A step toward lead-free electronics

Research published today by materials engineers from the University of Leeds could help pave the way towards 100% lead-free electronics.
The work, carried out at the UK’s synchrotron facility, Diamond Light Source, reveals the potential of a new m…

Lightweight true random number generators a step closer

The widespread use of true random number generators (TRNGs) has taken a step closer following the creation of the most lightweight designs to date by researchers at Queen’s University Belfast’s Institute of Electronics, Communications and Informatio…

Synthetic fuels research aims to reduce oil dependence

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Researchers at Purdue University have developed a facility aimed at learning precisely how coal and biomass are broken down in reactors called gasifiers as part of a project to strengthen the scientific foundations of the …

Plant nutrients from wastewater

Plants cannot thrive without nutrients such as nitrogen, phosphorous or potassium, therefore farmers usually use organic and industrially manufactured mineral fertilizers to supply wheat, maize and others with these vital substances. In future, the …

Laser-based missile defense for helicopters being developed

ANN ARBOR, Mich.—Protecting helicopters in combat from heat-seeking missiles is the goal of new laser technology created at the University of Michigan and Omni Sciences, Inc., which is a U-M spin-off company.
“Battlefield terrain in places like A…

Smallest U-M logo demonstrates advanced display technology

ANN ARBOR, Mich.—In a step toward more efficient, smaller and higher-definition display screens, a University of Michigan professor has developed a new type of color filter made of nano-thin sheets of metal with precisely spaced gratings.

Diverse Team of Experts Supports Independent Shuttle Accident Probe

The Columbia Accident Investigation Board is drawing together some of the nation’s most experienced investigators and safety experts from the aviation, naval nuclear propulsion, medical, scientific and academic communities to determine the cause of the February 1, 2003 space shuttle accident.

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