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Old Molecule, New Tricks

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Fifty years ago, scientists hit upon what they thought could be the next rocket fuel. Carboranes — molecules…
Can I mix those chemicals? There’s an app for that!

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Improperly mixed chemicals cause a shocking number of fires, explosions, and injuries in laboratories, businesses, and homes each…
The Science of Membranes’ Gatekeeping Abilities

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Controlling what passes through membranes – whether its ions or the microscopic components of a solution known as…
Creating and observing current vortices in 2D materials

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Surprise result brings us one step closer to designing more flexible technologies. Researchers at the University of Chicago…
New research unlocks clues about Earth’s magnetic field

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Deep within Earth, swirling liquid iron generates our planet’s protective magnetic field. This magnetic field is invisible but…
Printing objects that can incorporate living organisms

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A 3D printing system that controls the behavior of live bacteria could someday enable medical devices with therapeutic…
Researchers make reconfigurable robots from self-folding kirigami metamaterials

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North Carolina State University researchers funded by the National Science Foundation have demonstrated how kirigami-inspired techniques can be used to…
Keeping lead out of drinking water when switching disinfectants

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About 80 percent of water systems across the country use a disinfectant in drinking water that can lead…
Enzymes and X-rays: Study reveals hidden acrobatics of cellular catalysts

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Two days to fire historically intense X-rays at enzymes, the cellular turbo boosts that can shorten the duration…
Liam Collins: Mapping the unseen

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Liam Collins was drawn to study physics to understand “hidden things” and honed his expertise in microscopy so…
Researchers gain control over internal structure of self-assembled composite materials

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Composites made from self-assembling inorganic materials are valued for their unique strength and thermal, optical and magnetic properties.…
The lithium-aluminum-layered double hydroxide chloride (LDH) sorbent being developed by ORNL targets recovery of lithium from geothermal brines—paving the way for increased domestic production of the material for today’s rechargeable batteries. Credit: Oak Ridge National Laboratory
ORNL develops sorbent to recover lithium from geothermal brines

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In the quest for domestic sources of lithium to meet growing demand for battery production, scientists at the…
The world’s thinnest spectacle lenses

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With nano-structures made using a laser printer, even strong prescription lenses will become ultra-thin. And they will even…
Mixing the unmixable – novel approach for efficiently fusing different polymers

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Cross-linked polymers are structures where large molecular chains are linked together, allowing exceptional mechanical properties and chemical resistance…
Waves to Water Prize

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The U.S. Department of Energy Water Power Technologies Office launched a prize to develop wave energy powered desalination…
Newly developed screening processes will help accelerate carbon capture research

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University of Alberta researchers have developed techniques that save a significant amount of time in developing more efficient…
Chemistry finding could make solar energy more efficient

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Scientists for the first time have developed a single molecule that can absorb sunlight efficiently and also act…
Platelets instead of spheres make screens more economical

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ETH scientists have further developed QLED technology for screens. They have produced light sources that for the first…
Scientists created a way to 3D print highly detailed glass objects

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Additive manufacturing is a very useful technology. Different techniques are used to print with plastic, metal and even…
Ingestible medical devices can be broken down with light

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A variety of medical devices can be inserted into the gastrointestinal tract to treat, diagnose, or monitor GI…
Scientists printed a 0.1 mm tall Michelangelo’s David

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David by Michelangelo is one of the world’s most recognizable sculptures and a real masterpiece by one of…
Looks amazingly similar to a real nugget: 18-​carat gold with latex as the base material. Image credit: ETH Zurich / Peter Rüegg
Scientists create a lightweight 18-​carat gold composite

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Gold is heavy. A solid gold watch is very luxurious, but you wouldn’t wear it for too long…
Jaguar Land Rover had to 3D print a dog’s paw for their durability testing

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Car manufacturers have to test the durability of their products. We do not use cars in pristine laboratories…
LLNL discovers new method to create nanocarbons

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Nanocarbons have emerged as major nanomaterials due to their many practical applications, including their potential use in energy…
Chemists find new way to break down old tires into material for new ones

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A team of chemists at McMaster has discovered an innovative way to break down and dissolve the rubber…
Study finds billions of quantum entangled electrons in ‘strange metal’

January 17, 2020

In a new study, U.S. and Austrian physicists have observed quantum entanglement among “billions of billions” of flowing…
Toward safer disposal of printed circuit boards

January 16, 2020

Printed circuit boards are vital components of modern electronics. However, once they have served their purpose, they are…
A new ‘cool’ blue

January 16, 2020

Throughout history, people have sought vibrant blue pigments. The Egyptians and Babylonians used lapis lazuli 6,000 years ago.…
Engineers find a way to turn water pollution into valuable chemicals

January 16, 2020

Rice University researchers have identified a simpler way to rid water of cancer-causing pollutants and turn them into…
Nano-engineering technique could aid exploration, scalability of next-gen electronics

January 16, 2020

Just add sulfur. Nebraska engineers Peter and Eli Sutter have shown that the elemental condiment can spice up…
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