University Research

11.28.18University Research

UMD Research Team Develops Compact Solid State Cooling TechnologyExternal link

A research team in the University of Maryland Department of Materials Science and Engineering has developed a novel compact solid-state cooling device, which can be used to prevent household electronics - such as laptops - from heating up, or even to treat epilepsy via local cooling of the human brain. Read MoreExternal linkage

11.28.18University Research

Turning Trash into FuelExternal link

Scientists at the University of South Florida are taking the lab to the landfill, refining a groundbreaking process that uses trash to make liquid fuel. Read MoreExternal linkage

11.28.18University Research

Visualizing “Unfurling” Microtubule GrowthExternal link

Microtubule fibers are hollow rods made of much smaller tubulin subunits that spontaneously assemble at one end of the rod, but exactly how they do this inside the crowded environment of living cells has been a mystery. Now researchers at UC Davis have uncovered the mechanism that puts these blocks in place, illustrated in a new animation. Read MoreExternal linkage

11.27.18University Research

UM Rosenstiel School Professor Receives Over $650,000 in Funding for Climate ForecastingExternal link

University of Miami (UM) Professor Ben Kirtman received more than $650,000 in funding for his work to improve regional and global climate forecasting. Kirtman, who has been at the UM Rosenstiel School for over 10 years, is a professor of Atmospheric Sciences and director of the NOAA Cooperative Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Studies (CIMAS). Read MoreExternal linkage

11.27.18University Research

New Ways to Control Bacterial Factories for Future Biotech UsesExternal link

The lab of Cheryl Kerfeld at Michigan State University has developed a new method to manipulate miniature factories found in bacteria that could someday lead to new medical, industrial, or energy applications. Read MoreExternal linkage

11.27.18University Research

PNW Forests Will be Less Vulnerable to Drought, Fire than Rocky Mountain, Sierra ForestsExternal link

Forests in the Pacific Northwest will be less vulnerable to drought and fire over the next three decades than those in the Rocky Mountains and Sierra Nevada, computer modeling by researchers in Oregon State University’s College of Forestry shows. Read MoreExternal linkage

11.27.18University Research

Stretchy Solar Cells a Step CloserExternal link

Organic solar cells that can be painted or printed on surfaces are increasingly efficient, and now show promise for incorporation into applications like clothing that also require them to be flexible. The Rice University lab of chemical and biomolecular engineer Rafael Verduzco has developed flexible organic photovoltaics that could be useful where constant, low-power generation is sufficient. Read MoreExternal linkage

11.26.18University Research

Caltech Startup Aims to Make Solar Panels More EfficientExternal link

Technology developed at Caltech seeks to improve the efficiency of solar panels by tweaking the architecture of the metal-grid layout of individual cells. Read MoreExternal linkage

11.26.18University Research

Stanford Researchers Make Movies of Photochemistry in Single NanoparticlesExternal link

Stanford researchers retooled an electron microscope to work with visible light and gas flow, making it possible to watch a photochemical reaction as it swept across a nanoparticle the size of a single cold virus. Read MoreExternal linkage

11.21.18University Research

Standing in for a Kidney, MXene Materials Could Give Dialysis Patients the Freedom to MoveExternal link

Researchers are working to restore some normalcy for kidney dialysis patients, by developing a wearable system that would give them freedom of movement, are encouraged by a new finding about a material that could vastly reduce the size of the blood filtration system. Read MoreExternal linkage

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