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Sep 26 2018

Every second counts for those with life-threatening injuries, especially when help is far away. A new grant will help Penn State researchers develop an innovative foam that helps seal wounds quickly — whether on the battlefield, in rural areas or in other isolated locations far from hospitals.

Sep 25 2018

Physicists implement a version of Maxwell's famous thought experiment for reducing entropy

Sep 25 2018

In its mission to transform the way we generate, supply, transmit, store and use energy, the Energy Frontier Research Centers (EFRC), housed within the U.S. Department of Energy, has selected two projects with participation by the Penn State Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering for funding.

Sep 21 2018

Careful sample preparation, electron tomography and quantitative analysis of 3D models provides unique insights into the inner structure of reverse osmosis membranes widely used for salt water desalination wastewater recycling and home use, according to a team of chemical engineers.

These reverse osmosis membranes are layers of material with an active aromatic polyamide layer that allows water molecules through, but screens out 99 to 99.9 percent of the salt.

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Center for Lignocellulose Structure and Formation funding renewed

Aug 3 2018

Self-heating, fast-charging battery makes electric vehicles climate-immune

Jul 6 2018

Sintering Atomically Thin Materials with Ceramics Now Possible

Jun 26 2018
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