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The truth about vaping as we currently know it

January 17, 2017

Nothing signifies the formalization of a trend like government regulations. Acknowledging that vaping—the use of a battery-powered device…
Sniffing out a dangerous vapor

March 28, 2016

Alkane fuel is a key ingredient in combustible material such as gasoline, airplane fuel, oil — even a…
New Research Introduces ‘Pause Button’ for Boiling

March 4, 2016

Gather your patience and put the old “a watched pot never boils” saying to the test. The experience…
Research Contributes New Understanding of the ‘Dewetting’ Process

November 10, 2015

When a material, typically a liquid, is confined by surfaces that it doesn’t like, the material can be…
Solving 80-year-old mystery, chemist discovers way to isolate single-crystal ice surfaces

November 6, 2015

A Tufts University chemist has discovered a way to select specific surfaces of single-crystal ice for study, a…
The Importance of Plumes

April 23, 2014

The Hubble Space Telescope is famous for finding black holes. It can pick out thousands of galaxies in…
Chemical vapor deposition used to grow atomic layer materials on top of each other

April 17, 2014

Cross-sectional HRTEM of Molybdenum Disulfide (MoS2) /epitaxial graphene demonstrating the nucleation and subsequent lateral growth of MoS2 on…
Novel membrane reveals water molecules will bounce off a liquid surface

March 17, 2014

Consider the nearest water surface: a half-full glass on your desk, a puddle outside your window, or a…
Cooling when there’s too much heat

November 11, 2013

When an earthquake and tsunami struck Japan’s Fukushima nuclear power plant in 2011, knocking out emergency power supplies,…
Researchers Develop New Monolayer Materials for Chemical Vapor Sensors

April 17, 2013

Scientists at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory have developed a vapor sensor based on new monolayer materials that…
Research update: Jumping droplets help heat transfer

January 4, 2013

Scalable nanopatterned surfaces designed by MIT researchers could make for more efficient power generation and desalination.…
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