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Efficient and Inexpensive Production of Hydrogen from Tap Water

 

Professor Gary Eden from the University of Illinois has found a remarkable way of generating hydrogen from tap water efficiently and inexpensively, using an array...

Stable Pyrochlore Electrocatalysts and Nanomaterial Formed Therefrom for Oxygen Evolution Reaction in Acidic Media

 

Dr. Yang from the University of Illinois has developed several stable pyrochlore based electrocatalysts that are efficient OER catalysts in acidic media,...

Transpiration Cooling for Structural Polymer Materials

 

Researchers from the Beckman institute at the University of Illinois are developing a system for cooling structural materials inspired on nature's transpiration....

Inexpensive Refractometer Measures Fluid Concentration In Real Time

 

This versatile and highly efficient refractometer determines the concentration of a fluid by measuring in real time the index of refraction of a fluid. A look-up...

Treatment Significantly Increases Conversion of Homocysteine to Methionine for Reducing Human Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) Risk and Use of Animal Feed Additives

 

This treatment method and pharmaceutical composition could be significantly more effective at lowering the risk of hyperhomocysteinemia-related cardiovascular...

Flaw Tolerant Oxide Ceramic Composites

 

This set of technologies takes up the problems associated with ceramics in oxidizing environments. By strengthening materials and slowing the growth of cracks it...

Improving Bonding Properties of Surgical Glues for Cartilage Repair Using Liquid Crystal Matrices

 

This technology offers an improved approach to repairing damaged articular cartilage using traditional bonding adhesives or surgical glues. The technique removes...

Process for Producing Polymers with Improved Melt Flow Characteristics

 

This technology simplifies manufacturing processes for plastics while also improving melt flow characteristics of polymers. It is a method for inexpensive...

Multiple-use Corn zein-based Biodegradable Resins, Sheets, and Films are an attractive alternative to plastic

 

This technology is a process for preparing biodegradable resins comprised of corn zein and fatty acids and forming the resins into sheets, thin films, and similar...

Novel Microcombustor for Highly Efficient Generation of Electric Power from Fuel Microcombustor

 

This technology is a microcombustor a compact, submillimeter device that burns hydrocarbon fuels homogeneously as a source of power. It efficiently converts heat...

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