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    MIT researchers collaborate with Lamborghini to develop an electric car of the future

    Original @ MIT News – Energy Research from the Dinca and Hart labs, paired with Lamborghini’s “hypercar” concept, will result in the Terzo Millenio, an electric sports car for the third millennium. [...]

    Breakthrough discovery in diagnostic tools that can replace commonly used and fragile antibodies

    Original @ Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories Experts from the Biotechnology Group at the University of Leicester led by Professor Sergey Piletsky in collaboration with the spin-off company MIP Diagnostics Ltd have announced the development of polymeric materials with molecular recognition capabil… [...]

    Researchers knit energy-storing clothing fibres

    Original @ Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories Ever wished you could recharge your mobile phone just by putting it in your pants pocket? That could soon be a reality thanks to energy-storing clothing fibres developed by scientists at Deakin’s Institute for Frontier Materials (IFM). [...]

    A new way to store thermal energy

    Original @ MIT News – Energy MIT researchers create material for a chemical heat “battery” that could release its energy on demand. [...]

    Kaspersky blames NSA hack on infected Microsoft software

    Original @ Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories Embattled computer security firm Kaspersky Lab said Thursday that malware-infected Microsoft Office software and not its own was to blame for the hacking theft of top-secret US intelligence materials. [...]

    Researchers use 3-D printers to turn century-old theory into complex schwarzites

    Original @ Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories Rice University engineers are using 3-D printers to turn structures that have until now existed primarily in theory into strong, light and durable materials with complex, repeating patterns. [...]

    Study shows how a tiny sea animal feeds itself and the ocean

    Original @ Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories Dime-sized ocean organisms thought to graze on any particles in their path are actually picky eaters, and their food-filtering process may be vital to how organic materials are distributed from surface waters to the ocean floor. [...]

    Low-energy X-rays surprisingly effective at killing bacterial spores, offering improved sterilization techniques

    Original @ Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories Low-energy X-rays are able to sterilize materials, offering a potentially cheap and effective alternative to current techniques, A*STAR researchers have shown. [...]

    Using polymeric membranes to clean up industrial separations

    Original @ Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories There are scores of promising technologies under development that can reduce energy consumption or capture carbon in fields including biotech, computer science, nanotechnology, materials science, and more. Not all will prove feasible, but with a little… [...]

    Micro-spectroscopy opens new routes for diagnostics

    Original @ Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories Just as mechanical properties and chemical compositions of materials are of fundamental importance in buildings, the cells that comprise every living organism have different properties and shapes depending on their function and state. Uncontrolled modifications in cell elasticity, or in the elasticity of any biological tissue in general, are symptoms and effects of pathologies—hardened coronary arteries causing heart problems, weakened bones inducing orthopedic complications, elastic changes in corneal tissue provoking ocular pathologies, etc. A non-invasive experimental technique that can probe in-situ the elastic and the biochemical properties of cells and tissues would be a strategic diagnostic tool. [...]