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Light-emitting diode tech: Solving molybdenum disulfide's 'thin' problem
A research team used silver nanodiscs to increase the promising new material's light emission by twelve times, making it a better candidate for light-emitting diode technologies.
Matter & Energy News -- ScienceDaily, Fri, 27 Mar 2015 20:41:49 GMT

Nanoscale worms provide new route to nano-necklace structures
Researchers have developed a novel technique for crafting nanometer-scale necklaces based on tiny star-like structures threaded onto a polymeric backbone. The technique could provide a new way to produce hybrid organic-inorganic shish kebab structures from semiconducting, magnetic, ferroelectric and other materials that may afford useful nanoscale properties.
Matter & Energy News -- ScienceDaily, Fri, 27 Mar 2015 20:41:49 GMT

Mira Supercomputer use to Peer Inside High-Temperature Superconductors
Researchers are using supercomputers to shed light on the mysterious nature of high-temperature superconductors.
Matter & Energy News -- ScienceDaily, Fri, 27 Mar 2015 20:41:49 GMT

2015's Top Ten Tech Cars: Rolls-Royce Wraith
Satellite to Earth: Downshift a bit

Satellite to Earth: Downshift a bit
IEEE Spectrum Recent Content, Fri, 27 Mar 2015 20:41:49 GMT

Silicon Telluride Could Be the Next Big Thing in 2-D Materials
After falling into obsurity, silicon telluride could be the 2-D material with the best chance in electronics

After falling into obsurity, silicon telluride could be the 2-D material with the best chance in electronics
IEEE Spectrum Recent Content, Fri, 27 Mar 2015 20:41:49 GMT

Meet Budii, Rinspeed's Cuddly, Collaborative Robocar Concept
And yes, it does use its robotic arm to rewind a fine Swiss watch

And yes, it does use its robotic arm to rewind a fine Swiss watch
IEEE Spectrum Recent Content, Fri, 27 Mar 2015 20:41:49 GMT

Zero-emissions taxi brings investment and jobs to Coventry
The London Taxi Company’s Chinese owner has announced a £250m investment to develop and build vehicles at the company’s historic home base
The Engineer - News, Fri, 27 Mar 2015 20:41:50 GMT

Connected and autonomous vehicles to deliver £51bn to UK economy
Connected and autonomous vehicles will help generate 320,000 jobs in the UK and deliver £51bn to the economy, claims a new report. 
The Engineer - News, Fri, 27 Mar 2015 20:41:50 GMT

UK team awarded £4.2m to develop world leading driving simulator
An advanced driving simulator that will enable engineers to test any make of car is to be developed by a team at WMG.
The Engineer - News, Fri, 27 Mar 2015 20:41:50 GMT

New structures 'tougher than Kevlar'
Researchers have created new structures that stretch to up to seven times their length and remain stronger than Kevlar, a development with wide ranging applications in armour plating.
The Engineer - News, Fri, 27 Mar 2015 20:41:50 GMT

Recipe for antibacterial plastic: Plastic plus egg whites
(University of Georgia) Bioplastics made from protein sources such as albumin and whey have shown significant antibacterial properties, findings that could eventually lead to their use in plastics used in medical applications such as wound healing dressings, sutures, catheter tubes and drug delivery, according to a recent study by the University of Georgia College of Family and Consumer Sciences. The bioplastic materials could also be used for food packaging.
EurekAlert! - Technology, Engineering and Computer Science, Fri, 27 Mar 2015 20:41:50 GMT

Precocious GEM: Shape-shifting sensor can report conditions from deep in the body
(National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)) Scientists working at NIST and NIH have devised and demonstrated a new, shape-shifting probe, about one-hundredth as wide as a human hair, which is capable of sensitive, high-resolution remote biological sensing that is not possible with current technology. If eventually put into widespread use, the design could have a major impact on research in medicine, chemistry, biology and engineering. Ultimately, it might be used in clinical diagnostics.
EurekAlert! - Technology, Engineering and Computer Science, Fri, 27 Mar 2015 20:41:50 GMT

Solving molybdenum disulfide's 'thin' problem
(Northwestern University) A Northwestern University research team used silver nanodiscs to increase the promising new material's light emission by twelve times, making it a better candidate for light-emitting diode technologies.
EurekAlert! - Technology, Engineering and Computer Science, Fri, 27 Mar 2015 20:41:50 GMT

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