The realistic mechanical properties of monolayer graphene have been successfully studied by a new method developed by a research team led by Dr Lu Yang, Associate Professor of Department of Mechanical Engineering at City University of Hong Kong (CityU). The groundbreaking discovery will promote the application of graphene in different areas, such as the touch monitor on flexible mobile phones.
Building a structure out of toothpicks and glue takes creativity, patience and careful planning. But imagine trying to build a similar structure which height is the thickness of a piece of paper. The beams and supports, a 50th the thickness. Sounds impossible, right?
The arrest of Harvard Professor Charles Lieber for failing to reveal his work for the Chinese is more than alarming. One of the world’s leading experts in nanotechnology, Lieber contributed to China’s Thousand Talents Program and assisted China in its military arms race with the United States, whether knowingly or not. Americans should be concerned that China is pursuing military nanotechnology solutions, including linking soldiers’ brains directly to computers.
If different types of vegetables and fruits are stored together, they influence each others ripening process. This is due to ethylene, which is emitted by some plant-based foodstuff and accelerates ripening. To prevent excessive food waste due to accelerated ripening Empa and ETH Zurich researchers are developing a new catalyst that degrades ethylene into water and carbon dioxide.
In partnership with the Department of Science and Technology’s
Philippine Council for Industry, Energy and Emerging Technology Research
and Development (DOST-PCIEERD), the University of San Carlos (USC) in
Cebu City officially opened a state-of-the-art research facility—the
first of its kind in the Visayas region.