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A greener way to create interwoven polymers
A pair of engineers at the University of Delaware has developed a process to form interwoven polymer networks more easily, quickly and sustainably than traditional methods allow. Their secret ingredient? Blue light. Abhishek Shete, graduate research assistant in materials science and engineering, and Christopher Kloxin, assistant professor in materials science and engineering and chemical and biomolecular engineering, describe their method i...
Process could transform plastics and rubber industries
A scientific team from the University of Delaware, the University of Minnesota and the University of Massachusetts has invented a process to make butadiene from renewable sources like trees, grasses and corn. The findings, now online, will be published in the American Chemical Society's ACS Sustainable Chemistry and Engineering.
Wind power more powerful than expected
University of Delaware researchers report that offshore wind may be more powerful, yet more turbulent than expected in the North Eastern United States. The findings, published in a paper in the Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, could have important implications for the future development of offshore wind farms in the U.S., including the assessment of how much wind power can be produced, what type of turbines should be used, how m...
Sensor enables ion concentration measurements inside coral
An interdisciplinary team of researchers led by University of Delaware professors Wei-Jun Cai and Mark Warner has successfully measured both pH and carbonate ion concentration directly inside the calcifying fluid found in coral, an important development in the study of how ocean acidification will affect marine calcifying organisms such as corals and shellfish.
Data reduction could implement smart transportation systems
Intelligent transportation systems enable people to make smart travel choices, whether it's selecting an alternate route to avoid a minor traffic backup or figuring out the safest evacuation path during a hurricane. But massive amounts of data are challenging the ability of these systems to provide accurate, real-time information to users.