Technology News

Monday, December 2, 2013 - 15:16

Study suggests as an efficient semiconducting material that the prepared material can be utilized in solar cells, optoelectronic, power, semiconductor devices, catalysis, electronics, photonics, sensing, medicine, lithium-ion batteries, filters, anti-reflective & high reflective coatings, water splitting devices and to solve many serious environmental / pollution challenges. It is widely used as a photo-catalyst due to its relatively cheap cost, non toxicity and high chemical stability. It has more applications in various industries like aerospace, sports, paint (to give high gloss, rich depth of color and to replace metal lead), food (to increase the shelf life of products) and cosmetics (UV protection in sunscreens and many other products).

 

Wednesday, November 20, 2013 - 13:05

Researchers from North Carolina State University have for the first time integrated a material called bismuth ferrite (BFO) as a single crystal onto a silicon chip, opening the door to a new generation of multifunctional, smart devices.

 

Wednesday, November 20, 2013 - 12:00

Those who study hydrophobic materials — water-shedding surfaces such as those found in nature and created in the laboratory — are familiar with a theoretical limit on the time it takes for a water droplet to bounce away from such a surface. But MIT researchers have now found a way to burst through that perceived barrier, reducing the contact time by at least 40 percent.

 

Thursday, November 14, 2013 - 12:36

Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed new technology and techniques for transmitting power wirelessly from a stationary source to a mobile receiver – moving engineers closer to their goal of creating highway “stations” that can recharge electric vehicles wirelessly as the vehicles drive by.

 

Wednesday, November 13, 2013 - 12:13

Lithium-air batteries have become a hot research area in recent years: They hold the promise of drastically increasing power per battery weight, which could lead, for example, to electric cars with a much greater driving range. But bringing that promise to reality has faced a number of challenges, including the need to develop better, more durable materials for the batteries’ electrodes and improving the number of charging-discharging cycles the batteries can withstand.

 

Wednesday, November 6, 2013 - 11:30

How much in energy and cost savings would your state realize if it updated its commercial building energy codes? You can find out in a new on-line publication from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). The state-by-state reports were the product of a new building energy efficiency analysis tool developed by NIST.