Tag Archive: Material Science

BigRep One

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The folks at BigRep, who work out of Germany, have developed a full scale 3D printer. Typically, 3D printers allow us to print small parts or components. With these smart parts, we can… Continue reading

Graphene

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Graphene is created from a single layer of carbon. Its discovery won the Nobel prize in 2010 It is currently one of the strongest materials known and is extremely flexible. By applying graphite oxide… Continue reading

Photocatalyst Technology

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When the photocatalyst, TiO2, captures ultraviolet light it forms activated oxygen from water or oxygen in the air. Because of its catalytic nature photocatalyst properties are not consumed during this chemical reaction. The… Continue reading

Wood Nanobattery

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A new “wood battery” could allow the emerging sodium-ion battery technology to fit the bill as a long-lasting, efficient and environmentally friendly battery for large-scale energy storage. The stiff bases often used in existing batteries… Continue reading

Thermal Bimetal

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Biology student turn architect, Doris Kim Sung has dedicated her studies to the infinite possibilities of thermobimetals, smart materials that respond dynamically to temperature change. As tested with DO|SU Studio Architecture’s recent installation “Bloom”, whose… Continue reading

Carbon Nanotube

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Future of grid is no grid. Energy generation has always had problems with keeping up with the demands as the population increased. What if the answer to our biggest problem can be found… Continue reading