University Research

01.29.16University Research

Wearable Device Detects and Analyzes Real-Time Changes in Chemical Composition of SweatExternal link

A team of researchers has combined two separate technologies to create a health-monitoring device that is noninvasive, doesn’t interfere with strenuous outdoor activities and can continuously track a user’s health at the molecular level. Read MoreExternal linkage

01.28.16University Research

For This Nanocatalyst, One Atom Makes a Big DifferenceExternal link

Combining experimental investigations and theoretical simulations, researchers at Georgia Tech have explained why platinum nanoclusters of a specific size range facilitate the hydrogenation reaction used to produce ethane from ethylene. Read MoreExternal linkage

01.28.16University Research

Molecular-Like Photochemistry From Semiconductor NanocrystalsExternal link

Researchers from North Carolina State University have demonstrated the transfer of triplet exciton energy from semiconductor nanocrystals to surface-bound molecular acceptors, extending the lifetime of the originally prepared excited state by six orders of magnitude. Read MoreExternal linkage

01.27.16University Research

In Galaxy Clustering, Mass May Not Be the Only Thing That MattersExternal link

An international team of researchers, including Carnegie Mellon University’s Rachel Mandelbaum, has shown that the relationship between galaxy clusters and their surrounding dark matter halo is more complex than previously thought. Read MoreExternal linkage

01.26.16University Research

New Finding May Explain Heat Loss in Fusion ReactorsExternal link

Researchers at MIT’s Plasma Science and Fusion Center, working with the University of California - San Diego, General Atomics, and the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, say that they have found the key to the mismatch between theory and experimental results – the interactions between turbulence at the tiniest scale, that of electrons, and turbulence at a scale 60 times larger, that of ions. Read MoreExternal linkage

01.26.16University Research

Storms and Ozone May Play a Pivotal Role in Rainforest Cloud CreationExternal link

Some storms transport ozone molecules to the canopy of the rainforest, influencing chemical processes that ultimately affect cloud formation, according to an international research team led by Penn State. Read MoreExternal linkage

01.26.16University Research

Beetle-Inspired Engineering Could Lessen Energy Costs Associated With Controlling FrostExternal link

In a discovery that may lead to ways to prevent frost on airplane parts, condenser coils, and even windshields, a team of researchers led by Virginia Tech has used chemical micropatterns to control the growth of frost caused by condensation. Read MoreExternal linkage

01.14.16University Research

Fuel Cell BreakthroughExternal link

Researchers at the University of Delaware recently reported a breakthrough that promises to bring down the cost of hydrogen fuel cells by replacing expensive platinum catalysts with cheaper ones made from metals like nickel. Read MoreExternal linkage

01.14.16University Research

ODU Conference Joins National Effort to Mentor Female Physics StudentsExternal link

Old Dominion University and Jefferson Lab in Newport News, will co-host 150 aspiring women scientists Jan. 15-17 as part of the nationwide Conferences for Undergraduate Women in Physics. Read MoreExternal linkage

01.12.16University Research

A comeback for incandescent bulbs?External link

Incandescent bulbs have always suffered from one major problem: More than 95 percent of the energy that goes into them is wasted, most of it as heat. Now, researchers at MIT and Purdue University may have found a way to make them just as efficient as some LED bulbs. Read MoreExternal linkage

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