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Yale engineers developed a magnetic fluid pump with no moving parts

By Damir Beciri
One Comment17 September 2011

yale-ferrofluid-pumpA group of researchers from Yale University and colleagues from the University of Georgia and Massachusetts Institute of Technology demonstrated a novel approach that allows ferrofluids to be pumped by magnetic fields alone. The approach could allow this material to be used in new generation of highly compact, integrated, quiet, and efficient liquid cooling schemes… »

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Researchers find organisms growing within fungi capable to degrade plastics

By Damir Beciri
One Comment6 August 2011

yale-fungus-plasticA group of Yale University undergraduates made an interesting discovery when they went on a field trip to Amazon Rainforest. They discovered organisms growing within fungi in the rainforest which are capable to degrade polyurethane – a finding that may lead to innovative ways used to reduce plastic waste in the growing landfills around the… »


Bulk metallic glasses material is strong as steel and moldable as plastic

By Damir Beciri
One Comment6 March 2011

jan-schroers-bmgFor decades, materials scientists have been trying to come up with a substance which could be molded into complex shapes with the same ease and low expense as plastic but without sacrificing the strength and durability of metal. A team of researchers from Yale University came up with such material that would cost about the… »