Tires that Stick to the Road Would be a Welcome Feature. The degree to which a car’s tires stick ( adhere) to the road impacts driving characteristics such as handling,braking and acceleration. Tires that ‘hold the road’ are much safer and allow the vehicle to use less fuel.

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Energy Harvesting Devices, Batteries and Sensors may Benefit. Understanding where and how phase transitions occur is critical to developing new generations of the  medical diagnostic equipment and other applications. But until now there was no good way to study and simultaneously map these phenomena at the relevant length scales.

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Roads that De-Ice Themselves My Soon Be a Reality. It the northern hemisphere it is definitely the winter season and with winter comes ice and snow and really crappy driving conditions. Local transportation departments try in advance to lay down salt, sand or beet juice or a combination of these to preempt the storm.

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The Future Requires Lighter Airplanes, Spacecraft, and Cars. It seems easy to understand that the lighter a object is the easier or less energy it takes to move it. This is true for everything from dinosaurs to rocket ships and it a basic premise of physics.

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Vienna Physicists Study Pole Dancing Water Molecules. Perovskite has been in the research news quite a bit in the last few years, as many scientist feel that it may lead a new family of solar cells and possible battery storage devices. So what is this material exactly?

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Soft robots, refer to a new type of robot design that uses a soft structure instead of the hard metallic frame that we associate with our concept of a robot. These soft robots offer advantages to researchers and designers to use the advantages of robots in more varied applications and environments.

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Bidirectional Freeze-Casting Technology from the Minds at Berkeley Labs. Advancements in structural materials are needed to move forward in areas ranging from space exploration to clean energy production. Researchers around the world are working to design sustainable materials that are lighter and less expensive than what is available today.

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Research into Magnet Technology from Japan. Many of the energy efficient and renewable energy technologies developed for the cleaner energy of the future rely on permanent magnets in their design. Everything from electric motors to wind turbine generators require them and their is a concern that we will not be able to meet the demand […]

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New Advances for Stealth or Cloaking Technology. Stealth aircraft are designed to avoid detection using a variety of stealth technologies that reduce reflection/emission of radar, infrared, visible light, radio-frequency (RF) spectrum, and audio All such technologies are collectively known as stealth technology.

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New Research into  High-Temperature Superconductivity. Superconductivity is a phenomenon whereby a material would exhibit exactly zero electrical resistance and expulsion of magnetic fields. This has be observed to occur in certain materials when cooled below a characteristic critical temperature. It was discovered by Dutch physicist Heike Kamerlingh Onnes on April 8, 1911

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