoes Data Privacy Measure

    NewsGov. Bruce Rauner vetoed legislation requiring mobile applications that track user locations to get permission first and to outline how that data will be used.Contributed Author: The Associated PressTopics: Regulatory
    - 23 hours ago, 25 Sep 17, 9:58am -
  • Manufacturer Metamorphosis: Navigating Digital’s Impact On Manufacturing

    Manufacturer Metamorphosis: Navigating Digital’s Impact On Manufacturing

    BlogWhen it comes to digital technologies, manufacturers know they’ve got to “give” in order to “get.” After years of emphasizing cost-saving programs to drive lean operations, manufacturers are now focused on propelling outsized top-line r…
    - 4 days ago, 22 Sep 17, 11:41am -
  • Revenue From Contracts With Customers: Significant New Changes For Manufacturers

    Revenue From Contracts With Customers: Significant New Changes For Manufacturers

    ArticleThe new GAAP standard will require manufacturers to use more developed judgements and estimates in applying the five-step framework to customer sales, which ultimately drives when and how revenue will be recognized. Contributed Author: Kreg B…
    - 4 days ago, 22 Sep 17, 11:20am -
  • Microsoft HoloLens: Partner Spotlight With Ford

    Microsoft HoloLens: Partner Spotlight With Ford

    VideosUsing HoloLens to visualize full scale models in 3D, Ford design and engineering teams are able to iterate more quickly — processes that used to take weeks now take days because they no longer need to physically build every prototype. They ca…
    - 4 days ago, 22 Sep 17, 11:05am -
  • After Equifax, Public Shaming But GOP Wary Of New Rules

    After Equifax, Public Shaming But GOP Wary Of New Rules

    NewsProspects are good for a public shaming in the Equifax data breach, but it's unlikely Congress will institute sweeping new regulations after hackers accessed the personal information of an estimated 143 million Americans.Contributed Author: Kevi…
    - 4 days ago, 22 Sep 17, 10:59am -
  • Solar Boom Or Bust? Companies Seek Tariffs On Solar Imports

    Solar Boom Or Bust? Companies Seek Tariffs On Solar Imports

    NewsCheap solar panels imported from China and other countries have led to a boom in the U.S. solar industry, where rooftop and other installations have surged 10-fold since 2011.Contributed Author: Matthew Daly, Associated PressTopics: Regulatory
    - 4 days ago, 22 Sep 17, 10:57am -

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Materials Today: News

  • newGraphene and quantum dots help CMOS see the difference

    Graphene and quantum dots help CMOS see the difference

    Artistic impression of graphene-quantum dot photodetectors integrated with CMOS read-out circuitry. Each square represents one image sensor (with >100,000 photosensors), and the total area represents the Si-CMOS wafer on which large-volume processing…
    - 3 hours ago, 26 Sep 17, 6:00am -
  • newNanoparticle doubles-up tumor targeting

    Nanoparticle doubles-up tumor targeting

    Schematic shows the novel dual-targeting nanoparticle platform that simultaneously engages and inhibits tumor cells while also activating T cells. The dual-targeting nanoparticles work synergistically to overcome the immunosuppressive tumor microenvi…
    - 4 hours ago, 26 Sep 17, 5:00am -
  • newComposites UK to launch sustainability sub group
    Composites UK plans to launch a new sub group focusing on sustainability.The group, which is chaired by Steven Brown, polymer development manager at Scott Bader, will incorporate the association’s biocomposites group and is the third special in…
    - 15 hours ago, 25 Sep 17, 6:00pm -
  • newAerospace market to exceed US$5 billion by 2024
    The aerospace composites market size could surpass US€5 billion by 2024, according to a new research report by Global Market Insights (GMI). Global aerospace composites are expected to grow to more than 70 thousand tons to 2024.According to th…
    - 15 hours ago, 25 Sep 17, 6:00pm -
  • newNew PCD grade for automotive
    Element Six, which makes synthetic diamonds, has launched CTB004, a new grade in its polycrystalline diamond (PCD) range, for cutting in the automotive industry.The grade is suitable for cutting aluminium alloys where high surface finish is requi…
    - 15 hours ago, 25 Sep 17, 5:45pm -
  • newAP&C unveils new PM facility in Canada
    Arcam AB’s powder manufacturing subsidiary AP&C has inaugurated its new facility in in Quebec, Canada.The manufacturing plant will employ 106 people by the end of the year, making it one of the largest employers in the region and marking a sign…
    - 15 hours ago, 25 Sep 17, 5:45pm -
  • Thermal properties can affect surface stickiness

    Thermal properties can affect surface stickiness

    This is a microscope image of the top of a droplet. Image: Varanasi Group/MIT.When freezing droplets impact a surface, they generally either stick to it or bounce away. Controlling this response is crucial to many applications, including 3D printing,…
    - 1 day ago, 25 Sep 17, 6:00am -
  • Layer of gold nanoparticles can switch between mirror and window

    Layer of gold nanoparticles can switch between mirror and window

    This photo shows the apparatus used by the Imperial researchers to test the optical properties of their nanoparticle layer. Photo: Imperial College London.By finely tuning the distance between nanoparticles in a single layer, researchers have made a…
    - 1 day ago, 25 Sep 17, 5:00am -
  • Add a sprinkling of copper atoms for a hydrogen-rich syngas

    Add a sprinkling of copper atoms for a hydrogen-rich syngas

    This is a scanning electron microscope image of the nanostructured syngas catalysts. Image: Michael Ross/Berkeley Lab.Scientists have developed a new recipe for creating synthesis gas mixtures, or syngas, which involves sprinkling a pinch of copper a…
    - 4 days ago, 22 Sep 17, 7:30am -
  • Adhesive technology webinars available
    DELO, a manufacturer of industrial adhesives based in Germany, plans to run two webinar for beginners and re-starters in the field of bonding technology.‘Bonding is considered the joining technology of the 21st century and allows for light-weig…
    - 4 days ago, 22 Sep 17, 7:15am -

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Phys.org: Material Science

  • newA solid pathway toward hydrogen storage

    A solid pathway toward hydrogen storage

    An inexpensive and useful layered superconductor compound also may be an efficient solid-state material for storing hydrogen. The Department of Energy's (DOE) Energy Materials Network (EMN) consortium approach to accelerate material discovery and dev…
    - 1 hour ago, 26 Sep 17, 7:30am -
  • newEngineered insulin that can be activated by high blood sugar could improve diabetics' quality of life

    Engineered insulin that can be activated by high blood sugar could improve diabetics' quality of life

    People with Type 1 diabetes must check their blood glucose several times a day and inject themselves with insulin to keep their blood sugar levels within a healthy range. A better alternative, long sought by diabetes researchers, would be insulin tha…
    - 1 hour ago, 26 Sep 17, 7:27am -
  • newTeam presents new synthesis method for click chemistry

    Team presents new synthesis method for click chemistry

    A recent study by researchers affiliated with UNIST has presented a new way to advance the click chemistry. This has applications in the synthetic chemistry of new drugs and the development of functional high molecules and bio-imaging.
    - 4 hours ago, 26 Sep 17, 5:06am -
  • newStreamlined process opens drug development to a new class of steroids

    Streamlined process opens drug development to a new class of steroids

    Researchers at Dartmouth College have developed a technique to produce synthetic steroids that could pave the way for a cascade of new drug discoveries. The process, published in the journal Nature Chemistry, facilitates access to rare, mirror-image…
    - 20 hours ago, 25 Sep 17, 1:12pm -
  • Filter may be a match for fracking water

    Filter may be a match for fracking water

    A new filter produced by Rice University scientists has proven able to remove more than 90 percent of hydrocarbons, bacteria and particulates from contaminated water produced by hydraulic fracturing (fracking) operations at shale oil and gas wells.
    - 1 day ago, 25 Sep 17, 8:10am -
  • A preparative-scale reaction using platinum clusters with a single-digit atomicity realized

    A preparative-scale reaction using platinum clusters with a single-digit atomicity realized

    Subnanometer noble-metal clusters have been studied for catalytic applications. For example, platinum is used as a catalyst for fuel cells. Platinum is indispensable as a material for the next-generation energy grid, but it is a rare metal with limit…
    - 1 day ago, 25 Sep 17, 6:47am -
  • Chiral crabs

    Chiral crabs

    Sander Wezenberg, and PhD students Thomas van Leeuwen and Kaja Sitkowska, from the University of Groningen in the Netherlands, spoke to us about their work in chirality and molecular motors, and the seaside scene on the cover of ChemComm that it insp…
    - 4 days ago, 22 Sep 17, 8:12am -
  • Scientists show how to control catalyst that turns a greenhouse gas into a fuel or feedstock

    Scientists show how to control catalyst that turns a greenhouse gas into a fuel or feedstock

    What if we could turn carbon dioxide, CO2, into a valuable resource? Using CO2 as a feedstock to create fuels or other chemicals would offer economic and environmental benefits. The challenge is designing effective processes that yield only the desir…
    - 4 days ago, 22 Sep 17, 6:52am -
  • Ultra-light aluminum: Chemists report breakthrough in material design

    Ultra-light aluminum: Chemists report breakthrough in material design

    If you drop an aluminum spoon in a sink full of water, the spoon will sink to the bottom. That's because aluminum, in its conventional form, is denser than water says Utah State University chemist Alexander Boldyrev.
    - 4 days ago, 22 Sep 17, 5:17am -
  • High-speed movie aids scientists who design glowing molecules

    High-speed movie aids scientists who design glowing molecules

    The crystal jellyfish swims off the coast of the Pacific Northwest and can illuminate the waters when disturbed. That glow comes from proteins that absorb energy and then release it as bright flashes.
    - 5 days ago, 21 Sep 17, 7:24am -

Phys.org: Nanotechnology

  • newEngineers create atomically thin superlattice materials with precision

    Engineers create atomically thin superlattice materials with precision

    Control is a constant challenge for materials scientists, who are always seeking the perfect material—and the perfect way of treating it—to induce exactly the right electronic or optical activity required for a given application.
    - 2 hours ago, 26 Sep 17, 6:59am -
  • newHolograms for molecules

    Holograms for molecules

    Much can be detected in blood or urine: viral illnesses, metabolic disorders or autoimmune diseases can be diagnosed with laboratory tests, for instance. But such examinations often take a few hours and are quite complex, which is why doctors hand th…
    - 20 hours ago, 25 Sep 17, 12:35pm -
  • newHigh-fidelity recording of molecular geometry with DNA 'nanoscopy'

    High-fidelity recording of molecular geometry with DNA 'nanoscopy'

    Researchers are constantly expanding their arsenal of methods to decipher the spatial organization of biological structures. Using microscopes, they can now visualize individual macromolecular components within DNA, protein, or other complexes. Howev…
    - 21 hours ago, 25 Sep 17, 11:34am -
  • newNanoparticle supersoap creates 'bijel' with potential as sculptable fluid

    Nanoparticle supersoap creates 'bijel' with potential as sculptable fluid

    A new two-dimensional film, made of polymers and nanoparticles and developed by researchers at the Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab), can direct two different non-mixing liquids into a variety of exotic archi…
    - 21 hours ago, 25 Sep 17, 11:24am -
  • newResearchers developing new technique that uses light to separate mirrored molecules
    Molecules made in labs often have a downside that nature mysteriously avoids. The problem is that many molecules are chiral, which means they have an asymmetrical structure. A consequence of chirality is that when we synthesize a chiral molecule we a…
    - 22 hours ago, 25 Sep 17, 11:00am -
  • Assembly of nanoparticles proceeds like a zipper

    Assembly of nanoparticles proceeds like a zipper

    It has always been the Holy Grail of materials science to describe and control the material's structure-function relationship. Nanoparticles are an attractive class of components to be used in functional materials because they exhibit size-dependent…
    - 4 days ago, 22 Sep 17, 9:00am -
  • A new way to enhance the capacity of memory devices

    A new way to enhance the capacity of memory devices

    A Tomsk Polytechnic University study reveals how topological vortices found in low-dimensional materials can be both displaced and erased and restored again by the electrical field within nanoparticles. This may open exciting opportunities for memory…
    - 4 days ago, 22 Sep 17, 8:14am -
  • Honey: a cost-effective, non-toxic substitute for graphene manipulation

    Honey: a cost-effective, non-toxic substitute for graphene manipulation

    Dr. Richard Ordonez, a nanomaterials scientist at the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Pacific (SSC Pacific), was having stomach pains last year. So begins the story of the accidental discovery that honey—yes, the bee byproduct—is an effect…
    - 4 days ago, 22 Sep 17, 5:16am -
  • Four elements make 2-D optical platform

    Four elements make 2-D optical platform

    Rice University scientists have discovered a two-dimensional alloy with an optical bandgap that can be tuned by the temperature used to grow it.
    - 5 days ago, 21 Sep 17, 7:30am -
  • Straining the memory: Prototype strain engineered materials are the future of data storage

    Straining the memory: Prototype strain engineered materials are the future of data storage

    Researchers from the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) and Shanghai Institute of Microsystems and Information Technology have nano-engineered a superlattice data storage material. Data is recorded at the interfaces of the superlatt…
    - 5 days ago, 21 Sep 17, 5:52am -
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