University of Bonn researchers’ idea suggests that if ship hulls were coated with special high-tech air trapping materials ships could save up to 20 percent of fuel as a result of reduced drag. If antifouling effects are also considered the reduction can even be doubled. Of note in the total transport fuel consumption the saving […]

University of Houston researchers, taking advantage of recent advances in using theoretical calculations to predict the properties of new materials, have discovered a new class of half-Heusler thermoelectric compounds, including one with a record high figure of merit – a metric used to determine how efficiently a thermoelectric material can convert heat to electricity. Physicist […]

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