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Barely scratching the surface: A new way to make robust membranes

December 13, 2018

Argonne researchers have demonstrated a new technique’s viability for membranes. Whether it’s tap water or a cup of…
To Improve Auto Coatings, New Tests Do More Than Scratch the Surface

September 21, 2018

Know that sickening feeling when you exit the grocery store and find your car has been banged up…
Research finds new use for medical imaging technique in automotive industry

July 27, 2017

A study by researchers at the University of Liverpool has demonstrated, for the first time through OCT and…
Chemical coatings boss around bacteria, in the bugs’ own language

June 1, 2017

Princeton researchers have developed a way to place onto surfaces special coatings that chemically “communicate” with bacteria, telling…
Stronger composites for blades by glass fibre coating

April 25, 2017

Glass fibres have many applications such as blades for wind turbines, glass fibre boats etc. Researchers from DTU…
New Battery Coating Could Improve Smart Phones and Electric Vehicles

April 19, 2017

High performing lithium-ion batteries are a key component of laptops, smart phones, and electric vehicles. Currently, the anodes,…
Self-assembling polymers provide thin nanowire template

April 12, 2017

For the chips in our computers and smartphones to get faster and faster, their components – the circuits…
Making Products More Biodegradable With Starch

April 11, 2017

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists have developed a starch-based coating that improves biodegradability and water resistance in…
Lab scientists develop next-generation NIF optics to boost energy and limit damage

April 7, 2017

A new anti-reflective coating and a novel chemical process for laser optics, developed by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory…
A self-healing, water-repellent coating that’s ultra durable

April 5, 2017

A self-healing, water-repellent, spray-on coating developed at the University of Michigan is hundreds of times more durable than…
A new, gel-like coating beefs up the performance of lithium-sulfur batteries

March 21, 2017

Yale scientists have developed an ultra-thin coating material that has the potential to extend the life and improve…
Sandia using kinetics, not temperature, to make ceramic coatings

February 23, 2017

Room temperature coatings make design, fabrication flexible ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Researcher Pylin Sarobol explains an elegant process for…
We’re Not in Kansas Anymore: Fluorescent Ruby Red Roofs Stay as Cool as White

September 22, 2016

Elementary school science teaches us that in the sun, dark colors get hot while white stays cool. Now…
Researchers accelerate corrosion to predict lifespans of vital parts

August 24, 2016

Robert Kelly has a time machine. Kelly, AT&T Professor of Engineering in the University of Virginia’s Department of…
Designing a geothermal drilling tool that can take the heat

July 22, 2016

Sandia National Laboratories and a commercial firm have designed a drilling tool that will withstand the heat of…
Graphene-skinned aircraft to take its first public flights

July 15, 2016

Graphene is a material characterized by its incredibly small thickness. It is very interesting too as it is…
Mazda is incorporating green technology in its finishing process

April 19, 2016

There is no denying that automotive industry is putting some serious efforts in order to produce cleaner cars.…
Spray-on coating could ice-proof airplanes, power lines, windshields

March 16, 2016

On your car windshield, ice is a nuisance. But on an airplane, a wind turbine, an oil rig…
Extremely cool paintjob – bright colour will keep the heat out of the new Prius

March 4, 2016

Have you ever walked by a car and though to yourself “Wow, that is a really cool colour?…
Scientists Developing Paint-on Coating for Energy Efficient Windows

February 28, 2016

It’s estimated that 10 percent of all the energy used in buildings in the U.S. can be attributed…
Nano-coating makes coaxial cables lighter

January 28, 2016

Common coaxial cables could be made 50 percent lighter with a new nanotube-based outer conductor developed by Rice…
Graphene composite may keep wings ice-free

January 26, 2016

A thin coating of graphene nanoribbons in epoxy developed at Rice University has proven effective at melting ice…
Sunscreen ingredient may prevent medical implant infections

November 13, 2015

A common ingredient in sunscreen could be an effective antibacterial coating for medical implants such as pacemakers and…
Glass paint could keep metal roofs and other structures cool even on sunny days

August 21, 2015

Sunlight can be brutal. It wears down even the strongest structures, including rooftops and naval ships, and it…
Organic Seed Coating for Alfalfa Helps Prevent Some Soilborne Diseases

July 17, 2015

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists have found that a natural seed coating can protect alfalfa against some…
One hot idea: Thermal spray makes metal better

June 26, 2015

A company spawned by an experiment on lawn mower blades has mushroomed into a national leader in high-temperature…
Explained: chemical vapor deposition

June 20, 2015

In a sense, says MIT chemical engineering professor Karen Gleason, you can trace the technology of chemical vapor…
Advancing Ceramic Coatings for Engine Life and Efficiency

June 17, 2015

Advancing the efficiency of aircraft engines can be improved significantly by increasing the temperature at which they operate. …
NASA Tests Aircraft Wing Coatings that Slough Bug Guts

June 2, 2015

Bug guts create drag, and drag increases fuel consumption. But aircraft of the future could be made more…
Thin coating on condensers could make power plants more efficient

June 1, 2015

Most of the world’s electricity-producing power plants — whether powered by coal, natural gas, or nuclear fission —…
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